Note that the Call for Speakers is now closed, though you can still read it if you like.
Call for Speakers:
This call for speakers goes out to all types of hackers, makers, technologists, artists, and free thinkers around the world. Come share your passions and ideas with thousands of your soon-to-be closest friends.
This is a build-your-own sort of conference - the community makes it possible - so everyone is invited to contribute time, knowledge, and resources. There will be talks and panel discussions on the top floor of the hotel, and a huge expo level will be open for people to share their art and technology projects.
If you would like to be a speaker, presentation ideas should be submitted with a synopsis of your topic and a short presenter bio. Speakers will be chosen by peer review, based on topics and relevance. Seminars, panels, fireside chats, tutorials, debates, or other types of presentations are all welcome. Most presentations will be allotted 55 minutes.
HOPE includes a very wide variety of topics, limited only by our collective imagination: cryptography, copyright, telecommunications, new technologies, research, experimentation, surveillance, countersurveillance, privacy, anonymity, censorship, hardware hacking, programming, democracy and law, education, social engineering, digital protests, hacking society, and even more. We are also looking for innovative subjects and presentation formats. At a HOPE conference there isn't just a right to explore, there is a mandate to cross boundaries. Come show us what you've got!
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include speaker names (or aliases) and email addresses, with the title and a description of the proposed presentation. Submissions should state why the topic and content is relevant to the hacker community and to HOPE attendees. Also include a brief biographical statement. We also recommend reading these additional tips on submissions.
Submissions are no longer open. We must have received your proposal by May 31 for it to be considered.