HOPE Number 9 will be taking place on July 13 to 15, 2012 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City

HOPE Number Nine will be taking place on July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world.  It’s been happening since 1994.  Keynotes include William Binney and The Yes Men.

There are three scheduled speaker tracks. Talks begin at 10am Friday morning, July 13, and end Sunday evening with Closing Ceremonies.

Workshops and Hacker Space Village scheduling grids are available!  Classes, workshops, and many hands-on experiences are scheduled, and there is still room for more.  Visit the Call for Hackerspaces for more information, or to submit a proposal.

The HOPE Number Nine Speaker Schedule is available.  Check out talk names, abstracts, and speaker biographies.

At every HOPE conference, we have a wide variety of vendors that are of interest to hackers. Do you have something to sell, exhibit, or otherwise share with attendees at HOPE Number Nine? We’re making available a limited number of tables for folks who want to be able to display or sell their wares. These tables will be located in a highly-trafficked area of the Penn Plaza Pavillion on the second floor of the hotel.

For HOPE Number 9, vendor tables cost:
$395 while tables are available – DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, JULY 8TH

Discounted rates are available for non-profit or personal projects.


Are you a HOPE veteran who wants to get more involved with the conference this year? Is this your very first HOPE conference and you have no idea what to expect?

You can help run the show! Get a new perspective on a conference you’ve attended and loved or show up with no direction at all and meet some really awesome people.

We’re looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Setup: On Thursday, July 12th, we’re stringing cables, setting up lighting, audio, and video equipment, building art installations, and getting the conference ready for several thousand attendees. Being on the setup crew is a great way to meet organizers and other volunteers – both old regulars and brand new faces – and to get acquainted with the conference before it starts!
  • Audio/Video: Our A/V gurus are seeking volunteers to operate sound boards, lighting consoles, projectors, and video cameras during the talks. Volunteers are needed to help set up the gear and to help maintain it over the course of the weekend.
  • Information Desk: Lost? Volunteers are needed to help provide orientation and information to fellow attendees, as well as disseminate vital schedule and event updates.
  • Special Ops: Things change, problems arise, and we need volunteers to be available to help solve these unforeseen problems and assist in other volunteer areas. Examples include errands-running, message passing, and filling in for other volunteers who need a brief break.

If you have a particular skill or interest and would like to get involved, or just want to know more, send an email to volunteers@hope.net. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!


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