Welcome to HOPE Number Nine

It happened!  HOPE Number Nine was from July 13-15 2012.  DVDs and audio of talks is available in the 2600 Store

The HOPE Number Nine Speaker Schedule is available.  Check out talk names, abstracts, and speaker biographies.  Three tracks of incredible content (plus a fourth "unscheduled" track) started at 10am on Friday morning July 13.  Keynotes included William Binney and The Yes Men.  You can also find out about lightning talks (Friday/Saturday after the keynotes) and the "unscheduled" Fourth Track.

Information about art at HOPE Number Nine is available.

Workshops and Hacker Space Village scheduling grids are available!  Classes, workshops, and many hands-on experiences are scheduled.  Visit the Call for Hackerspaces for more information.

Calls for submissions are all closed.  Many outstanding submissions were received, and HOPE Number Nine was a memorable event.  Now closed: Call for Activities: workshops, artwork, collaborative spaces; Call for Speakers.

About HOPE

HOPE Number Nine took 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.

Join us for three full days and nights of activities, including more of the provocative and enlightening speakers that the HOPE conferences are known for. In addition, we have access to a massive amount of space to put together all sorts of hacker projects and assorted fun stuff. In the past we've had huge hackerspace villages, film festivals, Segway rides, lockpicking villages, a wide variety of vendors, art installations, live radio, vintage computers, robots, ham radio installations, electronics workshops, book signings, and the country's biggest supply of Club-Mate.

Now imagine all of that happening right in the middle of New York City, across the street from Penn Station and down the block from the Empire State Building. It seems impossible, but with the hard work and dedication of our huge volunteer staff, we're able to pull it off. You can also become part of the magic, whether by attending or volunteering to help run the event with us. We also encourage attendees to submit ideas for talks or to suggest projects that we may not have ever thought of before.  Please explore and spread the word!