HOPE Number Six call for participation

Greg Newby gbnewby at pglaf.org
Tue Feb 14 09:47:11 PST 2006

			 Call for Participation
			    HOPE Number Six

			    July 21-23 2006
			 The Hotel Pennsylvania
			     New York City

HOPE Number Six (www.hopenumbersix.net) is this summer's hacker
conference sponsored by 2600 Magazine.  Presenters and artists from all
nationalities and disciplines are again invited to participate in this
forum.  HOPE Number Six covers all aspects of hacking, the community
surrounding it, and its effects across the world.

For three days, The Hotel Pennsylvania will be the nexus of discussion,
planning, and activity for hacker ideas, opportunities, and

There are several ways to participate:

   * Speak: Presentation ideas should be submitted with a synopsis of
the topic along with presenter bio, and will be chosen by relevance and 
peer review.  Panels, talks, tutorials, debates, or other types of
presentations are all welcome.  Most presentations will be 55 minutes.

   * Interact: Demonstrations of new and interesting technologies or
system elements as well as artistic exhibits are welcome.  We have
20,000 square feet of presentation space to fill, so projects of all
sizes will be considered.  Robots, Segways, Legos, RFID, digital
graffiti -- submit your creative ideas!

   * Display: All sorts of presentations, demos, workshops, classes, 
posters, and other ways of sharing information are encouraged.  Space and 
time will be provided to accommodate proposals.

   * Sell: Space is also available for vendors.  Prospects should describe
their group and the items they are selling.  Vendors are chosen by
relevance to the conference topic and organization size.

Topics related to all aspects of hackers and hacking are welcome.  In
past years, sessions have included these themes:

   * New technologies
   * Effects of new laws and business models
   * Hackers and activism
   * Telephone systems
   * Radio communication
   * Intelligence gathering
   * Lockpicking
   * Privacy
   * System internals vulnerabilities
   * Copy protection
   * Governments
   * Strong crypto
   * Data exchange
   * Voting systems
   * Social engineering
   * Programming techniques
   * Hacker Ethics
   * Stories from K-12
   * Surveillance
   * Systems administration
   * Worms and viruses
   * The man and how to avoid him
   * Information privacy
   * International cooperation
   * Peer to peer networks
   * Wireless
   * Culture jamming
   * Low-power radio
   * Black hats and white hats
   * Cyberterrorism and cyber protests
   * Teaching hacking
   * The media

Other topics are welcome, especially those offering fresh views and new
variants on old themes.  Submissions should be sent to
"speakers at 2600.com" and include names (or aliases) and email addresses
in addition to the information requested above.

Conference planning is ongoing throughout the spring, so submit your
ideas or suggestions as early as possible.  Late proposals will be
considered only if space is still available.

For more information about HOPE Number Six, check the web pages at
www.hopenumbersix.net.  These pages provide opportunities to volunteer,
as well as information about travel, the hotel, and more specific info
on speakers, tutorials, and the many activities that will be ongoing.

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