2600 Magazine presents The Next HOPE, the eighth conference in the 16 year history of the Hackers On Planet Earth series. It will happen at the Hotel Pennsylvania in the middle of New York City from July 16-18, 2010, and will be the largest creative technology conference on the U.S. East Coast.

This call for speakers goes out to hackers, makers, technologists, artists, and free thinkers around the world. Come share your passions and ideas with 3,000+ 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 seminars 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, and will be chosen by relevance in a peer review. 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, intellectual property, telecommunications, new technologies, hardware hacking, culture jamming, programming, law, education, and social engineering. 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 color outside the lines. Come show us what you’ve got!

Submissions should be sent to speakers@hope.net and include names (or aliases) and email addresses, in addition to the bio and topic summary requested above.

Deadlines to be announced, but earlier is better.

Keep your eyes on www.hope.net for upcoming announcements about registration, volunteering, the call for projects, the hackerspace village, and other opportunities to participate.

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