The 13th Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference will be held entirely online from July 25th to August 2nd, 2020

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.

Thousands of people from around the world come to HOPE. Please join us for nine full days and nights of activities, including more of the provocative and enlightening speakers that the HOPE conferences are known for. The conference will make innovative use of online streaming and collaboration forums to create a unique experience that is sure to be satisfying.

In the past we've had fascinating talks, inspirational keynotes, and workshops on every topic from lockpicking to how to make a FOIA request. HOPE has showcased new movies, had cool live performances, done live radio broadcasts, and much, much more.

Now imagine all of that happening online! It seems impossible, but with the hard work and dedication of our huge volunteer staff, we're able to pull it off.

Unlike previous conferences, which were held in Manhattan, this one will be entirely online. Speakers, workshops, keynotes and other content will be scheduled, and will include live Q&A and interaction with registered attendees. Attendees will also be able to interact with each other.

We're literally only limited by our imaginations and how many volunteers come on board to help build the event. At the very least, we'll have a conference equivalent to previous HOPEs. At best, we'll have so much more.

Shifting the conference to happen entirely online requires massive coordination and more involvement from more people. We'll need to improve in the areas where we fell short and make the magic that HOPE conferences are known for even better.

This site will continue to provide frequent updates on all aspects of this. Please explore it to get answers to any questions you might have and, if you don't see something addressed here, please write to us at We will do our best to get back to you and/or address your concerns.

Register for HOPE 2020!

Tickets are on sale at the 2600 store.

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