Session:The Future of HOPE

Description The HOPE conference run by 2600 Magazine is in trouble and needs your help
Type Discussion
Kids session No
Keyword(s) social, political, hacking, security
Tags hope, conference, 2600, community
Processing village Village:Milliways
Person organizing User:Aestetix, User:Maltman23
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2019/08/22 20:00
Ends at 2019/08/22 21:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Village:Milliways

As you may have already heard, the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference is facing serious challenges. The Hotel Pennsylvania, which has hosted the event for more than two decades, has inexplicably tripled the price, potentially bankrupting the conference or forcing it to cater exclusively to the rich.

HOPE has already put out a call for help at the website in the event description, and while we've gotten hundreds of messages of support and many great ideas, we need more. We're ready to ask hard questions: does it need to stay at the Hotel Penn? Does it need to stay in a hotel? Does it need to stay in Manhattan-- or even New York? Is there some way to address the financial situation without compromising the nature and integrity of the event and the community?

Please join us for a discussion about all this and more. Anyone is welcome, and even the craziest idea may wind up saving the day.