Call for Participation: HOPE Number Six

HOPE Number Six

July 21-23 2006

The Hotel Pennsylvania

New York City

HOPE Number Six ( 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

“” 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 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.