We're thrilled to announce that free software movement/GNU project founder Richard Stallman will be giving the Friday keynote at HOPE Number Six, scheduled for July 21-23 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. To register for the conference, head over to our registration page.
In addition to Stallman, an ever-growing list of speakers is being compiled with a very wide range of subject matter. As always, we will do our best to cram it all into the three days that we have.
If you have a talk you'd like to give, are interested in assembling a panel of speakers, or know of someone who we really should get, send an email over to email@example.com. The deadline for speaker submissions is May 15 but the earlier we hear from you the better. In order to improve your chances of being accepted, go into as much detail as you can about what you would like to speak about, how your talk will be of interest to our attendees, and something about yourself that tells us why you would be a good person to give this presentation.
Here's a sampling of some of the talks we're already working with:
Friday Keynote: Richard Stallman
Privacy Through Technology Hands On
Vulnerabilities in a Connected Future:
Dangers with Smarthomes, Smartcars, IPv6, and Biometrics
Network Monitoring and the Law
Exploring Dusty Corners of the Web
Hackers in Prison
Alienation and Engagement
Law Enforcement Wiretaps: Background and Vulnerabilities
Making an Underground Documentary and Dealing with Large Corporations
Hacking the Physical World
2600 Meetings: A Valuable Resource or a Waste of Time?
How to Manage Your Company's Data
Consumer Electronics Hacking
Miscellaneous Phone Phreaking Talk
Wireless Security Flaws
RFID Privacy - Old Threats and New Attacks
The Life and Times of Alan Turing, Father of the Computer
Pro-actively Secure Programming Techniques
Hijacking the Air: Acoustic Keylogging
Again, this is just the beginning. More topics will be posted soon. The deadline for submitting your proposals is May 15.