We're thrilled to announce Cory Doctorow as our keynote speaker for The Eleventh HOPE this summer.

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (, and a contributor to The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. (He even wrote an article for 2600 under a different name many years ago!) He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (, you know, those superheroes who defend freedom in cyberspace on a daily basis.

His two latest books are In Real Life, a young adult graphic novel created with Jen Wang (2014); and Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, a business book about creativity in the Internet age (2014). His latest young adult novel is HOMELAND, the bestselling sequel to 2008's LITTLE BROTHER. His latest novel for adults is Rapture of the Nerds, written with Charles Stross and published in 2012. His New York Times best seller Little Brother was published in 2008. His latest short story collection is With a Little Help, available in paperback, ebook, audiobook, and limited edition hardcover.

Cory co-founded the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, and serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Clarion Foundation, the Metabrainz Foundation, and The Glenn Gould Foundation.

On top of all of that, Cory Doctorow is a gifted and passionate speaker and we believe his keynote address will be an inspiration to all who experience it. We're looking forward to having him be a part of The Eleventh HOPE.

The Eleventh HOPE will be taking place at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City July 22-24, 2016. Tickets are selling fast - we are well past the halfway point of our maximum attendance and we may actually sell out for the first time in our history. If you intend to go, we suggest buying your tickets in advance, as we can't guarantee we'll have any left at the door and if we do they'll be more expensive. The link for tickets is