HOPE 2022: A New HOPE

Call for Participation

Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2022

The Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference will take place from July 22-24 2022 at St. John's University in Queens, New York.

The HOPE conference theme, "A New HOPE," anticipates healing and recovery following the tremendous social changes and huge loss of life and well-being due to the global pandemic. The theme celebrates the achievements of scientists, educators, technologists, and other innovators in addressing the many disruptions.

Hackers, and the hacker mindset, have been instrumental in addressing challenges of the past years. Life-saving vaccinations and health treatments were developed based on the work of creative individuals and groups. New approaches to work, travel, recreation, and education were made possible largely by technologies that are familiar to many HOPE attendees.

Many challenges remain. These and other topics will be the focus of A New HOPE.

The Call for Participation is now open!

Types of Sessions

The HOPE conference is multifaceted, and offers a variety of session types for all knowledge and experience levels -- total beginners to experts to the curious.

Topics of Interest

Any hacker-related topic can be part of HOPE! Some of the topics of potential interest include:


Volunteers help HOPE keep costs to attendees low. Volunteer opportunities exist across all departments, and most welcome any skill level. Email volunteers@hope.net if you would like to be added to the volunteer list.


Be part of it all! Watch https://www.hope.net for announcements about ticket sales.

The number of attendees may be limited based on COVID restrictions at the time of the event. Other city, state, or federal restrictions on gatherings may apply. All attendees will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination for admission to the conference venue.