Where and when will A New HOPE happen?

At St. John's University in Queens, New York City, July 22-24, 2022.

Directions and a map to campus may be found https://www.stjohns.edu/about/campuses-and-locations/queens-campus/directions-and-area-hotels.

How much are tickets?

Ticket sales ended July 15. Tickets were be $200 for the weekend. No ticket sales are happening at the door - advance sales only.

Can I buy a ticket to attend A New HOPE virtually if I can’t participate in-person?

Ticket sales ended July 15. Virtual tickets were $99.00. Virtual tickets include access to the live chat system for interaction with presenters and attendees. The livestreams of talks are freely available via [https://www.hope.net].

Does my in-person ticket also give me access to the virtual program?

Yes! You can mix in-person and online participation as you please, throughout A New HOPE.

Is there a livestream?

Yes! The livestream of the three speaker tracks is free to watch, and may be found in YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/channel2600 and via [https://www.hope.net].

Note that workshops and other parts of the program are not streamed.

Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Yes, proof of vaccination is required to attend A New HOPE in person. Proof must indicate complete vaccination by a US-authorized vaccine (typically this is at least two shots, separated by a period of time).

Attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination upon check-in, plus identification, such as a driver's license, that matches the proof. This process will be separate from registration and we will NOT save that information. (This allows you to attend the conference under an alias while filling the vaccination requirement.)

Do I need to wear a mask while at A New HOPE?

Yes, we require wearing a mask while indoors, to protect against transmission of COVID-19. This is to help keep you safe, and also for others around you.

Is it safe to buy a ticket online?

It's at least as safe as any other type of online purchase. 2600 has an online store since 1999 and has kept customer data secure throughout, and also gets one of the highest ratings of customer satisfaction. Contrary to the myths perpetuated by the mass media, hackers are the ones who know about the security flaws and will take steps to protect customers.

What is the refund policy?

Normally, all sales are final but tickets can be transferred or resold if something comes up that keeps you from attending.

Since these are exceptional times, we've added a couple of exceptions. In the unlikely event that the conference is canceled for any reason (not just a global pandemic), you will be given a full refund or credit for the next conference (your choice). If you are unable to attend because you've tested positive for COVID-19, we will issue you a credit for the next conference. Email contact information to discuss credits is part of your ticket receipt.

What will be different about this year's HOPE?

In short, EVERYTHING. We've all just gone through some traumatic times and this is our first chance to get together in person in four years! And we're in a brand new space, one that will finally give us some breathing room. St. John's has plenty of space for our main speaker tracks; a huge number of rooms for breakout sessions, workshops, and seminars; a tremendous amount of infrastructure; and, most importantly, a supportive environment conducive to the atmosphere of learning and teaching that goes on at HOPE conferences.

Is it hard to get to St. John's?

Let's put it this way. Over the past few years, many of us have visited the site on a number of occasions and nobody has had any difficulty at all getting to it. In fact, most would agree that it's much more convenient than trying to get to midtown Manhattan. We've put together a comprehensive Travel page on this site which we'll be updating regularly. In short, St. John's is close to two major New York City airports (JFK and LaGuardia), is reachable by mass transit in many different ways, and is very easy to drive to. In fact, we can even offer free parking to our attendees!

What about accommodations?

See the https://www.hope.net/housing.html page for more information.

What is a hacker?

Hackers are explorers, thinkers, tinkerers, and teachers. They are curious and creative, and seek to understand how things work, especially complicated systems. Many hackers use technology as part of their quest for knowledge and enjoy sharing information about their findings with other people. Often, hackers are willing to exceed boundaries of expected behavior to better understand systems they are interested in. Curiosity remains one of the main motivations for hackers everywhere.

Will there be people at the conference who can teach me to hack?

Yes! Or, more accurately, they will help teach you to think with a hacker mindset. The conference will be a supportive learning environment where you can get hands-on experience with different hardware and software tools and their associated skill sets. There will be keynotes, tutorials, competitions, and hands-on classes. You too can help to teach! Bring your own experiments and experiences, and consider providing your own knowledge to participants in discussions, tutorials, and other sessions.

Can I volunteer to help at HOPE?

Absolutely! Our volunteers are the key in making HOPE possible and there are so many ways to help out. Experience isn't necessary - only a desire to help make HOPE a great conference. Of course, if you do have experience in a particular field that you'd like to help out in, just let us know. Anyone interested in volunteering can email volunteers@hope.net or click on the Volunteer button.

Is there a way to register in advance for workshops?

Workshops are all first come, first served, and there is no way to register in advance.

What about speaker submissions and workshops?

The CFP for speakers is closed More info is on the Call for Participations page.

How can I get my question answered?

Send your question to faq@hope.net and, if it's the kind of question that's asked frequently, you'll see it here in the FAQ. Otherwise, we will do our best to get back to you with an answer.

How can I stay up to date about A New HOPE?

If you'd rather not spend your days hitting reload on our site, please join the HOPE announcement mailing list to get notified whenever something new happens. (Just click the text that says "Join Our Mailing List" at the bottom of this page.)

Will video recordings of A New HOPE be available after the live event is over?

Yes, we will post videos of the event as we have in the past on YouTube. Stay tuned for details about how you can purchase a digital archive of all our talks and workshops at the 2600 Store.

Is there an app?

Yes, there is an Android app called "HOPE 2022" in the Google Play store and F-Droid. Visit (https://wiki.hope.net) for more information.

What are food options?

The conference does not sell food or provide meals, but St. John's will be providing food options in the D'Angelo building 3rd level. Plans include Starbucks (Fri 11a-8pm, Sat 9a-8p and Sun 9a-4pm) and food and drink concessions (Fri 6pm-10pm Sat 11a-10pm).

Stop by the InfoDesk, or check out (https://wiki.hope.net) for additional suggestions for food in the area.

Note that food delivery drivers are not permitted to drive/walk through the campus, so if you order food delivery, instruct the driver to come to gate 6 only and then meet the delivery there.

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