March 19, 2020 -- HOPE 2020 COVID-19 Update

You've probably received many emails concerning COVID-19 and how it's changing everyone's plans. Right now the most important thing is for you to be safe and to take the necessary precautions to ensure the situation doesn't get any worse. Check the advice on sites like www.who.int and www.cdc.gov and please encourage others to.

This is something we're all in together. We'll need to support one another and be creative, both in person and online. This is something we believe the hacker community can excel in. And when this is over, we hope we all become stronger and never take for granted the little things that really matter.

We are continuing to work on organizing the HOPE conference in as safe a manner as possible. The next couple of months will be key in deciding its future. For now, we feel it's best for us to keep planning and hope for the best. We will keep you updated every step of the way and continue to send progress reports. At this point in time, we all need things to look forward to.

If you were planning on submitting a proposal for a talk or workshop, go ahead and send the best proposal you can come up with. There are no health risks in dreaming big. Keep your fingers crossed and join us in wishing for a truly joyous occasion after we get past all of this.

The HOPE Staff

Feb 4, 2020 -- HOPE 2020 Call For Participation - Workshops!

Submissions are now open for workshops, in addition to speakers and more, at HOPE 2020. Our 13th conference will take place at St. John's University in Queens, New York City from July 31st through August 2nd, 2020.

You can find more details about this on our workshops page.

Jan 26, 2020 -- Announcing discount hotel options for HOPE 2020

We are pleased to share news about two off-campus hotels for HOPE 2020, both in close proximity to the conference.

Conference rates are now available at two area hotels: The Fairfield Inn and Suites for $159/night and the Courtyard Marriott for $169/night, plus tax and fees. (The two hotels are right next door to each other.)

Both hotels are in the Fresh Meadows area of Queens, about a five minute ride from St. John's. Use:

https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1579730125771&key=GRP

to make a reservation at either location. We are planning a shuttle between the hotels and the conference.

Cost-effective campus housing options are also available for attendees. Visit https://www.hope.net for more information.

Tickets for HOPE are now on sale at:

https://store.2600.com/products/tickets-to-hope-2020-third-batch

HOPE 2020, July 31-August 2, 2020, St. John's University, Queens, New York City

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Jan 16, 2020 -- HOPE 2020 Call For Speakers Now Open!

You can now submit your ideas for talk/panel submissions for our 13th HOPE conference, to be held at St. John's University, Queens, New York City from July 31st to August 2nd, 2020.

You can find more details about this on our speakers page.

Jan 15, 2020 -- HOPE 2020 Onsite Housing Options

As promised, we have info on housing for St. John's University during this year's HOPE conference. This is an ideal solution for those who want really affordable accommodations and the convenience of staying right where the conference is being held. If this is something you're interested in, click https://stj.formstack.com/forms/2600 .

We also understand that others would prefer to stay in a nearby hotel. We're currently working out details for that option and expect to have specific information next week.

At the moment, the St. John's housing system isn't set up to take payment info, but you can register now and someone will contact you for those details later. For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding your registration and housing submission form, please feel free to reach out to napolitt@stjohns.edu or phone (718) 990-8038.

HOPE 2020 will be held from July 31st to August 2nd, 2020 at St. John's University in Queens, New York City. Tickets are currently available at https://store.2600.com/products/tickets-to-hope-2020-third-batch .

Jan 13, 2020 -- HOPE Ticket Sales Open! Some Important Reminders

Ticket sales to HOPE 2020 officially opened today. The response has been great so far and a lot of people seem really excited by the new venue and all of the possibilities ahead of us. You can get tickets at https://store.2600.com/products/tickets-to-hope-2020-third-batch .

Some important dates ahead:

Wednesday, January 15 - we will have info on housing options onsite at our new venue.

Thursday, January 16 - speaker submissions will officially open.

Next week - offsite hotel options will start being announced.

Other calls for participation will be going out in the days and weeks ahead. Remember, this event is defined by our attendees. Almost anything is possible, as we have more freedom and flexibility than ever before, so this can be a truly historic hacker event unlike any seen before.

HOPE 2020 will take place at St. John's University in Queens, New York City from July 31st to August 2nd, 2020.