A public service message to people in the NYC-area:
As we're closing in on HOPE Number Nine, we need to inform you of a very important deadline: advance ticket sales will closing on Sunday, July 10th.
Advance tickets help us to pay for a lot of the expenses involved in putting on an event like HOPE. Renting three floors of a hotel in midtown Manhattan can be a bit pricey, so every little bit helps. Not to mention that it saves attendees from paying the more expensive price at the door.
Please help us pull out all stops in these remaining days so that we can get a dramatic rush of registrations and set some attendance records and also not have to worry so much at the conference as to whether we'll be able to pay for everything. Remember, tickets are transferable in case you have a last minute change of plans.
Of course, we shouldn't have to tell you why coming to HOPE is a great idea. We have well over 100 talks and panels planned with nearly 200 speakers at last count. There will be a ton of activities and hacker events going on simultaneously. If you've never been to a HOPE conference before, this would be a great one to start with. And if you've already been to any of our previous conferences, we'd be surprised if you haven't already gotten your tickets and are only reading this far for your general amusement.
Let's all use these last days to really get the word out to as many people as we possibly can. Let them know The Yes Men and ex-NSA analyst William Binney are our keynotes. Tell them about the lockpicking village or the Segway rides. Pick any of our amazing talks that are scheduled. There are so many reasons to come to New York City this summer and be inspired by what hackers are up to. Please help us get the word out to people who still might not have heard about HOPE.
HOPE Number Nine will be taking place at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City from July 13th to July 15th, 2012. More info at www.hope.net.