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A New HOPE is Happening in 2022!

A New HOPE is a THREE DAY EVENT, spanning from Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th, 2022. The event is live and in-person, at our brand new wonderful location:
        St. John's Univeristy, in Queens, New York City.
A New HOPE will include scheduled talks, panels, workshops, keynotes, geeky vendors, food, art, concerts, performances, and much more!

As with all HOPE conferences, you will be able to watch all of the talks for free online, live-streamed. They will also all be recorded and available online after the conference.

Virtual Attendance

All in-person attendees also get access to the full virtual program. This includes the online Matrix chat, and the ability to watch livestreams of all talks.

See the Matrix How-To for information on getting connected to Matrix for chat and Q&A.

The livestream links will be posted just before A New HOPE begins, and will be via YouTube and other mechanisms.

A New HOPE is also live in the Mozilla Hubs 3D virtual world. Click HERE to enter Hubs.


We have a Ticket Exchange wiki page for connecting people who want a ticket with people who have extra tickets.

Your Arrival at A New HOPE, Parking, and Pedestrians

Everyone attending A New HOPE must provide proof of vaccination before getting their conference badge (see the COVID-19 Safety item, below). Once you provide your proof of vaccination, you will next go to the Registration Desk to get your badge. Your badge is for all 3 conference days, so don't lose it.

If you are parking on campus, use Gate 6 to park in the parking structure. You will get a parking pass when you get your badge, to display on your dashboard (yes, you need to walk to provide proof of vaccination, then to Registration, then back to your vehicle - sorry about that). Parking is free, and for the entire conference.

For the Gate 6 location, see the St. John's campus map. Driving directions from the west: Head west on the Grand Central Parkway and exit right at 188th St. At the light make a left and then an immediate right and stay on that street until you get to Utopia Parkway. Stay on the service road and make a left on 168th St and a right on Goethals Ave and Gate 6 will be right in front of you.

If you are taking public transportation, you will likely enter via Gate 5. Note that Gate 6 is the only entry between 11pm and 6am for pedestrians or drivers, and you will need your conference badge for admission to campus.

COVID-19 Safety

All in-person attendees for A New HOPE need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Attendees will show proof of vaccination upon check-in. This 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 above requirement.)

All attendees will be required to wear a mask indoors at St. John's University throughout A New HOPE.

HOPE wiki accounts

If you are a ticket-holder (either in-person or virtual) or a presenter, and would like to create a wiki page for A New HOPE, please contact us, and we will create an account for you. Please email us:
        workshops AT hope DOT net


There will be a lot of diverse workshops scheduled throughout A New HOPE! Each will have its own wiki page. Stay tuned...

The Workshop schedule will soon be posted on the HOPE website at There will also be an index of all Workshops on this wiki.

There will be no registration available for workshops at A New HOPE. All workshops are first-come, first-served. Some workshops will be given twice.


A New HOPE will have lots of cool Villages, where cool things may be happening at any time! Some will have scheduled workshops, films, and performances as well. Each Village will have its own wiki page. There will also be an index of Villages on this wiki.

There will also be a large area with plenty of tables and chairs and AC power where anyone at HOPE can create a Village. At past HOPE conferences there have been Villages for Lock Picking, Hardware Hacking, lots of hackerspace villages, tea making, anarchists, and many others. If you would like to create a Village at A New HOPE, bring what you need, and if you need help or have any questions, please ask.


A New HOPE has a lot of scheduled talks!

The Talks schedule is posted on the HOPE website at

See the Matrix How-To for information on getting connected to Matrix for chat and Q&A.

Fourth Circuit Talk Schedule

The Fourth Circuit talks are ad-hoc talks given by volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. The talks are given near the coffee shop on the third floor of DAC. To register, please stop by in person to the info desk located on the second floor of DAC.

Friday 7/22

  • 1300 - 1400: Hacking Procrastination by Michael Krebs Postponed

Saturday 7/23

  • Medical Devices - Security and Privacy by Pam and Regina Talk will be given at 2200 in DAC 206
  • 1300 - 1400: Using Topic Models to Organize Huge Leaks by Leandra
  • 1700 - 2000: Piano Performance
  • 2200 - 2330: "Triple H" (Ham, Hacking, and Health) with R0dent and Baldrick

Sunday 7/24

  • 1000 - 1100: Aerialists and the Hacker Ethic by Matt Grabara
  • 1100 - 1200: Matrix 101: Chat and More, What Makes Matrix Interesting by Axel Simon
  • 1200 - 1300: Why You Should Move to an Exclave by TProphet
  • 1300 - 1400: How to Lose Your Hearing But Not Your Sanity by Starless
  • 1400 - 1500: Technopolice: Tools to Fight Back Against Surveillance Cities by Axel Simon
  • 1500 - 1700: Hacking Procrastination - No gimmicks! A hacker's guide to transforming how you relate to your tasks, leaving you empowered to do whatever your heart desires, all the way to completion! 90 minutes + Q&A, Bonus: Hacking Cavities *tooth emoji*, Stretch Bonus: Hacking Covid 19 (time permitting) by Michael Krebs

Secret Fourth Floor Boardroom talk (if you can find it)

Sunday 2022-07-24

  • 1300 - 1400: MX: How to create your own global mind - The first 38 years - by Mark "anyone have ketamine?"


A New HOPE will have a lot of scheduled performances!

The Performances schedule is on the HOPE website at


A New HOPE has three contests:

Capture the Flag: Room DAC 311, and potentially open to virtual attendees. More info in the program, and online at From 2pm Friday to 2pm Sunday

Hacker Karaoke: Friday 2200 Room DAC 416 (Track 1). No advance sign-ups needed. This can be "regular" karaoke, or enhanced with a hacker theme: - Lyrics (hacker-oriented topic, lyrical quality, originality...) - Performance (energy, flair, dance moves, diction...) - Visuals (optional backing video, costumes, backup performers...)

Hackers Got Talent: Saturday 2100 Room DAC 416 (Track 1). This contest is open to all types of talents: singing, dancing, poetry, performance, and more! Bring your best talent to share with A New HOPE.

Helpful information for attendees and presenters

Information about HOPE is available online at

  • Civility and the HOPE Code of Conduct. All participants are asked to be part of a safe and healthy conference.

Food nearby A New HOPE

Please check out our Nearby Food wiki page for places nearby St. John's University to get food and snacks

Information for volunteers

If you would like to volunteer, there are plenty of activities that are fun to do with others from the HOPE community. Please email us at:
        volunteers AT hope DOT net

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We created a full page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and it will be updated as we get new information.


Mobile schedule

HOPE 2022 Schedule app for Android tablets and phones

The app for A New HOPE, called "HOPE 2022," is available (Android only). This is a great way to carry the schedule for A New HOPE on your mobile device. Install via the Google Play store or F-Droid.

On-campus housing

More about on-campus housing is in their brochure. Rooms include a blanket, pillow, bath towel, washcloth, flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase. Unlike a hotel everyone should bring their own soap, shampoo, hair dryer, etc.