Hackers are curious people who live to learn and share information with others. And occasionally we like to meet up with a few thousand of our closest friends. Every time we have a HOPE conference, a whole new generation of hackers is inspired to pursue knowledge and work on creative projects. Non-hackers also come to HOPE and learn from the hackers. New friendships and alliances are formed and the world is hopefully changed ever so slightly for the better. This is not an annual event. Each HOPE conference is somewhat unique and we like to take the time to develop new themes. But one thing remains constant: it will be a fun and interesting event that you will always remember.