Hackers Congress Paralelni Polis

2. - 4. 10. 2020 / Prague

About HCPP20 - Digital Totality - October 2-4, 2020

The tension between the old and known, and the new and unknown increases.

The third revolution of production is unleashing its power into an unstable and unsettled world.

Metaphors, narratives, concepts, and explanations change - and fail to grasp what is ahead of us.

Information is power, and software - its embodiment - eats the world. While some cling to the ideas and ways of the overcome age, the new is still too fresh to fully embrace.

The old guard is building a prison of bits and bytes, drones, cameras, databases and hostile AI.

Their goal: To cement the old structures of power for eternity while the masses continue to blissfully consume their selves. That may not happen.

It is up to us to chart the new waters, draw the maps, tell the stories, and build the tools that will shape our future for lifetimes to come.

Our time is now. Ready or not, the digital totality is upon us.

Discussions

FREEDOM
& CRYPTOANARCHY

Workshops

DECENTRALIZED ECONOMY
& CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Exhibitions

POLITICAL ART
& HACKING

Ideas

SCIENCE
& TECHNOLOGY

Tickets

You can buy:

HCPP20 Regular Ticket for 4900 CZK

HCPP20 Business Ticket for 9900 CZK (if you need a company invoice)

Donation HCPP20 ticket for 19900 CZK (if you love us and want to support us)

HCPP20 T-Shirt (it is included in the Donation and Business HCPP20 tickets, just write your T-Shirt size as a note)

Speakers

Confirmed speakers for HCPP20: Digital Totality.

Riccardo Spagni (remote talk)

Coming soon

Riccardo Spagni (remote talk)
Co-founder at Tari Labs & maintainer at the Monero project

Douglas Rushkoff (remote talk)

More info

Douglas Rushkoff (remote talk)
Media theorist, author

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey (Remote Talk)

More info

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey (Remote Talk)
Distinguished Professor of Economics and of History Emerita, Professor of English Emerita,  Professor of Communication Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago

Alexander Bard

More info

Alexander Bard
Cyberphilosopher

Robert Hassan

More info

Robert Hassan
Professor of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne

Alena Vránová

Coming soon

Alena Vránová
Author of The Little Bitcoin Book, Founder of Trezor

Chad and Nadia

More info

Chad and Nadia
The first seasteaders

Paul Rosenberg

More info

Paul Rosenberg
Co-founder of Cryptohippie and author of the Freeman’s Perspective newsletter

Smuggler

More info

Smuggler
Cryptoanarchist and cypherpunk

Frank Braun

More info

Frank Braun
Cryptoanarchist and cypherpunk

Olga Ukolova

More info

Olga Ukolova
Co-Founder at Pandora Core and Co-creator of The FreeAI Manifesto

Juraj Bednár

More info

Juraj Bednár
Hacker and entrepreneur

Pavol Lupták

More info

Pavol Lupták
Cryptoanarchist, CEO of Nethemba and Certified IT Security Professional

Josef Jelačič

Coming soon

Josef Jelačič
Member of Bordel

Amin Rafiee

More info

Amin Rafiee
Founder of Bittopia University. Lover of privacy and decentralization.

Sodomak

More info

Sodomak
Cryptoanarchist & whatever

Martin Leskovjan

More info

Martin Leskovjan
Paralelní Polis co-founder, InfoSec professional, and lawyer

Max Hillebrand

More info

Max Hillebrand
Open Source Entrepreneur

Stay tuned for more confirmed speakers.

Propose a speaker!

Do you know any speaker who should not miss this year HCPP20? Please send us her or his name. Any direct contact is appreciated!

Call for Participation

Would you like to become a speaker or suggest one? Great! This year we are reaching out to our global community and we are opening a Call for Participation (CFP). Please, submit your proposal(s) by August 31, 2020 at the latest. All applicants must read and agree to the CFP Submission Requirements prior to making a submission.

Venue - Paralelní Polis & La Fabrika

Unique industrial multi-purpose professional event space in the heart of Holešovice district in Prague ideal for presenting various projects and hosting community events.

Previous years

Since 2014, our crew has brought to you a number of unforgettable events, like HCPP19 - Opt-out, HCPP18 - New Order, Black Swan 2018, HCPP17 - Liberate!, HCPP16 - Decentralized, HCPP15 - Blackout and HCPP14.

Organizer

Paralelní Polis is a one-­of-­a-­kind nonprofit organization that brings together art, social sciences, and modern technologies. The ideas of liberty, independence, and innovative thinking and development of society are the main underlying foundations the whole project is built upon.

The project intends to remain state free as it operates entirely without support from the government, and most of the funds come from voluntary contributions of our donors and partly from commercial activities such as running a unique co­working space and the world's first bitcoin-­only cafe.

It was founded by members of a contemporary-­art group Ztohoven, and Slovak and Czech hacker­spaces. Its main goal is to promote economic, social and digital freedom. We try to be a vocal voice of freedom in order to shape the public discourse, and ultimately work towards a freer future.

Press

We are grateful for any past or future efforts to spread the news about Hackers Congress within and beyond your community.

Press Releases

The well-loved cypherpunk event is back - this time warning of the impending Digital Totality
(Official Press Release)
Ticket Sale Clarification
(Refunding policy)

Media Kit

Paralelní Polis Venue (jpg)
Paralelní Polis logo (jpg)
HCPP20 Logo (multiple sizes) (zip)

Partners

Official partners of this year's Hackers Congress Paralelni Polis

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