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.

FREEDOM
&
CRYPTOANARCHY

DECENTRALIZED ECONOMY
&
CRYPTOCURRENCIES

POLITICAL ART
&
HACKING

SCIENCE
&
TECHNOLOGY

DIGITAL TOTALITY IS UPON US.

ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL.

NEW WORKSHOP STAGE

Start your journey towards
more personal freedom, better privacy, and stronger security
of your data, communication and money.

From basics to advanced, each of these 15+ lectures and workshops
is designed to gradually add layers of defense
to your private and digital life.

HCPP20 ONLINE STREAMING

Can’t travel? Visit Hackers Congress ONLINE!

Get a full 3-day access to online streaming of HCPP20 stages including access to the Personal Sovereignty Workshop stage.

Interact with speakers. Meet attendees from around the world. Acquire practical skills.

PUBLIC TV SHOW

Join our speakers and 30+ of your favorite bitcoin podcasters
in a continuous online show open to public.

TICKETS

HCPP20 ONLINE Ticket — All Stages and Personal Sovereignty Workshops 4000 CZK

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.

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Riccardo Spagni
Full Bio

RICCARDO SPAGNI (REMOTE TALK)

Co-founder at Tari Labs & maintainer at the Monero project

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Smuggler
Full Bio

Smuggler

Cryptoanarchist and cypherpunk

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Paul Rosenberg
Full Bio

Paul Rosenberg

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

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Chad and Nadia
Full Bio

Chad and Nadia 

The first seasteaders

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David Friedman (Remote Talk)
Full Bio

David Friedman (Remote Talk)

Economist, Author and Legal Scholar

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Alena Vránová
Full Bio

ALENA VRÁNOVÁ

Author of The Little Bitcoin Book, Founder of Trezor

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DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF
Full Bio

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF (REMOTE TALK)

Media theorist, author

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ALEXANDER BARD
Full Bio

ALEXANDER BARD

Cyberphilosopher

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Frank Braun
Full Bio

Frank Braun

Cryptoanarchist and cypherpunk

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Eric S. Raymond (Remote Talk)
Full Bio

Eric S. Raymond (Remote Talk)

Internet developer and writer

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Olga Ukolova
Full Bio

Olga Ukolova

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

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David Brin
Full Bio

David Brin (Remote talk)

Scientist, Futurist, Author

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Viktor Tron
Full Bio

Viktor Tron

Swarm, Founder, Architect

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Pavla Holcová
Full Bio

Pavla Holcová

Investigative Reporter

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Harry Halpin
Full Bio

Harry Halpin

CEO of Nym Technologies and anarchist

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Alexis Roussel
Full Bio

Alexis Roussel

COO NYM Technologies SA

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Sara Polak
Full Bio

Sara Polak

Archaeologist in AI

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Amin Rafiee
Full Bio

Amin Rafiee

Founder of Bittopia University. Lover of privacy and decentralization.

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JStark1809
Full Bio

JStark1809 (Remote talk)

DIY firearms designer, founder of Deterrence Dispensed and advocate of civilian ownership of firearms.

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Julia Tourianski (Remote Talk)
Full Bio

Julia Tourianski (Remote Talk)

Youtuber

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Svarny Petr
Full Bio

Svarny Petr

Roboticist

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Pavol Lupták
Full Bio

Pavol Lupták

Cryptoanarchist, CEO of Nethemba and Certified IT Security Professional

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Josef
Full Bio

Josef 

Member of Bordel

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Juraj Bednár
Full Bio

Juraj Bednár (remote talk)

Hacker and entrepreneur

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Frank Rieger
Full Bio

Frank Rieger

Hacker, entrepreneur, consultant and author

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Christiane Huetter
Full Bio

Christiane Huetter

world builder, writer, psychologist

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Martin Leskovjan
Full Bio

Martin Leskovjan

Paralelní Polis co-founder, InfoSec professional, and lawyer

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Alexandra Moxin
Full Bio

Alexandra Moxin

Cypherpunk, CEO and founder of Advance Tech Media

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Silur
Full Bio

Silur

Hacker and Cryptoanarchist

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Max Hillebrand
Full Bio

Max Hillebrand

Open Source Entrepreneur

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Dankrad Feist
Full Bio

Dankrad Feist

Researcher at Ethereum Foundation

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Ketominer
Full Bio

Ketominer

General Ass-Kicker

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Thomas Nägele
Full Bio

Thomas Nägele

Founder and Managing Partner of NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC

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Sodomak
Full Bio

Sodomak

Cryptoanarchist & whatever

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Jason Evans
Full Bio

Jason Evans

Training Engineer / Co-Chairperson Big-8 Management Board

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Gideon Gallasch
Full Bio

Gideon Gallasch

Co founder blockchainhotel.de

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Travin Keith
Full Bio

Travin Keith

Freedom and Open Source Advocate

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Moritz Wietersheim
Full Bio

Moritz Wietersheim

Bitcoiner & Cypherpunk

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Michael Schloh von Bennewitz
Full Bio

Michael Schloh von Bennewitz

Cryptodevice Producer

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Mario Havel
Full Bio

Mario Havel

Member of Bordel

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Charles Hill
Full Bio

Charles Hill

Hacker, Co-Founder and Co-Creator of Bleskomat

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Carlos García Ortiz
Full Bio

Carlos García Ortiz

Developer, Co-Founder and Co-Creator of Bleskomat

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Tomáš Starý
Full Bio

Tomáš Starý

Programmer and electronics afficionado

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Oskar Giese
Full Bio

Oskar Giese

Bitcoin advocate & Host UNCHAIN Convention

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Tobias “DeFi” Kaiser
Full Bio

Tobias “DeFi” Kaiser

Interdisciplinary cryptoeconomist and journalist at BeInCrypto Germany

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Andrea Piana
Full Bio

Andrea Piana

Software engineer

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Chris Beams
Full Bio

Chris Beams

Bisq Co-founder

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Jan Urban
Full Bio

Jan Urban

Journalist, war reporter, author and New York University Prague teacher

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openoms
Full Bio

openoms

Lightning Network and Privacy Enthusiast
Open Source Dev

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/rootzoll
Full Bio

/rootzoll

RaspiBlitz Dev

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Mark Ballandies
Full Bio

Mark Ballandies

Researcher at ETH Zurich

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Alekos Filini
Full Bio

Alekos Filini

Bitcoin Developer

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Johnson Yeung
Full Bio

Johnson Yeung

Hong Kong human right activist

SCHEDULE

See complete event guide in attached PDF

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Call for participation is closed. Thank you for your submissions.

We received an incredible amount of interesting proposals which are in the process of evaluation.

If you proposed a talk, we will be in touch with you soon. If you haven’t submitted a talk, try next year! We are interesting in knowing what’s on your mind or who may be a good suggestion for the speakers lineup.

ONLINE VENUE

Border control doesn’t stop us! We will meet you in cyberspace.

Get your HCPP20 Online Ticket today and register to our Hopin.to event ahead of time (invite link follows the purchase).

MEATSPACE 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.

Get your HCPP20 Regular Ticket to access the physical and online venue. 

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 

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)
Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis (HCPP20) Launches HCPP TV and Annou nces New Additions to Speaker Lineup
(HCPP TV 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

Our Communication Partner

Media Partners

Podcast Partners

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Paralelní Polis, Dělnická 43, Praha 7, Czech Republic