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  • Call for Papers/Presentations - Due July 1

    'Health care and education . . . are next up for fundamental software-based transformation’ -Marc Andreesen, A16Z

    Our speakers hail from varying fields in the biomedical ecosystem to engage security researchers and healthcare stakeholders. We welcome self made entrepreneurs, security researchers, inventors, government regulators makers, innovators to discuss real world solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing challenges and opportunities in the areas of health, security, and technology.

    Speakers inspire the audience by fostering critical thinking, problem solving, informational and human interaction literacy skills, ethics, creativity, discussion, and collaboration. We have added more subject matter experts and researchers to reflect the dynamic changes in the ecosystem.

    Instruction for Submitters:
    Like all hackers, we are looking to subvert the dominant paradigm...of life itself. Your talk should excite, elucidate, enlighten, and engage participants in the technical, mechanical, procedural, and human side of biohacking.

    Your submission will be held to the following standards:
    • Scientific rigor – Was the project conducted in accordance with the scientific method, and were any hypotheses properly investigated? Are less-scientific aspects of the topic acknowledged as such? If you’re not making any scientific claims, does your technology actually work? Or, if it was a failure, is it acknowledged as such with a detailed and interesting description of lessons-learned?
    • Significance – Is your project significant to the biohacking and scientific community? Does it add value, for either scientific, technological, ethical, cultural, or artistic purposes?
    • Originality – Is your project an original work, or at least sufficiently different from the work it builds on? (Exceptions can be made, especially for introductory & educational 101 talks.)
    • Coolness – Extra points will be given for the “cool” factor. We want to be wowed. We want our jaws to drop in wonder. We want to be blown away with the inspiring possibility that you have made reality. Amaze us.
    • Other helpful hints for paper submission can be found here.
    • No Spam Zone: No sales-focused talks or demos. Product demos or brief mention of products may be appropriate if the audience walks away with a deeper understanding of the actual technology or science involved. The focus needs to be on knowledge and skills, not on promoting a specific for-fee product. Spammers will be immediately rejected!