Call for Participation to SHA2017

SHA2017 is currently requesting proposals for participation, including content

TLDR: submit here

SHA2017 is a five-day international outdoor technology and security conference in the Netherlands from the 4th till the 8th of August 2017. We are calling for participation in the form of talks, workshops, installations, volunteers, and more

A motley bunch of around 5000 hackers, free-thinkers, philosophers, activists, geeks, scientists, artists, makers, creative minds, and others will convene from all over the world to contemplate, reflect, share, discuss, criticise, look ahead, code, build, and more.

The location is the Scoutinglandgoed in Zeewolde, 55km east of Amsterdam. SHA2017 is a non-commercial, self-organised community event; attending the event means that you are also volunteering to help us make it happen.

Our dependence on information technology is still on an upward curve, to the point where it warrants serious discussions of the effects of its convenience and power on the resilience of our society, our fundamental rights, our democracy, the communities it is made up of, and our personal lives.

This dependence plays out from the mundane, too often facepalm-worthy levels of the Internet of Things, through our difficulties with escaping the network effects of large internet platforms, up to the geopolitical dimensions of unauthorised transparency through whistleblowing and leaks. This is why we chose this event’s theme:

Submit proposals for content

Help make SHA2017 become the exciting, inspiring and awesome community-driven event everyone is looking forward to. Submit your proposal now, and if you know of someone you think should be present, ask them to submit!

Submissions can be entered through the SHA2017 content submission system:

The deadline for proposals is March 31st, 2017. But if you are Edward Snowden’s Chinese brother and come out in April we will see what we can do. Also, if you are from outside the European Union, you may have visa requirements with a substantial leadtime, please mention that in your proposal so we can give it priority for processing it.

All proposals submitted before the deadline will be reviewed. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will start being sent out before April 30th, 2017. A rejection can also mean that we would like to recommend your proposal to villages that have their own programmes, so do not despair.

The program will be made available incrementally, from May 1st, 2017.

Content for kids/adolescents/young adults

Initiatives targeting this new generation of hackers are encouraged. Not only ‘hacky’ crafts and games, but also introductions to more advanced topics, like the complexities of the internet, privacy, programming, security, etc, are to be expected. Want to do a workshop with water rockets? Knock yourself out!

On behalf of the wider ORGA that is working on making this happen, the SHA2017 Content Team. 
Please direct your questions to