Hackaday Superconference 2018: The Call for Proposals is Closed. See you in November!

Now in our fourth year, the Hackaday Superconference is returning for another weekend of technical talks, badge hacking, and hands-on workshops.

Supercon 2018 will take place November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (2018) in Pasadena, CA at the Supplyframe DesignLab and the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM).

That's right, we've added an extra day!

We are excited to read your proposals and to have you join us!
Please get your proposal(s) in by Monday, September 3rd 5p Pacific time.

Talks and workshops will cover hardware, engineering, creativity in technical design, product design, prototyping, etc.
We are especially interested in originality! Please no sales pitches or talks on subjects we've already heard about.

We will be focusing on hands-on workshops utilizing the range of tools that exist in the DesignLab. We also have two main conference tracks where speakers can speak for 10-30 minutes about their projects and ideas.

We like topics that revolve around real world hardware; lessons learned from things you built, or techniques you can teach to others (based upon the things you built). The overarching theme of all talks/workshops should be about HARDWARE CREATION.

Here are some example topics/ links to video from last year:

1. Michael Ossmann & Dominic Spill: Aye, ARRR! pIRates! (https://youtu.be/J2ggQaVpKAw)
2. Anouk Wipprecht: Robotic Dresses and Intuitive Interfaces (https://youtu.be/odxF7lqQuEA)
3. ANDiXOR: Applied Engineering for more than just fun and bling (https://youtu.be/HbgALnFNwGg)
4. Syd Mead: The Future is Now (https://youtu.be/RgWhuFeYkb4)
5. Dr. Christal Gordon: Sensor Fusion (https://youtu.be/VCTyxR3VgCY)

We'll be letting you know if your proposal was accepted shortly thereafter. Travel stipends are need based and will be determined by your distance to the conference location.

Accepted talks will receive a free ticket.
If you propose a talk/ workshop that was not accepted, you will receive a ticket at half price.

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Hackaday Superconference Code of Conduct:

Presenter Information
Will not be shared publicly online, only used for contacting presenter.
What is your name? *
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What is your email? *
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What is your mobile phone number? *
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Will you require a travel stipend? *
Where will you be traveling from *
Used for determining potential travel stipends.
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About your talk/workshop
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What are you proposing? *
What is the title of your talk or workshop? *
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How long (in minutes) will the workshop/talk will be? Talks should be no longer than 35 minutes. *
Note: We will formalize the final time before scheduling the talk
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Please provide a short abstract between 5 - 8 sentences on what your workshop or talk is about. *
Maximum 500 characters.
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Who are you? Please provide a short bio between 3 - 5 sentences. *
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What kind of equipment will you require? *
Projector, Whiteboard, Audio Input, Etc. Advanced workshops may have an opportunity to use the DesignLab equipment. Link to equipment list: http://supplyframe.com/designlab
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What level of expertise will the audience need to be for this workshop/talk? *
Who is your target audience? Please check all that apply. *
More info about your talk/workshop
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What are 3 things that you hope to teach your audience?
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Please go into detail about your talk/workshop proposal
This should be any information/context about the talk not contained in the abstract above.
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Is your talk or workshop affiliated with a company, either your employer, a startup or your consulting business? Please explain.
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[Workshop Only] What is the material cost (in USD) per person for the workshop?
Estimates are fine but please include shipping costs.
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[Workshop Only] Have you taught this workshop before?
Teaching before not a prerequisite.
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[Workshop Only] If you taught this workshop before, how did it go?
How many people attended? Where did you teach it? What was the audience response?
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