Radical Networks: Call for Participants

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS We are seeking speakers, panel proposals, demos, and workshop leaders who would like to teach or present their ideas on computer networks. Some possible topics include:

Art Opportunity previously on at Eyebeam in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 04 August 2015 to Monday 10 August 2015

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offline networks
mesh networks
local networks for community
experimental application of computer networks
networks for political activism
network security for ordinary citizens
artistic use of computer networks
personal networks
bringing connectivity to rural areas
experimental social networks
control and ownership of networks
ethical hacking
… and anything else that takes a fresh or critical look at how networks are used!

Submissions are due by August 10, 2015 at 11:59p, in whatever timezone you’re in. To submit your talk, panel, demo, or workshop, follow the instructions below for adding your proposal to our github repository. Accepted proposals will be notified by August 20th, 2015.

The call for participation is open to all! We encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and differently-abled folks to apply!


Via Email

If you would rather not publically post your proposal, you can email us directly. Use the template format below and send it to proposals@radicalnetworks.org

Via Github

Create a free GitHub account if you don’t have one already.
Copy the template from below. All fields are required.
Then go HERE
Paste the template and modify at will.
Submit your proposal! (You are free to edit your proposal if you forgot something up until the deadline on 8/10/15)


Copy this template: All fields are required for both Github and email submissions.

  1. Title of Talk / Panel / Workshop / Demo

Name : Jane Doe
Location : Brooklyn, NY
Email : janedoe@youremail.com
Twitter : [@janedoe](url to twitter account)
GitHub : [janedoe](url to GitHub account)
Url(s) : [jane.doe.com](url to relevant sites)

  1. Type of proposal

[Type goes here. Is it a talk, panel, workshop, or demo?]

  1. Description of your talk / panel / workshop / demo

[Description goes here. Try to keep it under 300 words, but more than 140 characters. Note that panels should follow a moderator / discussion format, with possible participation from the audience.]

  1. Length of talk / panel / workshop

[How much time do you need to present your talk or workshop? Guidelines are as follows: Talks: 15 – 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. Panels: 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. Workshops: 1h – 6hrs.]

  1. Workshop technical requirements and materials list

[For workshops, include technical requirements, the maximum number of attendees and a full list of materials needed for attendees.]

  1. Demo installation requirements

[For demos, include installation requirements. Please note that most we can provide is table space, power, and network connectivity. Pieces cannot be mounted on walls or ceiling. Demos must be installed both days 10/24 and 10/25 and be attended to. We are not responsible for damages done to your work! (Although we will take every precaution we can to safely handle your work.)]

  1. Speaker Bio

[URL to bio picture goes here. Format for bio picture should be PNG/JPG/GIF, 256×256.]

[Bio goes here. I’m an example bio. My background includes this and that. I’ve also contributed to these projects. These are some of my interests.]

Template ends before this line All fields are required!

When you’re ready, submit! Don’t worry, you can go back and edit it if you need to.
Wait for us to get back to you, which we will do by August 20, 2015. We will respond to everyone who submits a proposal.


Every proposal should have the following information:

Your name
Your location
Your contact info
Type of proposal: Talk / Panel / Workshop / Demo
Talk / Panel / Workshop / Demo title
Talk / Panel / Workshop / Demo description
Duration of talk / panel / workshop (not needed for demos)
For workshops, max number of attendees and a list of materials required
For demos, include installation requirements. Please note that pieces cannot be mounted directly onto the ceilings or walls.
Your preferred image for the website (256×256)
If you cannot provide info for a given required field, please indicate so using ‘N/A’ to acknowledge.

If would be great if you could add in a short personal bio (50 words or less) and other details like links to your blog, twitter account, open source projects, company, etc.

If you would like to include anything else relevant to your work, like slide decks, code samples, videos, etc, feel free to link us to them!


We will pay participants a stipend for their time and provide food, drinks and entry to the conference. For workshop leaders, we will additionally cover cost of materials needed for everyone in your workshop, unless you plan on selling kits yourself to your attendees.