April 27th - 29th, 2007

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The Notacon 2006 Consuite
The consuite
Notacon 2006
-- Image credit Lowtek Mystik

Notacon 4 is over

Thank you to everyone who participated in Notacon and Blockparty this year.

Writeups and photos | Blockparty writeups and awards

If you post a writeup or a photo gallery, please let us know so they can be linked.

What is Notacon?

Notacon is expression: Experience computer generated audio-visual demos written by artists. Listen to new perspectives.

Notacon is community: Learn how established hacker spaces operate. Explore the disruptive forces they contend with. Become a part of the Notacon community.

Notacon is networking: Meet people with broad interests from diverse backgrounds. Expand your social and professional networks.

Notacon is communication: From VoIP and amateur radio, to grid computing and "anything but ethernet", the possibilities are endless.

Notacon is political: Technology does not exist in a vacuum. Explore the influences of patents, finance, privacy, and security.

Notacon is participation: Talk on Notacon Radio. Create a competition entry. Collaborate with musicians and artists. Showcase your talent. Notacon is what you make of it.

Notacon is fun: Play games. Enter contests. Explore Cleveland with the scavenger hunt. Try your hand at powerpoint karaoke.

Get connected at Notacon.

Registration Information

NOTACON, an annual conference held in Cleveland, Ohio, explores and showcases technologies, philosophy and creativity often overlooked at other "hacker cons". Our desire is not to supplant other events, but complement them and strike a balance that has gone unnoticed in our community for far too long.

With each new year we build upon the successes and knowledge of the previous years. Our goal is to enlighten, educate, and entertain attendees, presenters, and staff alike. We try to do this by finding new ways to apply technology to graphics, art, music, or social interaction.

Notacon espouses an ethos of exploration, participation and positive contributions. Hence, while some of the material we may cover is controversial or potentially "black hat" in nature, we feel it is important to bring light to all topics so that everyone can learn from the experience and create something good, fun or interesting from it.

Events during Notacon run from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. These include over 40 presentations, contests such as "Anything but Ethernet", game shows, prize giveaways and a whole lot of who-knows-what. Anything can happen, and usually does.

Feel free to get involved in our community now by exploring our getting involved section. Also, please join our forums, mailing lists, IRC server, and other online communities. Feel free to check out our archives (2004, 2005, 2006) from previous years as well.

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