Notacon 10 Call for Proposals is now closed
Submitters should receive their response letters by February 24th.
- CFP Submission Deadline February 17th, 2013 11:59 PM EST
- CFP Opens September 28th, 2012
- Early Acceptance Deadline November 30th, 2012
- Early Acceptance Notifications December 3rd, 2012
- Regular Presenter Notification by February 24th, 2013
- Presenter Confirms Scheduling Availability by March 2nd, 2013
- Schedule finalized by March 9th, 2013
Please read the submission guidelines carefully as incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
NOTACON: taking hacking back to its roots!
NOTACON is an annual hacker, electronics, art and music conference celebrating 10 years of community! Join us for a weekend of presentations, individual expression, electronics, workshops, locksport, digital art, music, radio and just a little information security for flavor. Saturday features PixelJam, one of North America’s only demoparties, where we premier creative creations created by our community! NOTACON is a participatory and open event, we are all about people that do stuff and make stuff!
Papers: propose academic or artistic presentations of original research
Projects: present individual or collaborative Digital Arts projects
Workshops: lead workshops on technological, aesthetic or conceptual approaches
Topics for tracks include but are not limited to the following inclusive categories:
Please read this section carefully. Incomplete submissions cannot be considered. You will receive a reply within 48 hours of your submission confirming receipt. No submission will be accepted after 11:59pm on February 17th, 2013.
Depending on the date of your submission, your proposal may be accepted by one of our early notification dates. All submissions will receive notice of a decision by February 24th, 2012.
Please note that all scheduling and programming details are subject to change.
Notacon 10 starts the evening of Thursday, April 18th, with our Notacon Freeview Sampler” of presentation previews and closes on Sunday, April 21st.
Friday and Saturday, presentations in the 3 tracks (of Hardware, Hacker and Digital Arts) run concurrently in (typically) 30 and 60 minute blocks (for 25 or 55 minute presentations). After each presentations, presenters can move to a breakout room explicitly set aside for the purposes of continuing the conversations. Workshops, performances and other activities are scheduled individually.
If accepted, presenters and will receive free admission for themselves and one guest and a very snazzy badge that says “Presenter” on it in large, friendly letters. As an exception to our policy, pre-registrations will be refunded for selected presenters. As a presenters you encouraged to stay for the entire weekend and participate in all Notacon and PixelJam events. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to cover hotel and travel expenses. If you are not from the Cleveland area, please take that into consideration.
Venue and Facilities
Notacon occupies many rooms on two different levels at the Hilton Garden Inn. There are two main presentation spaces and other performance and workshop spaces on the first floor. There are also several smaller rooms on the second floor that serve as ideal space for smaller workshops and breakout sessions.
We can find the perfect space to accommodate your proposal.
The main presentation spaces will each be equipped with at least the following equipment/accessibility:
- LCD projector with a standard VGA input (Note to Mac users: please bring your video adapters!) capable of projecting in at least 1024×768 @ 60 Hz
- Projection screen or sheet
- Whiteboard and markers or other appropriate writing surface
- Microphone and audio line-in as well as small PA system
- A video and audio recording crew to record your presentation
- A network drop that will have LAN and Internet connectivity
- At least one power outlet for your use
We can likely provide other A/V equipment if necessary. Please let us know when submitting your proposal prior to the event.
The breakout rooms are designed for greater interactivity; therefore presentation equipment will be provided on an as-needed basis. Copious table space will be available in these rooms as well to facilitate hands-on activities. In addition, power outlets and LAN connectivity can be provided given prior notice.
We cannot guarantee access to printing facilities at the conference site. If your proposal includes the use of handouts, you are responsible for ensuring that sufficient quantities are printed in advance. There is a Kinko’s relatively near the conference site and we would be more than happy to direct you to it.
We also cannot guarantee secure storage facilities for equipment, art, etc. related to your proposal. While it is possible that we may be able to provide some form of storage during the conference, arrangements must be made with us well in advance of the conference. We will required signed waivers indemnifying the Notacon organizers for any potential loss or damage to your property. You are strongly encouraged to make your own arrangements.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Notacon Content Selection Committee