Schedule of Events


Because we wanted to create something that was deeper and more human than a TED talk or tech showcase, we coordinated a lineup of workshops, presentations, art, interactive installations, and special events designed to inspire, engage, and entertain. 



11:00 - 12:00

Opening Ceremony

Meet at the altar by the main stage for a ceremonial initiation of the Hacktivist Village. Come say hi and learn about special unannounced events throughout the weekend. 

12:00 - 1:00

Hacker Culture

Using hacker culture and ethos to advance social movements

1:00 - 2:30

Financial Hacking:
Parts 1 & 2

Part 1: What is money and how does it actually work? 

Part 2: Hands on workshop on alternative finance projects from around the world

2:00 - 4:00

DIY Biohacking Workshop & Live RFID Implantation

4:00 - 4:45

Financial Hacking:
Part 3

'Where's George' money-tracking experiment and other interactive collaborations. Sign up to be a part of our crowd-generated community art project. 

4:45 - 5:30

'Techno Leviathan' Installation Artists Chat

Learn about the Techno Leviathan interactive art installation, located in the Hacktivist Village pavilion. 



11:00 - 12:00

Financial Hacking:
Part 4

Interactive money hacking and currency design: 6 different ways to alter money systems and some hands-on examples of alternative money to touch or try out. 

12:00 - 1:00

Brett Scott

A talk about gonzo anthropology 

1:00 - 2:00

Andreas Antonopoulos

A talk about the future of privacy, identity, surveillance and automation. 

2:00 - 3:30

CryptoParty hosted by Noah Swartz

The concept of CryptoParty is simple: get together to learn how to use tools to better protect your privacy. Beginners and the curious especially welcome.

3:30 - 4:30

Paolo Cirio

A talk about creative subversion and controversial artistic interventions

4:30 - 6:00

Technological Society Panel

Panel discussion featuring John Perry Barlow, Richard Stallman, Andreas Antonopoulos and Noah Swartz. Moderated by Brett Scott. 

7:30 PM

Money Burning Ritual Sacrifice Ceremony

Meet in the Hacktivist Village courtyard to witness or participate in the ritualistic burning of money, followed by a discussion of the experience. 


11:00 - 12:30

Building an Activist Hedge Fund

Akseli Virtanen talks about his experience developing and running the first activist hedge fund and creatively subverting Wall Street by using their own tools to fight economic inequality.

12:30 - 1:30

Financial Hacking:
Part 5

Direct-action workshop creating local resistance to a dystopian ‘Cashless Society.’ How can we set change in motion in the Bay Area to counteract the 'war on cash'? 

1:30 - 3:00

John Perry Barlow

A talk about the future of the music business in a digital society, ideas about redefining 'intellectual property' and digital rights.

3:00 - 5:00

Richard Stallman

The Free Software Movement

5:00 - 5:30

'Techno Leviathan' Installation Artists Chat

Q&A fireside chat with the artists of the Techno Leviathan interactive art installation, located in the Hacktivist Village pavilion. 



11:00 - 12:00

Alternative vs. Conventional Medicine

Exploring opposing ideas and controversial opinions. A look at two wildly different alternative fields, which both stand in opposition to modern conventional medical theory, and a discussion about their potential merits, limitations and controversy.

We’ll hear from Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH, best-selling author & leading advocate for homeopathy and Anita Fowler, biohacker & citizen scientist studying human optimization methods like nootropics.

12:00 - 1:00

Cyborg Biohacking Party

We’ll set up an implant station/cyborg base in the Hacktivist Village have a live implant session.

1:00 - 2:30

Festival Culture: Getting to the WHY

An UnConference panel session

2:30 - 3:30

Haikus for Chelsea

Come write a haiku, make a card or write a message to be sent to political prisoner Chelsea Manning, a transwoman serving a 35-year federal prison sentence in an all-male prison. Reach out in support of her recovery from a recent suicide attempt, for which she may now be facing indefinite solitary confinement. 

3:30 - 4:30

Special Guest TBA


4:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

Meet at the altar by the main stage for a ceremonial conclusion of the Hacktivist Village