October 19-22, 2017
Brooklyn, NY

Call For Proposals!

From mass surveillance to the over-commercialization of the World Wide Web, the concept of a free and open Internet is being threatened by corporate interests and over-reaching governments. Radical Networks is a festival and a conference, designed to foster critical discussions around these issues and to create opportunities to learn more about policy, DIY networking and the future of the Internet.

We invite artists, lawyers, engineers, writers, policy makers, educators, scientists, journalists, community organizers, and more to present your ideas in this year’s Radical Networks. Submit a proposal for a workshop, a session, a talk, a performance or to participate in our art exhibition. Some possible topics include:

  • 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 Friday June 30, 2017 at 11:59pm.

To submit your proposal, follow the instructions here.

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


If you are interested in providing a tax-deductible financial, food or drink, or materials sponsorship to Radical Networks, please get in touch with Sarah at sarah@radicalnetworks.org.