Friday Plenary Presentation: Testing the Two-Party Tyranny and Open Source Everything: The Battle for the Soul of the Republic
Day/Time: Friday, July 13, 2012 – 1200
Location: Sassaman (18th floor)
Robert David Steele, opening speaker at HOPE 01 in 1994 and invited back every time since then, will speak about his six week formal campaign as a Reform Party candidate for the presidency in 2012. He communicated with every presidential candidate less Romney and Obama, and will outline what he learned about “the system,” the personalities running for President, and several specific recommendations he has made to Occupy and others about how to reboot the Republic. His campaign website remains live at http://bigbatusa.org.
How I Tested the Boundaries of the Two-Party Tyranny
Saturday Late Night Two-Hour Q&A: SPY IMPROVE: Reality Unfiltered
Day/Time: Saturday, July 14, 2012 – 2359-0200
Location: Dennis (18th floor)
Several HOPES ago Robert Steele started doing separate Q&A sessions, using his knowledge as a former spy, pioneer of Open Source Intelligence, advocate of multinational sense-making, and #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction. At HOPE 8, with help from those who stayed with him, he set what may be the world record for Q&A, eight hours and one minute, from midnight Saturday to 0801 Sunday. This year will be strictly limited to two hours in open session, but the possibility of a round-table thereafter will remain open. All questions welcome. Note to DOHA: no secrets will be revealed — really. Send ears.
Robert David STEELE Vivas, former spy, honorary hacker, and #1 Amazon Reviewer for non-fiction, has also set the world record for Q&A at eight hours and one minute, going from midnight Saturday to 0801 Sunday at the last HOPE. This year he has been invited to talk about his brief idea-packed campaign for the presidency (he was accepted by the Reform Party as a candidate), and the new meme sweeping Occupy, the Arab Spring, and even corporate America: the Open Source Everything meme. The son of an oil engineer, he has lived all over the world, been a Marine Corps infantry officer, a CIA clandestine case officer, a founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, and a CEO of both a for-profit (OSS.Net, closed in 2010) and a non-profit (Earth Intelligence Network).