Very good on hacker culture.
Phi Beta Iota: Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) has been going on since 1994, and is still the best overall collection of independent creative people across the spectrum (not just information technology). The next HOPE will be in NYC in July 2014. As with Burning Man and DEFCON, everyone with a brain should attend at least one offering. The Silicon Valley Hackers Conference started by Stewart Brand is by election and invitation only. Our founder Robert Steele opened HOPE 1994 and has spoken at each event since, and is an elected member of the latter collective. DEFCON has integrity — hackers have integrity. We are long overdue for restoring integrity to every aspect of our complex lives.