Conventions are usually quite expensive, but for HackCon it's important to keep the price down. The reason is that we want the information spread throughout the community, and make it possible for most people to attend. By doing this, the attendees will have the best possible background when meeting future challenges. Every year, within topics that are highly relevant, around 1200 - 1400 presentations and research are watched to pick the absolutely best speakers for HackCon. From all the presentations/research we go through, about one percent (12 each year) is picked and have the chance to speak at HackCon. In the past, we've had speakers from Norway, Sweden , USA, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, England, Italy, Spain and several other countries.