What is BodyHacking?

Bodyhacking describes the many types of self-directed human development.  For one person, bodyhacking looks like piercings, tattoos, and meditation.  For another, it looks like the newest prosthetic limb.  It can include specialized biometric tracking devices, or cognitive enhancers.  At the heart of bodyhacking is a DIY ethos.  Whether it’s self expression or quality of life, bodyhackers believe in the right to practice informed bodily autonomy.


The current state of bodyhacking science and techniques.


Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts while learning about new and exciting technology.


One of a kind sessions, discussion groups, and interactive events.



Conference Details

BDYHAX is a 3 day bodyhacking conference complete with speakers, workshops, interactive experiences, and more than a few chances to party with your peers. While doing our part to “Keep Austin Weird,” we’ll transform the beautifully remodeled Sheraton into a Transhumanist paradise from Feb 2nd-4th, 2018.

2018 Keynote Address

Join us for a special presentation from DARPA Biological Technologies Office Director Justin Sanchez. From programmable microbes to human-machine symbiosis, biological technologies are expanding our definition of technology and redefining how we interact with and use biology.

The Biological Technology Office (BTO) is DARPA’s technology arm focused on leveraging advances in engineering and information sciences to drive and reshape biotechnology for technological advantage. BTO is responsible for all neurotechnology, human-machine interface, human performance, infectious disease, and synthetic biology programs within the agency.

BTO is bringing together leading-edge technologists, researchers, start-ups, and industry to solve problems that matter and drive technological revolution.

Speakers + Special Events

Check out our amazing line up of speakers and activities for 2018.

New for 2018, SexTech Friday is already generating a buzz. Join us, and be part of our honest and open conversation about what sex may look like in the future. (18+)

Our Saturday night cyberpunk party returns and promises to be even more electric. Jack-in at Elysium and step into the future. We’ve got an ace lineup of acts you won’t want to miss. (18+)

In Review: BDYHAX 2017

Recap Blog

YouTube Videos

Catch up on past talks + panels, available on our YouTube channel. 


Browse our past event photo galleries to see what it’s all about.