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DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first DEFCON took place in June 1993. DEF CON is renowned for the "arcane arts" of drinking, socializing, debugging, and crowd control. DEFCON is what you make of it, so get involved and help the community grow. This Feed will keep you up to date with some announcements surrounding pre and post con events, references to DEFCON in the news, and other errata. For the most up to date information visit or subscribe to the rss feeds on the forums (https://forum.defcon.org/) See https://www.defcon.org/ for more details, discussion forums, past speeches, and planning for the next year.
  1. DEF CON 27 Call for Workshops image

    Boom! Another DEF CON 27 Call goes live!

    Our wildly popular Workshops are back for DC27, and if you’ve got a fire abstract you could be leading one!
    The details and submission guidelines are on the workshops page, but the tl;dr is this:

    You (singular or plural) have he perfect idea for a DEF CON training.

    You take this idea and submit it to us before May 1, with all the information we ask for in the workshops page.

    We are psyched about the magnificence of your idea and we maybe ask for some more info.

    We allot you a projector, a whiteboard and a time slot to make magic with at DC27.

    Dozens of hackers pick up what you’re putting down, depart the Con wiser and embiggened.

    You feel awesome. They feel awesome. Your Speaker badge looks awesome.

    Sounds good, right? If you’ve got the goods, get busy submitting.

  2. DEF CON 27 CFP image

    Attention merchants and purveyors of quality hacker-centric products and/or services: the Call for Vendors is now Open! Let’s get your goodies and gear in front of many thousands of hacker types, many of whom enjoy shopping for cool stuff.

    There are a few rules to learn and an application process, so please head to the vendor application and get familiar. Please also note that we have a limited amount of space to offer, so the early birds have an advantage.

    Operators are standing by, metaphorically speaking. Act now!

  3. DEF CON 27 CFP image

    Yes, hacker fam, the Season of the Con is upon us all. Our elite team of reviewers is standing by, ready to examine your proposals for DC27 talks, offer feedback and begin shaping the speaking tracks.

    The details are here. Follow directions carefully to stay in the good pile.

    Some pro tips:

    Link to the theme if you can. We are giving a little extra consideration to proposals that can link DC27’s 'Technology’s Promise' motif.

    Get on it ASAP. The reviewers can sometimes help get a worthy though undercooked idea over the finish line, but only if it arrives early enough. Once we get in the red zone you’re kind of on your own, so don’t wait until the last minute.

    However it feels right now, summer will be upon us sooner than you think. Get your best ideas together and let’s get busy proposing.

    Pencils up!

  4. DEF CON China 1.0 CFP image

    DEF CON China was a great success, and we’re happy to announce that DEF CON is returning to Beijing for DEF CON CHINA 1.0 on 04-06 June 2019!

    Today we are opening up the CFP for DEF CON China 1.0 If you’d like to apply to be a speaker, https://defcon.org/html/dc-china-1/dc-cn-1-cfp.html has all the information you’ll need to make a submission. We look forward to your proposals.

    The DEF CON China 1.0 website will launch soon, with more information about the venue, and more ways to participate.

    We’re very pleased to be bringing DEF CON back to Beijing, and we hope to see you there!

    去年办DEF CON China的反应如此热烈,我们将凯旋而归,在今年6月4-6号举办DEF CON CHINA 1.0!


    DEF CON CHINA 1.0的官网将会有对于会议更多的详情及参与的资料。请拭目以待!


  5. DEF CON 27 CTF Qualifying Event image
    Hope all the teams looking for a bite at the DEF CON 27 CTF are in the dojo working on their fitness: next automatic qualifying event is #0ctf on 23-25 March.