DEF CON 25 Call For Papers Index
Space in our main tracks is limited but is not the only option. Not all talks are the same, therefore we have made a list of opportunities under this CFP index.
Find your DEF CON audience!
***This list will be updated as new information arrives.***
Want to speak at DEF CON? Great! We would love to have you. If you haven't already, we recommend you read the CFP announcement for DEF CON 25 before you begin, to get a feel of the theme and goals for this year's content.
These are smaller more intimate talks that don't require audio and video support for a limited audience. For example, a few years ago there was a "Policy Wonks" lounge where experts opened a bottle of scotch and had a Q&A discussion with the 30 to 40 people in the room. It was more intimate and only those who cared about Washington DC policy issues were there. Got an idea for a lounge? They will be two hours in length and figure 100+ people maximum. They will start in the evenings after other talks have ended. Apply here: https://defcon.org/html/defcon-25/dc-25-cfp-form.html
You could also discuss planning or joining a lounge here:
The DEF CON Demo Lab is a dedicated area for hackers to show off what they have been working on, to answer questions, and even coax attendees into giving feedback on their projects.
Presenters will be given two hours and a location to present a tool or project of their creation; show what it does, how it works, and why we should add it to our own hacker armory. (Labs are not recorded)
The CFP will be announced here: https://defcon.org/html/defcon-25/dc-25-cfdemo.html Typically does not open until the end of March. In the meantime, send inquiries to: demolab [at] defcon ]dot[ org
Workshops are back! Workshops are not recorded, and will be free to attendees on a first come, first served basis (exceptions may be made for low-fee material cost).
For more information on the benefits of becoming an instructor, apply here: https://defcon.org/html/defcon-25/dc-25-cfw.html
If you think your presentation may fit well within a specific village, contact them and see about submitting. There is no rule that says you can't submit your talk to DEF CON and a village too. So, if your content is a good fit, go for it.
Car Hacking Village
Crypto & Privacy Village
Hardware Hacking Village
Packet Hacking Village
Social Engineer Village
Would you like to host a type of event or space not listed?
We answer inquiries and take applications for just about everything you might want to do at DEF CON. Send us an email at Contests [at] defcon ]dot[ org.
Contests, Events, Villages RFI to be announced here: https://defcon.org/html/defcon-25/dc-25-cev.html, typically opens in the middle of March.
Are you selling something?
Call for vendors traditionally does not begin until April 15th, however go here for more information: http://www.defconvendors.com/
Don't forget to check the forums for announcements from all the Villages, Contests, and Events. DEF CON 25 Planning will be discussed on the forums here: https://forum.defcon.org/forum/defcon/defcon-25-planning
Misc inquires, email info [at] defcon ]dot[ org