DEF CON 24 Venue Update!
We're in the double digits, folks - less than 100 days until DEF CON 24! In that spirit, a little update on the venue:
We've made some adjustments to the floor plan, and you can peruse them at your leisure on the Venue page of the DC site.
We'd also like to remind you that the rooms in our discounted blocks are selling pretty fast, so if you're looking to book in one of our associated hotels sooner is better than later. The numbers and links you can use to get yourself situated are also available on the Venue page.
The time to get psyched is at hand. Let's DO this!
DEF CON 24 Short Story Contest Announced!
The DEF CON Short Story Contest returns, bearing prizes and a chance at geek-lit glory. All those inclined to compete are urged to visit @DCShortStory or the #DCShortStory DEF CON forum page for the rules and requirements as they develop.
Pencils up, people. You have until May 30 to submit your masterpiece.
Wall of Sheep Announcement: CFP for Packet Hacking Village at DEF CON 24!
The Wall of Sheep would like to announce a call for presentations at DEF CON 24 at the Paris and Bally's Hotels in Las Vegas, NV from Thursday, August 4th to Sunday, August 7th. All accepted talks will be announced, recorded, and published by Aries Security and DEF CON Communications, Inc. Please see our YouTube channel for all Speaker Workshops from last year.
This year, the Packet Hacking Village at DEF CON 24 will be on the 26th floor of Bally's Indigo Tower. The Call for Presentations will close on Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59 PM. The list of workshops will be finalized and published on Thursday, June 30th.
How: Complete the Call for Papers Form at http://www.wallofsheep.com/pages/call-for-presentations-at-def-con-24 and send to cfp2016[at]wallofsheep[dot]com. Please also refer to the form for more details
Vendor Registration is Now Open for DEF CON 24!
For those of you with hackerly merchandise to peddle at DEF CON 24, the Vendor registration site is now open!
You'll find a thorough FAQ with answers to those hard hitting vendor questions, like "how big are the booths?", and "how much does it cost?". Not to mention the handy dandy application forms which can slingshot you into a position of sales success!
Don't wait, Apply for your spot in the DEF CON 24 vendor area today! You'll be glad you did!
Press Registration is Now Open for DEF CON 24!
Attention ink-slingers (literal and virtual) - DEF CON 24 Press Registration is now open!
We have a hard limit on press badges this year, so it's a good idea to get your application in right away. Once we run out of badges no amount of charm or flattery will get you in the door. As always, there are some basic rules of press conduct we'll expect you to adhere to, and you can find them on our press page
You'll also find the info we need on your application for both DC 24 and the DARPA CyberGrandChallenge.
If you need any questions answered, drop us a line at press at DEFCON dot org. We look forward to hearing from you.