Live Music from DEF CON 29 is Posted!
The live music from DEF CON 29 is now available on the DEF CON Media Server! Whether you missed the party in Vegas or you just need a gang of .flac bops for your earbuds, media.defcon.org has you covered.
Get some, shake your groove things and pass it on.
Car Hacking and Blue Team Village Talks from DEF CON 29!
More DEF CON 29 Village videos on the DEFCONConference YouTube channel - this time it's the Blue Team Village and The Car Hacking Village! Please enjoy and share with everyone you think could gain from the information.
More Village Talks from DEF CON 29!
The Village talks deluge continues, with talks from IoT Village, Blacks in CyberSecurity Village, and Aerospace Village all ready to stream to your heart's content on YouTube! As always, enjoy and pass it on.
In-person Talks from DEF CON 29 Now Live on YouTube!
The in-person talks from DEF CON 29 are now live on the DEF CON YouTube Channel! Time to catch up on some mighty fine panels and unique content you had to be in Vegas to see..UNTIL NOW!
Press Page Updated for DEF CON 29!
DEF CON 29 was about two weeks ago - thanks again to everyone who helped make a success of it both in person and online. We’ve updated the press page to include a bunch of later-breaking stories. Watch this space for a list of write ups!
DEF CON 29 Contest results So Far!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in any of the DEF CON 29 contests. Getting in the ring is 90 percent of the magic, and we hope that everyone had fun, learned something and met cool new people.
The contest results we have so far have been posted, and we'll be updating the page as we get more in!
Thanks for a Great DEF CON 29!
The past few years have been crazy, but you can’t stop the signal, even with global cataclysm. We are so happy to be reunited with so many of our friends, both here in Las Vegas and in the virtual con space. It’s good to be together.
Thank you for your support through everything. Your unending enthusiasm sustains our work and the DEF CON community never disappoints. Thanks for following the stricter rules the pandemic made necessary. Thanks for being kind and patient with each other and with us as we navigate the swiftly changing landscape.
Next year is a big anniversary for DEF CON, and we’re already at work planning how to make the big 3-0 memorable. Here’s to next year reuniting even more of us.
In the meantime, keep in touch with us on the DEF CON Discord server. Join a local DC Group, or start one. Stay safe and healthy. DEF CON hearts you.
Interviews from DEF CON 29!
We’d like to shout out newly minted Photogoon Alex Chaveriat aka ‘Silk’ who spent his DEF CON 29 racing around the con floor finding cool projects to interview people about. If you follow the DC social media feeds you’ve probably seen some of his work this year. Thanks to everyone who gave him some time, and thanks to Alex for putting out so much quality stuff so quickly. Alex Chaveriat on YouTube
DEF CON 29 Badge Update (The Firmware Kind)!
In case you didn't know, you can head over to defcon.org/signal for a link to updated badge firmware and instructions! We hope you enjoy DEF CON 29, In-person, or from wherever you may be!
DEF CON 29 In-person Pre-Registration is Closed!
The DEF CON 29 pre-reg at shop.defcon.org is now closed. You can still get a badge with cash payment onsite while they last, and you can purchase the Human+ Discord role directly on our Discord (discord.gg/defcon) or at plus.defcon.org Thanks to everyone for supporting DEF CON this year, whether you’re attending virtually or here with us in Las Vegas. DEF CON ❤️ U. Tomorrow it begins!
Get the DEF CON 29 Soundtrack!
Get a head start on DEF CON 29 with this year’s Original Soundtrack! It’s waiting for you on the DEF CON media server right now. Like, right now. You have your assignment.
media.defcon.org/DEF CON 29/
Hackers with Disabilities Guide for DEF CON 29!
Thanks to @A_P_Delchi and Hackers with Disabilities for creating this helpful accessibility guide to DC29. Don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help maximize your DEF CON, either through goons or via social media.
DEF CON 29, Now With More Free Black Hat!
Arriving early in Vegas? Check out Black Hat’s Arsenal and Business Hall for free!
This year, we’ve partnered with our friends at Black Hat to offer a free Black Hat Business Pass to all Def Con In-Person Badge holders. The pass would normally cost $250, but if you fill out their form here, you can get in for free. You’ll just need to show your DEF CON confirmation receipt when you pick up you Black Hat Business Hall pass over at Mandalay Bay.
Black Hat Business Hall hours:
Wednesday, August 4, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 5, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Here’s the full URL for registering: https://blackhat.informatech.com/2021/index/registrations/DEFCON
DEF CON 29 Badges in the Wild!!
#Badgesighting! #DEFCON29 human badges for Virtual have started to arrive! Join the forums badge hacking thread to compare notes, pictures, and discover puzzles: forum.defcon.org/node/238291 #badgelife
DEF CON 29 Short Story Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the DEF CON 29 Short Story Contest!
In FIRST place we have "Networks" by Gwisinkoht!
In SECOND place is "Repository Upload" by Alfred Rowdy!
People's Choice award goes to "FAICT" by Serum!
for the full post: forum.defcon.org/node/238015 #DEFCON
DEF CON 29 In-person Pre-Reg Closes July 29th! Onsite Cash Sales limited!
Notice for #defcon29 in-person attendees: Online registration closes July 29. That's your last chance to buy a guaranteed badge. After that it's cash at the door, but please know that we’ve only got about 1,000 spaces for cash customers.
To be certain you get in, registering online by the 29th is your best bet. We don’t want to turn anyone away but we will once we reach capacity. Please consider pre-reg at http://shop.defcon.org if you don't want to YOLO it at the door.
Masks and proof of vaccination remain 100% required.
DEF CON 29 Virtual Badges Sold Out! Human Plus coming soon for Discord
We’ve sold out of badges for online-only attendees. The Human Plus role on the DEF CON Discord (discord.gg/defcon) will be available to purchase soon on the server itself. In the meantime, remember to log in to the Discord to get familiar with the layout and say hi to everyone in the #LineCon channel!
The Policy Dept. is Back for DEF CON 29!
DEF CON is pleased to announce the return of the Policy Department for DEF CON 29. This means more content for attendees (both in-person and virtual) interested in buidling bridges between the worlds of hackers and policymakers. The Evening Lounge format is back, too! We’ll be posting all the Policy updates at The DEF CON 29 Policy Page, so if this is your thing, make sure to bookmark it and check back often.
Workshops Page is Live!
Workshops are back for DEF CON 29! We’ve got a wide variety of topics from a great roster of presenters, all of which you can peruse at your leisure on the Workshops page.
If you find a workshop that you want in on, you can sign up starting at 0900 PDT on Tuesday July 6. Seats generally fill quickly, so consider some pre-game finger stretches and warming up your mouse with some light gaming.
It’s July, people. We’re in the home stretch!
Time is Running Out to Vaccinate for DEF CON 29!
Friendly reminder - if you’re planning to get vaccinated in order to join us for DEF CON 29 in Vegas, there’s only about 5 weeks left until the con. You need about that long from the first shot for the full effect (depending on vendor, of course) so you should get things started.
Vote in the DEF CON 29 Artwork Contest!
Help us judge the entries to the DEF CON 29 Art contest! Your vote decides the community choice award - so don’t let the results be decided without your input! You can see the lineup in the DEF CON Forums at https://forum.defcon.org/node/237564 and you can vote for as many as your heart desires. Shout out to everyone who shared their work!
DEF CON 29 Virtual Badges Sold Out! But Wait...
DEF CON 29 update update:
Good news, everyone! We have re-opened badge sales for virtual attendees! The gods of the supply chain have smiled on our undertaking and blessed us with additional stock. Take advantage at shop.defcon.org!
DEF CON 29 update:
We've sold out of the virtual attendee badges for DEF CON 29. Thank you to all the remote attendees who supported us by ordering a badge. Online attendees can still support DEF CON by purchasing a Human+ code at shop.defcon.org.
DEF CON 29 Announcement from DT!
DEF CON 29 in-person update from The Dark Tangent:
In-person DC29 is a GO. Attendance numbers have been cautiously predicted, badge orders are in, conference space footprint is confirmed. Planning at full tilt. Read the whole thing on DT’s blog.
DEF CON 29 Speaker Page is Live!
The first batch of the DEF CON 29 Speaker lineup is live, people. It’s up there on the DC29 website, just waiting to inform your Con decision-making. Don’t let it shine there in vain. Click on over, have a look-see. Get informed, get inspired, and most importantly get amped. DEF CON 29 is just over the horizon now. Hope we’ll see all of you there.
NOW OPEN! Pre-register for DEF CON 29! UPDATED!
The moment has arrived! You can reserve your badge for DEF CON in Vegas or the DEF CON online-only event right now at shop.defcon.org. Your pre-purchase allows us to accurately predict attendance, and it guarantees you a physical badge and secures your space if the venue is forced to restrict capacity. We thank you for your support and flexibility – hard numbers are the only way we can responsibly make a physical DEF CON happen this year.
Cash at the door will still be honored for as long as spaces last, but there is a chance we’ll have to turn away cash customers if we reach capacity for our venues.
For everyone who can’t be with us in person, the Safe Mode option continues over on Discord and we expect to start mailing out badges in early July.
We’ve got an FAQ page for all of your questions, and you can always get in touch with us at email@example.com. Thank you again for the support - we can’t wait for August 5!
Update! Pricing Chart:
DEF CON 29 is our first hybrid con, and the first time we’ve had more than one price for badges. It’s caused a few questions. To answer them, we’ve created this handy price comparison chart.
If you bought your badge through Black Hat, you’ve purchased the $300 onsite option. If you haven’t signed up yet, badges are available at shop.defcon.org. To upgrade to Human+ status on the Discord, visit plus.defcon.org.
Thank you so much for supporting DEF CON in this crazy time – we can’t wait to be together again in August.
New DEF CON 29 Swag in our Shop!
We’ve got some sparkly new DEF CON 29 items in the shop.defcon.org store! Official Tees in both fitted and straight cut, hoodies and a sticker set. Support DEF CON and get your look right - it’s a win/win.
DEF CON 29 CTF Quals Results! Congrats PPP!
The DEF CON 29 quals are complete, the mighty PPP have won the day, and many other teams have qualified. Congratulations to the Plaid Parliament of Pwning and a hearty thank you to all the other teams who participated. Check out the results and challenges!
DEF CON 29 CTF Quals are this Weekend!
Friendly DEF CON 29 CTF reminder - this weekend the mighty Order of the Overflow is hosting the Qualifier event! It’s not often that the path to glory comes into such sharp focus - be ready to meet your destiny. Godspeed to all of the teams who will be battling it out for 48 straight beginning UTC 00:00 May 1st. The information you need is at oooverflow.io and @oooverflow, the courage you need has been inside you all along.
DEF CON 29 is closer than it has ever been. Just let yourself feel it.
DEF CON 29: The Plan So Far
I am announcing this now because the longer we wait and gather data the harder it will be for everyone to make plans, so we are announcing our intentions to kick things off.
DEF CON 29 will be a hybrid conference, partially in-person, and partially online. DEF CON will not be a “normal” con, but more like DEF CON “Different.” The situation we face this year is unique and will require us to do things differently, simplify our plans, and in a fast-moving environment be flexible to change.
Read the rest of the Dark Tangent's DEF CON 29 Announcement
DEF CON 29 Theme and Artwork Contest!
It’s official. DEF CON season has arrived. DEF CON 29 will be happening this August in one form or another and that means it’s time to announce the theme!
The theme for DEF CON 29 is (imagine a drum roll here) ‘You Can’t Stop the Signal’.
The signal can be a few things. It’s the powerful force that draws DEF CON together as a community, across miles, across years, even in global lockdown. It can be the magnet that draws us to the people trying to solve the same puzzles we are, who want to learn how everything works as much as we do. And it’s how we instinctively know that the technology we live with can be better, and we are the ones to figure out how.
We’ve put together a style guide that lays out a bunch of our inspirations for this year, from visual aesthetic to music, to movies and books. We hope it inspires you in whatever you’re creating for DC29, and we hope it gives you the same powerful sense of community and possibility that we feel.
The style guide also governs the Art Contest, so if you're artistically inclined we hope you'll find a nugget or two in there to inspire your entries. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and we thank you for being the kind of amazing, unstoppable community that keeps us coming back.
DEF CON 29 Call for Everything Spotlight—Call for Music and Soundtrack!
Musicians! Friendly reminder that our DEF CON 29 Call for Music and Soundtrack is open until June 1. If you want to get your sweet sweet choons in front of the DC29 crowd, get up on it!l
DEF CON 29 Call for Everything Spotlight—Call for Contests!
The DEF CON 29 Call for Everything Spotlight for today is on Call for Contests!
Wanna get your contest into DC29? It’s easy.
1. Have the most incredible idea
2. Submit via the link below
3. See dream realized. Be a legend.
Complete info and guidelines:
DEF CON 29 Call for Everything!
DEF CON 29 approaches. It looms. Darn near impends. Be still, and you can hear it – the DEF CON Call for Everything ringing though the air.
The CfE is when DEF CON throws open the doors and invites everyone’s best proposals in for a visit. Speaking proposals, ideas for vilages, prospective demo labs, contests, trainings, music, art - literally everything. You write up all the delightful things you want to share with the community, and we find a way to bring the best of them to life at DEF CON.
The Call for Everything page lists all the ways you can participate in the creation of the next DEF CON, along with the relevant details and deadlines, including some new questions intended to get your thoughts on whether this year’s con should be in-person, online or some of both.
So visit the CfE page, read the guidelines, and get your best ideas together. Let’s DO this thing!