Vendor Application

The Vendor Application is Now Closed

We're looking for hacker and/or community-based wares, wears, and also.. where the hell did you get this?! We want to see vendors selling things that fit our attendees frame of mind for a hacker conference, shirts you can't get anywhere else, kits, shady hardware, rare books, things you WANT to pay cash for, etc.


Please cut and paste your submission into the body of an email and send to as plain text, .pdf, .docx, or .txt file. The deadline to submit will be April 30, 2022.

Additional supporting materials that may aid in the selection process can be attached and included in other formats. Accepted vendors will be informed upon approval, no later than May 15, 2022. Vendors who cannot be accepted due to logistical limitations are placed on a standby list will be informed if any openings arise.

Once open vendor spaces are filled, a wait list for vendors will be started.

DEF CON Vendor Application

Business Legal Name:
Street Address:
Contact Name Prior to the Convention:
Contact Email Prior to the Convention:
Phone Number Prior to the Convention:
Onsite Contact Name, If Different:
Phone Number During Convention, If Different:
Email During the Convention, If Different:

Are you selling items? (Yes or No):

NOTE: To sell items, sales taxes must be paid onsite to the NV department of Taxation by check (no cash) on Sunday before teardown. The sales tax paperwork will be provided at badge pick up. To claim exempt, you must provide proper proof of non-profit status prior to set up. If applicable, please provide NV Tax ID Number. As of January 1, 2021 the sales and use tax rate increases to 8.375%.

What will you be vending? Provide a link to samples, if applicable.

Reason(s) that this vendor/merchandise is appropriate for and adds value to the DEF CON vendor area:

Are you accepting donations? (Yes or No):

Have you been a vendor at DEF CON before? If so, what was your last DC?

How will you or your product(s) contribute a new perspective to the vendor area at DEF CON?

Please provide a brief, one paragraph blurb to use for publication in the DC program and on the DC web site, if accepted:

Please attach a logo for use in the program and on the website (Preferred jpeg, png, or bmp).

Please have logos in highest resolution possible (at least 300dpi raster, or vector format), source file is preferred.
Acceptable raster (pixel) formats: .tiff, .jpg, .png, .psd.
Acceptable vector formats: .ai, .eps, .SVG
Image should be clearly named for your event, example: "". Please don't send "DefconLogo-v.1".

Provide a specific description of any sort of activities such as signings, prize giveaways (skilled or luck) that could create a line. Do you have an idea on timing? Please give schedule estimates (please include day, approximate time, and duration) and any assistance for line maintenance that may be required. Upon acceptance, we will contact you for full schedule.

Please provide a description or photos of your physical booth. (Table only or built structure)
NOTE: booths must be freestanding and cannot be covered overhead Does your booth set up require you to be by a wall or on the end of a row?

Will you be shipping any pallets? How many?

Booth Size Options Available
*****will be determined based on capacity guide lines****

Prices per space will include: 24 Hour Security, 1 Vendor Badge
*****will be determined based on capacity guidelines****
1) 8x8 inline ($1170
2) 8x16 inline ($2340)
3) 8x24 inline ($3260)
4) 10x10 inline (against wall) ($1980)
5) 10x20 inline (against wall) ($3960)
6) 10x30 inline (against wall) ($5590)
7) 8x16 end cap ($3300)
8) 20x20 island ($6870)
9) 20x30 island ($7495)

Custom pricing and configurations available

IMPORTANT NOTE: Above dimensions are the amount of floor space.

All tables will be 6 feet x 30 inches with linens.

Additional Options

Internet Access $400 Yes/No:
Power for Booth $250 Yes/No:
Phone $290 Yes/No:
Additional DC Badge $TBD Quantity:

Please note that all banners will need to be stood up on the floor. Unlike previous years, we are unable to hang banners from the ceiling at the Caesar's Forum conference center. Please plan accordingly.

*****Vendor Cancellation policy*****
Hey, things happen! Maybe a last-minute issue pops up and you have to cancel your vendor table.

No problem! But because of limited space and tax paperwork deadlines from the State of Nevada, and the difficulty in trying to fill the vacant space there is a penalty for canceling your vendor table within 30 days of the conference.

Any cancellation received after July 7, 2022, will incur a 50% fee.
Cancellations received after July 22, 2022, will incur a 100% fee.

Your cancellation must be received in writing, send email to and please include the reason and a contact phone number in case there are any questions.

Application must include the following four statements:


As a vendor, I understand that I am responsible to pay sales tax on the items I have sold via a check by tear down on Sunday.

As a vendor and a DEF CON attendee, I understand that I and my staff must be fully vaccinated in accordance with current CDC guidelines in place at the time of DEF CON, and that neither I nor any of my staff will be admitted into the conference without meeting these requirements. I will also be ineligible for exceptions to the Vendor cancellation policy.

As a vendor, I have read and understand the cancellation policy.

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