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DEF CON 29 Virtual Badges Sold Out!

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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!

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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!

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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.

DEF CON 29 Registration Pricing Chart

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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.

NOW OPEN! Pre-register for DEF CON 29!

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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 info@defcon.org. Thank you again for the support - we can’t wait for August 5!

New DEF CON 29 Swag in our Shop!

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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.

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DEF CON 29 CTF Quals are this Weekend!

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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.

The Eagle Has Not Landed!

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We've had some questions about our warrant canary, and we wanted to let everyone know that it was just an accidental reversion to the previous version during a site wide update. We're putting some measures in place to avoid this kind of confusion in the future, but rest assured, all is well, and no action has been taken against us!

DEF CON 29: The Plan So Far

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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!

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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!

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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 villages, 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!

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