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DEF CON China 1.0 Hacking Conference

Call For Contests & Events

Call For Contests & Events

Call For Contests & Events

All of the insanely awesome DEF CON events don't materialize out of thin air, so that's where YOU come in. We're looking for content. New ideas, old ideas, or a new spin on old ideas. We want to see it all.

For examples of DEF CON contests & events we have had in the past you can browse the DEF CON Forums at: Or read past year's programs from our media server at: CON Conference Programs/

If you've any questions on if you think an idea will be appealing for DEF CON China, fill out the form and email us, we're happy to help.

DEF CON will provide hotel accommodations for organizers coming from outside China, and will provide up to $800 for airfare, please contact us for details. Unless you hold an APEC travel card, you will need a visa. Contact us as soon as possible with your full passport details and birthdate in order to request a visa invitation letter from our host. Please note, It is recommended that your passport has at least 6 months validity from June 6, 2019.

:::DEF CON CHINA Contests & events Application:::

Please cut & paste the following into the body of an email and mail to The deadline to submit is April 1st, 2019.

Are you applying to host a 'Contest', or an 'Event'?

Is this a new, or returning contest?

Official name of your C&E (used for Art, Marketing, Announcements, et al.)?

Please provide a full description of your C&E (used for Marketing, program, webpage, et al.):

Please provide a logo or graphic for the program if you have one:

Please provide the official web address/URL/twitter account for your C&E if available:

Which days and times will your C&E operate? (If outside normal contest area hours):

Please provide the primary POC's Name:

Please provide the primary POC's email address:

Please provide the secondary POC's Name:

Please provide the secondary POC's email address:

Please provide any additional information/requests:

Any comments or notes for us? Questions?:

Thank you for your application, someone with DEF CON Contests will respond to your application that it's been received within 3 business days. If you don't hear from us something went wrong, please send us another message, check your spam filters, reach out, etc. Final decision on who is granted contest space won't happen until after the close of the deadline on April 1st, if not sooner.