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DEF CON China 1.0 Hacking Conference

Call For Workshops

Call For Workshops

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What: DEF CON CHINA 1.0 Call For Workshops

When: 31 May - 02 June, 2019, The Call for Workshops deadline is 01 April 2019.

Where: DEF CON CHINA 1.0 will take place in Beijing, China

How: Complete the Call for Workshops Form and send to workshops at defcon dot org.

Special Notes:
DEF CON will provide hotel accommodations for individuals 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 04 June 2019.

To submit your workshop proposal, please cut and paste the submission form below into the body of an email or within a single .txt file and send it to workshops[at]defcon[dot]org. We request that applications are in plain text only to avoid disfiguring formatting errors. If you are submitting multiple talks, please submit them as separate emails.

If you have not received confirmation of your submission after two business days of submission, please check your spam folder, whitelist, and search for mail from nikita[at]defcon[dot]org, then contact us again at workshops[at]defcon[dot]org.

Put yourself in the shoes of the DEF CON Review Board. With the large number of submissions, you would want to read well-thought-out, complete submissions without having to load special document viewers or visit external web sites. You would want to read the entire submission without having to look up acronyms or research prior works. You would have many submissions to evaluate and so the most complete ones would stand out to you.

With that in mind your submission must contain all the following information as contained in the form below.

Presenter Information
Presentation Information
Supporting Files
Scheduling and Equipment Requirements
Signed Submission Agreements

Please be as detailed as possible so that our review board can best evaluate your presentation against other submissions.

The following are common issues identified in workshop submissions:

Submissions with incomplete application forms.
Submissions without an abstract, detailed outline, bio.
Submissions where the outline is not significantly more detailed than the abstract and/or bio.
Submissions that have sent in only attached slides, papers, or point to a URL.
Submissions that have withheld details, or have knowingly falsified details.
Deadline to submit is 01 April 2019. It is recommended you submit a submission as soon as you can, we may close early if we receive enough quality content to fill the schedule. Send to workshops ]at[ defcon [dot] org.

===== DEF CON CHINA 1.0 CFW FORM =====

Primary trainer name:

Name of your group or company, if applicable:

Additional trainer information, if applicable:

Contact information for correspondence {email and phone}:

Have you taught this specific workshop before? Have you taught other workshops before?
If yes, where and when? Please provide a link if the course, materials, or a video is available online:

How many instructors will there be?:

Scheduling and Special Needs:

DEF CON will provide 1 whiteboard, a screen and projector, as well as the room set with table and chairs. If you need anything else you must request it in advance, any other special needs please list them.

Do you require special equipment beyond what is listed?:


If you need to limit your class to a specific size let us know your limit. What is your Max class size?:

Can your class be taught in under four hours if requested?

How long do you think you need for your workshop?:

Name of your workshop or training class:

Prerequisites for students?:

Materials or Equipment students will need to bring to participate?:

What level of skill is required for your targeted audience (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)?:

In the event that your talk is not accepted for Workshops, would you be consent to having it referred to one of the villages?

If you need to collect a fee for materials, list them in your application, you will need to provide a list so attendees can purchase materials themselves in advance.

Summarize what your training will cover, attendees will read this to get an idea of what they should know before your training, and what they will learn after. Use this to inform about how technical your class is, what tools will be used, what materials to read in advance to get the most out of your training. This abstract is the primary way people will be drawn to your session.

Trainer Bio(s) (not to exceed 1337 characters total):
Note: This text will be used for the website and printed materials and should be written in the third person. Cover any professional or hacker history that is relevant to you and the presentation, you may include past jobs, tools that you have written, etc. Let people know who you are and why you are qualified to speak on your topic. If you prefer, you may write your bio under a pseudonym. Please include Co-Speaker and Panel Bios when possible.

Detailed Outline:
Note: This is the most important section on the application. You must provide a detailed outline containing the main points and navigation through your workshop - show how you intend to begin, where you intend to lead the class and how you plan to get there. Your outline should be in simple text. Please do not submit slides, Docs, or PDFs as an outline. The review board likes submissions that include references to prior works and research you used in developing your workshop. The more detailed your outline then the better we are able to review your class against other submissions (and the higher chance you have of being accepted).

Any Supporting File(s)?:


Please read and accept these terms by inserting your name where noted. Failure to do so will render your submission incomplete. Please read these carefully as some of the terms have changed.

Grant of Copyright Use

I warrant that the above work has not been previously published elsewhere, or if it has, that I have obtained permission for its publication by DEF CON Communications, Inc. and that I will promptly supply DEF CON Communications, Inc. with wording for crediting the original publication and copyright owner. If I am selected for presentation, I hereby give DEF CON Communications, Inc. permission to duplicate, record and redistribute this presentation, which includes, but is not limited to, the conference proceedings, conference CD, video, audio, and hand-outs to the conference attendees for educational, on-line, and all other purposes. Should I decide to provide students with printed materials as part of the workshop, I understand that I will be reimbursed after receiving acknowledgment and permission from DEF CON Communications, Inc. and provide a receipt to workshops [at] within 15 business days following the delivery of the workshop.

Terms of Speaking Requirements

1) I will submit a completed presentation, a copy of the tool(s) and/or code(s), and a reference to all of the tool(s), law(s), Web sites and/or publications referenced to at the end of my talk and as described in this CFW submission for publication on the DEF CON media server, to be released the day of the conference, by 12:00 noon Pacific time, May 1 , 2019.

2) I will submit a final Abstract and Biography for the DEF CON website and Printed Conference Materials by 12:00 noon Pacific time, April 15, 2019.

3) I understand if I fail to submit a completed PDF presentation by May 1, 2019, I may be replaced by an alternate presentation or may forfeit my honorarium. This decision will be made by DEF CON and I will be informed in writing of my status.

4) I will include a detailed bibliography as either a separate document or included within the presentation of all resources cited and/or used in my workshop.

5) I will complete my workshop within the time allocated to me - not running over, or excessively under the time allocation.

6) I understand that DEF CON will provide 1 projector feed, 1 screen, microphones, wired and/or wireless Internet. I understand that I am responsible for providing all other necessary equipment, including laptops and machines (with VGA output), to complete my presentation.

7) If applicable, I will submit within 5 days of the completion of the conference any updated, revised or additional presentation(s) or materials that were used in my workshop but not included on the conference media server or conference proceedings.

Terms of Speaking Remuneration

1) DEF CON will provide one badge for each speaker per presentation. Each DEF CON badge is good for admittance to all official activities held during DEF CON China 1.0 from 31 May - 02 June, 2019. As additional compensation, the primary speaker per presentation will receive 2 additional badges that I may keep, sell, give away, or use however I wish.

2) I understand that DEF CON will provide hotel accommodations for individuals coming from outside China, and will provide up to $800 USD for airfare. I understand it's my responsibility to contact DEF CON for details. Without prior approval, I will be responsible for my travel expenses, and airfare in excess of $800 USD.

3) I understand that unless I hold an APEC travel card, I will need a visa and a passport with at least 6 months validity from 04 June 2019. If needed I will provide my passport details for a visa letter of invite by 15 April 2019. I understand I am responsible for personal fees associated with obtaining a Passport and/or Visa.

4) I understand that DEF CON will cover the hotel accommodations for all foreign speakers. I am responsible for requesting this in advance with DEF CON. I understand that if I am traveling from within China DEF CON will not cover my travel arrangements and expenses.

5) I understand that any checks issued for travel reimbursement not delivered by the time of presentation may be mailed to me up to 30 days after DEF CON China.

As detailed above, I, (insert primary speaker name), have read and agree to the Grant of Copyright Use. I, (insert primary speaker name), have read and agree to the Terms of Speaking Requirements. I, (insert primary speaker name), have read and agree to the Agreement to Terms of Speaking Remuneration or I will forfeit my honorarium.


I, (insert primary speaker name) understand that DEF CON's official Press Liaison & Staff may contact me. I consent to be contacted in order to arrange interviews with the media. My contact information will not be given to third parties without my consent.
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No, I (insert primary speaker name), don't want to be contacted by DEF CON's press staff for any reason. Our policies, including our privacy policy are located here: