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DEF CON Hacking Conference

Press Registration


If you've never been to DEF CON before, please do some research before attending.

At the very least, read the DEF CON FAQs (this one and this other one). Read some articles already written about DEF CON. And please, whatever you do, don't let your editors headline your article 'fear and hacking in Las Vegas' [at least five of these clever headlines have been written already].


To register as press, please send an email to press [at] defcon ]dot[ org with the following information:

  • Full Name & Title
  • Publication
  • Link to articles you've written pertaining to computer security/hacking or other DEF CON related topic (if new to security, send best articles on a different subject)
  • Phone number (cell)
  • Email address
  • Have you been to DEF CON before? Have you been to DEF CON as press before?


If you are going to actually attend and enjoy DEF CON (instead of just being a slave to a deadline), it is highly recommended that you buy a 'human' (normal attendee) badge. But always wear your Press badge if you are gathering information for a story. We'll help you avoid the long line to get an attendee badge if you're nice to us.

See you in Vegas!