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DEF CON 24 Hacking Conference



DEF CON 24 Call for Parties

We're back again for DEF CON 24! You've had a year to absorb the possibilities that our new venue has to offer, now what are you gonna do about it?

Do you want to drop the bass till it melts your face?
Awesome, everyone loves tinnitus. Do that!

Want to rent a million arcade machines and pretend it's 1986?
Sounds great Daddy Warbucks. We love it. Do that!

Do you want to get together a group of like minded individuals and talk about current events?
That sounds super boring, but we're not here to judge. Do that!

The point is, we love your creativity, and we love what you guys bring to the table every year. We've got space to use up, and we want you to use it. So show us what you've got DEF CON.

Once again, we'll be paying the cost for all bars this year. Not the cost of the booze, just the cost of the bartender. This will allow you to spend the money you would've spent on having a bartender on site for 4+ hours, on pacifiers, Mardi Gras beads, a small pony, or whatever instead.

So start filling out the questions below and get them submitted. We'll pick the best ideas, and give them a space to turn their nerdtastic fantasies, into a reality, if only for a night. The Call for open.

In order to submit you need to cut and paste the following into email or text file and email it to grifter at defcon dot org


Who are you?

What's a good phone number to reach you at?

Where can we email you?

List three references that would be a character reference for you in court:


Answer the following in as much detail as you can.

What's your event name going to be?

Why do you want to have an event?

What kind of event do you want to throw?

How are you involved in the hacker community?

Why should we pick your event over others?

What music or entertainment do you want to have?

What kind of decor will you set the room up in?
(You'll need to work with the hotel rules: You can't attach anything to the walls, ceiling, or doors. Decor and other items need to be free standing and you may be required to show that items are fire or flame retardant)

Do you have any plans for giveaways, swag, or cool freebies?

What are your plans for event regulation?

Tell us anything else about yourself that you think we should know in considering your event application.