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DEF CON Hacking Conference

Call for Demo Labs

Call for Demo Labs is now Closed!

The DEF CON Demo Lab is a dedicated area for hackers to show off what they have been working on, to answer questions, and even coax attendees into giving feedback on their projects.

Presenters will be given a dedicated time and location to present a tool or project of their creation; show what it does, how it works, and why we should add it to our own hacker armory.

If you’re interested in presenting your tool in the DEF CON Demo Lab here’s what we’re going to need from you…


Presenter Name:

Tool or Project Name:

Short Abstract (What is your tool, what does it do?):

Equipment Requirements (Network Needs, Displays, etc):

Developer Bio:

URL to any additional information:

Detailed Explanation of Tool:

Supporting Files, Code, etc:

Target Audience(Offense, Defense, AppSec, Mobile, Hardware, etc):


Please Note: Your tool or hardware must be open source. This is about you sharing what you’ve created with the community and getting them excited about using it / contributing to it. There is a vendor area for those looking to pitch something.

What you’ll get…

A space in the DEF CON Demo Lab, a table with power and an easel for you to put a poster board on, along with a dedicated time frame (2-4hrs) to show off your stuff. Oh, and you'll get one DEF CON badge as well. So, that's cool. This will give you exposure to over 20,000 hackers on site, and exposure to countless individuals through the DEF CON website and twitter feed.

You’ll be showing off your project to a highly technical audience which will drive conversation, innovation, and maybe even confrontation, we can’t be certain, we’ll leave that to you. So get your submissions in now and we’ll pick the most promising folks to face the masses in July. Good Luck, and we’ll see you at DEF CON!

Interested? Email to demolab [at] defcon ]dot[ org by May 1st, 2018 and we'll respond with any questions we may have.

Thanks!