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DEF CON Hacking Conference

Call for Parties

DEF CON 26 Call for Parties

We're back again for DEF CON 26. In the great iconic words of the infamous rapper "Stitches", so "What you gonna do wit it?" Will your party hit us like a brick in tha face? Do you want to drop the bass till it melts your face?

Bring it! We love your creativity, and we love what you guys do every year. From bouncy castle spaces to fog machines, fooseball tables, and robotic art installations it takes all kinds of ideas to party at con. We've got evening space to use up, and we want you to use it. Show DEF CON what you've got.

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 parties 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.