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DEF CON 27 Hacking Conference

CFP Index

CFP Index

DEF CON 27 Call For Papers Index

Space in our main tracks is limited but is not the only option. Not all talks are the same, therefore we have made a list of opportunities under this CFP index.
Find your DEF CON audience!

***This list will be updated as new information arrives.***

Main Tracks

Want to speak at DEF CON? Great! We would love to have you. If you haven't already, we recommend you read the CFP announcement for DEF CON 27 before you begin, to get a feel of the theme and goals for this year's content.

Demo Labs

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 two hours and a 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. (Labs are not recorded)

The CFP will be announced here: Typically does not open until the end of March. In the meantime, send inquiries to: demolab [at] defcon ]dot[ org


Workshops are back! Workshops are not recorded, and will be free to attendees on a first come, first served basis (exceptions may be made for low-fee material cost).

For more information on the benefits of becoming an instructor, apply here:


If you think your presentation may fit well within a specific village, contact them and see about submitting. There is no rule that says you can't submit your talk to DEF CON and a village too. So, if your content is a good fit, go for it.

AI Village

AppSec Village

Aviation Village

BioHacking Village
BioHacking Village CFP

Bits & Blocks (Monero Village)

Blockchain Village

Blue Team Village

Car Hacking Village

Cloud Village

Crypto & Privacy Village

Data Duplication Village

Drone Wars

Ethics Village

Hack the Sea Village

Ham Radio Village

Hardware Hacking Village

ICS Village

IOT Village

Lockpick Village

Packet Hacking Village


Recon Village

Red Team Village


303 Skytalks

Social Engineer Village

Voting Village

VX (Chip-off) Village

Wireless Village

Would you like to host a type of event or space not listed?
We answer inquiries and take applications for just about everything you might want to do at DEF CON. Send us an email at Contests [at] defcon ]dot[ org.

Contests, Events, Villages RFI to be announced here:, typically opens in the middle of March.

Are you selling something?
Call for vendors traditionally does not begin until April 15th, however go here for more information:

Don't forget to check the forums for announcements from all the Villages, Contests, and Events. DEF CON 27 Planning will be discussed on the forums here:

Misc inquires, email info [at] defcon ]dot[ org