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DEF CON 28 Hacking Conference

Vendor Application

Vendor Application

Please cut and paste your submission into the body of an email and send to as plain text, or attach it as a .docx, or a .txt file.

Additional supporting materials that may aid in the selection process can be attached and included in other formats. Accepted vendors will be informed upon approval. Vendors who are placed on a standby list will be informed, and notified within two weeks of the close of call for vendors regarding approval or decline.

Once open vendor spaces are filled, a wait list for vendors will be started.

DEF CON 28 Vendor Application

Business Legal Name:
Street Address:
Contact Name Prior to the Convention:
Contact Email Prior to the Convention:
Phone Number Prior to the Convention:
Onsite Contact Name, If Different:
Phone Number During Convention, If Different:

Email During the Convention, If Different:

Are you selling items? (Yes or No):

NOTE: To sell items, sales taxes must be paid onsite to the NV department of Taxation by check (no cash) on Sunday before teardown. The sales tax paperwork will be provided at badge pick up. To claim exempt, you must provide proper proof of non-profit status prior to set up. If applicable, please provide NV Tax ID Number. Effective January 1, 2020 the sales and use tax rate increases to 8.375%.

What will you be vending? Provide a link to samples, if applicable.

Reason(s) that this vendor/merchandise is appropriate for and adds value to the DEF CON vendor area:

Are you accepting donations? (Yes or No):
Have you been a vendor at DEF CON before? If so, what was your last DC?

Please provide a brief, one paragraph blurb to use for publication in the DC program and on the DC web site, if accepted:

Please include a logo for use in the printed program and on the website 

  • Please have them in highest resolution possible (at least 300dpi raster, or vector format), source file is preferred. 
  • Acceptable raster (pixel) formats:  .tiff, .jpg, .png, .psd.
  • Acceptable vector formats: .ai, .eps
  • Image should be clearly named for your business/organization, example: "". Please don't send "DefconLogo-v.1". 

Provide a specific description of any sort of activities such as signings, prize giveaways (skilled or luck) that could create a line. Do you have an idea on timing? Please give schedule estimates (please include day, approximate time, and duration) and any assistance for line maintenance that may be required. Upon acceptance, we will contact you for full schedule.

Please provide a description or photos of your physical booth. (Table only or built structure)
NOTE: booths must be freestanding and cannot be covered overhead

Does your booth set up require you to be by a wall or on the end of a row?

Will you be shipping any pallets? How many?

Illustration of Different Booth Size Options Available

Examples of booth sizes only, this is NOT vendor room layout.

Prices per space include: 24 Hour Security, 1 Vendor Badge

  1. 8x8 inline $1170
  2. 8x16 inline $2340
  3. 8x24 inline $3260
  4. 10x10 inline (against wall) $1980
  5. 10x20 inline (against wall) $3960
  6. 10x30 inline (against wall) $5590
  7. 8x16 end cap $3300
  8. 20x20 island $6870
  9. 20x30 island $7495

Custom pricing and configurations available

IMPORTANT NOTE: Above dimensions are the amount of floor space.

All tables will be 6 feet x 30 inches with linens.

Additional Options

  • Internet Access 400 Yes/No:
  • Power for Booth 250 Yes/No:
  • Phone 290 Yes/No:
  • Banner Hung* 290 Quantity:
  • Additional DC Badge 320 Quantity:

*Banners must fall within prescribed sizes.

*****Vendor Cancellation policy*****

Hey, things happen! Maybe a last-minute issue pops up and you have to cancel your vendor table.

No problem! But because of limited space and tax paperwork deadlines from the State of Nevada, and the difficulty in trying to fill the vacant space there is a penalty for canceling your vendor table within 30 days of the conference.

Any cancellation received after July 7, 2020, will incur a 50% fee.
Cancellations received after July 22, 2020, will incur a 100% fee.

Your cancellation must be received in writing, send email to and please include the reason and a contact phone number in case there are any questions.

Application must include the following three statements:


As a vendor, I understand that I am responsible to pay sales tax on the items I have sold via a check by tear down on Sunday.

As a vendor, I have read and understand the cancellation policy.