Call for Trainers

Call for Trainers is Now Closed

DEF CON is planning to perform a risk assessment to help us decide, ideally by sometime in April, if we should hold a physical "last known good configuration" conference in Las Vegas for 2021. We would adhere to all health and safety guidelines, so the better we can understand them the more informed our assessment will be. Until then we need you to help us plan!

In this call for participation we have NEW questions for the COVID-19 era that will be used in deciding how much interest people have in remaining on-line only, hybrid, or in person only.

The following questions intend to answer what level of participation you are comfortable with considering these circumstances. (Feel free to elaborate if needed, you can change your mind up until we make a final decision about in person.)

Are you interested in being entirely online, with no interest if there is an in-person possibility? Y/N

Are you interested in participating if DEF CON becomes a "hybrid event" with some in-person and some on-line? Y/N

Would you be interested in doing both? Y/N

Would you be interested in only in person? Y/N

Any questions or concerns you have?

As things change we will be as transparent as possible and keep everyone up to date.

DEF CON Call For Trainers

What: DEF CON Call For Trainers
When: Training Days TBA, held between the Aug. 5-10, 2021.
Why: DEF CON is looking to host single day training classes, we're looking for trainers to teach classes and get paid to do so. Help us launch DEF CON training.

How: To submit please cut and paste the submission form below into the body of an email or within a single .txt file and send it to training[at]defcon[dot]org. We request that applications are in plain text only to avoid disfiguring formatting errors. If you are submitting multiple applications, please submit them as separate emails. If you wish to send your submission encrypted via PGP please use KeyID:3A276723 for Nikita(at)DEFCON(dot)org. FINGERPRINT 814B 10A6 31FF 9215 7953 9A00 8874 8FDE 3A27 6723

Because this is new for DEF CON we don't know the demand but we are aiming for more affordable training options for students on a wide range of technical topics. Your class would be 8 hours of instruction plus breaks for coffee and lunch. DEF CON will provide the space, marketing, and infrastructure and you focus on the content!

Also check out the Training Forum on the DEF CON Forums!

Name(s) of your training class(es):

How would you rate the skill level of your class? [Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert]:

Class abstract, the more detailed the better:

What will students walk away having learned at the end of the class? A new skill, a new tool?

Minimum class size:

Maximum class size:

Minimum / Maximum number of trainers:

Prerequisites for students:

Have you taught this class before? Where and when? Please provide a link of the course, materials, or a video if available online:

Primary trainer name:

Name of your group or company, if applicable:

Contact information for correspondence {email and phone}:
Additional trainer information, if applicable:

NEW! If your workshop is accepted, do you consent to inviting you to the official DEF CON planning project on "Basecamp"? We will use the email addresses you included on your application (unless stated otherwise). DEF CON staff, and other instructors would be able to see your email address once you accepted the invitation. Yes/No

Trainer Bio(s) (not to exceed 1337 characters total):

How will you or your training courses contribute a new perspective to the content at DEF CON?

What is the per-head or total fee you need to earn to make training worthwhile (In USD$)? (Keep in mind we are not Black Hat)

We will have questions for each other, I'm sure, but submit the best first application you can anticipating or asking as many questions as necessary to speed things along.

Thank you!
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