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DEF CON Hacking Conference


Who do I talk to about...?

Running a Contest or Event:

Apply at! Contact Pyr0 at pyr0 at defcon dot org to inquire about running a new contest or if you currently organize one and have questions.
(Note: For info on the individual contests themselves, check this thread on the DEF CON Forums.)

Being a Vendor:

Read the Vendor FAQ at, then fill out the application. Direct any questions to chris at

Registering as Press:

Apply to press at

Being a Speaker:

Answer the Call for Papers

Being a DJ and/or Band:

Answer the Call for Music (Opens in 2014), posted on the DEF CON Forums.

Getting in touch with Dark Tangent:

DT's contact info and public key can be found on the Dark Tangent Page.

Website and Program Submissions:

Submit updates for the website or material for the printed program to Neil at neil at defcon dot org. Anything to be published in the printed program is due June 8, 2014.