pins DEFCON 30

August 11-14, 2022

where: (Caesars Forum) + (Flamingo Las Vegas) + (Harrah’s Las Vegas) + (The Linq Las Vegas)


The DEF CON is the premiere global hacker conference. Even after 30 years, DEF CON remains an open space for intellectual exploration, open to all those who want to participate in good faith. Learn more about DEF CON…)

COVID-19 policy: Masks required.

pins Black Hat

August 6-11, 2022 (Trainings)

August 10-11, 2022 (Briefings)

where: (Mandalay Bay Las Vegas) + Virtual


The Black Hat conference features talks about security issues and approaches that impact enterprises and corporations. Learn more about Black Hat…

COVID-19 policy: No requirements. Consider personal health needs.

pins BSides Las Vegas

August 9-10, 2022

where: (Tuscany Hotel and Casino)


BSides Las Vegas is the original in a series of over 100 global annual events, founded in 2009 as an ‘un-conference’ style event as as more laid-back alternative to DEF CON and Black Hat. Learn more about BSides Las Vegas…

COVID-19 policy: Masks required at all time. Vaccination strongly encouraged.

pins The Diana Initiative

July 16, 2022 (Virtual) August 10-11, 2022 (In-person Conference)

where: (The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa)


The Diana Initiative is a diversity-driven conference, launched in 2016, committed to helping all underrepresented people in Information Security. Learn more about The Diana Initiative…

COVID-19 policy: Masks and vaccination required.

Before You Go

  • Update all your technology
  • Buy and test a new, clean phone, with new accounts (optional)
  • Register for conference secure wifi
  • Prepare to stand and walk a lot (bring comfy shoes)
  • Bring a face mask (required for DEF CON, BSides, & The Diana Initiative)
  • Rest up for a few days before
  • Earmark some talks, villages, and events
  • Schedule time to eat and sleep
  • Bookmark
  • Download the Hacker Tracker app (Android, iOS)
  • Pack: ear plugs, sunscreen, shorts, sunglasses
  • Check out some Hacker Films (see Hacker Culture 101)
  • Join and participate in the DEF CON Forums