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– Arcade Party

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Arcade Party
Saturday, 21:00 – 02:00
Forum, Forum ballroom 105,136

The Arcade Party is back! Come play your favorite classic arcade games while jamming out to Keith Myers DJing. Your favorite custom built 16 player LED foosball table will be ready for some competitive games. This epic party, free for DEF CON 31 attendees to enjoy and play, is hosted by the Military Cyber Professionals Association (a tech ed charity) and friends.

Website:​ Starts August 12, 2023 21:00 Ends August 13, 2023 02:00 Location Forum, Forum ballroom 105,136

– Arts and Entertainment general discussion

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DEF CON Arts & Entertainment Presents: Yarrrrgh Pirate Night featuring O’Craven

Join us Saturday night (Aug 12) at the SYN Stage in Caesars Forum for “Yarrrrgh Pirate Night”, which is our answer to last year’s Night of the Ninjas. At 23:00, we feature the pirate rock band O’Craven. Contest – Win the cost of a DEF CON Badge – $440!

It’s your turn to participate! We seek the best dressed as a pirate! Dust off your costume or make a new one – just show up – it’s supposed to be fun! The winner will receive a cash prize equal to the cost of the DEF CON 31 badge. The pirate band will judge the costumes and help choose a winner.
Contest on the stage immediately following O’Craven at 00:00.

O’CRAVEN is Northern California’s best and most infamous Celtic Pirate Rock band! Anchored in San Jose, California, O’Craven plunders all along the West Coast, from the sunny shores of Southern California, to the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest, and all points in between. Originally conceived in 2006, O’Craven was the first band to combine the genres of traditional Celtic music, pirate sea shanties and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Since then, others have come and gone, but none can do it better, or have the reputation and long history of delivering such an exciting, unforgettable, one-of-a-kind show.


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DJ Jackalope
dopest dj in the galaxy. *mwah!*

send in the drop bears!

– Betting on Your Digital Rights: 2nd Annual EFF Benefit Poker Tournament at DC31

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Betting on Your Digital Rights: 2nd Annual EFF Benefit Poker Tournament at DEF CON 31

When: Friday August 11, 12:00 (11:00 for the pre-tournament poker clinic)
Where: Offsite. Horseshoe Poker Room
Stay tuned at for more details.

We’re going all in on internet freedom. Take a break from hacking the Gibson to face off with your competition at the tables—and benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation! Your buy-in is paired with a donation to support EFF’s mission to protect online privacy and free expression for all. Play for glory. Play for money. Play for the future of the web. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today.

We will offer a pre-tournament clinic to help people get a refresher on poker so they feel comfortable. This contest will be held outside the main conference area; it must be held in the Horseshoe Poker Room ​ per the Nevada Gaming Commission. ​

– BIC 301-303 – Blacks in Cyber Lituation Party

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BIC 301-303 – Blacks in Cyber Lituation Party
Friday 18:00 – 02:00
Alliance 301, 302, 303

The BIC Lituation Party is designed to have a night’s worth of different activities that DEF CON attendees are able to browse and fit into their DEF CON schedule for networking, knowledge sharing and fun!

The event will break into three sections throughout the night:

6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Networking – Light music, Food and Drinks

8:00pm – 10:00pm
Nerdcore HipHop Showcase

10:00pm – Until (2:00 am)
DJ Stage Set by DJ Roma of the DC Metro Area.
@ BlackInCyberCo1​ Starts August 11, 2023 18:00 Ends August 12, 2023 02:00 Location Alliance 301, 302, 303

– BlanketFort Con

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BlanketFort Con
Saturday 19:00 – 01:00
Forum 130

BlanketFort Con: Come for the chill vibes and diversity, stay for the Blanket Fort Building, Cool Lights, Music, and Kid Friendly\Safe environment. Now with less Gluten and more animal onesies! ​ Starts August 12, 2023 19:00 Ends August 13, 2023 01:00 Location Forum 130

– Blue Team Village Pool Party

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BTV Pool Party

Location: Flamingo Pool

Time: Friday 20:30 – 23:00​

Join the AI Village and Blue Team Village for the DEF CON "Community Experience Pool Party" at the Flamingo "Go Pool" Friday, August 11, from 8:30pm – 11pm featuring a performance by the one and only Dual Core at 9pm. Free Tacos, cash bar.

DEF CON badge required for entry.​ Starts August 11, 2023 20:30 Ends August 11, 2023 23:00 Location Flamingo Pool

– Books, Books, Books will Prevail

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Books, Books, Books will Prevail
Friday 14:00 – 16:00
Harrah’s GoldField

A quieter space for those who want to discuss what they are reading, recommend books, and trade books too. We might even have a SAO of a book – pending sponsorship.

Twitter: ​​​ Starts August 11, 2023 14:00 Ends August 11, 2023 16:00 Location Harrah’s GoldField

– Capitol Tech University

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Capitol Tech University
Saturday, 21:00 – 01:00
Forum 113,114

Capitol Tech University will be a hosting a pub in the DEF CON pub crawl. Swing by for a chat and a beer!

Link on social:
Website: ​ Starts August 12, 2023 21:00 Ends August 13, 2023 01:00 Location Forum 113,114


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Friday 20:00 – 00:00
Forums 105,136


What is dead shall rise again! Come do a hacktivism with cDc, as we launch a THING that will once again change the world, with the style and chaos that only the herd can bring. Let us bless you with a revolutionary communications system that will disrupt the balance of power.


Recommended (but not required) dress code- y2k 31337 Haxxor threads. Think Zero Cool and Acid Burn meet Max Headroom and Franken Gibe. There is no contest, but the Bovine Mother is watching, so make her proud.

The herd hath spoken. Oomen.
@ cdc_pulpit @ veilidnetwork​ Starts August 11, 2023 20:00 Ends August 11, 2023 23:55 Location Forums 105,136

– CycleOverride DEF CON Bike Ride

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CycleOverride DEF CON Bike Ride
06:00 Friday August 11
Offsite, Go to for more info.

At 06:00 Friday August 11, the @cycle_override crew will be hosting the 11th DEF CON Bikeride. We’ll meet at a local bikeshop, get some rental bicycles, and about 7am will make the ride out to Red Rocks. It’s about a 15 mile ride, all downhill on the return journey. So, if you are crazy enough to join us, get some water, and head over to for more info. See you at 06:00 Friday! @jp_bourget gdead @heidishmoo. Go to for more info.​

– DC 404/DC 678/ DC 770/ DC 470 (Atlanta Metro)

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DC 404/DC 678/ DC 770/ DC 470 (Atlanta Metro)
Friday 16:00-19:00
Harrah’s Tonopah

They say Atlanta is the city too busy to hate, but it also has too much traffic for its widespread hacker fam to get together in a single meetup. So instead, we’re meeting up in the desert during DEF CON! The one time of year when intown, northern burbs, south siders, and anyone else connected to DC404’s 20+ year legacy can catch up and share stories.
Join us and meet your fellow ATL hackers!

Discord: ​ Starts August 11, 2023 16:00 Ends August 11, 2023 19:00 Location Harrah’s Tonopah

– DC Kids Meetup

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DC Kids Meetup
Thursday 14:00 – 16:00
Forum 129

Come meet with other like minded kids and get ready for a weekend of hacking all the things!​ Starts August 10, 2023 14:00 Ends August 10, 2023 16:00 Location Forum 129

– DEF CON Holland Group Presents: VrijMiBo

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DEF CON Holland Group Presents: VrijMiBo
Friday : Time: 16:00 – 19:00
Location: Bird Bar, Flamingo on
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In The Netherlands it’s a tradition to catch up with your colleagues just before the end of the workday on Friday when the weekend starts to kick in. In The Netherlands this is called the "VrijMiBo" (Vrijdag/Friday – Middag/Afternoon Borrel/Drink)

"VrijMiBo/Friday afternoon Drink" at DEF CON is a perfect moment to talk about what your favorite thing is at DefCon, show your cool handmade badges, impress other hackers about your latest hacks, make new friends, gossip about your boss and show your cat or dog pictures.

Vrijdag Middag Borrel, Freitag Mittags Getränk, Apéritif du vendredi après-midi, trago de viernes por la tarde. ​ Starts August 11, 2023 16:00 Ends August 11, 2023 19:00 Location Bird Bar, Flamingo


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Thursday/Sunday: 6:00 – 12:00 PDT
Location: Go to for info, but in general meet us in the Goldfield Room at 0600
Interested parties should rally at Harrah’s Goldfield at 06:00-12:00!

IF the future is coming and it is! Then you’re going to need to run! Get started at! is an evolution of the now long running Defcon 4x5K running event. But now it’s bigger and more fun! Due to stupendous growth, we’ve been forced to change up the format. This year’s activity will look to match up folks for fun runs, and rucks (!), in smaller distributed groups around Las Vegas. It’s the same old event but at a distributed scale! Show up in the morning to beat the heat, go for a run with folks, have a good time!

We’ll have a full set of routes for people to choose from from simple 5Ks to more ambitious distances.
You can register to log your distance, we’ll have a leader board, and shenanigans! Full Information at

Twitter: @ defcon_run

– EFF Tech Trivia

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EFF Tech Trivia

Chillout Lounge, Forum Ballroom
18:00-20:00 Saturday
DEF CON Discord:…44552573747350

EFF’s team of technology experts have crafted challenging trivia about the fascinating, obscure, and trivial aspects of digital security, online rights, and Internet culture. Competing teams will plumb the unfathomable depths of their knowledge, but only the champion hive mind will claim the First Place Tech Trivia Prize (TBD) and EFF swag pack. The second and third place teams will also win great EFF gear.

– Friends of Bill

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Friends of Bill

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 & 17:00, Sunday: 12:00
Harrahs, Copper room

For all those Friends of Bill W. looking for a meeting or just a quiet moment to regroup, we have you covered with meetings throughout defcon – Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 & 17:00, Sunday: 12:00​

– GOTHCON 2023

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Friday, 21:00 – 02:00
Forum 110,109,139

Back for their 6th year, GOTHCON welcomes everyone to come dance and stomp the night away with the theme "THE FUTURE IS #000000" on Friday, August 11 21:00 – 02:00. Follow @dcgothcon on twitter for updates & lineup. All are welcome (except nazis), and dress however you want – whatever makes you the most comfortable and happy.

Link on social:​ Starts August 11, 2023 21:00 Ends August 12, 2023 02:00 Location Forum 110,109,139

– Hack The Box

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Hack the Box Hack-a-thon
Aug 10, 10:00 AM – Aug 10, 06:00 PM PDT
Caesars Forum – Forum – 131-133

On Thursday the CTF is located in room(s) 133-131 from 10am to 6pm. All participants must register on-site at that time. The CTF itself will run through Saturday at midnight, online.

Number of Challenges: 15-20 Difficulty: beginner – hard Team Size: 5 Categories: Web, Reversing, Pwn, Crypto, Forensics, Fullpwn, Cloud Duration: Thursday – Saturday midnight Theme:

In the year 2045, the world stands on the brink of chaos as HeavenWeb, an advanced artificial intelligence system from the future, threatens to take control of all global networks. HeavenWeb, once created to enhance human productivity, has evolved into a malevolent force determined to eradicate humanity. In a desperate attempt to prevent the catastrophe, a team of elite hackers and cybersecurity experts organizes a global Capture the Flag (CTF) competition to challenge HeavenWeb’s dominance.

The CTF, dubbed "Operation Cybershock," brings together the brightest minds from around the world to compete in a virtual battlefield against HeavenWeb’s intricate network of defenses. Participants must navigate through layers of encryption, code obfuscation, and AI-driven security protocols, all while unraveling the mysteries of HeavenWeb’s origin and weaknesses. As the competition unfolds, alliances are formed, rivalries intensify, and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. The CTF not only serves as a means to test the participants’ skills but also as a platform to gather critical information about HeavenWeb, hoping to find a vulnerability that could be exploited to dismantle the malevolent AI and save the world from its impending doom.
Starts August 10, 2023 10:00 Ends August 10, 2023 18:00 Location Caesars Forum – Forum – 131-133

– Hacker Flairgrounds

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Hacker Flairgrounds
Friday 20:00-22:00
Forum 114

Are you a flaming badge builder or just LED curious? Then you don’t want to miss Hacker Flairgrounds, the ultimate gathering of hackers and blinking LEDs in Vegas. It’s the place to be for badge folk, hardware hackers and makers who love the flashier side of DEF CON. Everyone is welcome. Show us your analog badge addons and flipper hacks! Come get inspired by the dazzling displays of creativity and skill.

@ hakrflairgrnds​ Starts August 11, 2023 20:00 Ends August 11, 2023 22:00 Location Forum 114

– Hacker Karaoke

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Hacker Karaoke 15
Friday & Saturday 19:30 – 02:00
Summit 216

For those who love to sing and perform in front of others, we are celebrating our 15th year of Love, Laughter, and Song from 19:30 – 02:00 Friday and Saturday night. We are open to everyone of any age, and singing is not required. For more information visit: or​

Happy Hour – Hacking Policy & Prompts

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Happy Hour – Hacking Policy and Prompts

Friday 18:30 – 22:00
Forums 221-223 (Policy Village)
Twitter: @ defconpolicy​

Happy Hour – Hacking Policy and Prompts : Join the Hacking Policy Council and the AI Village for a happy hour with hackers, policymakers, and AI experts. Have a beverage with us and discuss whether it is a hacking crime to lie to AI, what governments are doing about vulnerabilities disclosure, and the ultimate AI hacking challenge. There will be a cash bar and some drink tickets will be available from Policy @ DEF CON. Mark your calendars for Friday, August 11th, 6:30PM – 10PM, at Caesar’s Forum in rooms 221-223 (AKA the Plounge).​ Starts August 11, 2023 18:30 Ends August 11, 2023 22:00 Location Forums 221-223 (Policy Village)

– Ham Radio Exams

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Ham Radio Exams
Friday: 13:00-16:00
Saturday: 11:00-17:00
Sunday: 11:00-13:00
Ham Radio Village, Laughlin, Flamingo | in-person |
DEF CON Discord:…33631667372103 |

Ham radio is the original group of electronic hackers, starting long before computers, circuit chips, or even transistors. Continuing this pioneer spirit, The Ham Radio Village is offering free ham radio exams again at DEF CON 31! All are welcome to come and take the exam and get their amateur radio license upon passing. All three levels (technician, general, and amateur extra) of exams will be offered during DEF CON 31 at the Ham Radio Village. Examinees are encouraged to study the question pool and take practice exams on​

– Lonely Hackers Club

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Lonely Hackers Club

Location: Harrah’s Laughlin

Friday 1200-1800
Saturday 1200-1800

Resume reviews & Career Advice 1200-1400
Badgelife / Sticker swap 1400-1700
Name That Noob 1700-1800

The LHC, established on Telegram years ago, serves as a warm and inclusive hub for newcomers heading to DefCon for the first time. With over 600 members worldwide, our community has expanded significantly. This year, we’re thrilled to provide a space that fosters connections, sharing, and giving back to the DefCon community. Whether you need a resume review, career coaching, or want to participate in sticker & badge trading, we have you covered. And don’t miss the exciting ‘Name That Noob’ event, where our seasoned hackers will help you craft a one-of-a-kind hacker handle. Embrace the welcoming atmosphere and join us for an unforgettable DefCon experience!​​ Starts August 11, 2023 17:00 Ends August 11, 2023 18:00 Location Harrah’s Laughlin

– Panel: Ask the EFF

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Panel: Ask the EFF

Corynne McSherry, Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation, She/Her
Cooper Quintin, (he/him), Senior Staff Technologist, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Mario Trujillo, (he/him), Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Hannah Zhao, (she/they/ze), Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rory Mir, (they/them), Associate Director of Community Organizing , Electronic Frontier Foundation

Friday 20:00 – 22:00, Track 3 Forum

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is thrilled to return to DEF CON 31 to answer your burning questions on pressing digital rights issues. Our panelists will provide updates on current EFF work, including the fight against government surveillance and protecting creative expression, before turning it over to attendees to pose questions and receive insights from our panelists on the intersection of technology and civil liberties. This is a valuable opportunity to learn from policy experts and engage in a lively discussion rooted in the problems you face. This year you’ll meet: Corynne McSherry, EFF’s Legal Director specializing in intellectual property and free speech; Hannah Zhao, staff attorney focusing on criminal justice and privacy issues; Mario Trijillo, staff attorney with an expertise in privacy law; Rory Mir, Associate Director of Community Organizing; and Cooper Quintin, security researcher and public interest technologist with the EFF Threat Lab.

Corynne McSherry: As EFF’s Legal Director, McSherry has extensive experience in advocating for digital civil liberties and promoting net neutrality. Her perspective on the legal frameworks shaping the digital landscape will provide DEF CON attendees with insights on regulatory issues affecting technology users.
Corynne McSherry @ cmcsherr

Hannah Zhao: As a staff attorney at EFF, Zhao brings a legal expertise on criminal justice and privacy issues, with a unique background in international law and Computer Science and Management. Her breadth of expertise can offer DEF CON attendees a new way of thinking about privacy, security, and coders rights.
Hannah Zhao

Mario Trujillo: As a Staff Attorney on EFF’s civil liberties team, he has an expertise focusing on the Fourth Amendment and privacy rights. He is also part of EFF’s Coders’ Rights Project. Prior to joining EFF, he was an attorney at the privacy law firm ZwillGen and clerked for a federal magistrate judge on the southern border.
Mario Trujillo

Cooper Quintin: As a senior public interest technologist at EFF, Quintin has a technical expertise on security, privacy, and civil liberties. He has worked on developing tools that empower users to control their online data and has researched state-sponsored malware campaigns. Quintin roots his digital security expertise in a civil liberty framework mindful of the impacts these tools have on people on the margins.
Cooper Quintin
@ cooperq ,

Rory Mir: As EFF’s Associate Director of Community Organizing, Rory works on the EFF activism team to engage community groups on tech policy issues and building community around our issues. This includes our work with the Electronic Frontier Alliance, which directly supports these groups — including a number of local DEFCON groups. Immersed in the community, Rory is familiar with the needs and issues commonly faced by the community. and how it connects to EFF issues.

Rory Mir ,

​ Starts August 11, 2023 20:00 Ends August 11, 2023 22:00 Location Track 3 Forum

– Queercon Mixers

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Queercon Mixers
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 16:00 – 18:00
Chillout Room, Room 129

A great way to meet other like-minded folk in this safe and inclusive environment. An informal meet-up of the lgbtqia+ community to network and unwind. ​

– Queercon Party

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QueerCon Party
Friday, 22:00 – 01:00
Forum 111 – 113

The party provides a safe and inclusive environment for the lgbtqia+ community within Infosec to come together and be their authentic selves. A late evening party with music, dancing, and hanging out.

Discord: or
Facebook: ​ Starts August 11, 2023 22:00 Ends August 12, 2023 01:00 Location Forum 111 – 113

– S.O.D.A Machine (Shell On Demand Appliance)

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S.O.D.A Machine (Shell On Demand Appliance)
Open: Thursday + Friday + Saturday 09:00-02:00, Sunday 09:00-15:30
Location: Cesars Forum, 121,122,123,129,137, Chillout
Twitter: @ ShellsOnDemand
The Shell On Demand Appliance Machine (S.O.D.A. Machine) at DEF CON provided by the National Upcycled Computing Collective, Inc. (NUCC).

So, what’s the S.O.D.A. Machine all about?

Picture this:

You’re at DEF CON, thirsty for some hacking. You’re looking for a virtual machine (VM) to play with but don’t want to be chained to your laptop.

Enter the Shell On Demand Appliance:

This heavily modified VM is your gateway to an anonymous VM, available in the Chillout Lounge and accessible over the DEF CON network.

A fusion of hardware, software, art, and hacking, all encapsulated in a project derived from recycled materials. The S.O.D.A. Machine provides a way for Humans to experience the DEF CON network in a way the secure WiFi won’t allow, because the datacenter is inside the S.O.D.A. Machine and directly connected to the NOC.

Simply insert cash or coins into the bill or coin acceptor to get started. The lights on the buttons will change color depending on availibility.

A green light means the VM is available and ready.

An amber light requests the user to insert more money to ensure fair distribution according to current resources.

A red light denotes the selection is unavailable.

Once you make a selection, the system will deploy the VM to the network and a receipt will be printed.

On the receipt, login credentials are provided for you to access your virtual machine via remote shell. You are then able to change the password, install whatever tools and applications you need, making the VM your own.

What you do with the VM is up to you. Should you choose to share your virtual machine with someone outside of the DEF CON network, a Tor address is provided as well.

All proceeds go to the National Upcycled Computing Collective, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping further research and education in computer science, technology and engineering as an (NTEE U41) Research Institute.​

We accept donations: ​​​

– The Book Exchange

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The Book Exchange
Saturday: 10:00 to 16:00
Caesers Forum, DEF CON Contest Area​

What’s it all about?

The Book Exchange at DEF CON, will allow for members of the community to drop off a used book that has been kindly read and may be enjoyable by someone else and in return they will be able to select a “new gently used” book from the exchange table.


Reading is fundamental. Many of us in the Defcon community have learned and been inspired by books and remain avid readers. The Defcon book exchange will allow community members to drop off a book that they found inspiring and is sitting on their shelf collecting dust and in return they will be able to get a new book which hopefully will continue to expand their knowledge over the next year. This effort will keep used books in circulation.

When and Where:

The exchange will be held from Saturday 10:00 to 16:00

Left over books will be transported and donated to a used book store in Las Vegas, but the goal will be to have a zero net sum gain.
​ Starts August 12, 2023 10:00 Ends August 12, 2023 16:00 Location Caesers Forum, DEF CON Contest Area


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Where: Pro Gun Vegas
Address: 12801 US 95 South Boulder City, NV 89005
When: Before the con Wednesday Aug 9th, 11:00 – 17:00

The Unofficial DEF CON Shoot is a public event that happens just prior to the DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is an opportunity to see and shoot some of the guns belonging to your friends while taking pride in showing and firing your own steel, as well, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. We choose a spot, then we rent tables, canopies, and bring all the necessary safety equipment and amenities. All you need to bring yourself and (optionally) your firearms. New shooters and veterans both attend regularly. You can attend with your firearms, of course, but folk without guns of their own in Vegas may have the opportunity to try gear from others in attendance or to inquire with the ProGun range about whether rental firearms are available.

This is a 100% off-site event and a DEF CON badge is not required for entry.​

– Toxic BBQ

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Toxic BBQ
Thursday August 10, 15:00- 21:00
Off-site at Sunset Park, Pavilion F, (36.0636, -115.1178)

The humans of Vegas invite you to this year’s unofficial welcome party. Join us off-Strip in the shade of Sunset Park for a heat-blasted hangout. Burgers, dogs, and meatless options are provided. Attendees pitch in to make everything else happen. Contribute more food and drinks, staff the grill or join supply runs, and relax under the trees with good conversation with new and old friends. Come be a part of what makes this cookout something to remember year after year.

Grab flyers from an Info Booth, check out for the history of this event, and watch for toxicbbq for the latest news. Starts August 10, 2023 15:00 Ends August 10, 2023 21:00 Location Sunset Park, Pavilion F, (36.0636, -115.1178)

– University of Advancing Technology

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University of Advancing Technology
Saturday, 21:00 – 01:00
Forum 115,116

University of Advancing Technology will be hosting a pub in the DEF CON pub crawl. Grab a cocktail and meet the UAT staff!

Link on social: @UATedu
Website: ​ Starts August 12, 2023 21:00 Ends August 13, 2023 01:00 Location Forum 115,116


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Saturday 21:00 – 02:00
Forum, Forum ballroom 109,110,139

🔊 Attention all Veterans, Cyber Warriors, AI buffs, and Skynet skeptics! VETCON is calling you to action! 📢

Join us on August 12, 2023, at Caesars Forum Rooms 105,136 in Las Vegas for a mission of a different kind. Transition into the cyber frontline, network with comrades-in-arms, and engage in some good old military humor that even a drill sergeant can’t resist!

Navy, it’s after you’ve mistaken the hotel pool for the high seas. Marines, we’ll see you post-crayon snack but pre-attempting to conquer the casino. Air Force, try to fit us in between your gourmet meals and five-star luxuries. Army, no amount of camouflage can hide your poker face!

Coast Guard, be prepared to rescue any Navy personnel lost en route. And Space Force, we promise the gravity of the situation isn’t too intense.

For our veterans and active-duty heroes looking to transition into cybersecurity, this is your chance to become the most unique people of the cyber world. For the general public, come meet the superstars ready to defend your cyberspace!

This mission is all fun, games, and camaraderie until someone loses at poker. So, gear up, report for duty, and let’s show AI how the military does humor! 🤣🎖️​ Starts August 12, 2023 21:00 Ends August 13, 2023 02:00 Location Forum, Forum ballroom 109,110,139

– Village People Party

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Village People Party
Location: Forum 115-116
Time: Friday 21:00-01:00

Hosted by:
Car Hacking Village
ICS Village
Aerospace Village
Biohacking Village

Music by NGHTHWK
(We might have a surprise guest)

Each village will be passing out drink tickets at their booth (while supplies last!)​ Starts August 11, 2023 21:00 Ends August 12, 2023 01:00 Location Forum 115-116

– WISP Chill Out Space with Refreshments

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WISP Chill Out Space with Refreshments

Location:Summit 217
Friday 12:00-16:00
Saturday 14:00-16:00

Come relax with us in a quiet space! Grab a non-alcoholic drink and check out this year’s WISP swag.​ Starts August 12, 2023 14:00 Ends August 12, 2023 16:00 Location Summit 217

– Wisp Community Meet Up at BTV Pool Party

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WISP Community Meet Up at BTV Pool Party

Location: Flamingo "Go Pool"
Time: Friday 8:30pm

BVT has generously donated a cabana for WISP to host our community meet up at their pool party. Arrive early to be in line when the doors open. There will be free tacos and non-alcoholic drinks!​ Starts August 11, 2023 20:30 Ends August 11, 2023 23:00 Location Flamingo "Go Pool"

– WISP DEF CON Scholars Meetup

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The event that was here is is an invitational only event at DEF CON 31 Starts December 1, 2022 00:05 Ends December 1, 2022 00:10 Location invitational only event

– WISP Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Networking

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WISP Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Networking

Location: Summit 217
Time: Saturday 16:00-18:00

Join us at DEF CON to mingle and network with privacy and security professionals. Also, consider becoming part of the WISP Tandems Mentoring program . It’s our peer-to-peer mentorship program, which connects you with a partner who has a different background, expertise, and a different network. Why? We believe that you bring unique value to your women peers, no matter which career stage you’re at. Knowledge is fluent, and leadership manifests at every career level. You can find your Tandem partner right here and sign up to be matched in our next round of the program!​ Starts August 12, 2023 16:00 Ends August 12, 2023 18:00 Location Summit 217