Skytalks 2024 Returns – Did You Miss Us?

To our friends, followers, family-by-choice, fellow hackers:

We are thrilled to share that the Skytalks experience will be returning to Las Vegas for “hacker summer camp”, this time as part of BSides Las Vegas!

DEF CON has been our home for many years. We will always cherish our memories at DEF CON, and extend our best wishes to the entire DEF CON production team and community, and wish them a fantastic year in their new venue. Rest assured, you will continue to see many of our staff and supporters as attendees there.

Thanks to an invitation, and generous support and flexibility from the BSides Las Vegas team, we will once again be able to offer our special brand of off-the-record talks. We have always admired and respected what the team behind BSides Las Vegas has accomplished (fun fact, some of the original founders of BSides Las Vegas also helped to found Skytalks) and we are honored to be able to be a small part of their event.

The Skytalks XIV Call for Presentations will open on May 8th, and we need your submissions! Check https://skytalks.info/cfp for details on how to submit before the June 16th deadline.

Note that due to event space constraints and logistical challenges, Skytalks will be implementing a physical-token based system to get into our sessions, so there will not be any “linecon” for getting into the room. More details will be provided on how this will work soon. Rest assured that our dedicated volunteer staff remains unchanged, but expect some shift in the vibes and experience to fit our new venue. We’re excited to see what opportunities this brings.

Please plan on joining us in August for an unforgettable Skytalks at BSides Las Vegas, and don’t forget to put your money in the bucket!