Hacker Conferences In 2022 - 2023

This resoure contains conferences & events within the Hacker niche

Karina Kokina

Hacker Events

We list a ton of Cybersecurity Conferences – and they are labeled accordingly.

Many of the events that we list we’ve categorized as being “Hacker Cons”.

Quick Background

In the year 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada hosted the first-ever globally recognized hacker conference. DEF CON (also known as DEFCON, Defcon, or DC) is a big and well-known hacker event held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A hacker conference, commonly referred to as a hacker convention, is a gathering of hackers. These are gathering spots for phreakers, hackers, and security experts.

The actual events, time spans, and specifics of numerous convention themes are determined not only by the convention attended but also by its perceived reputation. Due to the legality of some panels, as well as the willingness of participants to explain themselves to law authorities and less computer-savvy persons, the real contents of any particular conference are usually shrouded in mild obscurity.

Wardriving, lockpicking, corporate and network security, personal rights and liberties, new technology, and general ‘geek’ themes are all popular topics. Contests and general collaborative activities, like hackathons, may be held by some.

The development of the conference badge is one aspect of hacker conferences that tends to distinguish many “HackerCons” from regular computer security conferences. While many conferences use a fairly standard paper/plastic badge to identify attendees by name, many hacker cons have evolved to use more non-traditional badges, such as electronic PCBs with LEDs, LCD screens, and advanced, often hidden functionality, such as games, that do not identify the individual, sometimes promoting a group identity or regional/local group affiliation.

May 2022

Secure Miami Conference 2022
United States | Florida, Miami
May 5, 2022
Positive Hack Days (PHDays) 2022
Russia | Moscow
May 18, 2022
United States | North Carolina, Chapel Hill
May 20, 2022
Paranoia 2022
Norway | Oslo
May 23, 2022
Cyber Starters Conference 2022
Nigeria | Abuja
May 28, 2022

August 2022

Blacks In Cyber Village @ DEF CON
United States | Nevada, Las Vegas
August 11, 2022
Cloud Village @ DEF CON 2022
United States | Nevada, Las Vegas
August 12, 2022

September 2022

United States | Kentucky, Louisville
September 7, 2022

October 2022

Hacks & Hops
United States | Tennessee, Nashville
October 6, 2022
Recommended Event
ALLOWLIST Cyber Security Conference
United Kingdom | Leeds
October 20, 2022
Recommended Event