DefCon 101

What we're looking for:

Generally we're looking for n00b/intro level (use your own judgement on those terms) talks of a (preferably) more technical nature. Ambigous enough? Awesome.

These were the talks selected last year :
The should serve to give you an idea of (generally) what we're looking towards.


Submission Checklist

Your submission must contain all the following information.

Presenter Information
Presentation Information
Scheduling Information
Equipment requirements
Speaker Bio(s)
Supporting Files
Submission Agreements

These requirements are outlined below. Please be as detailed as possible so that our selection group can best evaluate your presentation against other submissions.

Failure to provide any of the above information may invalidate your submission. Submitting only a whitepaper, PDF, or other document, without all the above information, will be considered an incomplete submission and will not be considered.

Presenter Information

Date of Submission:
Primary Speaker Name*:
Primary Speaker Handle*:
Primary Speaker Email Address:
Primary Speaker Phone Number:
Additional Speakers' name(s)* & handles:
Additional Email Addresses:
Has the speaker(s) spoken at a previous DEF CON?
Has the speaker(s) spoken at a previous DEFCON 101's?
Has the speaker(s) attended any DEFCON 101 talks within the last two years (If yes, which ones)?
Social media Names/links that you'd like us to list (Twitter, Facebook, etc):

Presentation Title:
Is there a demonstration? Yes or No
Are you releasing a new tool? Yes or No
Are you releasing a new exploit? Yes or No
Is there audience participation? Yes or No
Length of presentation? (50 minutes or 100 minutes)

Are you currently submitting this topic to any other conferences held prior to DEF CON 22?
Has this presentation been given or accepted to any other venue or conference? Yes or No

(If yes to either question, please list dates, venues, and how this version of your presentation is going to be different. We are looking for unique talks, so help us understand how you talk has been updated.)


Is there a time by which you must present?*

* We work diligently to accommodate special speaking time-slots, but cannot guarantee any specific availability. We have lots of presentations to arrange so we ask that you be available for speaking at any time during 101. If you have special circumstances limiting when you can speak, please let us know ASAP otherwise we may not be able to accept your submission.

Equipment needs & special requests

(DEF CON will provide 1 LCD projector feed, 2 screens, microphones, wired and/or wireless Internet)

Will you require more than 1 LCD projector feed? Yes or No If yes, please specify how many and why. Will you require a white board? Yes or No Are there any other special equipment needs that you will require?

Speaker Bio(s):

This text will be used for the website and printed materials and should be written in the third person. Cover any professional history that is relevant to the presentation, including past jobs, tools that you have written, etc. Let people know who you are and why you are qualified to speak on your topic. Presentations that are submitted without biographies will not be considered.


Your abstract will be used for the website and printed materials. Summarize what your presentation will cover. Attendees will read this to get an idea of what they should know before your presentation, and what they will learn after. Use this to inform about how technical your talk is, what tools will be used, what materials to read in advance to get the most out of your presentation. This abstract is the primary way people will be drawn to your session.

Detailed Outline:

You must provide a detailed outline containing the main points and navigation through your talk - show how you intend to begin, where you intend to lead the audience and how you plan to get there. The outline may be provided in a separate attachment and may be as simple as a text file or as detailed as a "bare bones" presentation. The better your outline then the better we are able to best review your presentation against other submissions (and the higher chance you have of being accepted).

SUBMISSION NOTE: Presentations that are submitted without abstracts, outlines, or speaker bios (e.g. that have only pdf's, ppt's, or white papers attached or only point to a URL) will not be considered.

Supporting File(s):

Additional supporting materials such as code, white papers, proof of concept, etc. should be sent along with this email to defcon101[at]stotan[dot]org. Note that additional files that may help in the selection process should be included.

We are not asking for a complete presentation for this initial submission – That will only be required if you are selected for presenting.


Please read and accept these terms by inserting your name where noted. Failure to do so will render your submission incomplete.

Grant of Copyright Use

I warrant that the above work has not been previously published elsewhere, or if it has, that I have obtained permission for its publication by DEF CON Communications, Inc. and that I will promptly supply DEF CON Communications, Inc. with wording for crediting the original publication and copyright owner. If I am selected for presentation, I hereby give DEF CON Communications, Inc. permission to duplicate, record and redistribute this presentation, which includes, but is not limited to, the conference proceedings, conference CD, video, audio, and hand-outs to the conference attendees for educational, on-line, and all other purposes.

Terms of Speaking Requirements

1) I will submit a completed presentation, a copy of the tool(s) and/or code(s), and a reference to all of the tool(s), law(s), Web sites and/or publications referenced to at the end of my talk and as described in this CFP submission by 12:00 noon EST, June 6, 2014.

2) I will submit a final Abstract and Biography by 12:00 noon EST, May 16, 2014.

3) I understand if I fail to submit a completed presentation by June 6, 2014, I may be replaced by an alternate presentation. This decision will be made by the DefCon 101 staff and I will be informed in writing of my status.

4) I will include a detailed bibliography as either a separate document or included within the presentation of all resources cited and/or used in my presentation.

5) I will complete my presentation within the time allocated to me - not running over the time allocation.

6) I understand that DEF CON will provide 1 LCD projector feed, 2 screens, microphones, wired and/or wireless Internet. I understand that I am responsible for providing all other necessary equipment, including laptops and machines (with VGA output), to complete my presentation.

7) If applicable, I will submit within 5 days of the completion of the conference any updated, revised or additional presentation(s) or materials that were used in my presentation but not included on the conference CD or conference proceedings.

As detailed above,
I, (insert primary speaker name), have read and agree to the Grant of Copyright Use.
I, (insert primary speaker name), have read and agree to the Terms of Speaking Requirements.

If you have not received confirmation of your submission after four business days of submission, contact us again at defcon101[at]stotan[dot]org. Happy Hunting!

For updates : @defcon101 and/or @highwiz

As I stated on the DEFCON Forums, if you have an idea/concept for a talk, but aren't sure on whether or not to submit - talk to me about it. Even many people who have full intentions of submitting talks still have run their idea's and/or concepts past me so they could make a good pitch. My email address is on the page linked off of my twitter (above). (Please don't submit those questions to the CFP email address)