BSides Chicago 2021


The BSidesChicago team has been working over the last year hoping and trying to figure out how to make an in-person con of some sort work out. We started working on sponsors and were just about to launch the Call for Papers, but the problems with the pandemic and more shutdowns continue. Our hotel was great, giving us the option of delaying until 2022. With variants of the virus on the rise, the general hesitancy of everyone to do onsite events, and where things stand currently we had a lot of thinking to do.

The board got together and discussed pros and cons and we all eventually came to the conclusion that we don’t want to put on an event that is a shadow of what it usually is. For these reasons, we have made the decision to be cautious and postpone again until next year.

We sincerely hope that 2022 we come back to the same con we’re used to and that everyone is out of whatever this life is that we’re currently experiencing. Keep an eye on this site and our twitter feed ( ) for announcements on next year. We’ll see you in 2022!