BSides Chicago 2017

About BSides:

Security BSides Chicago is one of Chicago’s Premier Security Conferences. It was founded in 2011 as a “BSides” to the annual THOTCon Hacker Conference. Over the past 6 years, the event has been organized by different groups of volunteers but has always stayed true to the BSides core values; provide the best security content, start the best conversations, build on the best security community, and build on infosec career growth.

Countless groups of volunteers and companies have assisted in many ways that are too great to list. BSides Chicago is driven by the people and volunteers, which have continued to make it one of the fastest growing security conferences in the Midwest.

To all the past BSides Chicago staff and volunteers who have helped make it such a great success, thank you, as it would not have been possible without you!

But now, here we are in 2017 – BSides Chicago #007 – and now it’s time for a new team to take the lead!

Let’s get this party started!!

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Welcome to BSides Chicago 2017!!

We continue to grow. Now with 21 talks in 3 tracks, 2 workshops, CTF, Lockpick Village and of course a great Keynote talk.

New Date : Saturday, July 15th, 2017

New Premier Venue –

Chicago Hilton
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

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We are pretty full on volunteers with the exception of volunteers interested in:

  • Registration/Setup/Day-Of Event
email to volunteer

It takes a lot of work to put on this conference and we could not do it without you.

Get involved, and meet some awesome new people at the same time!

Interested in Sponsoring us?

We are looking for sponsors to make BSides 007 great! BSides Chicago offers different levels of participation for every individual, group, or organization. We specifically designed several different options to enable any sized organization to participate and support this event.

If you are interested in helping support BSides Chicago – download the Sponsorship Kit here, or contact us.

Why Sponsor BSidesChicago?

  • Brand recognition and awareness
  • Stay in touch with the industry
  • Connect with security leaders and top talent
  • Be a part of the next big thing
  • Media Attention

One attendee wrote:

The vendors who support the SecurityBSides conferences aren’t the same old vendors who throw cash at the same old conferences around the world. The vendors who sponsor the SecurityBSides conferences are similar to the people who organize, attend and speak at the conferences. I had never heard of some of the sponsors before I saw them sponsoring SecurityBSides conferences but some of them provide innovative solutions to information security problems faced by many business around the world. I think actions speak louder than words so I’m happy to say that we have recently signed a 3 year deal with a company I first became aware of through their sponsorship of a SecurityBSides conference!

Learn more about BSides Chicago sponsorships.

Download the Sponsorship Kit here for details.

CFP for BSides Chicago 2017 is now Closed.

Speakers will be notified no later than June 6th.

This year’s 3 tracks: Then,  Now, and Neither Then nor Now

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