Welcome to Summercon.ORG

Summercon is one of the oldest hacker conventions, and the longest running such conference in America. It helped set a precedent for more modern "cons" such as H.O.P.E. and DEF CON, although it has remained smaller and more personal. Summercon has been hosted in cities such as Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., Austin, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam.


Dates for 2020!

26 December 2019

We did it! We secured Littlefield for the next installation of Summercon, coming June 12-13, 2020. Get your tickets here

In the books!

15 June 2019

Another Summercon is in the books! Thanks to everyone who made it a stunning success. We're proud of what we were able to accomplish this year, and have already begun planning for Summercon 2020, the 33rd installment of Summercon!

Pwnie Nominations are in!

14 June 2019

The highly-anticipated global webcast of the Pwnies Nominations, a Summercon first, are available on the internets.

Now it's your turn to participate in the process. Nominate your ideas today! Visit pwnies.com/nominations

Attendee Pre-registration Pick Up Party

11 June 2019

It's nice to have a formula that works. Avoid the morning rush--get your t-shirt and registration swag the night before Summercon, all while enjoying the company of fellow attendees, colleagues, loved ones, clergy, and/or random Super 8 hotel guests.

Attendees are invited to pick up their registration at the annual Attendee Pre-registration Pick Up Party, held once again on Thursday night at the world famous Canal Bar (pronunciation guide available upon request).

Canal Bar
270 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Thursday, 13 June, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


11 June 2019

This is very, very important.

The proud Summercon tradition of a Friday night blowout continues! It's open to the public, so you should bring your civilian friends; they all want to meet k-r4d 31337 hackers.

635 Sackett St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Friday, 14 June, 8:00pm-2:00am

Just like last year:

  • Karaoke
  • Live DJ
  • Patriot Pong (it's beer pong with more eagles)
  • Nonsense and Shenanignans

CFP Closed

16 May 2019

The CFP is now closed. We'll be posting our speaker selections any day now!

Get Your Tickets

6 February 2019

It is time to get your tickets for Summercon 2019. Kindly direct your attention to EventBrite to place your order.

Research Grants Available

1 December 2018

Do you have an idea that isn't quite there yet, but you'd really like to earmark some time to working on? Thanks to our research sponsorships available through our partners Capsule8 and Trail of Bits, your porposal may be worth a $10,000 research grant. Find out more at the Grants page.

CFP Now Open

1 December 2018

We have a new speaker selection committee, and a new CFP process. Check out details over at the CFP page.

Dates are set!

1 December 2018

We're back at Littlefield, June 14-15 2019. Check the Conference page for addtional info.

We're back!

26 November 2018

Weirdly, we're starting planning for Summercon 2019 in 2018. Go figure.

We've wiped the slate clean to prepare for the 2019 edition of Summercon. Gird yourself for a constant, relentless stream of conference information.