This Call For Proposals is closed.

It closed on
May 31, 2022 (Tue).

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Skytalks is opening our Call For Presentations for DEF CON 30.


The CFP opens on April 2, 2022 and the CFP ends on May 31, 2022. We will begin doing rolling acceptances starting the first week of May so increase your chances by submitting early!

If you are on the fence about attendance, please do submit and know you can withdraw at any point up to July 25, 2022. We’ll select a larger than usual pool of backup speakers this year to accommodate for this.


This year we will be using BusyConf for the CFP process - yes it’s a third party that collects data (so did our prior usage of google sheets!)

Note that you can put garbage in "First Name", "Last Name", and "Bio" fields if desired - these will NOT be published. BusyConf doesn’t allow us to remove these.

It is our strong recommendation that you assess your level of risk (are you just coming for our open off the record atmosphere? Or are you at personal or financial risk?). You may wish to consider doing the following:
-Submit using an email address you create solely for the purpose of this CFP (but you need to be able to check it!) Don’t use your real name for the email either.
-Use incognito window on your browser, if not someone else’ system
-Consider submitting from an unusual location and/or VPN (but most VPNs are garbage)

If none of the above satisfies your risk model, reach out to and we can arrange to accept your (text) submission using PGP etc and we’ll input it ourselves into the system.

Remember we’re in a casino complex, nothing is ever fully off the record.

Please note

All speakers must already be badged DEF CON attendees or be prepared to purchase their own entry badge for DEF CON. Skytalks currently cannot provide DEF CON badges for speakers, and Skytalks badges, while great keepsakes, do not provide access to DEF CON itself.