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ShellCon is Oct 9-10

ShellCon 2020 is Oct 9-10

ShellCon is an information security conference that is held annually in the beautiful beach cities of Los Angeles. Our conference is a growing event that creates an atmosphere of open communication, collaboration, and connection. We value community, technical knowledge, and getting your hands dirty. Presentations and events at the con will have a focus on practicality and real-world applications. We want you to walk away from ShellCon with an itch to try what you just learned and the knowledge to do so.

Welcome Aboard


ShellCon 2020 is finally here! Welcome aboard the Ghost Ship!

All of the details to access our content is available on our Venue page. But at a minimum, be sure to check out our YouTube channel, connect to our Discord Server, and check out our Twitch Channel after the talks end for the day.

Welcome aboard. Click here to set sail

Registration Opens


Thank you everyone for your patience as we finalized our talk selections and registration system.

Discord Server

We’ve started a Discord server that will be used during the conference for various activities. We hope you’ll join the conversation!


As we said previously, our main content for this year will be available for free for all attendees. However, we’ve cooked up some swag for those interested, so please visit our Registration Page for more info.


We have a limited number of swag bundles including a T-Shirt, face mask, hand sanitizer, and stickers available. They’ll be available while supplies last, or until Sept 18th @ 11:59PM PDT, whichever comes first. Order one on our Registration Page.


Additionally, if you’re interested in participating in our hands-on workshops, you’ll need to sign up on the Registration Page. Due to the limited capacity of the the workshops, a small fee is needed to secure your spot.


We’ve also published all of our talks for our main infosec track. Check them out on the Talks page. We’ll publish the finalized schedule soon!

2020 Announcement


What a strange year it has been. It’s taken much thought, and a lot more patience, to figure out how we wanted to handle ShellCon this year. As much as we love the amazing community and feeling that a traditional in-person conference can bring, the COVID-19 situation has forced us to move ShellCon to an all-virtual format this year. We were hopeful that our customary Fall dates would afford us the opportunity to be the first post-COVID conference to welcome back our wonderful hacker family. However, it wasn’t in the cards.

We are pleased to announce that ShellCon will be held October 9-10, in an all-virtual, online format.

The main talks will be streamed for free for all to enjoy. We’re still evaluating all of the ways that we can bring incredible content to our community. We’re especially hoping that we can find a format for our traditional workshops and Hacker Village that will work to bring them to an online audience.

Our Call For Papers is open and ready for your submissions. We’re excited to hear about all of the exciting projects that you’ve been working on during lockdown! Submit a talk or workshop today!

We’re not quite ready to open up registration for ShellCon at this time. As everything will be online, we’re looking to make as much content as possible available for free. Some content such as workshops may have limited capacity and may have a small fee to secure your spot.

Follow us on social media to stay on top of all of our announcements as we finalize the plans for this year!

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