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What: THOTCON 0xB - Chicago's Hacking Conference
When: Oct 8th & 9th, 2021
Call for Papers: CLOSED!

*** ABOUT *****************************************************************
THOTCON (pronounced \ˈthȯt\ and taken from THree - One - Two) is 
a hacking conference based in Chicago IL, USA. This is a non profit non-com
mercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a very lim
ited budget. 

*** WHEN / WHERE **********************************************************
The THOTCON 0xB will be held on Oct 8th and 9th, 2021.

It will be held at a location only to be disclosed to attendees and speaker
s during the week before the event. It will be in Chicago and close to a CT
A train stop, accessible by bus, cab, and plenty of parking. 

*** FORMAT ****************************************************************
The event will have 4 (four) tracks over 2 days.

There will be a mix of 120, 50 minute and 25 minutes talks selected.

Topics we are interested in: Internet of Things, Medical Devices, Industria
l Control Systems, Computer/Human Interfaces, Wearable Computing, Offensive
/Defensive Techniques, Chaotic Actors, Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering
, Data Visualization, Transportation Systems, Legal Issues, Lulz, Locks, 
Video Games, 0day, Ham Sandwiches, Trolling the Trolls and Beer. 

Note: THOTCON does NOT broadcast or record any of the talks presented at ou
r conferences. This allows speakers to present more freely on their topics.

*** SPEAKER PERKS *********************************************************
All Speakers will be given free admission to the conference as well as one 
(1) free attendee badge (to bring a guest). All speakers will also have acc
ess to the THOTCON VIP Lounge. This means you will have access to free food
 and drink and all day. We don't have anything else to give, except you can
 tell your mom and your friends you spoke at THOTCON. Oh yeah, there is als
o the Speaker's Dinner the night before the con that you will be invited to 
as well. At the dinner you will also get some special branded THOTCON swag.

Talks selected as Keynotes (2 per day) will be given a Gold badge. A Gold B
adge allows the holder to attend THOTCON free for life.  

*** HOW TO SUBMIT *********************************************************
If you are interested in speaking at this event, please use the form locate
d here:
The CFP closed on January 1, 2020. 

We anticipate having all speakers selected by Feb 1, 2020.

*** CALL FOR PAPERS APPLICATION *******************************************
NOTE: Do not email us this information below. Read the instruction above!

Speaker Info
1. Name or Handle or Both:
2. Country/State/City of Residence: 
3. Phone Number: 
4. Email Address:
5. Have you presented at a con before?
6. If so, which one and when?
7. Brief Bio: [will be printed on website and program]
8. Twitter Handle:

Presentation Info
1. Presentation Title: [be creative]
2. Presentation Synopsis: [<1 page please]
3. Is there a demonstration? Y or N
4. Is this about a new tool? Y or N
5. Is this about a new exploit? Y or N

1. Shirt size: [Men's Sizes]
2. Favorite Beer: 
2. Anything you would like to share:

Grant of Copyright Use

I warrant that the above work has not been previously published elsewhere, 
or if it has, that I have obtained permission for its publication by THOTCO
N and that I will promptly supply THOTCON with wording for crediting the or
iginal publication and copyright owner.

Yes, I, [insert your name], have read the above and agree to the Grant of C
opyright Use.

Agreement to Terms of Speaking Requirements

If I am selected to speak, I, [insert your name], understand that I must co
mplete and fulfill the following requirements or I will forfeit my speaking

1) I will complete my presentation within the time allocated to me - not ru
nning over the time allocation.

2) I understand that THOTCON will provide 1 LCD projector, 1 screen, and mi
crophone. I understand that I am responsible for providing all other necess
ary equipment, including laptops and machines (with HDMI output), to comple
te my presentation. THOTCON will also provide a semi-stable wifi internet c
onnection during the conference. If you have a live demo you MUST make a vi
deo of it as a backup. Having a demo fail without a backup video will resul
tin loss future THOTCON speaking opportunities. 

I, (insert your name here), have read the above and understand and agree to
 the terms as detailed in the Agreement to Terms of Speaking Requirements.

Agreement to Terms of Speaking Remuneration

1) I understand that I will be responsible for my own hotel and travel expe

2) I understand that I will be given 1 THOTCON attendee badge as remunerati
on for my speaking at the conference.

I, [insert your name], have read the above and understand and agree to the 
terms as detailed in the Agreement to Terms of Speaking Remuneration.

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