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*** THOTCON Official Statement on the BurbSecCon Incident

POSTED: October 15, 2021

THOTCON 0xB (2021) was held October 8th and 9th. In the course of our confe
rence, THOTCON referred attendees to the BurbSecCon event that took place o
n October 10th, 2021. In the past we have referred our attendees to other e
vents in prior years (Eg: B-Sides Chicago). In hindsight, after what happen
ed at the event, we regret our referral, and will no longer be referring ou
r attendees to other events going forward.

After the incident was brought to our attention on October 12th (three days
 after the tweet and video was posted), we reacted that night to disavow th
e event. We asked BurbSecCon to remove our name from their Twitter profile,
 and remove their self-proclaimed “official” THOTCON event status. THOTCON 
did not have any involvement in planning, or oversight with the BurbSecCon 
event.

The incident we observed is not something THOTCON could or would ever condo
ne. It sickens us to see this level of misogyny go unchecked. Not only was 
it inappropriate, it was gross, and would never be allowed at any of our ev
ents.

-- THOTCON Board

*** About THOTCON ***

THOTCON (pronounced \ˈthȯt\ and taken from THree - One - Two) is 
a hacking conference based in Chicago IL, USA. This is a non-profit, non-co
mmercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a very li
mited budget. 

It was started as an idea in late 2009, by a group of Chicago hackers who w
anted to start a local low cost con.

THOTCON is produced by THOTCON Infinity NFP, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprof
it organization. 

Make a tax deductible donation to help make THOTCON better!

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