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BSides was built and has grown over conversations on Twitter, but times are changing, we are on Mastodon now, too.

Click here for lists of BSides accounts on X (formerly Twitter) and Mastodon.



Where's the padlock? About the wiki and HTTPS:  Logins are encrypted, but PBWorks does not support HTTPS on custom domains. We are moving to a new platform, but BSides is a volunteer organization and migration will be a significant undertaking. A team has come together, but please be patient as we plan and execute the migration.


As of December 2023, there have been 927 BSides events around the world, hosted in 232 cities spanning 62 countries.


Event Organizers: Please keep us updated with current event and contact information by email to info@bsides.org or use the contact update form



Welcome to the BSides Community Wiki


What is BSides?

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members.  The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time.  It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. 


To see what BSides means to the community, check out the page: What BSides Means to Me


Please send an email to info@bsides.org if you would like to organize a BSides event in a city which is not already on the map. We will schedule a conversation to explain the rules and guidelines, and answer questions. Resources are available to help you make the event a success. You can see a brief overview of the ethos and rules on the Guidelines page. 


Check out the BSides Groups and Social Media page to see more ways to keep up with BSides


Upcoming Events:  See the calendar and lists below


If you are interested in helping with these events (or any others) as sponsors or volunteers, please check the individual event wiki pages for local coordinator contact information. If there is no contact information available, please send a message to info@bsides.org and we'll do our best to put you in contact with the organizers.


Past Events :  The complete list of events is here on the Event History page.




Information and Resources


Questions? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Examples? Take a look at the BSides Las Vegas 01, BSides San FranciscoBSides Bay, and BSides Austin for details of what completed events look like.


New here? Join the BSides Mailing List, LinkedIn GroupFaceBook BSides Group, SlideShare, or Twitter.


Attending? What to expect at a BSides event.


Organizing? Read about... organizing.


Sponsorship? Interested in Sponsoring this group or one event?


Media/Press: Read about the media coverage we get!


Information Security and the Law: See how presenters can protect themselves against legal concerns.


BSides' History


BSides was born out of number of rejections to the CFP for Black Hat USA 2009.  A number of quality speakers were rejected, not due to lack of content but lack of space and time.  Any constrained system must operate within the bounds to which it has defined itself.  Conferences constrain themselves to the eight hours a day for however many days they run.  Our goal is to provide people with options by removing those barriers and providing more alternatives for speakers, topics, and events.

More BSides History can be found at our History Page


Anti-spam policy


It makes us all sad, but pointers to external pages from the front page will most likely be deleted without notice. Otherwise the page fills up rapidly with difficult-to-detect spam. Since version 2.0 of PBWiki, users can be authorized as 'Writers' or 'Readers'. By default, new users are authorized as 'Writers', accounts conducting inadequate operations will be turned into 'Readers' as a safety precaution. If the change appears unjustified, please contact  the Site Maintainers to restore the normal rights for the corresponding account.


Upcoming BSides Events

Note: the events listed below and on the calendar are those reported to us at info@bsides.org, please send errors or omissions to us for inclusion or correction.





North America



  • November 4, 2023 - BSidesDFW (Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area)
  • November 4, 2023 - BSidesCHS (Charleston, SC)
  • November 10, 2023 - BSidesChicago (Chicago, IL) Tenth Anniversary event
  • November 18, 2023 - BSidesCambridgeMA (Cambridge, MA)  First event NEW DATE
  • December 8, 2023 - BSidesPhilly (Philadelphia, PA)
  • December 9, 2023 - BSidesRedRocks (St. George, UT) First event
  • March 22-23, 2024 - BSidesROC (Rochester, NY)
  • March 30, 2024 - BSidesSD (San Diego, CA)
  • April 3, 2024 - BSidesMilwaukee (Milwaukee, WI) First event
  • April 5-6, 2024 - BSidesTampa (Tampa, FL)
  • April 12, 2024 - BSidesHBG (Harrisburg, PA)
  • April 12-13, 2024 - BSidesPR (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
    April 19-20, 2024 - BSidesKC (Kansas City, MO)
  • April 20-21, 2024 - BSidesCharm (Towson/Baltimore, MD)
  • April 27, 2024 - BSidesSeattle (Seattle, WA)
  • May 4-5, 2024 - BSidesSF (San Francisco, CA)
  • May 24 2024 - BSidesKnoxville - (Knoxville, TN)
  • September 28-29, 2024 - BSidesCLT (Charlotte, NC)
  • October 5, 2024 - BSidesSantaFe (Santa Fe, NM) First event
  • November 2, 2024 - BSidesChicago (Chicago, IL)




Caribbean Sea


Latin America

  • 18 May, 2024 - BSidesVitória (Vitória, Brazil)
  • 23 September, 2023, BSidesJoãoPessoa (João Pessoa, Brazil)
  • 5-6 October, 2023 - BSidesPeru (Lima, Peru)



  • 2 November, 2023 - BSidesReykjavik (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • 11 November, 2023 - BSidesKBH (København, Denmark)
  • 16-17 November, 2023 - BSidesLisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 17 November, 2023 - Elbsides (Hamburg, Germany)
  • 18 November, 2023 - BSidesBerlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • 18 November, 2023 - BSidesVienna (Vienna, Austria)
  • 17-20 January, 2024 - BSidesRoma (Roma, Italy)
  • 1 March, 2024 - BSidesZagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 23 March, 2024 - BSidesTransylvania (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) First event
  • 4 April, 2024 - BSidesParis (Paris, France)
  • 18 May, 2024 - BSidesDublin (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 23 May, 2024 - BSidesBUD (Budapest, Hungary) 
  • 29-30 May, 2024 - BSidesBarcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • TBD - BSidesStuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany)

United Kingdom

  • 4 November, 2023 - BSidesBristol
  • 9 December, 2023 - BSidesLondon 
  • 27 March, 2024 - BSidesLancashire
  • 1 June, 2024 - BSidesCheltenham
  • 15 June, 2024 - BSidesLeeds
  • 27 July, 2024 - BSidesExeter  First event
  • TBA June, 2024 - BSidesDundee



  • 9-10 November 2023 - BSidesNairobi (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • 2 December 2023 - BSidesCapeTown (Cape Town, South Africa)



  • 22 September, 2023 - BSidesSG (Singapore) 



  • 4-6 October, 2023 - BSidesAhmedabad
  • 17-18 November, 2023 - BSidesIndore  First event
  • 2 December, 2023 - BSidesOdisha First event
  • 13-14 January, 2024 - BSidesPune  First event
  • January 2024 - BSidesChennai Date to be announced First event
  • April 2024 - BSidesDehradun First event
  • April 25-27, 2024 - BSidesGoa First event


Middle East

  • 29 July, 2023 - BSidesTLV (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • 27 June, 2024 - BSidesTLV (Tel Aviv, Israel)



  • 8-10 September, 2023 - BSidesMelbourne 
  • 28-30 September, 2023 - BSidesCanberra
  • 25 November, 2023 - BSidesSydney
  • 17-18 May, 2024 - BSidesAdelaide


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