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Queercon 14 Event List

Queercon Lounge

Open every day starting at 11am, this year the Queercon Lounge is located in the two-story Emperor Suite at Caesars Hotel, Forum Tower. Many Queercon events are hosted here, including the daily mixer at 4pm and Saturday dance party + karaoke. Check the schedule for details!

All Ages

Queercon strives to be as inclusive as possible. As such, all events listed in the schedule are open to all ages, unless noted otherwise. Alcoholic beverages are only available to 21+ with ID, regardless of the event.

Breakfast

For supporters and folks in the room block, we offer complimentary coffee and bagels every morning in the lounge at 8am... and something special on Sunday.

Tuesday July 25, 2017

#Hak4Kidz Water Balloon Fight
Tuscany Suites back parking lot
19:00
Queercon is once again helping support the Hak4Kidz Charity at BSides with their annual water balloon fight. Come make a donation and get soaked before the poolside mixer.
BSidesLV Mixer [18+] 19:00 - 21:00
Queercon returns to BSidesLV, and we’re poolside once again for the Queercon BSidesLV mixer. Come grab a drink and meet some new friends while we lounge by the Tuscany Pool!

Wednesday July 26, 2017

BlackHat Queercon Mixer [18+] 16:00 - 18:00
Black Hat is excited to host Queercon, the largest social network of LGBT hackers from around the world, at Black Hat USA 2017. Queercon will host a reception onsite at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Queercon continues to grow and now focuses on outreach to the LGBT community within the IT Security and Hacker Spaces.
VIP Welcome Reception [Invite Only] 20:00 - 00:00
Queercon welcomes our sponsors and partners with an intimate welcome reception in the Queercon Lounge. Invite only (our only closed-invite event!)

Thursday July 27, 2017

Queercon for Kidz
track 2
11:00 - 12:00
speaker: Jason Painter
Queercon is not just for adults, we welcome everyone in the LGBTQ community including those that are under 18. Queercon for Kidz is an introduction to how to enjoy all that Queercon has to offer in a safe and responsible way.
 Queercon 101
track 4
12:00 - 13:00
speaker: Jason Painter 
Is this your first time to DEFCON? Or are you new to Queercon? You are not alone. Every year many new faces join us at Queercon, a dedicated group for the LGBTQ within DEFCON. Come find out about what Queercon is, who we are, and what we have planned for Queercon 14!
Titan Launch Party
main qc lounge
[21+] 13:00 - 16:00
by: Eijah.com
Join us for drinks we celebrate the launch of Titan, a new privacy application by Eijah, LLC. Titan allows you to chat, message, and transfer files without fear of data collection or surveillance. More info: www.eijah.com
 Kickoff Party
main qc lounge
[18+] 20:000 - 03:00
by Duo Security
Get ready, get set, GO! Queercon 14’s official kickoff party - this year at a new venue. Join us in our two-story suite at Caesars Palace for an amazing evening to start the con off right! No registration required. Open bar, with the amazing Queercon bartenders. Featuring DJ Abstract, DJ Zoe Lindsey and DJ Andrew Gibbons.

QC Pre-Registration Badge Pickup
track 1

20:00 - 00:00
 
Did you pre-register for a Queercon 14 badge? Join us at the Queercon Kickoff Party and pick-up your badge.

Friday July 28, 2017

QC Pre-Registration Badge Pickup
track 1
09:00 - 13:00
 
Not able to make it to the kickoff party to pick up your badge? Be sure to grab it Friday morning. All badges must be picked up by 1pm.
The Hive
track 2
10:00 - 11:00
by: Booz Allen Hamilton
We believe in harnessing collective ingenuity to make the biggest difference. Bring your boldest thinking to participate in a freeform innovation exercise.
Retro Gaming
track 2
11:00 - 12:00
by: Booz Allen Hamilton
Take a break to play our old school/retro gaming console with games such as Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Contra, and Zelda!
 QC 14 Badge Talk
main qc lounge
12:00 - 13:00
speakers: Evan, George, Jonathan
Once again the unicorns and rainbows aligned, and Queercon produced another amazing electronic badge. Come meet the outstanding design team that pulled together this year’s badge. Maybe score one yourself!

Hacker Trivia
track 4

13:00 - 15:00
by: Booz Allen Hamilton
Try your hand – and your memory – at our bar-style trivia event with questions that cover topics in cybersecurity, programming, networking, cryptography, and reverse engineering. Bring a team, make a team, or join a team.
Ingenuity Through Diversity
main qc lounge
13:30 - 15:30
speaker: Scott Welles
Join Booz Allen VP Scott Welles as he talks about how their cyber and engineering staff embrace collective ingenuity through harnessing the power of diversity.
Creative Build - Lego Building Contest
track 2
14:30 - 15:30
by: Booz Allen Hamilton
Come try some active meditation, hacker style, at our Lego builds and lock picking stations.
Women of Queercon
track 3
14:30 - 15:30
 
Whether trans, lesbian, bi, queer, or ally, all women are important and welcomed at Queercon. Join us for the Women of Queercon meetup.
 Queercon Mixer
main qc lounge
16:00 - 18:00
by: Dropbox
Join us and 300 other attendees for the first Queercon Mixer of DEFCON 25. Come find old friends, and make some new ones in the new Queercon Lounge at Caesars. No DEFCON badge required; Open to all LGBTQ, as well as friends and allies. Featured DJ: Klaus Hagen.
 Qeercon Pool Party
Palms Place Pool
[21+] 20:00 - 03:00
by: Bugcrowd

What is Queercon without a pool party? Get your swimwear ready because Queercon is having our all night Pool Party once again this year.  Since the Bally's and Caesars pools are closed this year we will be taking over the 6th floor rooftop pool at Palms Place.  Come unwind and get wet with Queercon and Bugcrowd as we our amazing DJ's spin pool side all night.

20:00 - DJ Pumkinspice (San Francisco)
22:30 - Skitish & Bus (Salt Lake City)
01:00 - DJ Brett Law (Seattle)

No car? No Problem, there will be a free shuttle running between Caesars Palace and Palms Place all night long. Shuttle runs every 15 minutes.  Where do you find the shuttle?  Just outside the Caesars Main Entrance where the Ride Share (Uber/Lyft) pickup is.

More details still to come....

Saturday July 29, 2017

Retro Gaming
track 2
10:00 - 11:00
by: Booz Allen Hamilton
Take a break to play our old school/retro gaming console with games such as Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Contra, and Zelda!
Creative Build - Lego Buiding Contest
track 2
13:00 - 14:00
by: Booz Allen Hamilton
Come try some active meditation, hacker style, at our Lego builds and lock-picking stations.
Bears Meetup
track 4
14:30 - 15:30
 
Bears and bear-lovers are encouraged to gather in the lounge for some drinks and bear hugs. You may notice bears have a special role in the badge, because they have a special place in our hearts (spoiler!).
Transgender Meetup
track 2
14:30 - 15:30
 

Queercon is a large and diverse community and we embrace you for being you. Join us for the second annual transgender meetup. This is a safe and accepting place to socialize and swap stories.

Furries and Kinksters Meetup
track 3
[21+] 14:30 - 15:30
DEFCON Furs is a group of members of the furry fandom and their friends, that organizes events and parties at DEFCON for the infosec community. We are a puppy, kinky, alternative, and queer friendly group that hosts a safe space where the community can meet up and share adult interests. 21+
 Queercon Mixer
main qc lounge
16:00 - 18:00
by: Google
Swing up to the Queercon Lounge for the afternoon Queercon Mixer. Catch up with friends, grab a drink from the bar and meet new people. Featured DJ: Klaus Hagen.
 Queercon Party
main qc lounge
[18+] 20:00 - 03:00
Who needs a black and white ball when we have a Rainbow Ball?! The Queercon Lounge turns into the biggest dance party going all night long.
Featuring DJ Andrew Gibbons, DJ Brett Law, and Skittish & Bus!
 Queercon Karaoke Party
karaoke bar, by the queercon lounge
20:00 - 03:00
by: AppDynamics
Looking for a break from the parties, well the Queercon Karaoke room is open all night, just across the hall from the Queercon Lounge. Swing in and find our all-night Queer-aoke party.

 

Sunday July 30, 2017

 Queercon Breakfast with Mimosas
main qc lounge
09:00 - 12:00
Wake up and nurse yourself back to life with coffee or mimosas offered until noon in the Queercon Lounge.
Queercon Local
track 4
12:00 - 13:00
Did you enjoy the week? Wish there was a group like this where you live? Queercon is branching out and starting local meetups across the country. Come stop by and learn how to help get a Queercon group in your area.
Queercon 15 Booking
track 3
12:00 - 14:00
Did you have a great time? Planning on coming back for the 15th Queercon? We have a lot of great things planned so why not pre-book your room with Queercon for next year and lock in discounted prices with a $100 deposit.
 Queercon Mixer
main qc lounge
16:00 - 18:00
Join us for the final Queercon Mixer of the year. Catch up with all your new friends and be sure to connect on Facebook before the end of the con.
 Farewell Party
main qc lounge
[18+] 20:00 - 00:00
One last time, the Queercon Lounge will be open until midnight as a chill space for you to unwind from the weekend of events. Come say farewell to all your friends both old and new.