Area41 Conference 2021
has been canceled!

To rip the bandaid off: No, Area41 2021 will not happen. Uncertainty affects all of us in these times. While we were hoping that it would not come to this, after careful deliberation and with deep regrets, we have decided to cancel the Area41 2021 conference due to the still highly volatile situation with regards to Covid-19 and the associated requirements placed on us all as well as the constraints placed on events specifically in Zurich and Switzerland as a whole.

TL;DR

  • Area41 2021 conference is canceled.
  • We aim to conduct a normal Area41 conference in the summer of 2022.
  • All purchased tickets for 2020/2021 will be automatically refunded and a supporter “thank you” package will be sent to these ticket holders. We are not postponing the event, hence tickets cannot be retained for a future edition.
More details at https://a41con.blogspot.com/

About Area41 Conference

Established in 2010 under the original name hashdays, Area41 is Switzerland's most well-known technical information security conference. Every two years, international speakers present cutting-edge research from a variety of fields, ranging from software vulnerabilities and malware research to threat hunting and offensive security practices. Area41 attracts a diverse crowd of information security professionals, technical managers, as well as students and enthusiasts interested in the field.

Content First
Content first

Area41 actively curates a lineup consisting of international speakers as well as promising rising stars. Our talk selection focuses on content first. Our speakers, while compensated for their travel expenses, choose to share their knowledge without further compensation.
Our YouTube channel is here.

Small By Choice
Small by Choice

Since our first sold out event in 2016, we have chosen to cap Area41 at a 400 attendees maximum to ensure that the atmosphere and the ability to connect with other attendees and speakers alike remains intact. Get your tickets early or you might end up on the waitlist.

Non-Profit
Non-Profit

Since 2010, Area41 is a community-driven, non-profit event by the Swiss DEF CON group chapter DC4131. It is made possible by the countless hours of volunteers and the sponsors believing in our platform to make great technical content available to everyone.

Latest News

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Posted on February 28, 2021

Area41 - 2021 canceled

Uncertainty affects all of us in these times. While we were hoping that it would not come to this, after careful deliberation and with deep regrets, we have decided to cancel the Area41 2021 conference due to the still highly volatile situation with regards to Covid-19 and the associated requirements placed on us all as well as the constraints placed on events specifically in Zurich and Switzerland as a whole. Further details here.

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Posted on July 3rd, 2020

New date announced:
June 9-10. 2021

at the same location (Kaufleuten)

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Posted on March 6, 2020

The 2020 conference has been postponed to 2021

More details at https://a41con.blogspot.com/2020/03/area41-postponed-to-june-2021.html

Our Speakers

Over the years, we had the pleasure to host many great speakers from all over the world. For the 2022 edition, we strive to live up to the expectations we established in previous years by presenting you with the best line up we can muster. The Call for Paper is currently closed, and will open in early 2022. Watch for announcement on this page as well as on the regular channels such as Twitter @A41CON.

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Our Sponsors

We could not dream of putting on an event like Area41 without our generous sponsors, some of which have been with us for the past decade. If you are interested in supporting Area41 2022, please get in touch (sponsoring@defcon-switzerland.org) to receive our current sponsorship opportunities.
We are thankful for our 2020 sponsors and their trust in us!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

  • Compass Security

GOLD SPONSORS

  • ARROW / Checkpoint
  • SEC Consult

SILVER SPONSORS

  • RedGuard
  • xorlab
  • Protect7
  • AV-Test

PARTNERS

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FAQ

Check out last year's keynote by Costin Raiu