Welcome to DerbyCon 8.0 “Evolution”. This will be the eighth year running and at a brand new location at the Marriott Louisville.

DerbyCon 8.0’s theme this year is “Evolution”. We picked evolution this year partially because of DerbyCon evolving (changing) and moving to a new venue but also (and primarily) because of the evolution of the information security industry and how it is always changing and our desire to try to make it better. Evolution to us, is simply and exactly how it is defined: the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. The information security space started from something simple, and is becoming more and more complex each and everyday. How we handle the complexities and tackle situations is all apart of how we grow as an industry, and DerbyCon is a place where anyone who is remotely interested or someone who is well established in information security can experience it.

The idea of DerbyCon started in a pizza shop in Louisville after a few of us thought how awesome it would be to create a conference in Louisville Kentucky. The 4th street live area was awesome and we had been to so many conferences that we felt we could make one where everyone was welcome. DerbyCon has and continues to be a conference put together and run by awesome people in the security industry and by its attendees. We believe that DerbyCon is a central location for everyone to come share their research – hang with friends – and meet new ones. We hope to see you this year!

Check out our video from last years DerbyCon “Legacy” held at the Hyatt in 2017. It’s an amazing time and this year will be even better.

DerbyCon VII Closing Ceremony Video

DerbyCon 8.0 Dates:

  • Registration times: Tuesday 7pm – 10pm; Wednesday 7am – 11am, 3pm – 9pm; Thursday 3pm – 9pm; Friday 6am – 11am, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 8pm; Saturday 8am – 11am, 12pm – 3pm
  • Sponsorships are SOLD OUT
  • Call for Trainers open from March 1st and close on April 14th, 2018. (CLOSED)
  • Call for Papers (CFP) and Call for Workshops (CFW) are now open and will close on July 1st, 2018
  • Training Sales (training): May 1st for training only, 2018 at 1:00PM ET
  • Ticket Sales (general admission): May 5th for general admission (Derby Day), 2018 at 1:00PM ET. Visit the link here to purchase tickets when they are available.
  • DerbyCon training dates: October 3rd and 4th, 2018
  • DerbyCon conference dates: October 5th – 7th, 2018

We look forward to another awesome DerbyCon!