It’s that time of year again! ToorCon 20 is coming so get your code finished and submit a talk this time around. We’re letting you decide if you want to be a part of our 50-minute talks on Saturday, 20-minute talks on Sunday, and 75-minute talks for our Deep Knowledge Seminars on Friday depending on how much time you need to present your new ideas and techniques. We evaluate our submissions in the order that they’re received so submit your talk before time runs out!


Please no vendor pitches or talks on old subjects. We try to keep ToorCon highly technical so please only submit talks on original research that isn’t more than 12 months old. Talks that are submitted for a 50-minute or 75-minute slot may be asked to be reduced to 20-minutes if space on the lineup is limited. Compensation and travel expenses are not provided for presenters. You must notify ToorCon if you are in any way unable to make it to your talk after being accepted.

Reasons to Submit

– The honor and prestige of knowing you’ve made your contribution to hacker society
– A free ticket for yourself and a friend
– Invitations to all of the parties and special events
– Free admission to the Friday seminars (as space is available)

How to Submit

Head on over to our submission site at, create an account (or sign-in if you’ve already used our frab system before), and then submit your talk to the “ToorCon 20” event. You’ll be contacted when the talks are reviewed according to the schedule below.

Special Dates

July 4th, 2018 – Call for papers released
August 1st, 2018 – First round of selection announced
August 17th, 2018 – Call for papers closes
August 17th, 2018 – Speaker & sponsor selection finalized
August 24th, 2018 – ToorCon training workshops start
September 10th-13th, 2018 – ToorCon trainings
September 14th, 2018 – ToorCon seminars & conference reception
September 15th, 2018 – ToorCon conference 50-minute talks
September 16th, 2018 – ToorCon conference 20-minute talks