Capitol Tech at DEF CON 30!

Capitol Technology University is attending DEF CON during its 30th anniversary event starting today, August 11 through Sunday, August 14. The convention is being held at the Caesars Forum conference center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has returned for an in-person venue, with a virtual registration option available. 

Capitol Tech Staff and Students at DEF CON 30
Capitol Tech Staff and Students at DEF CON 30!


DEF CON is the world’s largest annual hacking convention, stemming back to 1993 when the initial event took place. The convention draws cyber professionals and enthusiasts from around the world who are interested in the areas of cybersecurity, computer science, and information technology. Featuring several tracks of speakers, panels, demonstrations, hacking simulations, workshops, and networking opportunities, there is something for everyone in the full lineup scheduled for this year’s anniversary event. 

Cap Tech at DEF CON 30 Logo


Capitol Tech, a premiere STEM-focused university nationally recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) by the National Security Agency (NSA), will be sending several professors, staff, and students to represent the university this year at the convention. President Dr. Bradford Sims, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. William Butler, and Chair of Cybersecurity programs Dr. Kellep Charles will be greeting attendees at our booth on the convention floor. Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment Iris Lieberman and Assistant Director of Admissions Austin Blacklaw will be managing the booth and answering all questions regarding admissions and interest in our various cyber and technology programs. A select few of Capitol Tech’s students will be in attendance as well, including members of the university’s prominent Signal-9 cyber team and those in cyber programs. 

Dr. Butler will also be moderating a panel discussion hosted by the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA). This edition of the National Service Panel’s (NSP) presentation will be held in partnership with Blacks in Cybersecurity (BIC), which is hosting a village at DEF CON 30. 

Capitol Tech has a lot of fun and exciting things planned for the attendees of DEF CON 30. Anyone who visits our booth will receive free promotional items to represent their love of Cap Tech!* Also, you can pick up a game sheet flyer for a chance to play some fun cyber games and solve our brain-buster hacking puzzles. To try your luck at the games as well, click here. To view the answers, click here.

Visitors who stop by our booth Thursday – Saturday will receive an invitation to the Capitol Tech Reception Party on Saturday night, located at Carlos ‘N Charlie’s restaurant in the Flamingo Hotel.* This will be a networking event for cyber professionals and enthusiasts to meet-and-greet with their peers.

Cap Tech at DEF CON 30 Reception Invitation


Be sure to follow us on social media for updates during the event!  

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For questions regarding the event, contact Iris Lieberman at

For more information on our various cyber and technology degree programs, visit our website or see the below fields of study: 

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science 

Cyber and Information Technology 


If interested in registration, please contact the Capitol Tech Admissions team.


*Promotional booth items, such as freebies, flyers, game sheets, and invitations are available only while supplies last.