Area41 Conference 2024
Back to (the) roots

We are delighted to announce the dates for the Area41 conference 2024.
It will be conducted on June 6.-7. 2024, at the Komplex457.

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 Feb 21st, 2024

Call For Paper (CFP) soon

The Call For Paper (CFP) will open March 1st

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Posted on Feb 20th, 2024

First tickets will go on sale in April 2024

We will anounce details here and on X

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Posted on Jan 14th, 2024

Location confirmed

In June 2024 the AREA41 conference will be back at the Komplex457 in Zurich

Our Speakers

Over the years, we had the pleasure to host many great speakers from all over the world. For the 2024 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.
Below is a selection of some of the speakers we had in 2022. .

Desiree Sacher-Boldewin
Topic: "The Intelligent Process Lifecycle of Cyber Defenders - The Extended Version"
Tobias Ospelt
Topic: "Improving web application scanning"
Dr. Florian Egloff
Topic: "Pirates, privateers, and mercantile companies in cybersecurity"
Max Moser
Topic: "How a smart conferencing device turned into a security nightmare"

Conference Schedule

There will be 2 tracks in parallel. In addition, we will provide a variety of networking opportunities to enable attendees to make optimal use of their time while at Area41.

The schedule is tentative and subject to change. It will be finalized in the week leading up to the event.

08:30
09:15
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:20
12:10
13:40
14:30
15:20
16:10
16:40
17:30
18:30
09:30
10:00
10:50
11:40
12:30
14:00
14:50
15:40
16:00
16:50
17:10

Conference Venue

We are proud to present Komplex457 as our 2024 conference location partner.

Venue

https://komplex-457.ch/
Hohlstrasse 457, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland

Travel

The Komplex457 is located in Zurich Altstetten, just minutes away from Zurich Main Station HB, which can be easily reached by train when arriving from Zurich Airport (ZRH). We recommend using public transport since parking is sparse and expensive.
Nearest Parking is Letzipark 3-6.-/h
Nearest bus station is: Lezipark (Bus 31, N1)

Nearby Hotels

There are many hotels in Zurich. For example the following hotels are nearby:

Impressions

Komplex457
Komplex457

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 2024, please get in touch (sponsoring@defcon-switzerland.org) to receive our current sponsorship opportunities.
We are thankful for our 2024 sponsors and their trust in us!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

  • Compass Security

GOLD SPONSORS

  • Clue Security
  • Swisscom
  • Kaspersky



SILVER SPONSORS

  • RedGuard
  • Protect7

PARTNERS

  • partner
  • partner
  • partner
  • partner

FAQ

Check out previous year's keynote by Costin Raiu