CarolinaCon 11

CarolinaCon-11 (hereby referred to as "The Last CarolinaCon As We Know It") will occur on March 20th-22nd 2015 in Raleigh NC (USA).

Chosen speakers receive:

Special Notes:

No presenters receive personal invites or special concessions. ALL submissions are judged on their own merit.

Travel and personal expenses are not reimbursed by CarolinaCon for any CarolinaCon presenter.

CarolinaCon operates on a tight, non-profit budget, and unfortunately cannot pay any presenter fees beyond the freebies mentioned above.

CarolinaCon also does not provide visa sponsership for visitors outside of the US--either attendees, or speakers.

SPONSORS and/or VENDORS and/or ADVERTISERS:

We don't accept any so please don't bother asking. Capitalism (what you vendor/sponsor types do) and philanthropic knowledge-sharing (what we do) don't mix at CarolinaCon by design. We keep our admission price to the bare minimum to cover our venue and equipment expenses. All of our staff are volunteers who generously donate their time and energy. All of our presenters generously donate their time and talent. The only items sold at CarolinaCon are a limited quantity of single-design CarolinaCon t-shirts....and we only make and sell those because attendees and staff want them (and because they're cool).

SUMMARY

CarolinaCon is an annual conference in North Carolina that is dedicated to sharing knowledge about technology, security and information rights. CarolinaCon also serves to enhance the local and international awareness of current technology related issues and developments. CarolinaCon also strives to mix in enough entertainment and side contests/challenges to make for a truly fun event.

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ATTEND

Admission to the conference is $20 at the door (no pre-registration). For your $20 you will receive conference admission and a cool CarolinaCon badge. In past years we've also given away magazines, bumper stickers, shot glasses, and free food with the cost of admission. There's no telling what we'll be giving away this year so you'll have to attend to find out.

We will also be selling t-shirts at the conference but a price for those shirts has not been determined yet. You can expect to pay similar prices to what other conferences charge for their shirts (~$20).

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SCHEDULE

Speakers have been chosen. Final arrangements are being made. Stay tuned!

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SIDE EVENTS

Side events? As in more than just talks! You betcha! As events are decided and plans made, they'll be posted. Stay tuned!

A cool card game where hackers and the corporation are pitted against one another. The object of the game is to capture seven agendas. The hackers steal agendas by breaching firewalls and the corporation protects agendas with firewalls and honeypots. Follow THIS LINK for more information about the game. And THIS LINK for a YouTube video

Now in its 6th year, the Annual, Unofficial CarolinaCon Shootout is once again a go! Click HERE to visit the official page and get all the details!

"CTF, is a traditional outdoor game where two teams each have a flag (or other marker) and the object is to..."

We kid; we do, we do! Seriously, as a staple CTF needs no introduction. But for any newer folks out there: CTF (note the apparent requisite white t-shirts and glasses)

Presenting FALE (FALE Assocation of Locksport Enthusiasts) village of lockpicking. Impress all your friends (and family members) by locking yourself out of your house and picking your way in!

Sometimes, you need to reminisce (old folks) or know your roots (young folks). Enter, the Vintage Tech Museum, Apple IIe, Vic20 (not Vic when he was 20!), Commodore 64, TRS80 Model 1, Tandy Color Computer 1 & 2, and more!

BYOB (you are encouraged people to purchase from the hotel). Drink anytime someone (in the movie) drops the F*Bomb or GD. If anyone is left standing at the end of the movie....they deserve something that has yet to be determined but totally cool, for drunk people.

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LOCATION

CarolinaCon 10 will be held at 35.830122, -78.620365

Hilton north Raleigh/Midtown
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Last Day to Book: 20-FEB-2015 - BOOK NOW!

Special Room Rates: rates are quoted for single occupancy

1 QUEEN BED W/SOFA SLEEPER rates from $105.00 USD/Night
1 KING BED rates from $105.00 USD/Night
2 DOUBLE BEDS rates from $105.00 USD/Night

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ABOUT CAROLINACON

CarolinaCon was started in 2005 and has been held every year since. With each passing year the conference continues to grow and attract more attendees and speakers. As has always been the case, CarolinaCon is put together and run by an all-volunteer staff. CarolinaCon is proudly brought to you by "The CarolinaCon Group". The CarolinaCon Group is a non-profit organization registered in the state of NC, dedicated to educating the local and global communities about technology, information/network/computer security, and information rights.

The CarolinaCon Group is also closely associated with various 2600 chapters across NC, SC, TN, VA, LA, DC, GA, PA and NY. Many of the volunteers who help develop and deliver CarolinaCon come from those chapters.

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FAQ

Who develops and delivers CarolinaCon?

CarolinaCon is proudly brought to you by "The CarolinaCon Group". The CarolinaCon Group is a non-profit organization registered in the state of NC, dedicated to educating the local and global communities about technology, information/network/computer security, and information rights. The CarolinaCon Group is also closely associated with various "2600" chapters across NC, SC, TN, VA, LA, DC, and NY. Many of the volunteers who help develop and deliver CarolinaCon come from those chapters.

What events will be at CarolinaCon?

CarolinaCon is mainly about the educational talks, presentations, and demos. Alongside those we will have several other technology-related contests and challenges. Details on other events will be announced on our website as they are planned out.

Can my company sponsor CarolinaCon?

We don't accept any, so don't bother asking. Capitalism and philanthropic knowledge-sharing don't mix in our opinion. We keep our admission price to the bare minimum to cover our venue and equipment expenses. All of our staff are volunteers who generously donate their time and energy. All of our presenters generously donate their time and talent. The only items sold at CarolinaCon are a limited quantity of single-design CarolinaCon t-shirts....and we only make and sell those because attendees and staff want them.

What about donating to CarolinaCon?

Well that's a different story. We will gladly accept donations from anyone who wants to contribute. At CarolinaCon, we pride ourselves on not charging a lot for admission so we don't have a lot to spend on giveaways (we manage though). We can always use prizes for Hacker Trivia and various other contests that we run so if you want to donate an actual prize, rather than cash, just let us know by sending an email to info@carolinacon.org. We'll also take cash. :-)

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