Welcome to Summercon.ORG

Summercon is one of the oldest hacker conventions, and the longest running such conference in America. It helped set a precedent for more modern "cons" such as H.O.P.E. and DEF CON, although it has remained smaller and more personal. Summercon has been hosted in cities such as Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., Austin, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam.


Live, from everywhere, it's Summercon 2020!

13 June 2020

In case you couldn't get in via Zoom, or just forgot to register (and now you can't), we're live on YouTube. Join us!


13 June 2020

Want to help out? Since we're a free event, we've decided to take a crack at defrayingsome of our expenses by hawking Summercon 2020 t-shirts. 25% of proceeds go to the Littlefield Relief Fund, 25% to Girls Who Code, and 50% to The Summercon Foundation to help replenish the endowment that we've had to tap into for Summercon 2020.

Summercon Is Now a Virtual Event

8 June 2020

As noted on Twitter, we're a virtual event now. Please register here. If we run out of Zoom seats, we'll also broadcast on YouTube Live. You won't get to ask questions, but it's better than nothing?

COVID-19 Update

24 April 2020

We tried to hold out as long as we could, but due to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on our beloved New York City, there is simply no responsible way that we can squeeze everyone into Littlefield for Summercon 2020. (We also don't expect state and local authorities to permit any gatherings of more than 50 people.) So we're forced to pull the plug on our in-person event.

From a logistical perspective, this means that we're working with EventBrite to issue full refunds to everyone who bought a ticket. You will see a refund in a few days. Thanks for being patient, and sorry it took us so long to initiate this process. We are, at heart, optimists, and thought we might be able to do this after all. We were wrong.

But just because we can't be together doesn't mean we can't get together. We'll be announcing details in the next few days of a grand, chaotic, true-to-our-roots virtual event. So even though the novel coronavirus doesn't want us to come assemble in Brooklyn this year, we'll still do something exciting, occasionally ridiculous, funny, weird, and memorable. In short, it will be Summercon.

It will also be free. Free (as in beer).

And then onto next year. Once the coast is clear, we' are committed to gathering at Littlefield again, where we will think back to these profoundly weird times and remember just how insane it got in New York. Until that day, we'll see you at Virtual Summercon 2020!

Dates for 2020!

26 December 2019

We did it! We secured Littlefield for the next installation of Summercon, coming June 12-13, 2020. Get your tickets here