South Charleston. A city built of Indian mounds, hot cybers and great sushi. A city where you can go to a great Security Con without paying "a little extra." A city home to a security conference event greater than the World Cup, World Seres and World InfoSec Day combined.

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to witness the greatest happening in InfoSec:

Hack3rCon 8
The “Ocho”
Nov. 17 – 19, 2017

If it's Almost Heaven, we've got it here!

This will be the 3rd year for SecureWV, but it is the 8th year for Hack3rCon (Yea, Hack3rCon!!) so we’ve dubbed this year The “Ocho”.

That’s right Cotton, the conference will be at the same hotel as last year - the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Charleston West in South Charleston and we will have the entire conference center this year for the event as well. Room blocks will stay at $94 a room and we will be announcing the opening of the room blocks soon.

If you would like to be a sponsor, you can view the sponsorship packages, or if you would like more information, contact us at You can also donate to the 304Geeks to help offset the costs via our PayPal button:

The Call for Papers will open on June 1, 2017 and close October 1, 2017, so be sure to get your talks ready.

We will be keeping the format the same as last year with SecureWV on Friday and Hack3rCon on Saturday and Sunday. One ticket will include both conferences so attendees can still enjoy everything that the conference has to offer. SecureWV will still focus on general IT-related topics and Hack3rCon will continue to get into the more technical side of Information Security. The entire weekend will be a fun and enjoyable time, so plan now for Hack3rCon8 and SecureWV3.

Usually you pay double for this kind of conference, Cotton, but the price for the entire weekend will stay at $50 for registration with $35 for Students (with Valid student IDs). The student discount includes High Schoolers as well as College-age attendees.

Last year was our biggest year with over 150 people in attendance. This year, we look to grow our conference even more. We will be opening the registration soon so be sure to watch the site and social media.

And remember, If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a cyber.

– 304 Geeks