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Thu, Sep 26


DeVos Place, Grand Rapids Michigan

GrrCON Cyber Security Summit and Hacker Conference

We provide three+ presentation tracks, in-con workshops, and a solutions arena to ensure you get the most out of the event.

GrrCON Cyber Security Summit and Hacker Conference
GrrCON Cyber Security Summit and Hacker Conference

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2024, 7:00 PM CDT – Sep 27, 2024, 11:00 PM CDT

DeVos Place, Grand Rapids Michigan, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

About the event

GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides the Information Security community with a fun atmosphere in which to come together and engage with like-minded people from around the globe. We keep GrrCON small, with around 2,500 attendance, to allow us to provide those things other events leave out. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, security researcher, industry professional, student, or hacker, you will find something for yourself at GrrCON.

We provide three+ presentation tracks, in-con workshops, and a solutions arena to ensure you get the most out of the event.

No egos.  No divas.  Just a good time and good content.

Join the conversation.


Executive Summit tickets provide access to the Executive Summit and the full GrrCON Conference. A separate ticket is required to attend the Executive Summit in any capacity.

GrrCON attendance provides 14 CPE credits!

Justification for the Boss  Are you thinking about attending GrrCON, but you need help convincing your boss to pay for it? We’ve created a quick document for you to justify your attendance and demonstrate its value to your organization.

Training Workshops Training at GrrCON is cheap, roughly $5.

All Day Games

Are you ready for some mid con entertainment! . Throughout Friday play a variety of games in the Grand Gallery D-F. Hosted @lintile . Get something wrong, pay the penalty. Not for the easily offended or those without a sense of humor.


Forensics Challenge – CTF

Go to the contest booth and pick up details. There are sure to be things for all skill levels. Teams up to 4 allowed.

Car Hacking Village

Brought to you by CANBUSHACK team, conference attendees will get hands on experience in hacking automotive technologies. Not only will this village be openly available to the public, but there will also be a huge opportunity to learn the art of hacking vehicles. There is no formal agenda setup, rather a table with a few automotive components and benches for attendees to interact with.

Open Source Intelligence CTF

The CTF anyone with an internet connection and a dream can play. Find real information on real targets, earn points, and see how your recon skills stack up. Registrations run all day Thursday at the CG Silvers Consulting booth in the Exhibitor Hall. The contest will run Friday during the day, with an exclusive winner’s panel Friday afternoon featuring all 3 top teams divulging their best OSINT techniques on the stage.

Hosted by CG Silvers Consulting

Lock Pick Village

You know the drill.. Pick locks.. etc.. etc…

We typically have some new fun things for you to mess with, like a car boot, a realtor door lock box, an actual car door, and the steel cage! Details on the Lock Pick Village contest will be unveiled in the village. It probably has something to do with Fuzzy pink handcuffs and an inflatable donkey-pegasus hybrid…

Prizes will also be announced at the village.

Hak4Kidz Village

Hak4Kidz is an event by ethical hackers and Information Security professionals dedicated to bringing the educational and communal benefits of white hat hacking conferences to children and young adults. We accomplish this mission by putting our collective expertise and passion on display for the attendees to interact with us at their will. At GrrCON, we will have an open village for kids with their chaperone(s) to interact with our hacker and security STEHM stations to expand and enlighten them on their technical interests. For innovation to perpetuate, today’s young users must be exposed to the bigger picture of how we got here and to help realize their potential.

GrrCON Crypto Challenge

Battle Tech

Once again, we will have multiple Battle Tech Mech Warrior pods on site for your entertainment through lunchtime on Friday.

Walk-ups only.

Dungeons & Dragons Village

Have you ever wanted to play D&D but haven’t found anyone to play with? Have you heard of it but don’t know what it’s about? Well, join us for a fun introduction to the wonderful world of RPGs. This game will feature up to 6 players at a time and take you through a classic dungeon crawl.

Walk-ups only. Games will restart every 60 to 90 minutes(depending on the dice rolls). There will be dice and pre-generated characters to use. You don’t need to bring anything but your nerdiness.

Backup Yo Data

1337 Backup Challenge

Check your bag for a Backup tape, if you find it you win!

1st place: The l33test hacker in the world mystery prize and somebodies backup data!


Is your name Joe, or John, or Jo Anne? Does it have a JO in it anywhere?

What else does it take to win the competition? We can’t tell you that, but if you meet any of the other criteria you could just be our winner

Winning JO: Prize TBA

  • Student Debt Sux & door prizes
  • Details given out at Welcome
  • Winning Student: Who Knows

Reminder: GrrCON is an adult event. Please see our Notice of Content on the “About” Page when deciding to bring children.

GrrCON Drinking Game

Enjoy the free beer (& cash bar).

Chat with Mend at their booth and thank them for sponsoring the beer..

Return to drinking free beer...

You’re welcome.

1st place: A winner is you!

You must be present at closing ceremonies to win any contest

We reserve the right to change any event, competition, prize, or other offering at any time.

GrrCON After Parties!

Hope to see you there!

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