Bsides Vancouver

What is BSides?

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members.  The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time.  It creates opportunities for individuals to present and participate in an intimate atmosphere encouraging  collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and participant interaction. It is where conversations about the next big thing are happening. 

Our History

BSides started as a small gathering of people who gathered to attend some of the rejected presentations from Black Hat USA in 2009. The movement grew out of a desire to remove barriers of entry and create a community of active participants. We believe that building a strong, welcoming, local community makes it easier for everyone to participate in the security community and enables great things. This movement has now grown to 715 BSides events in 197 cities spanning 55 countries, and the number of events continues to grow as participants realize they can create a community anywhere in the world.

While every BSides event is unique and independently run, all are committed to being a community-organized, volunteer-driven, and corporately-funded forum for expanding the spectrum of information security conversation.

BSides Vancouver was first held in 2013 and grew to draw in 700+ attendees before COVID slowed things down. After a few years of virtual conferences, we're excited to be back in person to share another great conference with everyone!