2019 Layer 8 Conference

Saturday, June 8, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI

Main Tracks Schedule

Mental Health Hackers Village Schedule

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The Layer 8 conference is the only one that is solely dedicated to social engineering and open source intelligence (OSINT) discussions. We will have two tracks of presentations on these topics from world-renowned social engineers and investigators.

In addition, we will have:

  • Lockpicking Village run by The Open Organization of Lockpickers (TOOOL) where you can learn how to pick a lock and even try it yourself!
  • OSINT Village run by Trace Labs and in partnership with the RI State Police where we will use OSINT skills to locate missing persons.
  • Mental Health Hackers Village¬†with its own track of talks and tips on improving mental and physical health. Plus free massages!!
  • Training! Social Engineering and Open Source Intelligence Workshop with world-class trainer Joe (@C_3PJoe) Gray on Friday, June 7th.¬† Discount code: JJ10
  • Diversity sponsorships for speakers, provided by Mimecast!
  • A two-hour improv workshop run by the Providence Improv Group to help social engineers work on their improvisational skills.
  • Lunch is included!


Available at Eventbrite

How to Get There:

TF Green Airport, Providence (15 minute drive)
Boston Logan Airport (50 minute drive)
Amtrak to Providence Train Station (5 minute walk)
Bus to Providence Station (10 minute drive)

Where to Stay:

Hotel Room Block – Omni Hotel
Other hotels around the conference:
RI Biltmore (5 minute walk)
Providence Marriott (5 minute walk)
Hampton Inn and Suites (10 minute walk)

Parking at RI Convention Center: 

$15 per day

Conference Partners



Providence Improv Guild

Note: This conference was formerly known as “Social Engineering – Rhode Island” or se-ri.org. The change was made during the 2018 conference to better reflect the goals of “Hacking the Human” and its reference to the 7 layer OSI Model, where the human is Layer 8!