The Layer 8 Conference will be held virtually this year. On Saturday, June 6, 2020, the conference will go on, as planned, through live streaming channels. Workshops and conference presentations will all be done online.
This decision was not an easy one, nor one that the organizers took lightly. It is our belief that this decision is in the best interest of all attendees, with regard to public health and safety.
The Layer 8 Conference organizers are committed to putting on an engaging event that prioritizes interaction. We have been working with other conference organizers who have run successful virtual conferences and will be incorporating the lessons learned.
Q: Are tickets still available?
Q: How will I log in to the workshops and conference?
A: People who registered for workshops and/or the conference will be sent connection information to the email address used on registration.
Q: I really enjoy the social aspect of conferences. How will you recreate that?
A: This is a huge focus for us. We have spoken with other conference organizers about how they did this, and by adding a Discord server for attendees, the interactions are often even more social!
Q: Will you still have the Mental Health Hackers Village and TOOOL Lockpick Village by TrustedSec?
Q: Will you have a Capture the Flag contest?
Q: Is the Improv Workshop still happening?
Q: What about my hotel reservation?
A: Anyone who reserved a hotel room using the conference’s room block can contact Marriott and cancel the reservation, without penalty, if cancelled at least 48 hours before scheduled arrival. Note that cancellation is NOT possible via the website. Instead, write to Melissa.Montano@crestlinehotels.com and Sue.Gallogly@crestlinehotels.com with your reservation number, dates, hotel name & location, and indicate the reservation was part of the Layer 8 Conference room block.
Q: What about next year?
A: We plan to be back to having an in-person conference in Providence, Rhode Island in 2021.
Q: This sucks. I want a refund. How do I get one?
A: Just go back to our Eventbrite site and request one. We’ll miss you and hopefully you’ll join us again next year.
Q: What if I have questions or concerns?
A: Questions or concerns can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org