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SHOWMECON 2020 has been cancelled

When Parameter first started ShowMeCon, our goal was to create the type of security conference that brought together the best speakers, attendees, and vendors in a world class environment.  We wanted a corporate style conference with the expertise you’ll find at some of the more traditional “hacking” conferences.  Year after year, sometimes to my surprise, the conference hits that mark and gets better.  This is 100% due to the participants.  ShowMeCon was spun off into it’s own corporation in 2018.  My vision is to take our brand of conference and replicate it to other cities.  ShowMeCon is not a profit center for us.  It is about the experience.  When COVID-19 made it apparent that we could not run the conference in June I reached out to our contacts.  Unfortunately at the time the venue’s parent company was imposing a cancellation fee that was over 8x the profit SMC made.  Our choice was to reschedule or go out of business.  October was picked, however it soon became obvious that we would face issues that would most likely result in a defunct SMC.  Over the past few weeks during discussions with Ameristar, they were given more latitude from their parent company. We were able to reschedule at no cost.

I am bummed not to have SMC this year. I love seeing everyone.  However if we put it on this year it would’ve likely been the last SMC.  And a year off is better than not being able to put on something that has become a passion and highlight of my year.

The new dates are June 24th – 25th 2021.

If you have already purchased a ticket you will see a refund over the next few days.  I hope everyone is doing great.  I will miss seeing everyone, but we are already making plans to have SMC 2021 the best SMC yet.


Dave Chronister