TL;DR We are taking a break for this year 2024.

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BSidesZH will NOT happen in 2024. We are taking a break but for 2024 we are launching BSides Bern (@BSides_Bern, #BSidesBE) on 1st October 2024.

When we started back in 2016, we wanted to do something different: trying a different concept, a different idea of conference. We feel we have delivered on our idea, and we are proud of what we have done for and with the community all these years.

But organizing a conference takes lots of time and effort.

“if you wanted a break, why running Bern instead of another Zürich?”, we are glad you asked 😉

Zürich already has a great conference, Area41 (@a41con), which runs every other year, that is 2024. We are considering same model, alternating with them running on odd years. It is still all very much to be decided. Also, we don’t know what we’ll do on the even years, we’ll try/experiment with different ideas and formats, starting with @BSides_Bern on Oct 1st 2024: bern.bsides.ch.

Thank you all, more details coming soon.