Big Bear


March 25th - 27/28


Top Speakers

Variety of fields.

50 Seats

Space is limited.


Get the latest information about Disconnect Camp.

Call For Participation

We will have an open call for people looking to contribute and participate in this event via: workshops, moderating panels, or leading discussions on important topics. Unlike a typical CFP, we are not looking for someone to provide a 45 minute lecture we are focusing on bringing in people who can drive a conversation.

  • First Round deadline:
    January 1st 2019.
  • Final CFP deadline:
    February 1st 2019.
  • Final schedule released:
    February 15th 2019.

If you are a veteran presenter and can guide a discussion in a crowd, then this is the option for you. The subject matter is up to you, but some ideas include: Legal/Historical discussions, developing open source projects, how to avoid a failure you've encountered, technology culture, end user's usage of security/technology, etc... These discussions are what made Disconnect Camp great last year and we're looking for some solid presenters to lead our discussions again this year. Submit your contact information, bio, description of the discussion you wish to cover and a quick itinerary of what topics to will cover to cfp+discussion at

Do you have a project that is hands on, do you enjoy providing a direct hands on teaching experience? Then this is the option for you. Workshops will be provided a space to do their thing, and resources as needed however please keep in mind the limitations of camping including no Internet provided. Example classes we are looking for: Locksport, reverse engineering (malware or other), software defined radio, or bring your own hands on project and give a solid demonstration/request for feedback. Send us an email to cfp+workshop at including your biography, the proposed workshop, a list of required materials and time the workshop would take to complete.

Does the sound of weak hashes cracking keep you up at night? Do you have a story from the front lines of information security about evil doings, developers behaving badly, or management without a clue? We all do! So, change the names in the story, and come tell your tale with this strictly Chatham house rules event, infosec horror stories. Either show up with your story, or submit your pitch to guarantee a slot to cfp+horrorstory at


You are free to participate in all or none of the events at this open air camp/conference.

  • Info Sec Horror Stories
  • Zen and the art of lock picking

Spend some time around the campfire and tell your favorite horror stories of what in infosec keeps you up at night.
We are actively looking for participants for this event, if you have a story to tell please submit it to cfp+horrorstory at

Have you ever encountered a seemingly impossible task? Have you ever solved a problem where you couldn't see what you need to do, but instead had to "feel it out" ? Then enjoy Zening out while picking a various assortment of locks provided.


From 2015


A short group of photos from last year's events.

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This year's discussions are atypically centered around not technical talks, but instead life experiences.


Have questions? I hope we have answers.

  • When ?

    March 25th-27th (or28th) 2019
  • Why ?

    To encourage the collaboration, camaraderie and expansion of those within the technology and security fields to broaden their knowledge and experiences.
  • Will there be Internet ?

    No Internet service will be setup or provided at the camp, most major cellular providers have some signal at Disconnect Camp however it is sporadic.
  • I have special dietary needs, is there a food option for me ?

    Probably! Just let us know when you get your ticket purchased and we will make arrangements. If you tell us after you show up to Disconnect Camp, we may not be able to help.
  • Where ?

    Near Big Bear California. Two to three hours drive from Los Angeles, it is an hour drive from the local airport Ontario (ONT). Specific directions must be followed, and will be sent via email to those who purchased tickets.
  • What should I bring ?

    This is a camping event, attendees should bring a tent, sleeping gear, and warm clothing for Disconnect Camp. Food will be covered and provided in the cost of your ticket.
  • I don't want to camp, can I get a room ?

    There are limited numbers of cabins available for purchase. They are being sold on a first come first served basis.
  • Is this one of those no-technology camps? Can I bring my phone/laptop ?

    This is not an anti-technology event, you are free to bring your phone or laptop, however there will be plenty to do to keep you away from having to power on.


See previous Disconnect Camp event pages.


Break down of cost for Disconnect Camp. All tickets include meals for the weekend.

  • Ticket
  • All Meals Covered
  • Bunk in Shared Cabin
  • Group Cabin
  • 24 Hour Nacho Fountain


  • Conference Attendance
  • Food/Drink
  • Bunk in Shared Cabin
  • Group Cabin
  • 24 Hour Nacho Fountain

Normal Reg

  • Conference Attendance
  • Food/Drink
  • Bunk in Shared Cabin
  • Group Cabin
  • 24 Hour Nacho Fountain

Group Cabin**

  • Conference Attendance
  • All Meals
  • Bunk in Shared Cabin
  • Group Cabin
  • 24 Hour Nacho Fountain

* Pre-registration will end December 1st 2018

** Group Cabins include 3x tickets for the event

** Group Cabins Price will increase December 1st 2018


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