In just a few short weeks, Cyber-RAID and B-Sides KC will be happening. That's September 16th and 17th at the Downtown KC Marriott.
Cyber-RAID is a live attack and defense exercise. Cost to participate is $100. At time of writing, there are still 3 Blue Team (Defender) and 20 Red Team (Attacker) seats remaining. It's recommended that you have at least casual information security experience if you're going to sign up. Otherwise, I believe spectators will be allowed. I don't know the details on that. This exercise runs all day on September 16th and until 1pm on September 17th.
The Security B-Sides KC Conference will be happening at the same venue all day Friday. This is a highly dynamic conference where everyone is a participant, not just a face in a lecture hall. There is no cost to participate in this event. There are still slots open for discussions if you feel like leading one. If things go as planned, I'll be bringing my Evil WiFi talk.
One last bit... Deviant Ollam
wants to come visit our local hackerspace and give a talk on Locksport (and who knows what else!) at Security B-Sides KC. He'll be staying with a CCCKC member while he's in town, but he can't afford the plane ticket out here. If you can pitch in a few dollars to help cover Deviant's airfare, contact jur1st at cowtowncomputercongress dot org
Hope to see you there!