BSides Vancouver 2017 has launched.

BSides Vancouver 2017


After a brief hiatus, BSides Vancouver has risen from the ashes and back in full force in 2017 to deliver Vancouver’s highest calibre grassroots Cyber Security conference.


This year, the conference features:

  • 2 Full Days of Knowledge Sharing and Networking
  • 3 Speaking Tracks
  • 25 Speakers
  • CTF
  • Lock picking village
  • Door prizes
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • And more to be announced shortly.


Tickets Details


Tickets are immediately available at Eventbrite




  • Basic Admission to the Event
  • Low Tech Grasshopper Badge


Please Note: This is a barebones ticket to ensure inclusivity. If your work is paying for you to go to BSides Vancouver, please consider supporting us by purchasing a Professional or Elite ticket.




  • Cool High Tech Badge
  • Conference TShirt
  • Swag Bag Worth $25
  • Digital Copy of Talks


Elite (Limited Availability)


  • Cooler High Tech Badge
  • Elite Conference TShirt and Major Street Cred For Supporting Us
  • Swag Bag Worth $50
  • Digital Copy of Talks
  • VIP & Speakers Dinner (Catered 3 Course Meal and Social)
  • Complimentary Drink Tickets





Do we offer a student ticket aka can I attend for free?


If you can’t support us financially, support us with your time by volunteering! Give us half a day and the rest of the conference is yours! Sign up here.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


Yes! While we don’t want to exclude our community’s up and comers, unfortunately the venue we have selected has a liquor primary license which means all attendees must be 19 years of age or older.


We most likely will be streaming the event for all who cannot attend.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


BSides Vancouver 2017 is located in the downtown core at 560 Seymour Street. There are lots of transit and parking options available for you.


Closest Parking & Public Transit


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at [email protected]


What’s the refund policy?


Tickets are non-refundable. While we would like to be flexible with our community, dealing with refunds takes away valueable time from the organizing of the actual event.


If you have sumbitted a paper and are accepted we will refund your ticket.



Mainland Advanced Research Society is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization focused on researching new ways to protect ourselves online, educating, and supporting our communities.