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BlackGirlsHack presents SquadCon ‘24: Play to Win Press Release

April 24, 2024 12:00 AM | Anonymous

BlackGirlsHack presents SquadCon ‘24: Play to Win

GHV in 2022, and now we are back again!

August 7-8 | Las Vegas at The Industrial

Welcome event on August 6 – Game Night

August 7-8 Las Vegas Conference Caps BlackHat 2024; Register Today; Sponsored by Microsoft and BlackGirlsHack (BGH) Foundation, SquadCon Promotes Ways to Improve Diversity in Cybersecurity

FREDRICKSBURG, VA, April 24, 2024 – The highly anticipated SquadCon is back, and it’s bigger, bolder, and more secure than ever! After a successful inaugural event last year, we are excited to announce the second edition of this premier cybersecurity gathering. SquadCon 2024: Play to Win promises to be a must-attend event for professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts.

SquadCon continues to bring a wealth of experience, perspectives, stories, and knowledge from professionals at all career levels. We can't wait to start announcing the outstanding line-up of speakers and topics we'll bring to SquadCon 2024. As Tennisha Martin, the Chair of BlackGirlsHack, aptly stated, "We started SquadCon to create a space for underrepresented communities that felt 'othered' in existing cybersecurity conferences but SquadCon is more than that. With the support of our sponsors and our community, SquadCon 2024, our third conference represents what the cybersecurity industry should be. SquadCon provides representation, visibility, and networking opportunities, along with a breadth of perspectives that can only be achieved by bringing diverse minds together to discuss diverse topics."

Conference Highlights:

Call for Papers (CFP) Now Open! We invite cybersecurity experts, thought leaders and practitioners to submit their groundbreaking research, case studies, and innovative ideas. Share your insights with a global audience!  

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Threat intelligence

  • Incident response

  • Cloud Security

  • IoT security

  • Ethical hacking

  • Privacy and Compliance

Submit your proposals by midnight on June 30, 2024,at

2. Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • SquadCon 2024 offers unique sponsorship packages for organizations looking to showcase their products and services.

  • Gain visibility among industry leaders, connect with potential clients, and demonstrate your commitment to cybersecurity excellence.

  • Contact Tennisha Martin at to explore tailored sponsorship options.

3. Keynote Speakers:
Stay tuned for announcements regarding our lineup of distinguished keynote speakers. We’ve secured top experts from government agencies, private sector firms, and academia.

4. Hands-On Workshops and Training:

  • Enhance your skills with practical workshops led by seasoned professionals.

  • Topics include penetration testing, secure coding, threat hunting, and more.

5. Networking Opportunities:

  • Connect with fellow attendees, industry influencers, and potential collaborators.

  • Attend our evening receptions, breakout sessions, and interactive panels.

What: SquadCon

Where: The Industrial Event Space | 2330 S Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 

When: August 7-8 at 9am-5pm | Welcome Event - August 6 at 5:30 pm| Party - August 7 at 8pm-12am 

Details: Tickets can be purchased at Early registration ends on April 30, 2024.

Media Registration can be completed at

Press: Email for registration code

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About BlackGirlsHack

BlackGirlsHack Foundation (BGH Foundation, EIN 85-3683902) is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Virginia with a 501(c)(3) designation. It is a training-focused organization created to increase diversity in cybersecurity by bridging the gap between what is taught in educational institutions and what is necessary for careers in cybersecurity. 

The mission of the BGH Foundation is to increase representation and empower Black girls and women in the field of information security and cyber security through skills training, mentoring, resume review, and access to low-cost resources in an inclusive environment. The vision for Black Girls Hack (BGH) is to provide resources, training, mentoring, and access to black girls and women and increase representation and diversity in cybersecurity and executive suites.

About SquadCon:
SquadCon is an independent conference event in Las Vegas during Hacker Summer Camp scheduled for August 7-8th. Run by the creators of Girls Hack Village, SquadCon exists to help foster diversity and inclusion in cybersecurity.  Sponsors include Microsoft, Adobe, and Carnegie Mellon.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Tennisha Martin at

Get Involved:
Visit our website:
Follow us on Twitter: @_SquadCon

Join the conversation: #SquadCon2024

For media inquiries, please contact:
Rebekah Skeete

Chief Operating Officer


Phone: (817) 443-1157

Note to Editors: High-resolution images and logos are available upon request.
SquadCon 2024: Play to Win is organized by BlackGirlsHack and supported by leading industry partners.

Disclaimer:This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of any products, services, or claims made by the conference organizers or sponsors.

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Media Contact:Dan Chmielewski

Madison Alexander PR


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