Beyond the core conference, Kiwicon week has become host (in the parasitic sense) to a number of other infosec community events. Take advantage of the timing to check out some of the other things going on run by our various chums. 

Got something else that should be on this list? Email the crue at and let us know?  Maybe something's happening in Taumarunui? Dargaville? Auckland? 

Wrong Island Con

Mon 8 December, Christchurch

Last year a bunch of planes full of aussie hackers got diverted to Christchurch because of the rubbish weather in Wellington. They decided to have a con in the airport bar. This year they're on-purpose going to Christchurch, and have booked out brewpub The Twisted Hop for a bigger, intentional Wrong Island Con. Check out their website, which is much shitter than Kiwicon's site at

NZITF Con, SGM and Training

Mon 8 - Tue 9 December, Wellington

The NZ Internet Task Force, a non-profit association of NZ internet defence types who "improve the cyber posture of New Zealand" and are about as close as we have to an actual CERT is having their annual shindig in the days before Kiwicon. This is for NZITF members; more information at

Kiwicon Training

Tue 9 - Wed 10 December, Wellington

Kiwicon's free and paid training events, details are here

Well Secured

Wed 10 December, Wellington

Wellington Security Defender day, organised by Kirk Jackson, see which describes it thusly:

"The day before Kiwicon, in the Wellington CBD, a group of application security professionals will be meeting up for the first time, for informal sessions discussing all aspects of application security"

LCA 2015

 12-16 January 2015, Auckland 

Some of the LCA 2015 team will be at Kiwicon - find them and say hi! Are you thinking of going? Look for CherieEllisNZ as she'll have a special Kiwicon-only deal for you!