Edition 2023 - Back to the Future

We are pleased to announce that Hackfest 2023 is back in full force and will be held at the Centre des Congrès de Lévis!

Here’s what you can expect from the 2023 event!

Hackfest Experience

The Hackfest experience is much more than just conferences!

  • Several training sessions over 4 days More info
  • Josh Arsenio’s Networking Event (Opening cocktail)
  • 9 Villages - each with activities, CTFs, talks, etc. More info
  • 6 CTFs
  • 2 Conference Tracks over 2 days More info
  • 1 Workshop Track + speed talks over 2 days More info
  • Hackfest Generation - for teens aged 9 to 17 More info
  • Sponsors Hall (10+ sponsors to meet) More info
  • Hackfest Vitrine Startup (20+ cybersecurity startups to meet)
  • Closing party sponsored by TINES More info
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POLAR - October 12, 10am to 6pm

A banquet day with managers, team leads, CISOs, etc. (More info)

Hackfest Annual Event

Hackfest is the largest hacking event in Canada and brings together more than 1200 computer security enthusiasts in 2022, after returning on-site. We are looking for more than 1600 in 2023. The event takes place over two days of technical conferences about security and hacking and 4 days of training which have been developed for Quebec and in French.

Both nights let participants measure their security and hacking skills in a unique Hackfest CTF Pro and Classic (Capture The Flag). The whole evening is accompanied by a lockpicking contest, DJ atmosphere, workshops, evening conferences, live podcast recording and more.

Capture The Flag (CTF)

On Friday evening, more than 300 participants gather and participate in the unique CTF Pro and Classic organized by the Hackfest every year.

Each year a special element that is not found anywhere else is part of our CTF. It could be a model with environment similar to the SCADA, a reactor, electronic badges, games of Red VS Blue or other!

Hackfest Party

Saturday night party allows you to enjoy your Hackfest weekend by networking with peers and enjoy the DJ.

Definitely not to be missed!


For three (4) days during the event we offer international quality training on various topics of hacking and security.

Monthly meeting (QuebecSec.ca)

Every 4th Thursday of the month, a meeting is held in Quebec City at La Console. An hour or two hours presentation with or without demo followed by a dinner and a beer with the Hackfest team.



Mid year hacking and security international event https://ihack.computer


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