BSides Vancouver 2023

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BSides Vancouver 2023

BSides Vancouver is a community supported cyber security conference brought to you by MARS

By The Mainland Advanced Research Society

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Apr 29, 2023 8:00 AM - Sun, Apr 30, 2023 6:00 PM PDT


SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 10 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

BSides Vancouver 2023 is Back for Our 10th Year!

That's right, 10 YEARS since the first Vancouver BSides! We started from humble beginnings and have grown to be one of Vancouver's favourite cybersecurity conference and we could not do it without the support from our awesome information security and tech community!

Some Event Details:

  • 1 full day of knowledge, sharing and networking on matters of cybersecurity, privacy and technology
  • April 29 - 5 Speaking Tracks
  • April 30 - Hands-On Workshop Post-Con Day
  • 30+ Speakers
  • Activities and Competition
  • Women @ BSides
  • MORE!

Tickets Details

Enhanced Admission and MARS Membership

  • MARS Membership (new memberships and renewals)
  • Ticket to Vancouver BSides 2023
  • Seat in theatre with Keynote Speaker, Mikko Hypponen
  • First access to workshops
  • First access to BSides Afterparty
  • T-Shirt and SWAG Bag

General Admission

  • Ticket to Vancouver BSides 2023
  • Access to workshops
  • Access to BSides Afterparty
  • T-Shirt and SWAG Bag

Admission only, no shirt or swag

  • Ticket to Vancouver BSides 2023
  • Access to workshops
  • Access to BSides Afterparty


Are you a student? We have a special deal for you! Email us from your student email account for more informaiton!

  • Ticket to Vancouver BSides 2023
  • Access to workshops
  • Access to BSides Afterparty


What is BSides Vancouver?

BSides Vancouver is brought to you by M.A.R.S., a not-for-profit, independently run organization. The event is a community supported cyber security conference and part of the worldwide Security BSides movement. Visit for more details.

Can my company sponsor BSides Vancouver?

Yes, please visit our for more details.

When will the schedule be announced?

The schedule of speakers and workshops will be announced closer to the date of the conference.

Workshops will be on Sunday April 30, 2023. Access to workshops are given to MARS Members first. Remaining workshop slots will be released pending availability. 

When is the BSides Vancouver 2023 After Party

Saturday April 29, 2023. Details and RSVP announced soon. 

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

Many BSides conferences do offer free tickets, we, unfortunately, cannot due to the costs of running the event, it is Vancouver after all! That said, we do provide a premium experience and subsidize the costs to ensure the event is accessible for all.

If you are a student, we are offering a student ticket with valid student email and ID.

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

BSides Vancouver 2023 is located in the downtown core at SFU Harbour Centre. There are lots of transit and parking options available for you.

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Transit Help:

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at

What's the refund policy?

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

If you have submitted a paper and are accepted or if you have decided to volunteer your time we will gladly refund your ticket.

If you purchased a ticket you can login to Eventbrite and transfer your ticket to another user. Please do not contact us to do so.

About the organizer

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.

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