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The CHAOS COMMUNICATION CONGRESS is an annual conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club . The congress features a variety of lectures and workshops on technical and political issues related to Security, Cryptography, Privacy and online Freedom of Speech . The event takes place regularly at the end of the year since 1984, with the current date and duration (December 27–30) established in 2005. It is considered one of the largest events of this kind, alongside the DEF CON in Las Vegas.

The congress started out in 1984 in Hamburg , moved to Berlin in 1998, and back to Hamburg in 2012, having exceeded the capacity of the Berlin venue with more than 4500 attendees. Since then, the meetings in the considerably larger venue in Hamburg continue to attract an increasing number of people, around 6,600 attendees in 2012 and most recently more than 13,000 in 2015. The 2017 congress will take place at the Trade Fair Grounds in the east-German town of Leipzig, since the Hamburg venue is due to renovation (see the cited source in line 34 of the table below for more details).

A large range of speakers are part of the scene. Organizational work is done by volunteers called _Chaos Angels_. The non-members entry fee for four days has been 100 Euros in 2016.

An important part of the congress are the _assemblies_, semi-open spaces with clusters of tables and internet connections for groups and individuals to collaborate and socialize in projects, workshops, and hands-on talks. These assembly spaces, introduced at the 2012 meeting, combine the _hack center_ project space and distributed group spaces of former years.

From 1997 to 2004 the congress also hosted the annual German Lockpicking Championships. 2005 was the first year the Congress lasted four days instead of three and lacked the German Lockpicking Championships.


* 1 Congresses * 2 Gallery * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links


Starting with the 16th congress in 1999, congresses are abbreviated _C3_ and prefixed with the congress number (e.g. _30C3_ for the 30th congress). Most have been subtitled with a motto reflecting the zeitgeist and congress topics.


1 1984 _CCC'84 nach Orion'64_

Eidelstedter Bürgerhaus in Hamburg , Germany

2 1985 _Du Darfst_

3 1986 _Damit Sie auch morgen noch kraftvoll zubyten können_

4 1987 _Offene Netze – Jetzt!_

5 1988 _ich glaub' es hackt_

6 1989 _Offene Grenzen: Cocomed zuhauf_

7 1990 (no motto)

8 1991 _Per Anhalter durch die Netze_

9 1992 _Es liegt was in der Luft_

10 1993 _Ten years after Orwell_

11 1994 _Internet im Kinderzimmer – Big business is watching you?!_

Bikini-Haus in Berlin , Germany

12 1995 _Pretty Good Piracy – verdaten und verkauft_

Eidelstedter Bürgerhaus in Hamburg , Germany

13 1996 _Der futurologische Congress – Leben nach der Internetdepression_

14 1997 _Nichts ist wahr. Alles ist erlaubt._

15 1998 _All Rights Reversed_

Haus am Köllnischen Park in Berlin , Germany

16 1999 (no motto) 16C3

17 2000 _Explicit Lyrics_ 17C3

18 2001 _Hacking Is Not A Crime_ 18C3

19 2002 _Out Of Order_ 19C3

20 2003 _Not A Number_ 20C3 NaN Berliner Congress Center in Berlin , Germany

21 2004 _The Usual Suspects_ 21C3

22 2005 _Private Investigations_ 22C3

23 2006 _Who can you trust?_ 23C3

24 2007 _Volldampf voraus!_ 24C3

25 2008 _Nothing To Hide!_ 25C3

26 2009 _Here Be Dragons_ 26C3

27 2010 _We come in peace_ 27C3

28 2011 _Behind enemy lines_ 28C3

29 2012 _Not my department_ 29C3 Congress Center Hamburg in Hamburg , Germany

30 2013 (no motto) 30C3

31 2014 _A New Dawn_ 31C3

32 2015 _Gated Communities_ 32C3

33 2016 _Works for me_ 33C3

34 2017 tba 34C3 Congress Center Leipzig in Leipzig , Germany

* ^ In the opening talk of the 30C3 (2013), Tim Pritlove stated that there was no motto because everyone was speechless after what happened that year: the Snowden revelations.



Glenn Greenwald gives his Keynote at 30C3 *

„Seidenstraße” (_Silk Road_), a Pneumatic tube system introduced at 30C3 *

Assemblies and the Pneumatic tube system at 30C3 *

Jacob Appelbaum and Sarah Harrison appear together with Julian Assange for an appeal at 30C3


* Chaos Communication Camp * SIGINT * DEF CON


* ^ Assemblies at 29C3 * ^ "Welcome - 27C3 public wiki". Events.ccc.de. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2012-07-11. * ^ "CCC Chaos Communication Congress is moving to Leipzig". _ccc.de_. Retrieved 2017-05-13.