<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"><html><head><meta content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"></head><body ><div style='font-size:10pt;font-family:Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;'><div><br></div><div><b style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-weight: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">Hi Everyone</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">We are proud to announce the first Christchurch Hacker Conference (CHCon), to be held at the Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, CPIT) on Sunday 13th November, 2016. The call for presenters, trainers, and sponsors is now open. We will open registration for general attendees in the coming weeks, so stay tuned as registrations will be limited.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">CHCon is a one-day conference dedicated to technology security with an emphasis on both breaking and building.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">We will be offering training on the day before the conference (Saturday 12th November).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">We have a large amount of presenter slots that we need to fill, on everything from the [Suggested Topics](Link to CFP Session Types id). Presentation submissions are welcome from all interested parties, we're not interested in vendor pitches or commercial content. More information is available here:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://2016.chcon.nz/CALL4P~1.HTM" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(89, 143, 222);">https://2016.chcon.nz/CALL4P~1.HTM</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">We also have a number of training slots we'd like to fill. If you have a security related training you'd like to give the day before the main conference, please make a submission. More information is available here:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://2016.chcon.nz/CALL4T~1.HTM" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(89, 143, 222);">https://2016.chcon.nz/CALL4T~1.HTM</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">CHCon is strictly not for profit and to keep our conference fee as cheap as possible, we need sponsors to support us. The sponsorship money is used to help make CHCon, an instructive and quality event for the Canterbury & NZ tech community. More information about sponsorship is available here:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://2016.chcon.nz/CALL4S~1.HTM" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(89, 143, 222);">https://2016.chcon.nz/CALL4S~1.HTM</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">Event Website:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://2016.chcon.nz/" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(89, 143, 222);">https://2016.chcon.nz/</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p><br><p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span class="highlight" style="background-color:transparent"><span class="size" style="font-size:12.4px"><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><span class="size" style="font-size:11.532px"><span class="font" style="font-family:Arial"><span class="size" style="font-size:10.7248px"><span class="size" style="font-size:14.6667px">Thanks from the CHCon crew</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br></p></b><br></div></div></body></html>