THOTCON (pronounced \ˈthȯt\ and taken from THree - One - Two) is a small venue hacking conference based in Chicago IL, USA. This is a non-profit, non-commercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a very limited budget. Once you attend a THOTCON event, you will have experienced one of the best information security conference experiences combined with a uniquely casual and social experience. THOTCON 0x8 is the eighth incarnation of this event and will be held on Thursday and Friday May 4th and 5th, 2017. It will be held at a location only to be disclosed to attendees and speakers during the week before the event.