About the Conference / What You Need To Know

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Los Angeles Chapter is teaming up with the Orange County, Santa Barbara and San Diego chapters to bring you the Fourth Annual AppSec California.

The event is a one of a kind experience for information security professionals, developers, pentesters, and QA and testing professionals, as they gather at the beach from around the world to learn and share knowledge and experiences about secure systems and secure development methodologies.

A full day of training on various subjects by expert trainers kicks off the conference on January 23rd. World renowned speakers follow on days two and three.

A great Opening Reception on January 24th spills onto the beautiful deck of the landmark Marion Davies House on day two, as conference goers network, drink, and eat as they listen to the waves and make new friends under the stars.

New friendships will be born, new techniques for securing your environments and applications will be shared, as you become inspired by your peers.

So, ask yourself: “Do I want to go to the office, or would I rather go to the beach for three days? “ If you live in the north, would you rather try to dig your car out some fine January mornings, or go to the beach? Go ahead, make your day!


Join Us for Sunset
in Santa Monica

Venue / Where's it At?

The event takes place January 23-25 at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Southern California, on  Santa Monica State Beach, a 3 mile long stretch of beach covering 245 beautiful acres of sand along sun drenched Santa Monica Bay. 

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402

There are three separate conference buildings on the property, with lots of outdoor space for you to relax during breaks and network with your peers as you watch the ocean, pelicans, and volleyball players. There will be tents set up with lots of sponsor booths where you can discuss projects and possible solutions with various companies. There will be lots of outdoor seating so you can have those business meetings in a fantastic setting.

The 5-acre oceanfront site was originally developed during the Gold Coast era of the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms and an ornate marble swimming pool. It was a hot spot, with Hearst and Davies entertaining luminaries from the Hollywood set, such as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and other stars of the day.


From Los Angeles: Take the 10 West, which will become Pacific Coast Highway when it reaches the beach. At the second traffic light, Beach House Way, turn left into the parking lot.
From Malibu: Take Pacific Coast Highway south. Turn right at Beach House Way, into the parking lot.
From Santa Monica (downtown): Head west towards Ocean Ave. Turn left at Ocean Ave. Turn right at Moomat Ahiko Way (after Colorado/pier entrance) see signs for Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left at Beach House Way into parking lot.

Included in your conference fee are a limited number of first come first serve DAILY parking permits. Please park your car and come into the facility and acquire your DAILY permit. Then walk back out and place it in your car as required.

Special room rates are available at the Best Western Santa Monica

The conference management has negotiated discounted rates with the hotel. To get the rate, please mention the GROUP rate for the APPSEC CALI 2017 conference, so the agent will know where to look for the rate. The room rate is $209 plus fees and taxes. Click here for the Best Western Santa Monica website.

Register / You Really Do Want to Come to the Beach!


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Who Should Attend? / Those That Should Attend!

/ Application Developers

/ Chief Information Officers

/ Pentesters

/ Security Managers and Staff

/ Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance

/ Application Testers and Quality Assurance

/ Chief Information Security Officers

/ Auditors

/ Executives

/ IT Professionals Interesting in Improving IT Security

/ Application Project Management and Staff

/ Chief Technology Officers

/ Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance

/ Managers

Organizers / 2017 Organizers

/ Richard Greenberg, Conference Chair

/ Jimmy Mesta

/ Andrew Rios

/ Edward Bonver

/ Leif Dreizler

/ Ron Lazerson

/ Stuart Schwartz

/ Michael Rodriguez

/ Ty Shipman

/ John Studarus

/ Alexander Braehler

/ Caleb Queern

/ Aaron Guzman

/ Dave Wettenstein

/ Gary Landau

/ Manuel Sardinha

/ Sean Martin

/ Tin Zaw

/ Joshua Chin

/ Anthony James

/ Baruch Mettler

/ Haral Tsitsivas

/ Cassio Goldschmidt

/ Jim Manico

/ Kooper Macleay

/ Marco Tietz

/ Stephan Chenette

/ Darren Osten

/ Biswajit Jena

/ Steven Millet

/ Ian Gorrie

Volunteers / We want to thank our 2016 Volunteers

/ Dave Lewis

/ Walter Villaba

/ Odine

/ Nguyen

/ Brian Knopf

/ Shannon Garcia

/ Bobbi Jane Apostolos

/ Tom Spencer

/ Reid Ashbridge

/ Spike Camp

/ James Brown

/ Kris Rides

/ JP Schwieterman

/ Jason Pitzen

/ Stephan Chenette

/ Gabe Lawrence

/ Tony Garcia

/ AJ Bhanken

/ Louis Roberts

/ Chris Lujan

/ Jason Haddix

/ Tae Kim

/ Marcus Richardson

/ Chris Frohoff