SecureWV is a security conference held in Charleston, West Virginia. It is about the infoSec community and is small enough that you can talk directly with the speakers, but large enough that you can find attendees with similar interests.
There are a lot of activities that will happen at this conference which includes:
A physical security demonstration and participation area. This is where participants can practice on locks of different levels.
CTF red and blue team players will compete against one another by exploiting known vulnerable machines.