The Call For Presentations and Trainers for BSidesROC 2018 is now open!

Use the link below to submit an idea for Training Day, a 50 minute talk, or a 20 minute talk.

Important Dates

  • CFP Closes: 3/13/2018
  • CFP Responses Sent: 3/31/2018

CFP Guideline

We are looking for a variety of topics to be presented at this year’s con. Additionally, this year, we are seeking a mix of shorter, simple talks and longer, more detailed talks. We’re targeting 20 and 50 minutes respectively.

We are generally looking for any kind of security/hacking related talks. But specifically to match our theme, we’d love to see presentations regarding:

  • Cryptography
  • Secure Communications
  • Secure Desktops/OS
  • Privacy
  • Anonymity/Pseudonymity
  • Embedded Systems or IoT
  • Mobile (OS, application, baseband, etc.)
  • Application Security
  • Network Penetration Testing
  • DFIR
  • Hacker Community and infosec industry perspectives
  • Tool release

Our team will review any talk submission but our only rule is that we will not accept a talk about a service or product you or your employer is selling. Please make all talks technical in nature.

Training Day Guidelines

The form above is also used for Training day ideas. The training day will be the day before the conference hosted at RIT. In most cases, can we facilitate all the presentation gear like projectors, screens, and possibly workstations. Normally classes are either 4 or 8 hours total.

Subjects: Anything technical in nature that you think our attendees would like to learn. See the above list for some ideas.

Pricing: It’s up to you the cost structure for your class. BSidesROC would appreciate a small amount to cover our effort to setup the event, handle tickets, and keep the event going for years to come, but the main goal is to provide quality training to our attendees. Our past trainings have ranged from $500 or less with a median being $25/person. We’re happy to charge whatever you think is reasonable for your time. We recommend that you do not provide the class for free because in our experience, many people will sign up for the free class and only half will attend. This makes the BSidesROC organizers lives more difficult. If you are set on not receiving any money, consider donating it directly to a worthy cause such as the EFF or maybe your favorite local B-Sides conference. :)

Who Is The Audience?

When considering a submission for BSidesROC, it may be helpful to consider who our attendees have been in the past. Check out our about page that gives you some details about our demographics. We have a mix of students and professionals but in general, management/sales slides do not go over well in this crowd.