Call for Papers

Thank you for your interest in participating at BSides Vancouver 2019, Vancouver's favourite information security conference happening March 18th + 19th at SFU Harbour Centre.

We are looking for great talks, workshops and villages from the community on matters of Information Security, Privacy, Technology, Crypto, IoT, Cloud Security, DevSecOps, IR, Cannabis Tech and $HypeduJour.

Name *
Prefer for us to use your real name on our website?
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Phone *
Over the years we have had several awesome talks submitted from the other side of the world. Unfortunately as we are a not for profit, we are unable to cover any costs associated with coming to speak out our conference. We DO NOT provide any documentation to support a visa application.
How do you want to contribute to BSides Vancouver? *
Provide maximum 250 words description of what your talk/workshop/village will be about. This content will be used on our website so please ensure spelling/grammar have been checked.
Provide links to previous talks
What is the intended audience of your talk/workshop/village? *
Will your talk contain code or application releases? *
Scheduling *
We will be hosting BSides Vancouver March 18th and 19th 2019. While we will do our best to accommodate, we will not be able to guarantee a time slot.
Plagiarism is bad. *
I understand the concept of plagiarism and the negative impact it could have on me, BSides Vancouver and the infosec industry.
Video Recordings *
We may have the capacity to record some talk tracks, however we would like to offer you the opportunity to opt out.
Have you spoken at BSides Vancouver or similar conferences before? *
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I have read and understand BSides Vancouver's Code of Conduct *
Please provide other details such as the need for AV or Internet or other special requests.

About Participating at BSides Vancouver. 

BSides Vancouver is a 2 day cyber security conference run by the community for community. We strive to provide a platform for our community to collaborate, share ideas and learn.

Important Dates

CFP Closes: Jan 25th

CFP Acceptance: Jan 30th

How BSides Vancouver Selects Talks?

Acceptance to speak at BSides Vancouver is entirely based on the value your talk will provide to the conference audience.

That decision is made independently from any implied, proposed or agreed upon sponsorship. This helps the conference remain as vendor neutral as a sponsored event can be, without losing value to either the sponsors or the merit of the conference itself. In the past employees or representatives of a sponsoring company have been both accepted to speak and rejected from speaking as well as requested to speak.

If the only way you can speak/travel/take off work is to represent your employer that's fine, but please keep in mind what BSides Vancouver is about before submitting your talk. The best way you can positively represent your company is by giving an intelligent talk that provides educational value to the audience about some product or concept your employment has given you expertise on. This can be accomplished in many productive ways when focused on the training/engineering/thinking side rather than the sales side. Be prepared to be challenged during and after your talk by the audience. Talks that can stand up to questioning are far more memorable in a positive way than ones that can't.  Hands on education of something that works amazingly well is encouraged, but also expect some unsolicited advice if it does not.