Call for Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at BSides Vancouver 2019. BSides Vancouver is a conference run for the community, by the community and we couldn’t host such awesome events without our volunteers. As a reward for volunteering and supporting our event we are happy to offer you free attendance to the conference, a TShirt and some major street cred. We are also happy to provide letters of reference.
Please fill out the form below and we will contact you in February.
About Volunteering at BSides Vancouver.
We expected our volunteers to provide us at least a half day of effort to ensure a successful event.
If you had purchased a general admission ticket and you are selected to volunteer we will be happy to refund your ticket.
We will try to reach out to selected volunteers over by February. We are busy getting everything ready so please be patient. Please keep an eye on your inbox.
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.