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.

Name *
Phone *
We DO NOT provide any documentation to support a visa application.
T-Shirt Size
Communication Skills
Please provide a brief description of your experience in volunteering at events
We typically need about a half day of volunteering from each volunteer, however sometimes that is before the conference and sometimes it is during the conference. Please check all that apply.
Skills *
Please rate your interests and capabilities within the following tasks.
Registration Desk
Setup/Tear Down (Moving Stuff)
Track Manager (manage speakers, AV team, crowd control)
Security and Safety
Badge Construction
Pre-event preparation (Bag Stuff, TShirt Folding)
Are there additional skills which were not listed above that you believe would be invaluable to the success of BSides Vancouver?
How do you work best? *
I have read and understand BSides Vancouver's Code of Conduct *
Promise to Show Up *
Our event heavily relies on volunteers to be successful. No-show volunteers hurt the event and everyone who volunteered their time to make the event a success.
Please provide any other details you feel are important.

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.

Important Dates

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.