Sunday, August 9, 2015

Security BSides St John's 2015 Call for Papers is Open

BSides St. John’s 2015 is happening on September 25th, and will consist of a single speaking track. Regular presentation slot lengths are a fixed duration of 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for Q&A if necessary. For 2015, BSides St. John’s is also accepting submissions for Lightning Talks. They will be limited to 10-15 minutes in duration and typically consist of 2 to 3 presentation slides. We are hoping that this short presentation time will encourage those new to presenting to submit.

We are currently investigating our options to live stream the event and record all presentations for later distribution. If the recording and live streaming of your presentation poses an issue for you then please contact us to discuss your concerns.

It is important to note that any presentations or talks deemed to be of a marketing or sales pitch nature will be politely rejected.

Submissions will be in plain text and should address the following points

  • Your preferred email address
  • Are you representing anyone (yourself, company name, group name)
  • The title and abstract for your presentation
  • Approximate length of your presentation

Additionally, your submission should answer the following questions:

  • Has this material been presented elsewhere? If so, where and when?
  • May we record and stream your presentation? If not, why?
  • Will you be travelling to the event? If so, from where?

Submissions must be emailed to The CFP opens on July 1st and the deadline for submissions is September 10th. A confirmation of receipt of your submission will be sent within 48 hours. A follow-up email, if required, will be sent to you requesting further information or clarification.

Submissions will be reviewed as they are submitted. Submitter’s will receive a personal response to their submission with our decision as to whether it has been accepted within two weeks of their submission date.

All submissions are greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your interest in BSides St. John’s 2015.

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