The BSides RDU 2022 Call For Presenters is now open!
Hacktoberfest is happening October 15th at the Carolina Theatre in Durham!
Do you have any experience or stories that you would like to share? Is there something you would like to teach? We would love to hear from you! Haven't ever spoken at a conference before? Don't worry, we love providing those passionate about security with their first opportunity to present!
BSides RDU is a community-driven event with an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration and creates a spirit of innovation among participants, presenters, and our sponsors. We operate under three simple principles:
Our community includes aspiring and established security professionals from top tech companies and world-class universities in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, but we welcome all regardless of location or level of experience!
What are the best ways to get selected to speak?
If you are chosen to present at BSidesRDU, each speaker will receive:
Speakers will not be otherwise compensated, but some costs may be defrayed for Keynote speakers at the discretion of BSidesRDU.
If you're selected to speak, we encourage you to be present for the entire conference to take in everything BSidesRDU has to offer, and to share with our community. Participants may want to engage with you and ask you questions about your talk.
The speaker selection process will be “blind”. Only the speaker chair and BSidesRDU president will be able to see the Speaker Details section (speaker name and below) for speakers who have submitted. We believe a blind review will remove unintentional bias and give speakers an equal footing on submissions. We would rather have submissions judged on the merits of their contents rather than the prior reputation of the speaker. Please do not include personally identifiable info, gender/personal pronouns, etc. in your session description.
Co-presenters will be accepted up to a maximum of three presenters per talk.
Do you have any special equipment needs? If so, please specify in the form. BSidesRDU will provide a microphone, LCD projector with HDMI connection, and a projection screen.
BSidesRDU would like permission to record, duplicate, and freely redistribute this presentation, including but not limited to digital slides, online audio, online video, conference CD, and/or handouts for educational and all other purposes. BSidesRDU will never sell copies of the materials, audio, video, etc. If there is content in your presentation that you do not want copied or distributed publicly you are responsible for clearly communicating that to BSidesRDU so your session will not be recorded. Please see the recording selection in the form, and optionally use the notes to indicate any additional concerns.
Submit something quickly and second-guess yourself? Speakers will be able to edit their submissions up to the close of the CFP process.
Our Conference Principles (some may call it a Code of Conduct) can be found here: https://bsidesrdu.org/principles.html
If you have any important inquiries about the CFP process please submit them to speakers -at- bsidesrdu.org.