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BSides Orlando 2023

event starts

6 Oct 2023

event ends

7 Oct 2023


Full Sail University Orlando, Florida, United States

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

12 Jun 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

20 Aug 2023

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Greetings, Humans and Robots! Security BSides Orlando is now accepting paper submissions for our upcoming conference, scheduled for October 7, 2023.

Important Dates:

  • July 18, 2023: Round 1 Closes
  • July 19, 2023: Round 2 Opens
  • August 4, 2023: Round 1 notifications
  • August 20, 2023: Round 2 Closes
  • September 6, 2023: Round 2 notifications
  • October 6, 2023: Workshops
  • October 7, 2023: Conference

Submission Types

All session times are hard limits, and presenters must plan time for Q&A during this time.

  • 25 minute session presentation - Saturday, October 7
  • 50 minute session presentation - Saturday, October 7
  • 4 hour workshop - Friday, October 6

You must select at least one time/format for your presentation and can elect to submit to all three. If you would like to be considered for more than one format, you must describe in your submission how you would modify your presentation to adjust for the difference in length/format.

When crafting your submission, please provide as much detail as possible, including a detailed outline. The outline should give the reviewer an idea of how your talk will flow, the depth of your presentation, and how it will fit within the time constraint.

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct.
  • One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) and workshop instructor per accepted submission.
  • Group/panel submissions are welcome; however, we reserve the right to limit the free speaker's tickets to (3) per session.
  • Honorarium or travel expenses are not provided for accepted speakers or workshop instructors.
  • Each individual may submit up to two proposals in the CFP.
  • Anonymous review - do not include biographical or identifying information in any part of your proposal.
  • Submissions not selected during round 1 will be re-considered in round 2.
  • No vendor pitches.


If your session presentation includes a hands-on demo (either live or recorded), please provide a high-level idea of what attendees can expect to see, the resources you'll need, and how you'll prepare for your demo.

In Case of Non-Acceptance:

Not all can be accepted given the high volume and quality of submissions. However, we value your effort and contribution and encourage you to submit your presentation to another conference or consider presenting it as a 15-minute session during the Unconference at BSides Orlando.

Anonymity in Review:

The CFP review will be anonymous; please do not include any biographical or identifying information in your proposal or the notes section. The identifying information is hidden from reviewers to facilitate a fair review of all submissions. *Submissions received with identifying information exposed to reviewers may be excluded from consideration.

Topic Ideas (not exhaustive)

  • Application Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Career and Networking
  • Cloud Security
  • Community
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity Leadership
  • Data Privacy
  • Digital Forensics
  • Incident Response and Management
  • Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security
  • Insider Threats
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Legal and Ethics
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Security
  • Network Security
  • Operational Technology (OT) Security
  • Physical Security
  • Ransomware
  • Robotics
  • Social Engineering
  • Threat Intelligence

Where can I see talks that have been accepted in the past?

What is the review process?

Our CFP Review team will review each submission without knowledge of the speaker. Each submission will be reviewed with the following concepts as a framework for review:

  • Uniqueness of Topic
  • Timeliness or Necessity of the Topic
  • Value to local BSidesĀ 
  • Value to larger Information Security Community
  • Thought and detail put into the abstract

Who makes up the CFP Review Board?

You can review the members of the past CRP Review Board here:

Who can I reach out to if I have more questions or want to check on the status of my talk?

You can reach out to if you have any questions about your submission or about submitting in general.

Can I submit a talk that has been presented somewhere else?

Yes, but it may not be accepted if it has already been presented and recorded at another large conference. Good content may be accepted even if it has been presented before.

Where can I submit my proposal to host a workshop for BSides?

For workshops we looking for fun and new workshops. If you want to submit a workshop, select the workshop option for the session format. Please include as much information as possible in your submission, including any requirements for the workshop, an outline of what will be covered in the workshop, and any relevant prior training courses taught or other similar experiences. Review for workshop submissions will not be anonymous and will be handled separately from the CFP review process. Workshops instructors will be notified in early August.


Workshops are held on Friday, October 6, the day before the general conference on Saturday, October 7.

Workshop submissions must indicate which preset fee to charge for admission to the workshop - $50 or $100 which is split 70/30 in favor of the instructor.

Workshop materials must be available to sent to paid attendees 10 days before the conference.

event fee

free for speakers