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CactusCon 12

event starts

16 Feb 2024

event ends

17 Feb 2024


Mesa Convention Center Mesa, Arizona, United States


Welcome to the CactusCon CFP!

Do you have interesting insights to share about security? Of course you do! Our CFP is now open for talks and workshops (see below). Give us your best ideas - the more detail the better - we are looking forward to putting on another great conference this year. CactusCon 12 will take place in person, February 16-17, 2024. See for full details.

Important Dates:
September 1, 2023: CFP opens
October 13, 2023: CFP closes
February 16-17, 2024: CactusCon 12

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

01 Sep 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

16 Oct 2023

CFP closes in US Mountain Standard Time (UTC-07:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .

Talks (in-person)
We are looking for talks on breaking, building, defending, connected systems, wireless technologies, and other relevant security topics. Talks on privacy and surveillance research are of particular interest this year! We also have a specific call for Career Village talks. Presentations can be 20 or 50 minutes long, with 10 minutes of Q&A afterwards.
Vendor pitches will not be accepted.

Workshops offer hands-on training on a specific topic. Prior workshops have included lock picking, hardware hacking, Android app security auditing, cheating to win video games, and network forensics. Workshops can be 2 hours or 4 hours long.

Advice for your CfP Submission in Sessionize:
- Make sure the talk is applicable to this conference - specifically, it should be about information security!
- Sell yourself and your talk. Why is this topic interesting, and why are you the right person to talk about it?
- Please provide enough detail in the ‘Session Description’ for us to understand and evaluate your submission. Text in the ‘Session Description’ will also be used on the schedule and website.  
- The ‘Notes to Organizer’ section is for additional information for the review board, like an outline of your talk, or "I can only present on Saturday". Or an outline for your talk. Did I mention we would love an outline?
- The ‘Screen Name’ in your Sessionize speaker bio is the only name we'll use on the schedule, stream overlays, etc. That can be your real name or your handle. If ‘Screen Name’ is left blank, we will use the full name listed on your speaker profile.
- The pic from your Sessionize speaker profile will be used in the schedule and any marketing material (tweets) along with your speaker bio

We gave a talk at CactusCon 10 about how to create a great submission. You can watch it here:

CactusCon's code of conduct can be found here: