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CUI-CON 2024

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22 Feb 2024

event ends

23 Feb 2024


Celeste Hotel Orlando, Florida, United States


CUI-CON is a conference to inform, educate, and connect attendees from Defense Contractors about topics regarding the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

20 Oct 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

01 Dec 2023

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Call For Speaker Guidelines

If you are submitting a proposal to speak, please read the following guidance before submitting. Submissions that do not follow this guidance will be rejected.

Session Duration

Each session is planned for one-hour. The session will include 50 minutes for presentations and 10 minutes for attendees to stretch, get coffee, et al.

Solo/Team Speakers

If a speaker is presenting solo or in a team, they must plan for:

  • 40 minutes of presentation time
  • 10 minutes for Questions and Answers from attendees
  • Solo/Team speakers that go over the 40-minute threshold will have their presentation stopped by the moderator. In other words, plan your presentation.


Panels may use the entire 50 minutes. The panel moderator is responsible for actively pulling questions from attendees during at least the last 10 minutes.

The CUI-CON moderator may remind the panel moderator at 40 minutes if the attendees have not had a chance to ask questions of the panelists.

Panelists are limited to 2 minutes to introduce themselves.

Target Audience

The target audience for all presentations are Organizations Seeking Certification under CMMC. The presenters should assume the audience has varying levels of knowledge regarding CMMC, NIST SP 800-171, and regulatory requirements.

So, do not assume the attendees know the arcane language and acronyms compliance and information Security wonks speak.

Session Topics

Session topics are pre-defined and CUI-CON is looking for speakers to address the following sessions in the theme blocks:

 [Theme Block] What is CMMC and why do I have to do this?

  • NIST SP 800-171 Revision 3 Impacts
  • Major Prime Supply Chain

 [Theme Block] How does my organization get ready for a CMMC Conformity Assessment?

  • Common Readiness Methodology
  • Your MSP, You, and Compliance
  • Scoping your CUI Boundary
  • Pitfalls to Avoid

 [Theme Block] What tools and methods can we use to get ready?

  • Impacts your OT

 [Theme Block] How does my organization get ready for a CMMC Conformity Assessment?

  • What Happens after we are Certified?
  • C3PAO Panel

There are additional sessions that CUI-COn is directly curating with speakers.  A speaker may submit additional alternative topics.

Session Rules

  • Speakers that read their slides verbatim or do not speak to the audience will be booed off the stage
  • Sessions are not to be used as sales pitches for your organization
  • Session presentations will use a CUI-CON formatted PowerPoint template. The presenter is allowed to brand the page about them and the contact page with their company information.
  • Presentations will be provided to the CUI-CON team no later than 24 hours prior to their presentation

Session Proposal Requirements

All proposals are due by 1 Dec 2022. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Session Proposal Reviews

  • All session proposals will be reviewed by the CUI-CON event staff.
  • Their decisions are final and they may deviate from these guidelines as they see fit.
  • If a session is not accepted and an accepted presenter backs out, the CUI-CON team may ask if you are still interested.

Speaker Responsibilities

Speakers are responsible for:

  • Covering all travel costs to and during CUI-CON. Registration fees will be waived for accepted speakers
  • Being on-time for your session(s)
  • If moderating a panel, the panel moderator is responsible for ensure panelists attend or find backups as needed

event fee

free for speakers