Call for Speakers

in 100 days

SAINTCON 2024

event starts

22 Oct 2024

event ends

25 Oct 2024

location

Utah Valley Convention Center Provo, Utah, United States

website

saintcon.org


SAINTCON is Utah's best annual Security Conference and Training Event. The Conference spans 4 days and includes a large variety of content and events making it very diverse and covers a large variety of security related areas of interest. SAINTCON is a community conference administered by the Utah Chapter of the Security Advisory and Incident Network Team (UtahSAINT).

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

06 Jul 2024

Call closes at 12:00 AM

20 Jul 2024

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Introduction

This is a Call for Papers, Talks, and Presentations Round 1 for SAINTCON 2023. There will be 2 rounds of CFP submissions for SAINTCON 2024.

Round 1 will be held April 30, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024. Round 1 submissions will be reviewed by our CFP board from June 01, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024. Round 1 submissions will be notified of acceptance / rejection by June 22, 2024.

Round 2 will be held July 06, 2024 - July 20, 2024. Round 2 submissions will be reviewed by our CFP board from July 22, 2024 - August 5, 2024. Round 2 submissions will be notified of acceptance / rejection by Aug 17, 2024.

SAINTCON consists of three (3) dedicated speaking tracks covering up to four (4) days during the conference.

Talks at SAINTCON cover a variety of topics including light-weight discussions on governance, law, and policy through reverse engineering, exploitation, tooling, and security skills.

CONTENT TYPES

We are looking for qualified participants to present within one of the following formats:

  • Open Presentation (30 Minutes / 25 Minutes actual) - Topic Briefing
  • Open Presentation (60 Minutes / 50 Minutes actual) - Topic Presentation or Discussion
  • Keynotes (50 Minutes) - Conference Opener or Closer. Generally these are recruited and arranged prior to the conference, but if you have a topic you wish for us to consider for a Keynote slot, please submit it, we'll be happy to consider it.

In particular, we are looking for original talks of the highest quality in the following areas:

  • Tools, Tools, Tools. Network Security Tools.
  • Offensive and Defensive Technologies and Techniques
  • Bugs and Reverse Engineering
  • Patching and Enterprise Security techniques and skills
  • Incident Handling, Forensics, and related topics
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Virtualization, Container, and Cloud Computing Security and Privacy
  • Security Fundamental Topics
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Cryptography use and abuse
  • Malware, Spyware, Command and Control, etc.
  • Web Application Security
  • Radio or Wireless Hacking
  • Hardware Hacking

Note: This is not a comprehensive list, If you have a great topic not listed above, please submit it through the CFP system.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

In order to ensure we have the highest quality talks possible, and provide the attendees with great content, the following guidelines will be considered as we go through the selection process:

  • Priority will be given to NEW content not previously presented at other conferences.
  • We will reserve a certain number of slots for local/UtahSAINT speakers each year
  • The more detail put into your submission the higher it will be weighted in the selection process.
  • If you have presented at SAINTCON previously, you will be given a more favorable opportunity.
  • If you have presented at other conferences, please link videos if available
  • If you intend to discuss a topic that can have any legal or controversial ramifications, please let us know. This does not disqualify, but helps us prepare appropriately.
  • Marketing, Product pitches, Sales talks are OK for you to submit for consideration, you MUST however note such intent in the CFP (Product/Service Promotion).

SPEAKER PRIVILEGES

Speakers at SAINTCON 2024 are entitled to the following:

  • Paid Travel (for speakers outside the greater Wasatch Front area)
  • Exclusive SAINTCON wearables
  • Exclusive SPEAKER MiniBadge
  • 1 Full Conference Pass for the speaker

INELIGIBILITY

SAINTCON is currently unable to sponsor entry to the United States for any International submissions. International candidates must have, or be able to obtain proper entry visas without SAINTCON involvement to be eligible to present.

CONTACT US

If you need to get in touch with us about the CFP process, please use the official email: speakers@saintcon.org


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