[ISN] [Call for Presenters] Security BSides Las Vegas

Forwarded from: BSidesLV Info Security BSides Las Vegas, Inc. is pleased to announce that our Round 1 CFP is currently open and will remain so until 15May. Our second and final round will open on 1Jun and close on 30Jun. http://goo.gl/5S4Mdq You can also access the CFP from the Welcome page of our website at bsideslv(dot)org BSidesLV consists of the following tracks: Breaking Ground – Ground Breaking Information Security research and conversations on the “Next Big Thing”. Interactively discussing your research with our participants and getting feedback, input and opinion. No preaching from the podium at passive attendees. Common Ground – Other topics of interest to the security community. e.g., Lock-picking, hardware hacking, mental health, Burnout, Law, Privacy, Regulations, Risk, Crypto, Activism, etc. Be prepared to engage your audience – and have them engage you. Underground – OTR talks on subjects best discussed AFK. No press, no recording, no streaming, no names. Just you and your peers, behind closed doors. Think about it. Training Ground – Workshops and classes to give your students hands-on experience learning the latest and greatest. We accept proposals for 1/2 day, full-day and 2-day workshops. Proving Ground – Speaker Development Program. 30-minute presentations from up-and-coming first-time national speakers, teamed with one of our experienced volunteer mentors. Proving Ground is our flagship educational program and is a special track. For more information, please take a look at our invitation. BSidesLV is committed to selecting our speakers based on merit of current research and the abstract submitted. To ensure this, we have instituted a double-blind CFP vetting process. Names and Bios will be stripped from the abstract before it is submitted to our 7 member CFP team and no member of the team (with the exception of the Chair) will see another member’s vote or comments. This should assist in maintaining a fair and equal vetting process for all that submit. For clarification purposes, please understand that BSides’ events, including Las Vegas, are free labors of love and education, for the community, by the community, and all events – including workshops – are free to attend for all participants. No remuneration of any kind is offered to presenters*. We do provide breakfast and lunch both days of the conference, a t-shirt, a badge for you and a +1 for a friend, and a Speaker Thank You reception. If you are looking for a conference that can reimburse or off-set your travel and lodging, and offer you a stipend, please consider one of the bigger, paid admission conferences. *We are offering a travel & lodging scholarship pilot program for accepted Proving Ground speakers that qualify. Directions to apply are in the CFP. BSides Las Vegas will be held at the Tuscany Suites and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 5th and 6th, 2014. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in Vegas! Security BSides Las Vegas, Inc. A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Educational and Charitable Corporation http://bsideslv.org info (at) bsideslv.org https://twitter.com/bsideslv