BSidesSF is soliciting submissions for the annual BSidesSF conference on May 4-5, 2024. Call for Participation is currently open for the Collaborative Track.

Note: We DO NOT provide speaker or travel stipends at this time (except on a case-by-case basis with villages). We also DO NOT accept vendor pitches of any sort in our conference program. Thank you for your understanding.

What

BSidesSF is a non-profit organization designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, open forum for discussion and debate for security practitioners. We produce a conference that is a source of education, collaboration, and continued conversation for information technologists. The technical and academic presentations at BSidesSF are given in the spirit of peer review and advanced knowledge dissemination. This allows the field of Information Security to grow in breadth and depth, and continue in its pursuit of highly advanced, scientifically based knowledge.

We are a practitioner focused event that attracts a wide range of attendees ranging from engineers & security leaders to executive decision makers. This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your work and share your ideas with industry peers. Bonus points if you can tie your presentation to this year’s conference theme: You can’t spell dystopia without AI

The BSides community has continuously raised the bar and put the info back in infosec. We thank each and every member/participant/organizer of this community for their hard work, sweat, and relentless pursuit of making high quality content accessible. We celebrate diverse approaches and points of view and believe that our commitment to diversity fosters innovation. BSidesSF is continuing to build upon a culture that drives our community to include a wide range of thoughts and ideas.

When/Where

BSidesSF will take place on May 4-5, 2024. The conference will be located at City View at the Metreon in downtown San Francisco.

Topics

The following topics are of interest and in scope for BSidesSF 2024 submissions:

  • Protective and Corrective Security Controls
  • Security Leadership and Culture
  • Security at Scale
  • Usable Privacy and Security
  • Privacy and Governance
  • Detection and Response

Let us help you get the word out on The Next Big Thing!

Theme

You can’t spell dystopia without AI

Tracks

2024 marks our first year in streamlining the CFP process.

  • Informational Track (CFP CLOSED)
    • Presentation, General – 30m regular presentation format
    • Presentation, Deep Dive – 45m extended presentation format
    • Panels – 45m with 1 facilitator + 3-4 expert panelists
  • Collaborative Track
    • Workshops – 120m collaborative / interactive session with attendees
    • Villages – all-day dedicated spaces on a specific topic, often with various hands-on activities
    • Birds of a Feather (NEW!) – 45m, very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic led by 1 facilitator

Important Dates

  • October 20, 2023 – CFP (Presentations / Panels / Workshops) opens
  • December 7, 2023 – CFP (Villages / BoF) opens
  • January 8, 2024 (Monday) – Deadline: Presentations / Panels (Informational Track)
  • February 5, 2024 (Monday) – Deadline: Workshops / Villages / BoF (Collaborative Track)
  • February 17, 2024 – All notifications, including waitlist, sent
  • March 3, 2024 – Participation/details finalized by speakers
  • March 11, 2024 – Conference schedule goes live; Registrations open
  • May 4-5, 2024 – BSidesSF 2024

Submit to the CFP!

Please go —> HERE <— for Workshop, Village, or BoF submissions!

Questions? E-mail program [at] bsidessf.org

You can also ping @program-ops in #2024-cfp-helpdesk on the BSidesSF Slack (use the Slack logo at top right of page for an invite to the Slack).