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.


BSidesSF will take place in San Francisco from May 4-5, 2024. The Call for Participation for presentations and panels will close on December 11, 2023 (Monday) at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. The Call for Participation for workshops, villages, and BoF will close on January 8, 2024 (Monday) at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.


Check out the Call for Villages.


May 4-5, 2024

Please note that all talks are limited to two presenters only. Panels are limited to 5 participants (including the moderator).

  • Informational Track
    • 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 holding 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 – Call for participation (Presentations / Panels / Workshops) opens
  • October ??, 2023 – Call for participation (Villages / BoF) opens
  • December 11, 2023 (Monday) – Deadline: Presentations / Panels
  • January 8, 2024 (Monday) – Deadline: Workshops / Villages / BoF
  • February 5, 2024 – All notifications, including waitlist, sent
  • February 26, 2024 – Participation confirmed by speakers and details finalized
  • May 4-5, 2024 – BSidesSF 2024

Submit to the CFP

To submit your presentation, please go —> here! <—

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).