Dive Deep, Connect, Shape the Future: Become a BSidesSF 2024 Village Leader!

Calling all information security enthusiasts! BSidesSF 2024 invites passionate leaders to host Villages, dedicated spaces for immersive learning and collaboration on May 4-5, 2024.

Imagine a vibrant hub buzzing with:

  • Hands-on activities: That spark curiosity and foster learning for all skill levels.
  • Lively discussions: Open forums where ideas flow freely and everyone feels empowered to contribute.
  • Focused themes: Deep dives into specific security topics, attracting passionate individuals and fostering learning.

What makes a thriving BSidesSF Village?

  • Engaging Activities: That spark curiosity and foster learning for diverse skill levels. Keep it fun and interactive!
  • Open & Collaborative: Create a welcoming space where knowledge sharing, mentorship, and collaborative problem-solving thrive.
  • Focused Theme: This year’s theme is; “You can’t spell dystopia without AI.” Please try to weave the theme into your Village if possible.

We offer:

  • Dedicated space: Host your Village at City View at Metreon in downtown San Francisco.
  • Supportive infrastructure: Get tables, chairs, and an optional monitor.
  • Potential travel assistance: To ensure Villages participation is accessible limited financial support for Village leaders travel may be available.. Contact us for more information.

Ready to Dive in?

  • Location: Villages @ BSidesSF 2024 is located in City View @ Metreon, 135 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
  • Dates: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5

CFV Deadlines

  • December 7, 2023 – Call for Villages opens (as part of collaborative track)
  • February 5, 2024 (Monday) – Deadline for CFV (and other collab submissions)
  • February 17, 2024 - Formal acceptances/rejections sent out
  • March 3, 2024 – Villages formally confirm participation at BSidesSF
  • March 11, 2024 – Conference schedule goes live; Conference registrations open
  • April, 2024 - Conference operations communications
  • May 4-5, 2024 – BSidesSF 2024

Venue Logistics

  • We have a finite amount of space for villages; typically villages get 1-2 large tables & chairs with an optional monitor
  • Villages have the following hours during the event:
    • Load-in/setup hours (optional)
      • Day 0: 2023-05-03 (Friday): 2:00PM - 5:00PM
      • Day 1: 2023-05-04 (Saturday): 8:00AM - 9:00AM
      • Day 2: 2023-05-05 (Sunday): 8:00AM - 9:00AM
    • Operating hours
      • Day 1: 2023-05-04 (Saturday): 9:00AM - 5:00PM
      • Day 2: 2023-05-05 (Sunday): 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    • Teardown hours
      • Day 2: 2023-05-05 (Sunday): 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Note: If you’d like to separately submit a presentation to the main BSidesSF CFP, you’re welcome to, but note that being accepted or rejected for a village will not impact eligibility for a panel.

Submit your Village proposal —> HERE <— today!

Contact

  • Village operation inquiries should be sent to villages [at] bsidessf.org
  • Overall Pretalx/Program Ops bugs should be sent to program [at] bsidessf.org