Going into our tenth year, Shakacon offers attendees a unique opportunity to really network with some of the world’s top security professionals in casual and friendly setting. At its heart, the Shakacon security conference is a laid-back conference where industry, government, academia, and independent experts will get together to share knowledge and experience in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
The conference committee strives to build a balanced schedule that appeals to all security practitioners with talks covering all different aspects of the information security landscape. There will be something for everyone and if sitting through talks isn’t your cup of Hawaiian coffee, you can step into one of the social areas and talk with our sponsors, staff, and attendees.
Don’t want to speak at the Con but have an uncanny ability to teach and a proven track record for delivering quality courseware and want to come to Hawaii? We will be evaluating trainers for two days of training leading up to Shakacon (July 9-10). Submit a synopsis/class agenda, prior teaching experience, and maybe you’ll get selected to teach in Hawaii. Revenue is split 50/50 between the trainer and conference. The conference will cover all venue related costs (A/V, Food, Drinks, etc.). The trainer is expected to cover their own travel costs (unless they are also selected as a speaker). All selected trainers will receive free admission to the conference.
We have up to sixteen (16) spots and typically receive 100+ submissions to speak. If you are serious about speaking, please submit your abstract as soon as possible.
(1) Abstract for papers must be submitted to the review committee by March 31, 2018.
(2) Selection notification will occur by April 30, 2018 and abstracts posted to the site by May 13, 2018.
(3) Full Slides for your papers must be submitted by June 10, 2018.
As mentioned, there are a limited number of speaking sessions for which the conference organizers will provide travel and accommodations so please submit your abstract early if you are interested in speaking. Speaking slots will be 50 minutes long (45 minutes for your talk and 5 minutes for Q&A). See [Speaker Benefits] section below for financial details on speaker reimbursements.
The audience will be a broad mix of professional, academic, and enthusiast, so we welcome both technical and non-technical submissions on all aspects of security. The key criteria are practicality and timeliness. We want to provide our attendees with up-to-date materials they can take away and immediately gain benefit from, as well as new research or tools. Absolutely NO SALES presentations will be accepted.
Proposals should include:
Subject Line: “Shakacon CFP Submission: <paper title>, <your name>”
- Name, address, and contact info.
- Employer and/or affiliations.
- Brief biography.
- Presentation experience.
- Topic summary.
- Reason this topic should be considered.
- Other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published/submitted.
- Links to videos or slides showing previous presentations.
Please include plain text of all information provided in the body of your email, as well as any file attachments. The plain text information will be reviewed first to find the most suitable candidates.
Please forward the above information to cfp at shakacon.org in order to be considered.
Besides a cool speaker badge and the brightest speaker shirt you’ll ever lay your eyes on, Shakacon will reimburse speakers for two (2) hotel nights and round-trip coach airfare. If you choose to stay somewhere other than the official Shakacon hotel, we will only reimburse for hotel room nights at a less than or equal to cost. Reimbursable round-trip coach airfare cannot exceed $1,200.00 US without prior approval from the conference organizers.
Speakers also receive free admission to the conference, all conference related materials, and an invite to the private pre-conference dinner with the conference organizers, staff, and fellow speakers.
Trainers are responsible for their own travel and lodging unless other arrangements have been made with the conference organizers. Trainers should evaluate the minimum attendee requirements for their course and plan for possible cancellation of their class if such minimums are not met. Shakacon will take care of all venue costs (A/V equipment, Internet, tables, chairs, food, beverages) for the training; however, trainers are responsible for providing materials necessary for conducting their class (hardcopy material, hardware, software, switches). Revenue from the training class is split 50/50 between the trainer and conference. Trainers receive free admission to the conference.
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