IF YOU WANT TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO PRESENT, PLEASE NOTE
BSides RDU does not accept product or vendor related pitches for the main conference venue.
If your talk is a thinly-veiled advertisement for a new product or service your company is offering, please do not apply.
All presentations must be submitted by the original authors.
We currently only accept submissions by original authors of the presentations. PR firms, Speaking relation firms, and all other parties who are not direct authors of submitted presentations ARE NOT ALLOWED to submit materials on behalf of speakers or presenters.
We require direct contact with presenters to expedite questions from the reviewers and to fulfill Speaker Obligations as detailed on the Call for Papers Terms and Conditions.
You MAY NOT submit presentations if you are a third party that wishes to submit materials on behalf of a potential speaker.
Only original authors of presentations may submit for the Call for Papers.
Decide which conference you would be able to present at.
Speakers who are chosen to speak at one are not automatically chosen to speak at another.
Selecting the event that you are speaking at will determine if you will meet the deadlines for the event.
You are currently on the BSides RDU CFP page.
The following time slots are available and it is expected that the presenters will budget time for audience participation and Q&A within this time frame:<p>Normal presentations: 60 minutes
Short presentations: 30 minutes
Presentations will be reviewed through a voting process by the Review Board. Submissions get rated on a one to five scale by each of the reviewers in four areas, and the resulting scores are added up. Those submissions with the highest scores are considered first. In the case of topic overlap a lesser scoring submission may be selected to keep variety in the program. As the complexity and specialization of submissions grow more reviewers are added to the process.
People submitting a talk proposal will get email notification that BSides RDU review team has received the proposal generally within 48-72 hours of receipt of the submission. Once selection has been completed you will receive in email a confirmation of acceptance or rejection.<p>All presentations must be vendor neutral (no sales pitches for services or products are permitted). All sources of information, software, etc should be properly cited.
Things that get our attention:
Talks that are more technical or reveal new vulnerabilities are of more interest than a review of material covered many times before. We are striving to create a high-end technical conference and any talk that helps reach this goal will be given extra attention.<p>Submissions with detailed bibliographies acknowledging prior work in the space, distinguishing or highlighting how your presentation is different. We believe this is important to help move the security community to a more professional and respected position, as well as make all of our work easier to reference for those seeking to understand prior art.<p>Note: By speaking at BSides RDU you are granting us permission to distribute, advertise and show your presentation including but not limited to our website, Twitter, Facebook, printed and/or electronic ads, fliers, mailers, etc.