Call for Presentations 2016

This year we are excited to add some new features to our CFP Google Form

NEW! For 2016:

  • You can submit talks to occur within villages – please ensure you are communicating with the people running the village or let us know if you need to be put in touch with them.
  • We are now accepting academic based poster presentations on our CFP form

Why Academic Posters?

To specifically encourage more researched based involvement from students and folks new to the industry that may feel shy about delivering a presentation in the typical talk format.

Poster presentations can be a good way to get feedback on early research that you want to prepare for a future firetalk or full length conference talk.

Who is eligible to submit a poster?

All humans who can be present to physically be by their poster to answer questions for one or both days of the conference.

1 or more appointed times will be provided in advance based on total accepted submissions to ensure everyone will still get to see talks and network at the conference.

Where can I get a template?


How should it be printed, mounted, displayed, etc?

TBD, just focus on the making your research presentable in a way you think will help speak to others in the digital copy for now

How do I submit?

1) Fill out this Google Form:

2) Email your poster in draft/concept form (.pptx, Google Slides, .pdf) within 30 days of submitting the form above before August 1st or within 1-2 days if submitting after August 1st. Click here to use this subject line BSidesDE2016 Poster Draft Slides

3) Email final poster in by Oct 1st

BSidesDE2016 Poster Final Slides

Some past topics our audience has enjoyed learning about:

Networking, Firewalls, IPv6
Automation and programming
Business and technology challenges.
OWASP, Web Hacking, Burp Suite
Car Hacking
Digital Forensics Incident Response
Food Hacking
Penetration Testing, MetaSploit,
Cloud and Virtualization
Lockpicking & Lockpicking Forensics
Self Defense
Threat Intelligence
Hats that have been over engineered
Mobile phones


As always we are looking for an exciting mix of topics and presenter experience levels. The CFP accepts talks, classes, events, villages and anything else you are excited to share.

Voting for Talks

Submissions are name blinded to help you focus on the content rather than the presenter, this helps new people gain confidence or feedback and holds seasoned speakers more accountable for the quality of their abstract. Respecting this helps us all 🙂

Step 1:

Read the abstracts here:

Step 2: Vote

Twitter votes should include the following (so they can be found easily for counting):

@BSidesDE “Talk title” #BSidesDE #Vote
Or you can Tweet or RT the authors suggested Tweet from the CFP submissions.

Alternately you can vote privately via email:   BSidesDE2016 Talk Vote

Step 3:


We all benefit from the communal process of learning and feedback. Many early ideas were perfected at BSideDE before growing bigger and spreading elsewhere. Your participation makes a difference to many helping both the speaker and future audiences.