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CircleCityCon 7.0

Continuing our year after year record breaking attendance, CircleCityCon 7.0 promises
to test our limits and deliver to you a conference unique from all the others.

What will CircleCityCon 7.0 be like? What will we do? What wonders and amazing features
do we have to release? ....... Not even we know.

Free Training

Free training offered with the ability to reserve a seat for a modest fee.


Arcades to play in the chill-out room to help decomress and enjoy.

Fun Themes

Every CircleCityCon has a unique theme that flavor the contests, competitions, and the overall conference.

Game Shows

Evening hacker gameshows to either watch or even participate in.


A variety of villages such as the Hardware Hacking village, Bio Hacking village, and Blue Team village.

Job Fair

A job fair, resume clinic, and other career related activities to help you boot-strap your info-sec career.


Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and only
blocks from the circle that both the city and the
conference get their name from.

The Westin Indianapolis

Book Your Room hotel


241 W. Washington St,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submission Title
  2. Speaker Name(s)
  3. Speaker Email (this is how we will contact you)
    Hidden from reviewers
  4. Speaker Biography (150 words or less per speaker)
    Hidden from reviewers
  5. Abstract for your talk (200 words or less)
    Please refrain from including identifying information
  6. Detailed talk outline
    Please refrain from including identifying information.
  7. Whether this would be your first speaking engagement at a conference
  8. Whether this talk has been previously given at another conference
  9. Shirt Size.
  10. Equipment Needs (beyond internet access and AV equipment)

If the submission is missing any of the above items, it will not be accepted. CircleCityCon reserves the right to throw out papers in which the author’s personal information is contained in the abstract or detailed outline.

We will do our best to accommodate equipment needs, but presenters are responsible for any equipment beyond internet access and A/V equipment provided.

Review Process

Each CircleCityCon submitted talk will be double-blind reviewed (the reviewers do not see the author names and the authors do not see their reviewer names) by a committee of dedicated reviewers.

A final group of core conference staff will make a final judgement on each talk based on the comments provided by the double-blind review panel. Reviewers score talks based on a number of criteria included, but not limited to:

  • Detail of submission
  • Novelty of the talk
  • Whether the talk has been given previously
  • Whether the talk has been recorded previously

We offer two submission rounds for talks. CircleCityCon believes in feedback and education as part of the CFP process. With that in mind, we will send out clear acceptance and rejection letters at the end of each round, which will include feedback from reviewers.

If your talk is not accepted in the first round, we strongly encourage you to rework your talk and resubmit in the second round.

Accepted speakers will receive free admission to CircleCityCon, as well as a +1 ticket for a friend.

Important Dates

  • November 15th: Call for Papers Opens
  • January 15th: First Round Ends
  • February 15-20: First Round Decisions
  • March 15th: Final Round Ends
  • April 15-20: Final Round Decisions

Resources for Writing CFP Submissions