Call for Training

Submission Guidelines

Please visit circlecitycon.com/submitcfp and be prepared to submit the following information:

  1. Submission title
  2. Speaker name(s)
  3. Speaker email (this is how we’ll contact you) [WILL NOT BE SEEN BY REVIEWERS]
  4. Speaker biography (150 words or less per speaker) [WILL NOT BE SEEN BY REVIEWERS]
  5. An abstract for your training (200 words or less) [DO NOT INCLUDE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION]
  6. Detailed training outline [DO NOT INCLUDE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION]
  7. Length of training (4 hour, 8 hour slots)
  8. Who is the target audience for the training
  9. What per-requisite knowledge is required/helpful
  10. Why is this training a good fit for CircleCityCon
  11. Whether this would be your first time giving training at a conference
  12. Whether or not this training has been given before at other conference
  13. Shirt Size
  14. Equipment Needs (beyond internet access and A/V equipment)

If the submission is missing any of the above items, it will not be accepted. CircleCityCon reserves the right to disregard proposals 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.


Important Dates

  • January 5, 2016: CFP Opens
  • January 29, 2017: First round closes
  • February 6, 2017: First round notifications sent
  • March 3, 2017: Second round closes
  • March 17, 2017: Second round notifications sent
  • June 9-11, 2017: CircleCityCon 4.0

Review Process

Each CircleCityCon submitted training 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 training
  • Value of the training to the INFOSEC community
  • 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 training 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.