Call for Papers and Participation

Call For Papers Opens: November 5th, 2018

Submission Deadline: December 14th, 2018

Notification of Acceptance – December 22nd, 2018

Make your mark amongst your peers and fellow volunteers as BSidesLI holds its inaugural conference this 2019 — a first for Long Island as we get together locally in the spirit of building community within our information security group.

Review Process

BsidesLI has a review committee that will review the submissions as they’re received and rate them based on multiple variables that include, but aren’t limited to the below:

  • Uniqueness and relevance
  • Has the talk been given before?
  • The detail of submission within the form
  • Professionalism

Topics and Format

We’ll be glad to review and select papers from anyone in the information security community on a wide range of security topics. Areas of focus that we’re looking for talks on include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Application Development (SecDevOps)
  • Security Leadership
  • Research
  • Engineering and Operations
  • Offensive and Defensive techniques (Red/Blue/Purple Teams)
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Digital Privacy
  • Government and Law Enforcement
  • Etc.

Essentially, we want to hear how you’re performing security and areas you want to educate and inform the local security community here on Long Island.


These talks can come in two different proposed lengths: 25 minute (Lightening Talks) or 45 minute presentations. These can be either talks or demonstrations, depending on how you’d like to present the information.  We’re very open on the format and however best you can deliver the content to the community is up to you.

Helpful Suggestions for Submission

  • Let us know if you’ve done this talk in the past, where and if it’s authentic.
  • Please give us as much information as possible regarding the submitted talk.
  • Please keep the proposal and presentation free of vendor marketing. We’re looking for speakers to share knowledge, not pitch a vendor or product.
  • Let us know why other people will want to attend your talk.
  • Please be honest with the length of the presentation and select the proper timeframe for your suggested talk (25 or 45 minutes).

Anyone interested in submitting papers for review please submit your talks on the following link before the above submission deadline and we’ll be in contact with you shortly.