BSidesOK 2018 Training

Tulsa, OK - April 11, 2018

CFP closed at  February 01, 2018 10:02 UTC

This is the Call for Trainers for BSidesOK’s 2-day training program, prior to our annual conference. The low-cost training will be April 11-12, 2018 followed by the free conference on April 13. This is the premier security conference for the state of Oklahoma, pulling speakers from around the country and attendees from several surrounding states. In 2017 we had approximately 400 attendees and expect additional growth for 2018. The conference will once again be held at the Glenpool Conference Center just south of Tulsa, OK. The training will take place the two days preceding the conference is completely non-profit and volunteer-driven.

CFP Description

You are invited to propose a training course for BSidesOK to be held on Wednesday-Thursday, April 11-12, 2018 in Tulsa, OK. Our focus is on practical, in-the-trenches information security. If you’ve got a course that you’d like to present, please submit it. Multiple submissions are welcome.

Topic Considerations:

You name it – we’re game as long it involves security. Our audience covers a wide range of the infosec community, so we’re looking for courses that cover both defensive and offensive topics. Very specific courses will be considered, but usually more general courses are more popular. For example, a course on “Powershell for Blue Teamers” is more likely to get registrants than “How to write your own firewall in Assembly.” Ultimately we want courses with a practical application, so that attendees can go back to work with specific skills to exercise.


We’re planning to offer two-day, one-day, and half-day slots. So if your course can be modified to fit different sizes, let us know.


We’re a non-profit conference and our goal is to provide low-cost training, so we can’t pay as much as larger cons. Last year we were able to pay $1,000 per day of training for courses that had over 15 students. This year we hope to make that $1,500 or more per day. If a course has considerably more interest, then we’ll try to be fair and reasonable.

Here are some specific things we’re looking for in a good submission. Include these in the Description section below.

  • Is the course written yet, or is this an idea?
  • Have you taught this course previously? If so, when & where?
  • Is this course vendor/product specific? (Sales pitches are not allowed, but courses on popular-products will be considered.)
  • What pre-requisites should a student have before taking the course?
  • Course Description (This can be an expansion of the Elevator Pitch if necessary)
  • An outline of the course (The more detail you provide, the more confidence we’ll have that you’re worth listening to.)
  • Are there any additional files or documentation you can link us to about your topic?
  • Do you intend to have multiple trainers?
  • What are the facility requirements for the course? (Assuming a projector, tables, chairs, power).
  • What do students need to have to participate? (A laptop? etc)

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