Mayday! Mayday! You are submitting to the SIXTH annual BSides Knoxville!
For the local neighborly Scruffians, you know what you’re getting into. It’s a one day conference that runs from 9 AM to 6 PM EDT. We host a speaker dinner at 6:30 PM, immediately following the conference.
We offer complimentary speaker training, slide reviews and practice sessions to those that need or want it.
The CFP will end on March 1, 2020. Notifications will be sent out no later than March 15, 2020. Some *may* be sent out sooner, so submit as early as possible.
For those of you that “ain’t from ‘round here”, don’t worry. Knoxville is a friendly, if scruffy, city and BSides Knoxville has a relaxed, come-as-you-are atmosphere. Here are a few quick facts about BSides Knoxville that set us apart from other security conferences:
- We feed all attendees “breakfast” (usually donuts) and lunch.
- Water, soda and coffee are available for free all day.
- Each attendee gets two tickets for alcoholic drinks. You’re on your own after that. Roughly half of the attendees don’t drink, so we’re working on a system where they can get some cool swag instead. We usually do nice coffee mugs and cool handmade posters.
- Each speaker gets a personalized walkout song! We feel this is a great way to get the presenter and crowd pumped up. After all, two of our tracks are designed to be music and entertainment venues.
- Quiet, private speaker rooms are provided with extra snacks, drinks, and caffeine.
Tickets sell out every year (except for that one year we scheduled on the same day as CodeStock … oops). We typically have had 2.5 tracks (one just runs the morning) and each talk is 30-50 minutes in length, but that may change this year as we are possibly moving to a new (TBD) venue.
Several hotels are a 5-20 minute walk away. Downtown is a 15 minute Uber/Lyft ride from the airport (TYS)
If you’re still not convinced or have additional questions, hit us up on Twitter or via email.
BSides Knoxville returns once again and we’d love for you to be part of it! We’re welcoming makers, hackers, red teams, blue teams, or anyone else who wants to rant about security and privacy. We’re looking for passionate, creative, cutting-edge presentations of interest to the security community. Anything from a new attack against internet-connected voting machines to new behavioral analysis techniques for identifying disinformation bots, or even how to build a car-hacking lab for newbies - we want to hear from you.
The CFP will end on March 1, 2020. Notifications will be sent out no later than March 15, 2020. Some may be sent out sooner, so submit as early as possible.
Categories we’d be interested include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Novel attacks
- Novel defenses
- Privacy issues
- Reverse engineering
- Hardware Hacking
- Philosophy of security
- Social Engineering
- Otherwise, if it has a security, hacking, or privacy angle, BSides Knoxville is interested.