Submitting Proposals

Proposal submissions are now closed. Thank you to those who have submitted.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a guest speaker at the 2021 Information Security Symposium. This year's theme is Adapt. People attend the Information Security Symposium to connect with peers and professionals, and to share and exchange ideas.

The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis seeks presenters to share their experiences and knowledge in highly interactive learning sessions. The submission will require contact information for you and any co-presenters, information and requirements for your presentation, and time required. Please submit your proposal on or before April 2, 2021.

When preparing to complete your proposal submission, please include information about yourself, a short speaker bio, session title, and overview description. In April, after the schedule has been finalized, we will request additional details you might want to include like pictures, file links, LinkedIn account, etc.

Symposium Tracks

Before you submit a proposal, please review the tracks below to identify which category is most applicable to your session and expertise. There are ten learning tracks to address both technical and non-technical information security and compliance topics. Proposals should address cutting edge practices, success stories, solutions, or future directions across the University of California and government information security landscape. The symposium provides lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on labs. Lecture and panel discussions are 30 minutes to an hour, and hands-on labs are scheduled for two hours. The times are intended to accommodate in-depth content for the following tracks and suggested topics:

  • Managing and leading security
  • Risk and compliance (eg. legal, policies, standards, etc.)
  • Lessons learned - working from home and remote teaching
  • Research security (eg., risk assessments, understanding CMMC, etc.)
  • Cloud Security
  • Security fundamentals
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in the security field
  • Data privacy and integrity
  • Security operations
  • Identity and access management

Selection Process

All submissions will be reviewed by the Information Security Symposium Curriculum Committee. Proposals will be selected to ensure the event offers a comprehensive, non-commercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the tracks and key topics. Submitters will be notified of their proposal status in April, 2021.

Registration Fees

Registration is complimentary this year for all participants. Please be advised that all presenters, vendors, and volunteers need to register in advance.