Your Speaking Proposal
If you are interested in proposing a speaker or session at the Privacy+Security Forum, Fall Academy, please complete the above form. Speakers and sessions will be selected on a rolling basis depending on the fit with the event. We will let you know if we do not think your proposal will fit. If there is a delay in accepting your proposal, this means that we are still considering your proposal. The time it takes us to decide on acceptance should not indicate the proposal’s quality.
When selecting proposals, we will be guided by our foundational principles for the Forum:
- We want to ensure that all speakers are highly experienced and high-caliber. We generally will not accept speakers who lack extensive experience and name recognition.
- All speakers should focus on substance and keep promotion to a bare minimum. A very brief mention of products and services is fine, but the Forum aims to avoid the more significant promotional talks common at other events. If speakers promote too much, they will not be invited back.
- Speakers should be interactive and engage the audience. Hands-on activities, scenarios, and other techniques are strongly encouraged to facilitate the audience’s involvement. We understand that not all presentations lend themselves to interaction, and we do not rigidly require interaction. But we have a strong preference for proposals with interactive sessions.
- Speakers should provide sophisticated and useful content. We strive for rigor and practical takeaways. Even in Level 101 sessions, information should not be very basic and easy.
- Speakers should be mindful that the audience consists of seasoned professionals with different backgrounds, from law to technology. Sessions should provide real value to the audience and respect the audience’s extensive experience. Jargon should be avoided wherever possible.
- Sessions should aim for a good balance of speaker backgrounds. We are aiming to unite privacy and security, so we will look most favorably at session proposals that are inclusive of both privacy and security, as well as speakers with different backgrounds (law, technology, academic, policymaker, etc.).