Call for Speakers Fall 2023

The Privacy + Security Forum, Fall Academy, will take place on Nov 8-10, 2023, in Washington, DC. The proposal submission deadline is July 15, 2023.

Submit a Proposal

If you are interested in proposing a speaker or session at the Privacy + Security Forum, Spring Academy, please submit the form below.

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 submission, we are still considering your proposal.

The time it takes us to decide on acceptance should not indicate the proposal’s quality.

Guiding Principles

When selecting proposals, we will be guided by our foundational principles for the Forum:

  1. We want to ensure that all speakers are highly experienced and of high caliber. However, we generally only accept speakers with extensive experience and name recognition.
  1. All speakers should focus on substance and keep promotion to a bare minimum. A 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Speakers should provide sophisticated and valuable content. We strive for rigor and practical takeaways. In sessions, information should be complex and challenging.
  1. 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.
  1. Sessions should aim for a good balance of speaker backgrounds. We aim to unite privacy and security so that we will look most favorably on session proposals inclusive of privacy and security and speakers with different backgrounds (law, technology, academic, policymaker, etc.).