Call for Speakers Spring 2023

The Privacy + Security Forum, Spring Academy, will be held on May 10-12, 2023, in Washington, DC. The proposal submission deadline is Dec 30, 2022.

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. If we do not think your proposal will fit, we will let you know soon. 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 be any indication of the quality of the proposal.

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 high-caliber. However, we generally will not accept speakers who lack 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 engage in too much promotion, they will not be invited back.
  1. Speakers should be interactive and engage the audience. Hands-on activities, scenarios, and other techniques to facilitate the audience’s involvement are strongly encouraged. 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 not be fundamental and easy.
  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 should be respectful of 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.).