Call for Speakers

The FIRST Conference Program Chair and Conference Committee issues an annual Call for Speakers for incident response and information security related presentations, case studies, tutorials, and panel discussions. Those wishing to give a presentation must submit an abstract for review and consideration. Past topics have included:creating and managing CSIRTs, computer vulnerability,threat detection, computer forensics, and case studies.

Accepted presentations receive a discounted registration fee. Discounts are based on the length and type of presentation. One discount permitted per presentation.

For more information about how you can be a part of the 2018 conference program, send email to first-2018chair@first.org. Submissions will be collected online starting November 2017.

FIRST requires a non-exclusive copyright license for all materials delivered at the Conference.

Where employer, client or government authorization is needed, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain that authorization prior to submitting the final materials.

Accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings with associated speaker biographies and head shots (if applicable), for which the same usage rights are required by FIRST.

Materials will be distributed on the FIRST websites. The Proceedings are provided free of charge to Conference attendees. After the Conference, materials will be published to the "Members Only" area of the FIRST website.

FIRST welcomes media to attend the Conference and report on activities. If your presentation is sensitive in nature and requires special handling, please discuss this with the Program Committee Chair before submission of the final materials.

Point Of Contact

Questions about submission topics or sensitivity issues can be sent via email to the chair of the Program Committee:

Please do not ask questions regarding acceptance or review status, such emails will not be answered and silently ignored. Sincerely, on behalf of FIRST and the Program Committee,
Jeffrey Carpenter