The FIRST symposium will be co-located with LACNIC 37 at the Valle del Pacífico Convention Center in Cali, Colombia.
FIRST symposia provide a discussion forum to share information about vulnerabilities, incidents, tools, and all other issues that affect the operation of incident response and security teams. Attendees are expected to be comprised of FIRST members, CSIRTs from the Latin American and Caribbean Region that are not members yet, plus network operators and security professionals from the LAC region.
Plenary sessions on May 4th will be streamed for those who are unable to travel for in-person participation. English to Spanish translation services will also be available on May 4th for in-person and virtual.
The SIM3 training will be available to our virtual participants via Zoom on May 5th and presented in Spanish only. No translation services on May 5th.
Additional program information and registration opening soon.
The following registration fees apply:
The event will be co-located with LACNIC 37 at the Valle Del Pacifico Convention Center and in room Melendez 1.3 on the 1st floor:
Valle Del Pacifico Convention Center
Calle 15 # 26-120
Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Hotel accomodations have been secured for delegates of LACNIC 37 and the FIRST Symposium. To book, please visit the LACNIC 37 Accomodations page for details. Shuttle buses will be provided to and from the Spiwak and Spirito hotels adn the Valle del Pacifico Convention Center.
FIRST and its member representatives are committed to hosting safe and enjoyable events and will comply with all safety protocols consistent with the Government of the Colombia. Event organizers will continue to work closely with LACNIC and the event venue to make certain your health, safety, and comfort are first and foremost.
As the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid, safety guidelines and protocols will be expected to change based on the prevailing health situation. We appreciate your cooperation and collaboration as we navigate the return to in-person events. Please keep this page bookmarked for updated information and modifications on the safety guidelines and protocols that will apply to all delegates. Our counterparts at LACNIC have prepared information that applies to delegates of the FIRST Symposium. Please review the COVID considerations at:
If there are any major changes to the schedule, a reschedule, or if we must ultimately cancel the event--those registered to participate will be contacted and information on this page will be immediately updated.