Thank you for your interest in our Call for Papers. SecTor 2021 will be a hybrid event, bringing the best of our in-person conference experiences with the benefits and reach of virtual access.
We expect that by November an in-person event will be safe to host. However, for those unable or uncomfortable attending the conference, or should an in-person event not be feasible, there will still be a virtual event.
To accommodate the virtual component, we will ask each speaker to pre-record their talk, and for this reason, SecTor 2021 will include an honorarium of $500 CAD for all speakers. Assuming the speaker is able to travel to Toronto to present in-person, they will also receive the usual travel benefits, listed below.
We want to thank you for taking a moment to submit your talk to present at this year’s conference.
SecTor 2021 Call for Papers:
SecTor is all about the substance — The content that matters to Canadian IT Security Professionals today. The key to SecTor’s success, and the primary objective of the Advisory Committee, is quality content and interesting presentations for attendees.
If you have a significant discovery or new research that the security community would value, or enjoy hearing about, we invite you to create an account and submit your presentation topic for serious consideration.
SecTor attendees are a mix of security professionals and vendors, programmers, students, network administrators and IT executives. Preference will be given to speakers who can present new and innovative content to a broad audience. There will be little tolerance for commercial content within presentations. Attendees will be encouraged to quell any shameless marketing that is not immediately backed up with rationale for its inclusion.
SecTor organizers know that the speakers are what really make the event, and so to that end, in addition to this year’s CAD $500 honorarium, speakers typically receive:
- Roundtrip flight to the conference*
- Two nights hotel accommodation*
- Ground transportation to/from Toronto airport*
- Complimentary Full Conference Pass and invitation to the SecTor Networking Reception and Party
- Bragging rights of being a con speaker
*Please note: Travel and accommodation is not covered for speakers living within the greater Toronto area or those delivering SECurity FUNdamentals and Tools Track sessions. If you are the original author of the tool you are presenting in your Tools Track session, travel will be provided.
CFP Submission Process
SecTor 2021 Round One Speaker Submissions OPEN
Round one announcements will be made end of May. Thanks to all participants for their consideration.