Submit Your Paper for Consideration

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.

Speaker Benefits:

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*
  • Complimentary Full Conference Pass
  • 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.

Privacy Policy

Please note that SecTor does not use CFP submitted information for marketing purposes, and does not share / use the information beyond the CFP process. We do share copies of the submissions with the advisory board to help facilitate the speaker selection process only. Our full privacy policy can be found at

CFP Submission Process

1. Create an Account

In order to submit your CFP, you must first create an account. Ensure you fill out all required fields and save your credentials, they will be required to edit your profile in the future should you need to make changes.

2. Check Your Email

We will send you an email with instructions on how to activate your account. Click the link provided in the email to return here and continue your submission process.

3. Log in and Submit Your CFP

Log in to the site to submit or edit your abstract(s) and Speaker Biography.

Detailed instructions outlining the required content are available on the submission form upon logging in.

SecTor 2021 Round Two Speaker Submissions CLOSED

Round two announcements will be made late August. Thanks to all participants for their consideration.

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