[AsiaPAC] 2012 Call for Global AppSec Conferences

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Mon Mar 7 14:21:51 EST 2011


Chapter Leaders,

Global Conference Committee is pleased to announce it’s call for Global
AppSec Conferences for the 2012 calendar year.  Global AppSec conferences
are the flagship of the OWASP outreach effort. They are international
conferences that typically include multiple days of multi-track plenary
sessions in addition to pre-conference training offerings.  For more
information about Global AppSec conferences, see the How to Host a
conference page (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference).

The Global Conferences Committee is currently soliciting proposals for three
Global AppSec conferences in 2012. Conferences will be selected to
facilitate one Global AppSec conference in each quarter of the year with
conferences held in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia
Pacific regions.  The following schedule is the preferred quarters for each
Global AppSec events, submissions in these times will be given highest
priority.

   - Global AppSec Asia Pacific - Q1 - February
   - Global AppSec EU - Already set to be in Athens, Greece
   - Global AppSec North America - Q3 - August
   - Global AppSec Latin America - Q4 - November

Still reading?  Great your interested!  This year, the GCC is implementing a
new process to apply for ALL OWASP events you can get more information on
this process at
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Owasp_Conference_Management_System. The new
process is pretty straight forward, the key element is to ensure you select
“Global AppSec Conference” as your event type.

Putting on a Global AppSec conference is a really rewarding experience.
 These are the flagships of the OWASP outreach effort and can be a lot of
fun.  While the GCC does exercise a bit more oversight over these events, we
do our best to let you run with your own ideas so you can really make your
mark.  Some things to consider before sending in an application:

   - First, review the How to Host a conference page (
   http://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference).  This page
   hosts a variety of information about planning an OWASP event, as well as
   various requirements and policies that have been put in place by the
   foundation to govern Global AppSec Conferences.
   - Gather a small team together who are interested in working the event.
    Trust us, you can’t do it all yourself.
   - Work with your local planning team to acquire some basic information
   (location, tentative dates, possible venues, costs, theme, etc) about your
   event.
   - Prepare a rough budget plan plan using the OWASP Budget Planning Tool (
   http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Conference_Budget_Planning_Tool).  We
   understand that you may not have quotes and good estimates for all of the
   budget items but please put forward the best information you have.
   - Some events have chosen to put together a short presentation describing
   the organizing committee, previous conference experience, existing local
   supporting organizations, local attractions, access to transportation, local
   culture and more. In general, these are presentations to 'pitch' your city
   to the committee. Examples of successful presentations
   http://bit.ly/i9rgA1 and http://bit.ly/gsA2wI.
   - Submit your application at https://ocms.owasptools.org.


We really appreciate every proposal we receive.  Just by applying for a
conference, you are demonstrating your commitment to OWASP by offering to
host one of it’s best public outreach initiatives.  Please keep in mind that
there are many factors that go into selecting Global AppSec Conference
locations and not every proposal will be approved.  We also realize that
this could be very early in your planning process, and therefore challenging
for you to provide detailed information, just provide the best available
information.

The conferences committee has been working hard to improve conference
planner support.  We have a number of initiatives either deployed or in the
works to help you.  I’m not going to list them all here, but one important
new item is that the GCC will provide a GCC member liaison with Global
AppSec experience to help you with the planning.  This Liaison will also be
available on-site during the event to help.

We hope that this will help provide the resources and support that event
planners have been asking for and look forward to a exciting OWASP calendar
in 2012.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Global
Conferences Committee (global_conference_committee at lists.owasp.org) or Mark
Bristow (mark.bristow at owasp.org) the Conferences Committee Chair.

We look forward to your proposals.
The OWASP Global Conferences Committee

-- 
Mark Bristow
(703) 596-5175
mark.bristow at owasp.org

OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
AppSec DC Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
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