[Owasp-board] Update on 2016 AppSec Conference & 'Call to Host'

Tom Brennan - OWASP tomb at owasp.org
Mon Mar 2 14:38:27 UTC 2015


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On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 3:13 PM, Paul Ritchie <paul.ritchie at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hello OWASP Board members:
>
> Issue: During our OWASP staff meeting today we discussed that we have not
> received any proposals to host an AppSec Conference in 2016.
> Laura put out the call for proposals back in late December, and it was
> followed up in our Connector newsletter. The Deadline for submissions was
> February 27. Although several people looked seriously at the prospect of
> hosting, none have submitted a formal proposal to host the 2016 AppSec.
>
> Next Steps: I plan to extend the 'Call for Proposals' period another 3 weeks
> to see if we can stimulate some additional interest for our AppSec
> conferences in Europe & US. To accomplish that, I have streamlined Laura's
> original email and plan to resend no later than Monday, March 2 to our
> Leaders & Community email group lists.
>
> During our Staff meeting today we discussed several good options in case we
> don't receive a proposal, but first, lets give the Community another
> opportunity to 'step up' and 'take the lead' for our 2016 events.
>
> Just FYI for now since several of you were asking about progress in this
> area.
> Paul
>
> ========== TEXT OF APPSEC2016 CALL FOR PROPOSALS =============
>
> Hello All,
>
> Is your Chapter or Region interested in hosting our 2016 AppSec Conference
> for Europe or USA?  OWASP is actively seeking proposals and we encourage any
> community member interested in hosting an OWASP Global Conference to submit
> a proposal.
>
>
>
> Hosting a conference requires commitment, responsibility and a lot of time,
> energy and effort to properly plan and implement a conference. For more
> information see the How to Host a Conference page.
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference
>
>
>
> The dates of each OWASP Global AppSec conference vary somewhat each year but
> ideally the conference is held:
>
> ·        Europe - Q2 2016
>
> ·        North America - Q3 2016
>
> To bid for a 2016 OWASP Global AppSec please complete the OCMS form
> http://www.tfaforms.com/301382 with the following information by March 20th,
> 2015.   Please include the following information.
>
>
>
> 1. The proposed city and host chapter.
>
>
>
> 2. The name of the intended local organizer and his/her team committed to
> the task for 2016
>
> along with a brief explanation on why the conference committee wants to
> organize an OWASP Global AppSec.  Include anticipated help from volunteers
> before and at the conference.
>
>
>
> 3. Previous conferences or local/regional events experience of the
> conference committee.
>
>
>
> 4. The intended dates for the conference. (Typically includes 2 days of
> pre-conference training, followed by 2 days of conference talks).
>
>
>
> 5. Venue recommendations. If possible, assurance that the following will be
> available:
>
> - A large auditorium with multiple training / lecture rooms near the main
> auditorium.
>
> - Projection & internet facilities in all rooms up to modern standards.
>
> - A suitable networking space near the rooms for registration, breaks and
> other activities.
>
> - A hall near the rooms for sponsor exhibitions.
>
> - Green room, storage room, breakout room, capture the flag area, etc.
>
> 6. Budget. Please use the form on google docs
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhOGWXgQrDnddE9nZnh1UEZzUHJ2cl85R2hVd2IxRGc&usp=drive_web#gid=0
> (Since many of the categories of expenses are optional, consider this a
> check list. You can add as many items as you want and you do not need to
> fill in every box if you do not want it to be included in your event.)
>
>
>
> 7. Possible "big name" speakers in AppSec who might be plenary speakers with
> low travel costs.
>
>
>
> 8. Realistic prospects for obtaining sponsorship from outside bodies, e.g.,
> companies, universities, scientific institutes, media, government, etc.
>
>
>
> By submitting an application, you are already demonstrating your commitment
> to OWASP. We really appreciate every proposal we receive, however not every
> proposal will be approved. The selection process that will be made by the
> OWASP operations team with input from previous AppSec organizing teams.
>
> · Preference will be given to the community that demonstrates more
> engagement.
>
> · Preference will be given to the team that has successful experience
> organizing local/regional events.
>
> · Preference will be given to a location that has not recently hosted a
> Global AppSec conference.
>
> · Geographic coverage will be considered when selecting conference sites.
>
>
>
> The deadline for applications is March 20th.
>
>
>
> Should you have any questions concerning the proposal process or need
> assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to contact me.  We
> are looking forward to your proposals!
>
>
>
> Paul Ritchie, OWASP Executive Director
>
> paul.ritchie at owasp.org
>
>
>
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