<div dir="ltr"><div><span style="color:black;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px">Hello All:</span><br></div><div><span style="color:black;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px"><br></span></div><div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:12.8000001907349px"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Is your Chapter or Region interested in hosting our <span>2016</span> OWASP <span>AppSec</span> Conference for Europe, USA, LATAM or AsiaPac?  </span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">OWASP is actively seeking proposals and we encourage any Chapter or Regional group interested in hosting a</span><span style="color:black">​</span><span style="color:black">n <b>OWASP</b></span><b><span style="color:black">​ ​</span></b><b><span style="color:black">Global </span></b><b><span style="color:black">Conference</span></b><span style="color:black"> to submit a proposal.  Additionally, we are looking at other formats including static locations and regional tours to help maximize spreading the word about OWASP.</span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The dates of each OWASP Global <span>AppSec</span> conference vary somewhat each year but ideally the conference is held:</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black">Europe </span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black">​</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black">- Q2</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black">​</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black"> <span>2016</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black">North America</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black">​</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black"> - Q3</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black">​</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black"> <span>2016</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px;color:black"><span>LATAM & AsiaPac, regional tours covering multiple countries in Q2 & Q4 have proven successful.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:47.25pt"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px">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.</span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px"> </span><a href="https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12.8000001907349px" target="_blank">https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference</a><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><br></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">To bid for a 201</span><span style="color:black">​6</span><span style="color:black"> OWASP Global <span>AppSec</span> please complete the OCMS form <a href="http://www.tfaforms.com/301382" target="_blank">http://www.tfaforms.com/301382</a> with the following information <b>by March 2</b></span><b><span style="color:black">​</span></b><b><span style="color:black">0th, 201</span></b><b><span style="color:black">​</span></b><b><span style="color:black">5</span></b><b><span style="color:black">.</span></b><b><span style="color:black">   Please include the following information.</span></b></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">1. The proposed city and host chapter.</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">2. The name of the intended local organizer and his/her team committed to the task for 201</span><span style="color:black">​</span><span style="color:black">6</span><span style="color:black">​ </span></font><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black;font-size:12.8000001907349px">along with a brief explanation on why the conference committee wants to organize an OWASP Global </span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black;font-size:12.8000001907349px">AppSec</span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black;font-size:12.8000001907349px">.  Include anticipated help from volunteers before and at the conference.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">3. Previous conferences or local/regional events experience of the conference committee.</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">4. The intended dates for the conference. (Typically includes 2 days of pre-conference training, followed by 2 days of conference talks).</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">5. Venue recommendations. </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">6. Budget. Please use the form on google docs </span><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhOGWXgQrDnddE9nZnh1UEZzUHJ2cl85R2hVd2IxRGc&usp=drive_web#gid=0" target="_blank">https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhOGWXgQrDnddE9nZnh1UEZzUHJ2cl85R2hVd2IxRGc&usp=drive_web#gid=0</a></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black">We really appreciate every proposal we receive, however not every proposal will be approved. The selection process will be made by the OWASP operations team with input from previous</span><span style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black">AppSec</span><span style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:black">organizing teams.    </span><b style="font-size:12.8000001907349px;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The deadline for applications is March 20th.</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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!</font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="color:black"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> </font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Paul Ritchie, OWASP Executive Director</span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="mailto:paul.ritchie@owasp.org" target="_blank">paul.ritchie@owasp.org</a></font></p></div></div><div><br></div><div><div><div dir="ltr"><div><br></div></div></div></div>
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