[Owasp-leaders] REMINDER: 2013 Call for Global AppSec North America proposals

Conferences Committee conference at owasp.org
Wed Aug 15 14:51:55 UTC 2012

 OWASP Leaders,

Just a friendly reminder that applications to host the 2013 Global AppSec
North America close on September 1st.  Get your poposals in so you have the
most time to plan!


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From: Conferences Committee <conference at owasp.org>
Date: Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM
Subject: 2013 Call for Global AppSec Conferences
To: owasp-leaders <owasp-leaders at owasp.org>

 Happy new year chapter Leaders,

Global Conference Committee is pleased to announce
it’s call for Global AppSec Conferences for the 2013 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 (

The Global Conferences Committee is currently soliciting proposals for four
Global AppSec conferences in 2013. 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

   - Global AppSec Asia Pacific - Q1 (Applications due by March 1st 2012)
   - Global AppSec Europe - Q2 (Applications due by June 1st 2012)
   - Global AppSec North America - Q3 (Applications due by September 1st
   - Global AppSec Latin America - Q4 (Applications due by December 1st

Additionally, we prefer for the location of Global AppSec conferences to
change from year to year... so if your region has not yet hosted a
conference and you are ready for the challenge, please let us know!  Here
are the locations where the conferences were held in 2011 and are planned
already for 2012:

   - Global AppSec Europe 2011 - Dublin, Ireland
   - Global Appsec North America 2011 - Minneapolis, MN, USA
   - Global AppSec Latin America 2011 - Porto Alegre, Brazil
   - Global AppSec Asia Pacific 2011 - Beijing, China

   - Global AppSec Asia Pacific 2012 - Sydney, Australia
   - Global Appsec Europe 2012 - Athens, Greece
   - Global AppSec North America 2012 - Austin, Texas, USA
   - Global AppSec Latin America 2012 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Still reading?  Great your interested!  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* 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 andhttp://bit.ly/gsA2wI.
   - *Submit your application at *https://ocms.owasp.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 GlobalAppSec 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.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Global Conferences
 Committee (global_conference_committee at lists.owasp.org), Mark Bristow (
mark.bristow at owasp.org) the Conferences Committee Chair, or Sarah Baso (
sarah.baso at owasp.org) Conferences Committee Support.

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