[Owasp-leaders] 2014 Call for Global AppSec Conference Proposals

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Mon Feb 4 21:53:03 UTC 2013

OWASP Leaders -

Are you interested in hosting a Global AppSec Conference for 2014? Now is
the time to submit your proposal!

Each year OWASP hosts four international AppSec conferences that are aimed
at raising money for the Foundation while fulfilling our mission of
improving the security of software through awareness and education. OWASP
Global AppSec Conferences include 2 days of pre-conference training,
followed by 2 days of conference talks.  For more information about
Global AppSec conferences, see the How to Host a conference page (

We are currently soliciting proposals for four
Global AppSec conferences in 2014. 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. *New for 2014, we will be moving the North American event
to Q2!*

·  Global AppSec Asia Pacific - Q1 (Applications due by March 1st 2013)

·  Global AppSec North America – Q2 (Applications due by April 1st 2013)

·  Global AppSec Europe - Q3 (Applications due by July 1st 2012)

·  Global AppSec Latin America - Q4 (Applications due by September 1st 2012)

Putting on a Global AppSec conference is a rewarding experience, but also a
tremendous amount of work. Having a team of volunteers (or at least a core
group of individuals) willing to lead the event planning efforts, with
experience with a local or regional event is strongly recommended.

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 submitting an
application, you are demonstrating your commitment to OWASP by offering to
host one of its 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.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, do not
hesitate to contact me or the Global Conferences Committee (
global_conference_committee at lists.owasp.org).

We look forward to your proposals!

Sarah Baso

OWASP Foundation

sarah.baso at owasp.org
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