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

Jason Alexander jason.alexander at owasp.org
Tue Feb 5 09:24:30 UTC 2013

i agree..

guys (uk chapter leaders) can we get our heads together off list to put a proposal team together

Jason Alexander
OWASP Chapter Founder And Leader
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 Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote: 

The UK should do owasp eu 2014 :)

Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
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On 4 Feb 2013, at 21:58, Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

Rock on!

Now that's a slick organization.

Great stuff from the OWASP OpsTeam and the Conferences Committee :)

Dinis Cruz

On 4 February 2013 21:53, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:
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 (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference).
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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