Build crucial cyber security skills through interactive training during SANS Cyber Security Mountain 2021. Save $150 thru 6/30.

Speak at a Summit

Current Calls for Presentations (CFPs)

CFP Speak

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit

Deadline for Submission:
Monday, June 28th at 5 pm CDT

Learn More

"The best speakers use the fewest words. Having a lot to say does not make you a great speaker. Being able to say a lot in a few words does. This, of course, requires preparation and meditation." - Seth Misenar, Fellow, SANS Institute

Who Should Submit:

Diversity of thought is critical to any organization's success, and SANS Summits encourage participation by everyone regardless of age, culture, religious affiliation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identification. Whatever your background, whoever you are, we encourage you to respond to a CFP. We welcome people who are newer to the field or who have not yet done any public speaking, and we can provide mentoring and guidance to help you develop an impactful presentation.

Practical Advice for Submitting a Talk

Giving presentations at conferences is a great way to share your expertise, expand your professional network, and bolster your personal brand. But how do you submit a proposal that sets you apart from the crowd? Britta Glade, Director of Content for RSA Conference, and Dawn Cappelli, CISO of Rockwell Automation and program committee member for RSA Conference, have reviewed literally thousands of proposals, and share their tips for getting yours noticed and selected.

Writing Infosec Conference Proposals: A Step-by-Step Guide, by Katie Nickels (12-minute read)

It's easy to say "submit to a conference," but it's tougher to actually do it. I wanted to share a rough process I'd recommend following as you craft a proposal. Many others have shared proposal-writing tips, so please check out those resources, which I've linked at the end. Since I found mostly tips out there, I wanted to write this about a soup-to-nuts process because I know doing this can be intimidating for someone starting out... (continue reading)

Advice for Building an Effective Security Presentation

Summit Presentation

Scott Roberts has spoken at several SANS Summits and his talks are consistently among the top rated at our events. In this blog post, Scott outlines his process for developing and delivering an impactful presentation.

Blog Post: Building Better Security Presentations

Here are some examples of outstanding Summit talks:

Hunting for Post-Exploitation Stage Attacks with Elastic Stack and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Information Anarchy: A Survival Guide for the Misinformation Age

How Threats Are Slipping In the Back Door

SANS Summit CFP Notifications

Yes! Please notify me by email when Calls for Presentation (CFPs) are open for SANS Summits and Forums.