CyberTexas Call for Proposals

The Call For Proposal period has ended!

All those who submitted will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, March 9, 2018.

If you would like to submit a proposal/abstract to speak or participate in a panel at the CyberTexas, please complete this on-line submission form.

Industry vendors may only submit an abstract if they are registered as an exhibitor or sponsor. Abstracts and vendor presentations or panels must focus on a solution to a problem; sales presentations are not acceptable.

Important Dates: (all deadlines are at midnight EST)

  • Abstract submission opens: Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Abstract submission due: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Notification to authors: Friday, March 9, 2018

This conference is open to all CyberUSA members and nonmembers. Academia, Government, Industry, and Students interested in the missions of CyberUSA are encouraged to participate.

Subthemes for presentations may include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Education
    • Exploring new advancements in cybersecurity education programs
    • Advanced education programs across the USA
    • How does technology impact cybersecurity education
  • Workforce Development
    • Industry collaboration on workforce development
    • Creating opportunities in the workforce market that do not exist yet
    • Acquisition and Business Development
  • Innovation
    • The importance of being a part of the CyberUSA Community
    • Protecting Critical Infrastructure: Oil & Gas, Utilities, & Financial Institutions
  • Communication
    • The impact of Information Sharing
    • Insider Threat
    • Cyber Risk
    • Threat Intelligence

The following types of presentations are encouraged:

  • 30 minute - Paper/Demo Presentations (20-minute Presentation, plus 10 minutes for questions and answers.)
  • 40 minute – Panel Discussions (Up to 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions and answers.)

Proposals may be for individual or joint presentations - limited to a total of two presenters. All proposals must be submitted online by midnight EST on Friday, February 23, 2018. Proposal submission will be confirmed via email on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Proposals must be submitted in final publishable format. If your proposal/abstract is selected, the online submission proposal/abstract will be used to be published in the final program guide. Submission length automatically cuts off at 1,000 characters. Use all punctuation, underlining, italics, etc. exactly as you want your proposal/abstract to be printed in the program guide. All proposals must be written in third person format avoiding the use of “I” and “we”. All accepted proposals will be printed in the CyberTexas Program Guides as submitted during the Call for Proposals; however, the review committee reserves the right to edit if necessary.

Please direct questions concerning this call for proposals to Michelle Jackson at

If you have questions about the CyberTexas Conference, please contact Theresa Zichelli at

We look forward to considering your submission!