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InfowarCon 16 will be a repeat of the small, intimate setting we used last year — and based upon the feedback (we actually did do a proper survey), attendees said, “Do more, change nothing.” Thus, our only significant change is that we will accept up to 70 attendees, based upon their submission form.
With that said, this year’s InfowarCon Call for Presentations is along the same lines as what I usually ask of our presenters. InfowarCon is supposed to be an immersive experience. A compelling and interactive, “Show Me, Don’t Tell Me” type of discussion. An event where non-attendees will self-flagellate for not coming.
The Call For Papers is meant to bring back Real Content to a training congress. Over the years, InfowarCon led in thought-provoking discussion, cutting-edge thought, dissent, and yes, the InfowarCon favorite, controversy. This year should be no different.
Don’t forget; one of the first tenets of InfowarCon is, “Please say unpopular things.” If everyone agrees with your ideas, you are not leading.
Please show unpopular and scary stuff! Please get way the hell out of the box! Else, there can be no progress. Wacky is fine. Just be prepared for well-reasoned push back from the extraordinary minds of our attendees!
See you there!
InfowarCon 16 again unites a highly culled group of political, military, academic, DIYer, and commercial cyber-leaders from around the world to examine the current, future, and potentially hostile use of cyber and related information technologies and how to neutralize current ones.
The last year has been a hot bed of cyber activity that needs to be analyzed and discussed at the international strategic level. Among these, broad topics of particular interest are: Class III Infowar, Technology, and Policy. We’ve listed sample presentation topics within the Call for Presentations PDF, which you can download and view above.
We encourage government, law enforcement, academia, coporations, product vendors, and individuals from all nations to submit papers, presentations, demonstrations, and concepts for exhibition at InfowarCon 16 and subsequently published.
Submissions are to be in PDF format (from Word, PPT, etc. – if you need assistance saving to PDF, please contact us) and standard multimedia formats. Include estimated length of session, desired fora (remember, visualize in more than one!), possible presentation materials (such as handouts), and any other presenters required if utilizing panel discussion. Include as many pictures, diagrams, and descriptions of the proposed session as you can.
(Preferential choice will be given to early submissions.)
Real demonstrations and hands-on experiences are the best way to enthrall an audience.
All of the technologies shown at InfowarCon 16 need not be fully baked. Some may well be theoretical, but the presentations must be compelling and on-topic.
The use of visuals, videos, and multimedia rule. Your submissions should reflect that. Entertainment and education go hand-in-hand. InfowarCon speakers have always been among the best in the world, and we want all attendees to get the most value for their time.
The quality of presentation materials is very important. Multimedia presentations, real-time scenarios or gaming, audience participation, and highly interactive topics are more likely to be accepted by the reviewers (and certainly more appreciated by your audience!). And don’t forget: debate, controversy, dissimilar positions, and unpopular opinions have always been encouraged and valued at InfowarCon!
Keep your audience in mind! Industry. International. Military. Government. Academia. Commercial. Law enforcement and First Responders. Intelligent. Your Audience wants to come away with something tangible to do, enact, change, think about, design, buy, or enforce!