[Full-disclosure] Shakacon 2012 - CFP Deadline Approaching

Thanks to everyone for all the submissions received and the committee is
evaluating them for selection. If you are on the fence about submitting
remember - All selected speakers will receive compensation to cover
Airfare and 2 hotel nights in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not to mention get to
hang out with a great group of people in a laid back locale.

Shakacon IV - Honolulu Hawaii

"Sun, Surf, and C Shells"



Who: Shakacon Crew
What: Shakacon IV
When: June 18-21 2012
Where: Paradise aka Honolulu Hawaii (nuff said)
Why: Why NOT?
How: By plane, boat, canoe, yacht, hydrofoil, stand-up paddle board,
long board, dolphin, whale sled, nuclear submarine, etc.


After taking two years off to work on our surfing skills we decided it
was time to bring some top notch
technical talent back to one of the most remote locations on earth.

Sitting around somewhere freezing your a$$ off? Dreaming about warm
days, rainbows, decadent
tropical drinks sipped out of coconuts? Sure you could drop your 0day in
Vegas, bring down the
Internet in Germany, or satisfy your dark desires in Asia; however,
wouldn't you rather submit your
research or topics to our CFP and maybe win yourself a paid trip to

The Shakacon security conference is a laid back conference where
industry, government, academia
and independent experts will get together to share knowledge and
experience in one of the most
beautiful places on Earth.

Shakacon will offer local, national, and international participants a
casual, social, learning
environment designed to present a "holistic" security view and the
opportunity to network with
peers and fellow enthusiasts in a relaxed setting. Leave your ego at
the airport (or shoreline
if you come in via another method) as we look forward to attendees
varying in skill level from N00b
to Ninja.

During the day, sessions will include: best practices, case studies,
research projects, etc.
covering all different aspects of the information security landscape.
There will be something
for everyone and if sitting through talks isn't your cup of kava, there
will be exciting events
and contests for you to sharpen your skills and knowledge on.

[Trainer Opportunities]

Don't want to speak at the Con but have an uncanny ability to teach and
a proven track record for
delivering quality courseware and want to come to Hawaii? We're also
interested in bringing in trainers
to provide world class training leading up to Shakacon (June 18 and 19).
Submit a synopsis/class agenda,
prior teaching experience, and maybe get selected to teach in Hawaii.

[CFP Details]

(1) Abstract for papers must be submitted to the review committee by
_March 31, 2012_.

(2) Selection notification will occur by _April 6, 2012_ and abstracts
posted to the site by _April 13, 2012_.

(3) Full Slides for your papers must be submitted by _May 18, 2012_.

CFP Review Committee:

Caleb Sima
Katie Mossouris
Val Smith
Matthieu Suiche
Vincenzo Iozzo
Kent Backman
Jonathan Brossard
Daniel Hodson
Kris Harms
Mark Ryan Talabis
Chris Potter
Jason Martin

There are a limited number of speaking sessions for which the conference
organizers will provide
travel and accommodations so please submit your abstract early if you
are interested in speaking. Speaking
slots will be 55 minutes long (45 minutes for your talk and 10 minutes
for Q&A); however, we will accept
"turbo" talk submissions and if we have enough we'll blend them into a
block of the conference.

The audience will be a broad mix of professional, academic, and
enthusiast, so we welcome both technical
and non-technical submissions on all aspects of security. The key
criteria are practicality and timeliness.
We want to provide our attendees with up to date materials they can take
away and immediately gain
benefit from as well as new research or tools. Absolutely NO SALES
presentations will be accepted.

Proposals should include:

<Subject Line:>

"Shakacon CFP Submission: <paper title>, <your name>"

1. Name, address, and contact info.
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography.
4. Presentation experience.
5. Topic summary.
6. Reason this topic should be considered.
7. Other publications or conferences where this material has been or
will be published/submitted.

Please include plain text of all information provided in the body of
your email as well as any file attachments.
The plain text information will be reviewed first to find the most
suitable candidates.

Please forward the above information to cfp at shakacon.org
<mailto:cfp at shakacon.org> in order to be considered.

More conference information, registration details, and travel partner
deals will be posted to:


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[Media Partners]

We are media friendly. Please email info at Shakacon.org for inquiries
about press passes.

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