May 6, 2025 | The Hotel UMD, College Park, Maryland

We’re Looking for Great Speakers

The 2024 Call for Speakers will open in October.

The 2024 Call for Speakers will open in October. The CSfC Conference seeks proposals for conference presentations from industry professionals who have experience with the Commercial Solutions for Classified program. We are seeking:

Front-Line Professionals

We prefer high-quality vendor-neutral presentations from information security integrators, consultants, procurers, deployers, administrators, government organizations, and academia. 

Strong Topic Focus

Our focus is on the development, testing, certification, specification, and integration of commercial ICT products and solutions for classified applications.

Neutral Content

We prefer proposals on real-world experience from front-line product developers, testers, specifiers, and integrators.

Benefits of Speaking

As a speaker, you’ll receive complimentary conference registration. Your name, photo, professional biography and organization will be featured in conference promotion and the conference web site. Over 325,000 marketing impressions are made in this promotion campaign. One complimentary speaker registration per presentation is permitted. Additional co-speakers will receive discount registration of 20% off published fees. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Submission is Easy

Only a proposal title and brief (about 75-word) description is required for submission. All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, relevance to conference focus, and speaker experience. English is the official language of the conference.

About the Submission Process

Conference Format

The conference program consists of a full day of 30-minute presentations (including time for Q&A). All speaker proposals are thoroughly reviewed by the conference program committee and accepted or rejected based on the quality of the submission and available space in the conference agenda. There is no fee for speaking. We solicit proposals for high-quality presentations that will be of interest to the community involved with CSfC standards, testing, certification, implementation, and policy. Examples of topics:

  • Understanding security requirements
  • Translating security requirements into product requirements.
  • Implementing security features
  • Providing vendor support for certified products
  • Requirements for implementing the Data-at-Rest (DAR) capabilities package
  • Defending against side-channel attacks
  • Encryption requirements for the DAR capabilities package
  • Integrating physical security
  • Secure mobility in CSfC solutions
  • State-of-the-art in tactical CSfC technologies

Speaker Proposal Management System

Speaking proposal submissions and reviews for the CSfC conference are managed through an online management system called EasyChair which allows the author to submit a proposal and check the status of their submission. The Program Committee will review the submissions and notify the authors of the results. If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at [email protected].

Entering a Proposal

  1. Click the button above: “Click Here to Submit.”
  2. Click “create an account” (If you have an existing EasyChair account, log in and skip to step 8)
  3. Enter the Captcha code and click “Enter”
  4. Enter your contact info and click “Continue”
  5. You will receive an email with an activation link for your account. Use the link to finish the registration process
  6. Enter your personal data and click “Create My Account”
  7. Log in by clicking “click here” and enter your username and password
  8. Enter your presentation proposal and click “Submit”

Due Dates for Presentation Proposals

Proposals Due: December 11, 2023
Review and Comments: January 12, 2024
Acceptance Notifications: January 16, 2024
Presentation Slides Due: April 24, 2024
Date of Conference: May 7, 2024

Checking Status and Notification of Your Submission

Once the review of your submission is finalized, you will receive notification by email. You can also check the current status of your submission by logging in to EasyChair.

Conference Program Committee

      • Patty Arcano, Sr. Key Account Executive, Ivanti
      • Jennifer Curtis, National Security Agency
      • Jay Diem, CMMC/CSfC Conference Program Director, Cnxtd Event Media 
      • Bill Downer, VP, National Programs, Seagate Government Solutions
      • Ken Hackley, National Security Agency
      • Brian Hayes, Network Engineer, JHU APL
      • Edward Jennings, CSfC and Mobility SME, SAIC
      • Dominic Perez, CTO, Curtiss-Wright
      • Jack Rose, Account Manager, Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
      • William Rutledge, President, Cnxtd Event Media Corp.
      • Jim Thompson, Principle Network Engineer, MAG Aerospace
      • Darnell Washington, President/CEO, SecureXperts
      • Tricia Wolff, Security Research Engineer, Cisco