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Sun, Surf, and C Shells

People from all over the world are coming to Shakacon! You should too!


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Shakacon, an Information Technology (IT) Security Conference, is back and ready to invite business executives, government and military officials, security professionals, and IT enthusiasts to participant in Hawaii's only Call for Paper based IT security conference.

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 Hawaii?

Call For Papers

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	Shakacon VII  - Honolulu, Hawaii
    
	"Sun, Surf, and C Shells"
    
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    
    www.shakacon.org/CFP2015.html
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Who: Shakacon Crew
What: Shakacon VII
When: July 6-7 (Training) & July 8-9 (Conference) 2015
Where: Honolulu, HI - Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
Why: World Class Speakers, World Class Location, World Class People
How: By plane, boat, canoe, yacht, hydrofoil, stand-up paddle board, jet ski, long board, dolphin, whale sled, nuclear submarine, etc.

[Overview]

Going into our seventh year, Shakacon offers attendees a unique opportunity to really network with some of the world's top security professionals in casual and friendly setting. At its heart, 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.

The conference committee strives to build a balanced schedule that appeals to all security practitioners with talks 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 Hawaiian coffee you can step into one of the social areas and talk with our sponsors, staff, and attendees.

[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 will be evaluating trainers for two days of training leading up to Shakacon (July 6-7). Submit a synopsis/class agenda, prior teaching experience, and maybe you'll get selected to teach in Hawaii. Revenue is split 50/50 between the trainer and conference. The conference will cover all venue related costs (A/V, Food, Drinks, etc.). The trainer is expected to cover their own travel costs (unless they are also selected as a speaker). All selected trainers will receive free admission to the conference.

[CFP Details]

We have up to sixteen (16) spots and typically receive 100+ submissions to speak. If you are serious about speaking please submit your abstract as soon as possible.

(1) Abstract for papers must be submitted to the review committee by March 6, 2015.
(2) Selection notification will occur by March 13, 2015 and abstracts posted to the site by March 20, 2015.
(3) Full Slides for your papers must be submitted by May 31, 2015.

As mentioned, 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 50 minutes long (45 minutes for your talk and 5 minutes for Q&A).

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>"

Body:

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.
8. Links to videos or slides showing previous presentations.

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 in order to be considered.

More conference information, registration details, and travel partner deals will be posted to:
http://www.shakacon.org

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[Media Partners]

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

[CFP Review Team]

A big Mahalo to our CFP review committee:

Caleb Sima - BlueBox
Katie Mossouris - HackerOne
Cory Michal- Salesforce.com
Alberto Garcia - Salesforce.com
Colin Ames - Attack Research
Matthieu Suiche - MoonSols
Vincenzo Iozzo - TiQad
Kent Backman - Independent Researcher
Jonathan Brossard - Toucan Systems
Jeremiah Grossman - Whitehat Security
Daniel Hodson - Oxin Security & Ruxcon
Kris Harms - Cylance
Ryan Talabis - zVelo
Chris Potter - Attack Research
Jason Martin - FireEye
Darryl Higa - Independent Researcher
Patrick Wardle - SynAck
Tammie Kim - Oracle
Josh Schwartz - Salesforce.com
Luis Santana - Salesforce.com
David Martinjak - Salesforce.com
Dave Watts - FireEye

ALOHA FROM THE SHAKACON CREW!

Pricing

Costs*:
General Admission: $350 (plus tax and fees)

Early Bird Discount (Now through March 31, 2015): $280 (plus tax and fees)

*All Active Military, State & Federal Government Employees, Members of ISSA, ISACA & Infragard, and Students please contact info@shakacon.org for your discount promo code.

Shakacon Training and Conference dates: July 6-7, 2015 Trainings (8am-5pm)
July 8-9, 2015 2-Day Conference (8am-5pm)

Book your Room Reservations at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
Ask for the SHAKACON special group rate.

ROOM GROUP RATE
Run of Ocean $209.00
**The rates quoted above are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to hotel room tax of 9.25% and state tax of 4.712%, currently totaling 13.962%. (Taxes subject to change.)

Group rates based on space availability at the time of booking.

Third person charge $60.00 + tax per night. Maximum guestroom capacity is (3) adults and (2) children. Children 17 years and under are complimentary in the same room utilizing existing bedding, when sharing with an adult.

- Call toll free reservations line at 1-800-321-6248
- Call hotel directly at (808) 956-1111
- Email reservations@princehawaii.com

NOTE: (1) night room and tax deposit will be required at the time of booking.

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Shakacon 2-Day Trainings

July 6-7, 2015

Location: Hawaii Prince Hotel - Haleakala-Kilauea Rooms
  • 7:30am-8:00amRegistration Opens
    8:00am-5:00pm Training
    *Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Refreshments will be provided.

Shakacon Speaker Welcome Dinner

  • Details to be provided.

Shakacon 2-Day Conference

July 8-9, 2015

Location: Hawaii Prince Hotel – Mauna Kea Ballroom

  • 7:00amRegistration Opens
    8:00am-5:00pm General Conference

    *Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Refreshments will be provided.

Shakacon End of Conference Networking Event

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Location: Hawaii Prince Hotel – Mauna Kea Ballroom

5:30pm-8:00pm Appetizers, Cocktails, and Raffle Prize Giveaways

Speakers

Selection notification will occur by March 13, 2015
Speaker abstracts will be posted by March 20, 2015

Training Sessions

Selection notification will occur by March 13, 2015
Trainings will be posted by March 20, 2015
Registration will open once Trainings have been selected.

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