University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Cybersecurity Forward 2021: Call For Proposals

Help others become more cyber secure by presenting at the 20th anniversary of Cybersecurity Forward! Submit your proposal by May 21, 2021 at 11:59pm CST to showcase and share your knowledge.

Submit Your Proposal

This year’s sessions will:

  • Run from July-September on Wednesdays, noon-1pm
  • Be held via Zoom (we will hold a personalized training session beforehand and support you during your presentation)
  • Run 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A
  • Provide 2-3 actionable takeaways for our audience to implement in their organizations or personal lives
  • Engage the audience via quick polls (yep, we can help), questions, humor, personal stories or other engaging interactions during your presentation

Please choose a focus for your session:

  • Strategic: how to lead in an organization or project
  • Technical: how to better use a cybersecurity tool or use tools together
  • Practical: actions that non-cybersecurity savvy people can take to be more secure

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“Forward.” Wisconsin adopted the official state motto back in 1851 to reflect its continuous drive to be a national leader. This drive to be the best is what Cybersecurity Forward is all about: striving to make UW–Madison, our community, and attendees leaders in cybersecurity. Let’s keep moving forward and help our colleagues, family and friends become more cyber secure!