Call for Papers

What: Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2017 Call For Papers

When: WWHF will be at the Deadwood Lodge in Deadwood, SD on October 27-28, 2017. The Call for Papers will close on June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

How: Complete the Call for Papers Form here!

Length: 30 minute slots / 60 minute slots

Theme: Hacking! (how to, hacking the IoT, hardware hacking etc.)

Important Dates:
November 10, 2016 – CFP opens
March 30, 2017 – Papers for preferential early-bird consideration due
May 1, 2017 – First round speakers notified / Final due date for all papers
July 1, 2017 – Notifications sent
October 27-28, 2017 – Wild West Hackin’ Fest

About Us:
Wild West Hackin’ Fest is designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, two day, open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates. We want to pull off a conference that is a source of education, collaboration, and continued conversation for information technologists and those associated with this field. The technical and academic presentations at WWHF are given in the spirit of peer review and advanced knowledge dissemination. This allows the field of Information Security to grow in breadth and depth, and continue in its pursuit of highly advanced scientifically based knowledge.

John Strand and all the employees at Black Hills Information Security (our main sponsor) have always sought to not only offer stellar information security services but also the further educate and enlighten the larger community and the public.  They have continuously raised the bar and put the INFO back in INFOSEC. We thank BHIS for their relentless pursuit of High Quality information.

Everything Else:
If your topic doesn’t align perfectly to hacking, don’t worry. We are interested in talks about hacking!  But not just hacking, but fixing, improving, etc.  Have another idea you think would be relevant? We’d love to hear what you propose. Don’t be shy!

Who Should Submit:
New and old-hat speakers alike. We are interested in all talks, but most importantly talks that focus around fixing problems and not just finding them. We encourage individuals who have never spoken to submit and/or individuals who want to present their new research. We also love team talks. WWHF is a zero judgement zone.

What Not to Submit:
Something you are planning to do, but have not done yet (time flies and life gets busy) – vendor talks – a talk centered around the product and/or company you work for – Something you’ve done somewhere else, WWHF is brand new, and we want all our talks to be shiny too!

What you need in the form:
Speaker name(s) and contact information
Talk Title
Abstract – Limited to 450 characters (about 200 words).
Detailed Outline or description of your topic. Tell us what your presentation is really about and why people will want to attend. Your abstract is not enough information.
Why do you feel this submission is a good fit for WWHF?
Have you spoken at any other conferences? If yes, which ones?
As always – Questions? Contact us!

Ready to Submit?
Fill out the form here.