RSS:2016 Call for Presentations

We are pleased to announce that the eleventh annual Rochester Security Summit is October 5-6, 2016 in Rochester, NY at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Rochester. The Summit is the premier IT security event in Upstate/Western NY and has been held since 2006. Last year’s Summit was attended by more than 300 attendees, including executives from Fortune 500 firms along with information security professionals, developers and software architects. The conference is again looking for top speakers with dynamic relevant presentations. Our theme this year is Technology, Privacy and Security: Evolving to Meet Modern Challenges and there will be multiple as yet to be determined tracks.

If you believe you have a significant research or technical presentation that the security community would value and enjoy hearing, we invite you to submit your presentation topic for consideration.

All tracks will consist of presentations in 50-minute blocks, including Q&A. Presentations may be allowed to span two blocks to accommodate topic exploration to different depths if the committee sees the merit in the longer time allotment.


  • Please submit proposals before July 22
  • We will respond to proposals by August 5
  • Draft copy of the slides for the papers must be submitted by August 19
  • Final Abstracts are due by September 2

Final submissions due by September 19

Please review the speaker guidelines below before submitting a proposal.

Speaker Guidelines

Proposals may be submitted via e-mail to

Summit attendees are a mix of technical security professionals, vendors, programmers, web application developers, security testers, students, network administrators and IT executives. Preference will be given to speakers who can present innovative technical content to a broad audience. Of course, all presentations are expected to challenge the brightest and quickest of attendees.

The Rochester Security Summit is not a vendor fest. There is zero tolerance for heavy commercial content in presentations. Presenters are expected to avoid any marketing that is not immediately backed up with rationale for its inclusion.

Proposals should consist of the following information:

  1. Presenter and contact info (country of origin and residence-mail, postal address, phone, fax).
  2. Employer and/or affiliations.
  3. Brief biography, list of publications and papers.
  4. Any significant presentation and educational experience/background.
  5. Topic synopsis, proposed paper title, and a one paragraph description.
  6. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or an important tutorial.
  7. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines ready.
  8. Will you have full text available or only slides?
  9. Please list any other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published or submitted.
  10. If you think a second 50-minute block will be required to do your topic justice, please let us know and give a rationale for the longer format.

Please include the plain text version of this information in your email as well as any file, pdf, sxw, ppt, or html attachments. Please forward the above information to