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The 2020 Europe Summit Call for Presentations Accepting Submissions
The Call for Presentations for FS-ISAC’s 2020 Europe Summit (13-14 October | Madrid) is now open. Learn more about how to submit your presentation and tips for a winning submission below.
Member, Non-Member and FS-ISAC Staff Submissions
Who Can Submit?
- FS-ISAC member institutions
- FS-ISAC staff
- Members of law enforcement
- Other non-profit or trade organizations
NOTE: Vendors and affiliates may not submit under this category. Please see below for sponsorship information.
- Standalone (one or two presenters)
- Panel (one moderator and three panelists)
- Workshop (Deeper-dive or hands-on session that requires a limited number of attendees and/or more than 45 minutes)
- Information Sharing Exchanges - ISX (A Ted-style discussion for the concise presentation of ideas and strategies in a 15-minute window)
- ALL submissions are evaluated by FS-ISAC’s Europe Content Committee, which comprises FS-ISAC members and FS-ISAC’s Content/Security Information Services Team.
- FS-ISAC does not pay for or reimburse any travel expenses for speakers/panelists nor does it pay speaker fees.
Affiliate and Vendor - Sponsor Submissions
Sponsor Submission First Steps
- Review the Sponsor Prospectus (PDF), which outlines investment and deliverables.
- Choose a speaking sponsorship package and submit at that level. (NOTE: You may submit more than one proposal at the same or different levels; only one proposal, and therefore sponsorship level, will be accepted.)
- By submitting a presentation proposal, you are confirming sponsorship investment, executing and agreeing to our Terms and Conditions [PDF].
- Notification of Acceptance is 12 June 2020*
* If approved, payment routing will be provided – CC/ACH are preferred. Terms and Conditions [PDF].
Speaking Sponsorship Packages
Platinum or Gold
- Platinum is a 30-minute keynote/mainstage presentation.
- Gold is a 45-minute concurrent/breakout session presentation.
- May only be submitted by an FS-ISAC Affiliate or vendor
- Should be educational and content-driven
- When co-submitted with a FS-ISAC member institution, the session does see higher ratings from FS-ISAC content reviews.
- Proposals are most-often rejected because they are sales pitches.
- Case studies are good formats
- Panels are NOT recommended
Silver Solutions Showcase
- Proposals may only be submitted by FS-ISAC affiliates or vendors.
- Must be showcasing a technical solution or product not well-known within the industry.
- Product demos and product/sales pitches are permitted.
- Eight-minute presentation on the main stage
- Proposals may only be submitted by an FS-ISAC affiliate or vendors.
- Must be showcasing an innovative or emerging technology/solution not well-known within the industry.
- Presentations should focus on breakthrough trends expected to become new norms within the next three to five years.
- Product demos/sales pitches are not permitted.
Note: If you have done an innovative showcase in the last 12 months, you cannot submit at this level.
Interested in other sponsorship opportunities? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Submission Tips
Here are some tips to a successful submission:
- Craft a winning title.
- Prepare an abstract that sells your session.
- Select a hot or trending topic.
New Call for Presentations Requirements
- Objectives: three to five objectives/goals that identify what the audience will learn from attending your session.
- Background: three to five additional paragraphs that explain research or trends the session plans to explore. Some questions to get you started:
- Why should your session make our agenda?
- What can attendees expect to learn?
Keys to a Winning Title
The title can mean a difference between a full house and a sea of empty seats. Winning titles:
- Communicate your main point and the takeaway to the audience.
- Utilize keywords such as lessons learned and how to.
- Be direct and to the point, but clever.
- Stay within five to seven words.
Abstracts That Sell
The primary purpose of the abstract is to briefly tell the audience why they should attend your session. Successful abstracts:
- Focus on the topic.
- Define what the audience will know, understand or learn.
- Tell us what we need to know in 100 words or less.
Hot Topics for Our Members
These sessions were among the top-rated from our 2019 Europe Summit. They illustrate the role strong titles play in pulling attendees in and highlight topics garnering the most attention among our membership. View 2020 Summit tracks. View the 2020 Summit tracks [PDF].
- Threat Hunting: Taking Intelligence to The Next Level (Threat Intelligence)
- Thwarting Financial Fraud with Unique Fraud Governance (Fraud)
- Detecting SSL C2: Data Gathering, Aggregation and Analysis (Security and Tech Ops)
- SWIFT’s Enhanced Cyber Resilience 3 Years After the Bangladesh Attack (Threat Intelligence)
- SWIFT Red Team Live Hacking Demo on a Fictitious Retail Bank (Threat Intelligence)
- Closing the Feedback Loop between Incidents and Hygiene (Resiliency, Recovery and Response)
- Psychology of Social Engineering (Human Element and Social Engineering)
- The Increasing Focus on Operational Resilience (Resiliency, Recovery and Response)
- The European Financial Sector Resilience and Security Coordination Group (Governance, Risk and Compliance)
- MISP: Enabling Practical Cyber Adversary Campaign Analysis (Threat Intelligence)