CloudNativeSecurityCon North America

Call For Proposals (CFP)


CloudNativeSecurityCon is a two-day event designed to foster collaboration, discussion and knowledge sharing of developer first cloud native security practices. The goal is to bring application developers and modern security experts together to not just propose solutions that incrementally improve what has come before, but to give room to cutting edge projects and advances in modern security approaches. Topics of sessions and lightning talks presented by expert practitioners include architecture and policy, secure software development, supply chain security, identity and access, forensics, and more.

If you have not yet used the CFP system, you will be required to register and create an account before submitting.
Please CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT before submitting for the first time. Thank you!

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Sunday, November 13 at 11:59pm PDT
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, December 13
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, December 14
  • Slide Due Date: Due date will be shared during the speaker notification window
  • Event Date: February 1-2, 2023

Suggested Topics

  • 101 – content for individuals new to the conference or unfamiliar with cloud native security, or application security
  • Security Education + Teaming – how to share, train and encourage good security practices, empower teams, and introduce frictionless security for a successful security program
  • Detections + Incidents + Response – cloud native vulnerabilities, security audits, attacks, and trends
  • Architecture + Identity + Multi-tenancy + Isolation – bootstrapping identity, certificate management, multi-tenancy, secure cloud native design patterns and integrations, and encrypted or isolating workloads
  • Supply Chains – securing CI/CD and development ecosystems, etc.
  • GRC – governance, risk, and compliance

Submission Types

  • Solo Presentation: 35 minutes, 1 speaker presenting on a topic
  • Dual Presentation: 35 minutes, 2 speakers presenting on a topic
  • Panel Discussion: 35 minutes of discussion amongst 3 to 5 speakers, at least one speaker must not identify as a man
  • Tutorial: 90-minute, in-depth, hands-on presentation with 1–5 speakers
  • Lightning Talk:  A brief 5-minute presentation, maximum of 1 speaker

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – One complimentary pass for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event.

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.





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