Call For Speakers Closed

For advice on submitting your talks to the SecTor conference, and insights on how the review process is performed, please read the post Why wasn’t my SecTor talk accepted?

SecTor 2018 Call for Speakers is closed. Submissions for 2019 will be open soon.


SecTor is all about the substance — The content that matters to Canadian IT Security Professionals today.  Of course, we’ll have fun and celebrate having the world’s best in Toronto, but the key to SecTor’s success, and the primary objective of the Advisory Committee, is quality content and interesting presentations for attendees.

If we haven’t approached you, but you believe you have a significant discovery or new research that the security community would value, or enjoy hearing about, we invite you to submit your presentation topic for serious consideration.

To be included our first-round speaker selection, your proposal must be submitted before end of day April 28, 2019. Our first round of speakers will be announced in the middle of May. To allow for late breaking research to be presented, additional submissions will be accepted until end of day July 14, 2019.

SecTor attendees are a mix of security professionals and vendors, programmers, students, network administrators and IT executives. Preference will be given to speakers who can present new and innovative content to a broad audience. There will be little tolerance for commercial content within presentations. Attendees will be encouraged to quell any shameless marketing that is not immediately backed up with rationale for its inclusion.

Proposals should consist of the following information in the body of an email:

  1. Presenter and contact info (country of origin and residence, e-mail, postal address, phone).
  2. Employer and/or affiliations.
  3. Brief biography.
  4. Topic synopsis, proposed paper title, and a one paragraph description.
  5. Reason why this material is innovative or significant and/or how you think attendees will be able to apply the knowledge.
  6. Optional: List of publications, papers or other speaking engagements.  Give us an idea of your qualifications.
  7. Optional: Samples of prepared material or outlines ready.
  8. Optional: Let us know if you plan a whitepaper or tool release with the talk.
  9. Please list any other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published/submitted.

Please identify what track you believe your submission best fits:

  • Technical session(60min) – travel covered
  • Management session(60min) – travel covered
  • SECurity FUNdamentals session(60min) – travel not covered
  • Tools session (60min) – travel not covered

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

Speaker Benefits:

The SecTor organizers know that the speakers are what really make the event, and so to that end speakers typically receive:

  • Roundtrip flight to the conference (see note below for eligibility)
  • Two nights hotel accommodation (see note below for eligibility)
  • Ground transportation to/from Toronto airport (town car limo service, or the green choice high speed UP express link) (see note below for eligibility)
  • Full conference pass
  • Access to our Speaker Room
  • Access to the SecTor Networking Reception and Party on Tuesday evening
  • Bragging rights of being a con speaker

NOTE:  Travel and accommodation is not covered for speakers living within the greater Toronto area, speakers delivering SECurity FUNdamentals sessions, or Tools Track sessions.

Privacy Policy
Please note that SecTor does not use CFP submitter information for marketing purposes, and does not share / use the information beyond the CFP process. We do share copies of the submissions with the advisory board to help facilitate the speaker selection process only. Our full privacy policy can be found here.