Our Call for Presentations (CfP) for BSides Bristol 2020 is now open! This is your opportunity to deliver a presentation at BSides Bristol 2020 on 29-30 July 2020 at the University of the West of England (UWE) Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol, UK.

We are looking for original contributions to the field and practice of Information Security. Your presentation might relate to one of the suggested topics listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list and we would welcome submissions on any topic that would interest the InfoSec community. Topics include:

  • Network security monitoring
  • Digital forensics
  • Incident response
  • Penetration testing
  • Threat intelligence
  • Web application security
  • Wireless security
  • Mobile security
  • IoT security
  • Vehicle security
  • Malware analysis and reverse engineering
  • Vulnerability research and exploit development
  • Open source software development
  • Physical security
  • Red/Blue/Purple teaming

How does it work?

  1. Fill in the details of your proposed presentation in the Microsoft Form below and submit. If you are only available on one of the days, please indicate your preference to present at BSides Bristol on either 29th July (Wednesday) or 30th July (Thursday). Speakers will be given a free ticket to attend both days of the conference.
  2. Once the CfP has closed on Sunday 5th April, our team will organise the submissions into a participant voting form on the website.
  3. From 6th-19th April, participants who have received their ticket will be eligible to vote on the presentations they’d like to see. To keep voting fair, the authors of the presentations will be kept anonymous.
  4. On 26th April, we will announce the finalised schedule of presentations. If your presentation doesn’t pass the public vote, you may be offered a position on the waiting list. This would require you to attend the event (tickets included, of course) and stand in for any speakers who, for whatever reason, fail to make it on the day. If you are offered a position on the waiting list, we regretfully cannot guarantee a place for your presentation.

We look forward to reading your submissions!


  • 18th February – CfP opens
  • 5th April – CfP closes
  • 6th April – Public voting on CfP opens
  • 19th April – Public voting on CfP closes
  • 25th April– Deadline for chosen speakers to confirm acceptance
  • 26th April – BSides Bristol 2019 schedule published
  • 29th-30th July– BSides Bristol 2020

All deadlines are 12pm GMT.

Not sure how your submission should look? Scroll to the bottom of this page to see an example! We’re also looking for workshops – if you’re able to run a workshop please drop us an email at [email protected] or fill in the form here.


How should my submission look?

Not sure how to write your CfP submission? Check out this (completely made up) example or contact us at [email protected] if you’ve got any questions.

Title of presentation

Finding Evil with AIMI

Abstract (250 words)

Artificially Intelligent Monitoring Interfaces (AIMI’s) have come leaps and bounds over the past year, thanks in part to the rise in alert fatigue facing security analysts. Bringing first-hand experience from developing AIMI’s, this presentation looks at the challenges of teaching AIMI’s to find evil through super advanced but beautifully simple machine learning algorithms, and explores the benefits of using them in a live monitoring environment to decrease the false positive rate of security alerts.

Presenter biography (30–50 words)

Billie Bristol has spent 4 years in the InfoSec industry after starting her career in software development. She’s a full time security analyst at WeFindEvil and a part time open source developer of tools including ProcAIMI, ProcessTracker and CaseMon. This is her first presentation at a security conference.