Our Call for Presentations (CfP) for BSides Bristol 2023 is now open! This is your opportunity to take to the stage and share your knowledge and experience with an engaged and supportive audience of likeminded people. Whether you’re an experienced public speaker or a complete beginner, we welcome applications from everyone.

Please read our requirements in full before applying to ensure you have the best possible chance of being selected.

TL;DR: Click here to submit your presentation proposal.


  • We are looking for original contributions to the field and practice of Information Security. This means your presentation should be your own work and not copied from anyone else. Mentions of someone else’s work or research should be fully referenced
  • Ideally, your presentation will offer something fresh and new to the audience to inform and inspire
  • You don’t have to live in Bristol or the surrounding areas to apply – we welcome everyone to get involved. However, special consideration will be given to applications from people with links to the local area
  • You should be able to cover the subject matter of your presentation in enough detail in 30 minutes.

Subject areas

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
  • Artificial Intelligence (in relation to security)
  • Machine Learning (in relation to security)
  • Governance, risk, compliance and management
  • Careers.

How do I apply?

Applying to present at BSides Bristol is quick and easy. Simply complete this form and our team will be in touch.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

How should my submission look?

Not sure how to write your CfP submission? Check out this (completely made up) example.

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.