Speaking opportunities vary by event. At WEST, TechNet Cyber, and TechNet Augusta, we issue calls for abstracts, usually about 6-10 weeks in advance of the conference, for short sessions in the Innovation Showcase (WEST and TechNet Cyber) or in response to specific problems issued by the Army/DoD (TechNet Augusta). Please keep an eye on those event websites for details.
For general speaker submissions, please go to the Events Page and search for the specific event from the list below:
Army Signal Conference
Federal Identity Forum
Abstracts should be relevant to the conference theme and/or the military and government community/geographic area served by the event, e.g.: if submitting for TechNet Indo-Pacific, tailor the abstract to a current topic relevant to Indo-PACOM’s AOR or current priorities. When submitting, please be sure to spell out any acronyms in full on at least the first use of them. Abstracts should be vendor- neutral: in most instances, we will not accept abstracts that are oriented as a company or product pitch.
We receive hundreds of abstracts for most events and will only contact you if your abstract is selected for presentation or if we need clarification or additional information. All abstracts received, even if not selected for presentation, are kept on file for future reference/opportunities and/or as backups.
If you have additional questions, email the National Security & Defense Events Team.
There are no current virtual attendance options for our events. We livestream, on YouTube Live, select sessions at some of our events. Refer to each event’s website for details. We video or audio record most sessions at every conference.
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You can find slides used by presenters embedded in each event’s individual agenda page, attached to each particular session.
NOTE: Each speaker/panelist must authorize us to post presentations and/or recordings. If you cannot
find a particular session, it’s because we were not given authorization to distribute it.
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