Posted on 15 Apr 2020 11:32 AM

Please join us for the annual CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium on November 19-20, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia!  The CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium provides community members and applicants the opportunity to network, receive community updates, and present their research to the community.  The symposium is open to all existing Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), Centers of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R), and Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), as well as government representatives and invitees. Registration is also open to institutions that have applied for CAE designation or are in the process of applying. 

Attending the event is free, but registration is required in advance to gain access to the conference. Onsite registration is discouraged as you will not be eligible for travel assistance. The CAE-C Program Office approves each registration. Therefore, to make sure you are authorized to attend, register by November 12th, 2020. 

Registration opens on 6/1/2020.

The CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium is seeking members of the community to join our planning committee.  If your institution belongs to the CAE-CDE, CAE-R, or CAE-CO program, you are eligible to participate. Once again, we will be adding in a track for the CAE-R program and, this year, we are adding a track for the CAE-CO program.

Program Committees 


As part of the committee, you will work with us to select faculty research presentations and fastpitch talks that will occur during the symposium. You may sign up to be a part of one committee or both. ***Please note: Only CAE-R institutions may apply to be on the CAE-R program planning committee. Only CAE-CO institutions may apply to be on the CAE-CO program planning committee.

The call opens 4/15/2020 and will remain OPEN until we fill all committee positions.

If you are interested in serving on the program committee(s), please fill out the form below.

The CAE in Cybersecurity Community will work with the program committees to provide an agenda by July 30, 2020. In the meantime, please see the tentative agenda to make your travel arrangements. Please note, this is a two-day conference that starts at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm on both days. If you are requesting travel assistance, you will need to be present the full duration of the symposium.




Hilton Atlanta Downtown

The symposium will take place at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown.

Address Location: 255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

Phone: (404) 659-2000


To book your hotel with the conference rate ($189.00 per night (room rate does not include tax or any applicable fees and is subject to change without notice)), please go to

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Travel Assistance is being coordinated by California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) through grant funds provided by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. The CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium is on November 19-20, 2020, after the NICE Conference. Travel funding is only available for the CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium and not for the NICE Conference, although you are encouraged to attend both. The grant provides travel assistance up to $1000 per person (one person per institution), including airfare and two nights hotel at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia.  ***NOTE: You must be a CAE designated institution to receive travel funding. 

CSUSB will handle assistance based on receipts. You must submit original receipts for your assistance to be processed. If you receive travel assistance, you must stay for the duration of the conference; please see the tentative agenda to plan your travel schedule.

If you are submitting for travel assistance, please indicate so on the registration form below.

Those seeking travel assistance must register before the November 12th deadline.

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Proposal submissions open 6/1/2020.

***To accommodate requests from last year, you can submit your proposal along with your registration.

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Symposium registration opens on 6/1/2020.