NICE Conference Call for Proposals

NICE Conference Call for Proposals

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NICE is seeking timely, topical and thought-provoking presentations for our 2017 annual conference and expo that will take place on November 7-8, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017
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This year’s theme, “Challenging the Status Quo: Building a Robust and Sustainable Cybersecurity Ecosystem,” was chosen to inspire presentations that aim to shape the way in which the nation identifies, educates, trains and builds a 21st century cutting-edge Cybersecurity Ecosystem. Presentations should focus on ways to promote and energize employers, government, businesses, educators, and the workforce to offer new opportunities to build a lively community full of ideas that solve one of our biggest challenges: building a capable and robust cybersecurity workforce.

The conference will feature three tracks:

Developing Cybersecurity Talent through Education and Training
This track features initiatives and innovations for identifying, recruiting, and educating the future cybersecurity workforce. Sessions will include creative programs to inspire the next generation of STEM and cybersecurity workforce.
Nurturing Cybersecurity Communities through Academia, Industry, and Government Collaboration
Collaboration focuses on creative ways that industry and government work with academia to address the growing gap between cybersecurity job postings and the available pipeline of cybersecurity professionals.
Professional Development
Professional Development covers the requirements to stay up-to-date in a fast-paced environment: technical education, professional certifications, career development, diversity issues, retention concerns, and staff and personnel management.
Depending on your topic, you may wish to consider the best approach for your presentation. Examples include best practices, panel discussions, demonstrations, lessons learned, and interactive forums.