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  • Skytalks v.3 - CALL FOR PAPERS

    Who: YOU
    What: SKYTALKS v3 CFP (Closes June 26th 2010)
    When: NOW!
    Where: The 303 Skybox @ Defcon 2010

    Skytalks are back again, and this year the topics are going to be hot. We promise hurt feelings all around, and can guarantee that you'll leave feeling exposed, vulnerable, and broken. If you're lucky, the presenters might even tell you how you can use this newly acquired information to better protect yourself/business.

    For those of you who have been under a rock, "Skytalks are presentations (55-110 min) designed to overclock your brain with cutting edge information about sensitive topics that you might not be able to freely discuss or research from the privacy of your own home or workplace." Usually, it's a bunch of sensitive topics that can't be discussed in a "public conference".

    The last 2 years have been crazy and EVERY speech has been filled to capacity. Please understand this is NOT your standard speaking venue. Skytalks can get a little blue as you're in a small box with 40-50 other people - most of which are there because the are VERY interested in what you have to say. In the past there have been open verbal arguments, speakers have destroyed the ego's of hecklers in the audience, TSA agents have cried, and people have threatened to sue.

    All in good fun and in the name of education . . . of course.

    Q. Should you fill out the CFP?

    A. Yes, if you have a topic to share with a smaller audience that:
    1. Has to be cleared by a 3 (or 4) letter agency or department?
    2. Would get you sued if it were to show up on YouTube?
    3. Discusses (un)ethical, dark, real world, ninja shit that can teach people something useful?
    4. Challenges the community and industry to fix "something that's broken"
    5. Demonstrates just how damn weak _________ is.
    7. Discloses M$, Cisco, Adobe, etc.'s C-level exec's and lawyers' home addresses, phone numbers, etc. for censoring #6.

    For ideas of what we are looking for please see what has been covered in the past:

    If you would like to speak please please cut and paste the following
    section, complete it, and send an email to

    ----- START OF CFP -----

    Date of Submission:
    Primary Speaker Name:
    Primary Speaker Title and Company (if applicable):
    Additional Speakers' name(s)* & titles:
    Primary Speaker Email Address:
    Primary Speaker Phone Number:
    Has the speaker spoken at a previous Defcon/Blackhat/Skytalks/etc? Yes or No
    Is there a specific day or time you MUST speak by?
    Name of Presentation:
    How much time does your presentation require? (25 or 50 mins - please specify)
    What are your equipment needs?
    Will you require more than 1 lcd projector? Yes or No - if yes, please
    specify how many
    Will you require wireless/wired internet access?
    Will you require a white board? Yes or No
    Are there any other special equipment needs that you will require? Yes
    or No - if yes, please specify
    Detailed Outline:
    Abstract: (This text will be used for the Defcon forums and printed materials.)
    Speaker's Bio(s):

    ----- END OF CFP -----

    Thank you and good luck!
    Last edited by Pyr0; June 21, 2010, 14:39.