Proposals Sought for Information Security Symposium

Audience gathering in the Mondavi for the keynote speech at the 2017 symposium.

By Bill Buchanan

The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular and low-cost source of ideas, new information, and networking for UC security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference.

The event will take place June 18 – 19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although we’re waiving the fee for presenters.

This year’s theme is “Connect, Share, Fortify.” Sessions will focus on:

  • Managing and Leading Security
  • IS-3 and Other Policy and Regulations
  • Protecting Assets
  • Data Privacy and Integrity
  • Incident Management
  • Secure Code and Applications

How to propose a session

We are seeking proposals for lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on labs on technical and non-technical topics that concern information security and compliance.

Lecture and panel discussions usually last one or two hours, and hands-on labs run two hours. The length allows for in-depth discussions and presentations.

To see suggested topics, or instructions for submitting a proposal, see the “proposals” tab at symposium website. Submissions are due on or before Feb. 28, 2019.

Plan ahead – we expect to sell out in advance

There will be room for about 450 people at the symposium, and it usually sells out in advance. If you’d like to attend you might start planning now and obtain whatever approvals you’ll need. That way you’ll be ready once registration opens in April.

People from each UC campus are likely to attend, as well as invited guests from higher education and the state government.

If you have questions about the event or the proposal process, please contact the planning team at See the symposium website for additional information, including details about lodging, general information about the community of Davis, and more.

The symposium has been held every other summer since 2003.

Bill BuchananBill Buchanan is a writer/editor for Information and Educational Technology at UC Davis.

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