Call for presentations

Call for Presentations is CLOSED.

Important Dates:

CfP Opens: Friday February 9th

Review committee Announced: TBA

CfP Closes: Monday April 30th

Notification of submitters Mid May

Program announced Beginning of June


Web applications leaders, software engineers, and researchers from all over the world gather at AppSec USA to drive visibility and evolution in the safety and security of the world’s software. This year we will offer 3 recorded tracks and one “HushTrack” October 11&12 in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. Hands on training will be offered October 8, 9, and 10. If you are interested in giving a training, the Call for Training is open February 23rd through April 13th.

Theme: Security Through Enablement

Too often security conferences get caught up in looking for the newest vulnerability or hottest hack. This mindset means that as security professionals we have barely moved the needle when it comes to securing the world’s software. Rather than focus on the newest [insert type of vulnerability] in [niche type of software] we want to know what you did to make a developer’s normal experience secure. Tell us the security building blocks that moved your team from the blocking security team to the integrated security team.

Examples of talks include:

Of course we love surprises so if your talk falls outside of the examples given, feel free to submit!

Additionally, this year we will be running a one day HushTrack. The HushTrack is not filmed and follows the Chatham House Rule. When applying for the HushTrack, consider thinking out of the box by proposing a panel, round tables, or other activity in addition to a normally formatted talk.

Review Committee and Policies

Review Policies

The crux of security is the ability to think flexibly and creatively about multi-stakeholder problems. It is the goal of OWASP to accelerate the speed of change and enable serendipity by connecting the community. In our view, security can only be enhanced when practitioners approach problems with diverse critical thinking theories and practices.

To this end OWASP seeks to be an inclusive organization for practitioners from all cultural, gender, language, educational, ability, religious, and career backgrounds. OWASP actively encourages speakers, trainers, and leaders of all sexual orientations, ages, and ethnicity. Our formal efforts in this vein include blind evaluations of talk proposals for our Global AppSec Conferences and active recruiting of diverse invited speakers and trainers.

The program committee will review your submission based on a descriptive abstract and detailed outline of your presentation. Please review your proposal thoroughly as accepted abstracts and bios will be published on our site as submitted.

Successful applications will:


By your submission you agree to the OWASP Speaker Agreement. OWASP values vendor neutrality. You must use the OWASP presentation template and you’re not allowed to place marketing pitches in your slides. All presentation slides will be published on the conference website after the conference. Please make sure that any pictures and other materials in your slides don’t violate any copyrights. You are solely liable for copyright violations. You may choose any CC license for your slides, including CC0. OWASP does suggest open licenses.


Call for Presentations is CLOSED