Call for Speakers

AppSec is inherently collaborative and we need your application security story. Whether it is your first time in front of an audience or you love to bask in the glow of the crowd, we want to hear your application security story.

Prefer to run a round-table, panel, or a hands-on workshop? There is a place for you too. Share your valuable application security knowledge.


All sessions for DEF CON 31 will be in person.

We welcome sessions from speakers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Regardless of your experience, we encourage you to propose sessions that are relevant to the AppSec Village themes and have the potential to engage and inform attendees. We are accepting the following session types:

  • Workshops (2-3 hours): Hands-on sessions that allow attendees to learn new skills and techniques in a collaborative environment.
  • POD (Practical On-Demand) Activities (2-3 hours, ongoing, asynchronous): Small group activities that provide practical, real-world, hands-on, challenging, fun, interesting, engaging activities - or at least some of the above.
  • Panels (50 minutes, up to one moderator and 3 panelists): Moderated discussions featuring multiple speakers that explore different perspectives and viewpoints related to a specific topic. Male-only panels will not be accepted.
  • Talks (20-25 minutes): Traditional presentations that explore new ideas, techniques, or research related to application security.

Submit your session

CfS closes at 00:00 14th May 2023
(UTC-07:00 timezone)

Submit your session