The 3rd National Women in Cybersecurity conference – Scholarships available

The 3rd National Women in Cybersecurity conference (NSF Award# 1303441) will be held on March 31- April 2, Dallas, TX. www.wicys.net

This event is jointly organized by Tennessee Tech and The University of Texas at Dallas (Co-Chairs: Drs. Bhavani Thuraisingham and Janell Straach, UTD)
Strategic partner is Facebook and includes many other industry, government and academic partners.

Call for Registration/Scholarship Application, and Call for Participation opportunities are NOW open.

We have limited capacity of 700 attendees.
For 2016, we expect that 50% of the attendees will be students from 2 and 4 year institutions at all levels of education, 25% of expected attendees will be educators and 25% are industry professionals—again at various levels of their careers.

— WiCyS scholarships will be given out to students (maximum 350) and faculty (maximum 50).

Scholarship recipients will receive no cost 2 nights shared lodging, meals, fully refundable $50 registration for students and non-refundable $150 registration or faculty.
There will be some travel scholarships (up to $500) available to WiCyS scholarship recipients.

Deadline for WiCyS scholarship application is December 1st . Acceptance notification is January 5.

The WiCyS conference will offer:
• Distinguished speaker sessions • Technical presentations
• Technical workshops • Student Poster competitions (winners receive travel grants)
• Birds-of Feather discussions • Speed mentoring and networking session
networking session
• Panel discussions • Lightning talks
• Career and graduate school fair (expecting 50+ organizations)
• Meet ups with/among Industry, Government and Academic partners

Call for proposal in all categories (except distinguished speaker sessions) is now open until December 1st. Please submit an abstract by deadline. Accepted program participation guarantees one complimentary registration with lodging.
https://www.csc.tntech.edu/wicys/participate/

We have some excellent speakers lined up and with your participation, we hope to orchestrate a program that will be beneficial to students, educators, researchers and professionals.
Past conference (2014 and 2015) programs and evaluation reports are on the conference website.

We have limited capacity and therefore, please reserve your spot as soon as possible. Only way to guarantee registration us through scholarships, program participation, sponsorships.
Pre-registration waitlist will also help.

Please pass this to peers, help support our cause and join the community.

Important Links:
Registration/Scholarship Application: http://www.csc.tntech.edu/wicys/register/
Sponsoring Partnership Opportunities: http://www.csc.tntech.edu/wicys/sponsor/
Timeline: https://www.csc.tntech.edu/wicys/timeline-2016/
Venue: https://www.csc.tntech.edu/wicys/venue-2016/

Ambareen Siraj
Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
Director, Cybersecurity Education Research and Outreach Center CEROC
NSA DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
Tennessee Tech University
WiCyS Founder and Chair