NICE 2019 Conference and Expo

November 18 – 20, 2019

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Now Closed

The 2019 NICE Conference program committee is seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations in line with the conference theme, "Reimagining the Future of the Cybersecurity Workforce: Adapting to a Changing Landscape".

We encourage proposals from a diverse array of organizations and individuals with different perspectives, including employers and practitioners from the public and private sectors, non-profits, international bodies, educators at K-12 schools and institutions of higher education, research centers, and training and certification providers.

Topics should attempt to align with the goals and objectives of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Strategic Plan and, where appropriate, consider uses of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. Proposals will be evaluated and selected based on the quality of the written proposal, diversity of topics and presenters, and alignment with the conference theme and tracks.

This year’s featured tracks are:

  1. Partnering for a Stronger Cybersecurity Community
    • This track focuses on creating connections between industry, higher education, government, and others leading to better alignment between learning systems and employer skill needs, while creating new or evolved systems better adapted to the training and educational needs of cybersecurity work roles.
  2. Connecting Theory and Practice
    • This track describes methods to teaching cybersecurity through hands-on experiences, including collaborative opportunities between employers and educators, competitions, apprenticeships, hackathons, and gamified learning, in turn reducing the gap between education and real-world experiences.
  3. The Impacts of Future Technologies on the Cybersecurity Workforce
    • This track will examine how future technology--and interfacing with that technology--is likely to shape demands on cybersecurity work and workers.
  4. Expanding Skill Development through Lifelong Learning
    • This track explores learning outside of conventional classroom environments and educational disciplines to make cybersecurity more accessible to all learners and creating mechanisms for learning at every stage in life including learners looking to cross disciplines, career changers, employers interested in upskilling their workforce, and many others.

Submission Deadline: The 2019 Call for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted. The submissions are being reviewed, and notifications of proposal acceptance will be made soon.

Program Committee


Jamie Winterton Arizona State University (Co-Chair)
Helvetiella Longoria Florida International University
Gretchen Bliss Pikes Peak Community College
Oscar Aliaga Vermont State
Mary Graft Independent Scholar


Joanna Daly IBM (Co-Chair)
Ed Vasko Terra Verde
Jean Shapiro Dignity Health
Mitchel Chang Trend Micro
Trey Herr Microsoft


Kevin Cooke U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Co-Chair)
Chetrice Mosley State of Indiana
Davina Pruitt NICE
Jill Curcio NSA