Call for Proposals

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) 2018 Conference and Expo

November 6-7, 2018

Hyatt Regency Miami,

Miami, Florida

The call for proposals are now closed. Thank you to all those who have submitted a proposal to present at the 2018 NICE Conference and Expo. Accepted speakers will be notified soon.

The NICE 2018 program committee is seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations for the annual conference and expo. The conference is an opportunity to bring together employers of cybersecurity professionals with representatives from education, training, certification, and workforce development communities to promote collaboration and showcase effective and innovative approaches among industry, government, and academia.

This year’s theme, “Innovations in Cybersecurity Education, Training, and Workforce Development”, inspires presentations that demonstrate new, creative, innovative, and effective approaches that will prepare, grow, and sustain a national cybersecurity workforce to safeguard and promote America’s national security and economic prosperity.

The conference will feature four tracks:

  1. Growing the Cybersecurity Workforce
  2. Expanding the Workforce Through Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Interdisciplinary and Cross-Domain Education and Training
  4. Talent Management and Workforce Development

Depending on your topic, please consider the best approach for your presentation, including lecture format, panel discussions, demonstrations of concepts or solutions, or interactive forums.

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018

We encourage proposals from a diverse array of organizations and individuals with different perspectives, including employers and professionals from the public and private sectors, non-profits, and 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.

Proposals that advertise or promote commercial products or solutions will not be accepted. The Expo Hall at the conference provides an opportunity for vendors of products and services to interact with conference attendees. Exhibitors are welcome and should contact Randy Pestana ( | (305) 348-0114 ) to arrange for participation in the Expo Hall.