Thank you for your interest in submitting a talk to ShellCon

ShellCon is a security conference. As such, presentations should focus on topics
that are relevant and useful to security practitioners. When selecting talks,
special emphasis will be placed on those that teach skills, concepts, tools, or
techniques that the audience can put to use immediately. Complete conference
details can be found at

Multiple submissions from the same person are welcome! Multiple presenters for one talk are also welcome.

We will be providing power, a microphone, and a projector with HDMI inputs. Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to accommodate. This is especially relevant for Workshops.

Submission guidelines:

Titles should be indicative of the content of the talk. If
you have a super clever title that doesn't necessarily describe the content but is just
too good to pass up, please provide a secondary title either in () after the main title
or in the Notes for the Organizer section (see below).

Abstract is the description as it will be published
on the schedule and website. It should be short, to the point, and give a good idea of
what you’ll be covering.

Notes for the organizer This is a non-public field, meaning
that it won’t be published. This is where you can provide the
selection committee with any additional details about your talk that will
help convince us that your talk should be placed on the conference schedule.
Good things to include here:

  • A more detailed outline of your talk
  • Why you feel that this talk is beneficial to the security professionals who will be attending the conference
  • Links to videos of previous talks you've given (it's ok if you've presented the same topic previously)

Audience Takeaways is for you to tell us what the audience will take away from this talk. It should highlight the information, techniques, ideas, skills, etc. that the audience will gain and be able to put to immediate use.

Talks which sound like an advertisement for a product or service will not be accepted.

You can still submit to RaiseMe. Please note that we are no longer accepting talks for the main speaker track or Workshops - only for RaiseMe.


RaiseMe is all about career advancement or breaking into the infosec profession for the first time. Since these are soft-skills talks speakers can be anyone with a story to tell that may be helpful to people in this position. Staffing, HR, and hiring managers are particularly encouraged to share their experience and advice.

Thank you again!

Speakers sharing their knowledge and experience is a big part of what makes ShellCon a valuable experience for attendees. All speakers receive complementary admission to the conference for themselves and a guest.

If you have any questions or need to reach out for any other reason please don't hesitate to email