2020 NICE Conference and Expo Proposal Submission

2020 NICE Conference and Expo Proposal Submission

November 16-18, 2020
Atlanta Hilton

The 2020 NICE Conference program committee is seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations in line with the conference theme, "New Decade, New Solutions: Meaningful Actions for an Evolving Cybersecurity Workforce".

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. Special consideration will be given to proposals that share best practices, multidisciplinary and cross-sector solutions, and success cases.

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:
• Career Discovery: How do we portray the variety of cybersecurity roles, promote multiple cybersecurity career pathways, and increase the supply of qualified, diverse talent into the cybersecurity workforce?
• The Talent Lifecycle: How do we reengineer the human resources and talent acquisition ecosystem to promote competency-based hiring, develop innovative career pathways, and facilitate the mobility of workers?
• The Learning Ecosystem: How do we leverage diverse learning environments, solutions, and assessments to equip people with the capabilities to contribute successfully to the cybersecurity workforce?
• Effective Leadership: How do current and future leaders remain effective, enable their team to thrive and keep up their own competencies in the face of uncertainty, while developing a diverse workforce to meet the evolving cyber-threat landscape?