BSides312
Community Conference

May 11th, 2024 Bottom Lounge, Chicago Illinois

About BSides312

About BSides312

BSides312 seeks to be a collaborative space for the community, by the community. We are not made of members but instead made of participants whose unique contributions are valued equally. Some may bring specialization in hardware, a focus in organizational skills, or even bringing friends along to fuel and expand the conversation.

If you and your organization are as passionate about the security community as we are and would like to sponsor our event, please reach out questions [@] bsides312.org. To show our thanks, sponsors will be welcome to chat about themselves and their organization, fostering connections with the BSides312 community.

Where

Bottom Lounge
1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL

When

May 11, 2024

Sponsors

Founding Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Get Tickets

We have an exciting day of brillant speakers planned for you.
BSides312 is a Chicago community event for the community by the community.

Find Parking

There is local street parking without meters but restrictions. If you wish to reserve a spot adjacent to the Bottom Lounge, BSides312 has limited parking spaces availabile for $15 for the day. Visit the Eventbrite Add-ons site to reserve a space while in supply.



Volunteer With Us

We are currently evaluating the fantastic response from our community members on how they can help.

Call for Presentations

We are looking for all experience levels of speakers.

Options for 25 minute and 50 minute speaking durations are available.

CFP opens December 15th, 2023 and closed February 15th, 2024

Notifications will begin being sent on February 1st, 2024.

Believe In Us

Corporate sponsorship and donation options at a glance.

To become a BSides312 corporate sponsor, please email sponsorship [@] bsides312.org or use a 'Donate Now' button below.

Corporate Sponsorship Options

Community
Cross Promotion Collaboration

  • Logo on this website
  • Social media mentions

Basic
$500

    Choose two of the following
  • Logo on this website
  • (2) Event pass
  • Social media mentions

Bronze
$1000

  • Logo on this website
  • (2) Event pass
  • Social media mentions

Silver
$2000

  • Logo on this website
  • (4) Event passes
  • Social media mentions
  • Logo on signage around event
  • Logo on printed materials
  • Announcements during event

Gold
$3000

  • Logo on this website
  • (6) Event passes
  • Social media mentions
  • Logo on signage around event
  • Logo on printed materials
  • Announcements during event
  • Mention in the media coverage
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Banner placement with maximum visibilty

Platinum
$5000

  • Logo on this website
  • (10) Event passes
  • Social media mentions
  • Logo on signage around event
  • Logo on printed materials
  • Announcements during event
  • Mention in the media coverage
  • Logo on T-shirts
  • Banner placement with maximum visibilty
  • Event booth

Personal Donations

You don't need to be a corporation to believe in us.

Community members can choose to make a one-time, monthly, or yearly donation. As a 501(c)(3) charity apart of Hak4Kidz NFP (EIN 46-5659249), your donation is fully tax deductible.

Event Schedule

BSides312 inaugural event schedule

We are thrilled to present to you an amazing line up of industry leaders and practioners.

Registration Check-in

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Opening Ceremony

Everything you need to know to get through the day.

Stefani Georlich

Opening Keynote Stefani Georlich

Securing Sexuality: Rewiring our Intimate Connections

Dwayne McDaniel

Championing Security: Scaling Security At Every Level

Dwayne McDaniel

Sara Anstey

Educating Your Guesses: How To Quantify Risk and Uncertainty

Sara Anstey

Whitney Phillips

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Whitney Phillips

Dr. Catherine J. Ullman

Dumpster Fires: 3 things about IR I learned by being a firefighter

Dr. Catherine J. Ullman

Ryan Wisniewski

The SasS and The Furious: A deep dive in SaaS compromises

Ryan Wisniewski

Anita Nikolich

Senior Citizens Fighting Scammers

Anita Nikolich

Jake Hildret

Protect Your Most Sensitive Users With This One Weird Trick!

Jake Hildret

Thamer AlJohani

Navigating Privacy in the Digital Era: A Comprehensive Exploration of GDPR and CCPA

Thamer AlJohani

Chris Roberts

Closing Keynote Chris Roberts

Evolution of threat intelligence, tracking your boss for fun, profit, and protection

Closing Ceremony

End of day wrap up, raffle drawing, and plans for next year.

Event Speakers

BSides312 inaugrual speakers.

Stefani Goerlich

Stefani Goerlich

OPENING KEYNOTE:
Securing Sexuality: Rewiring our Intimate Connections

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

CLOSING KEYNOTE:
Evolution of threat intelligence, tracking your boss for fun, profit, and protection

Thamer AlJohani

Thamer AlJohani

Navigating Privacy in the Digital Era: A Comprehensive Exploration of GDPR and CCPA

Sara Anstey

Sara Anstey

Educating Your Guesses: How To Quantify Risk and Uncertainty

Dr. Catherine J. Ullman

Dr. Catherine J. Ullman

Dumpster Fires: 3 things about IR I learned by being a firefighter

Jake Hildreth

Jake Hildreth

Protect Your Most Sensitive Users With This One Weird Trick!

Dwayne McDaniel

Dwayne McDaniel

Championing Security: Scaling Security At Every Level

Anita Nikolich

Anita Nikolich

Senior Citizens Fighting Scammers

Whitney Phillips

Whitney Phillips

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Ryan Wisniewski

Ryan Wisniewski

The SasS and The Furious: A deep dive in SaaS compromises

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Bottom Lounge

1375 W. Lake St., Chicago

Bottom Lounge is a music hall, a restaurant, a place to watch the Blackhawks, get a ride to the game on our bus or stop on your way to and from the United Center. It’s also available for private parties and events.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

The BSides312 series of events are open, inclusive forums for the sharing of ideas. BSides312 is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. BSides312 participants include speakers, vendors, makers, tinkerers, families, students, and everyone else wanting to experience BSides312 events and be part of the BSides312 community.

It is important for participants to step beyond prejudices, societal norms, and other perspectives that lead to disrespect for people and groups. Everyone is welcome at BSides312 events, regardless of race, class, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, education level, text editor choice, and other aspects of who we are.

In short: BSides312 is a space for tolerance and respect.

BSides312 strongly values free speech and encourages talks that address hard topics. BSides312 also encourages all participants to be mindful of their words and actions and how they may affect others, including being open to feedback.

BSides312 has a zero-tolerance harassment policy. Harassment includes, but is not limited to: deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, deliberate misgendering, disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, or any other disruptive behavior in or around the BSides312 conference space.

Certain groups are held to a higher standard of behavior. Those groups include speakers, volunteers and vendors. These groups are expected to follow all BSides312 conference rules and Code of Conduct guidelines regardless of other roles in the community or personal friendships or connections. For example, volunteers are expected to behave professionally and fairly during their shifts and vendors are encouraged to promote their products or ideas based on their own merits, not on the appearance of their staff.

The conference staff reserves the right to take appropriate action at any time. This may include ejection from the conference without refund or not being allowed to attend future events.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have related concerns, we encourage you to contact a member of conference staff immediately.

BSides312 would like to thank HOPE for usage of their Code of Conduct.

F.A.Q

  • Bsides312 embodies the essence of the Security BSides ethos, rooted in a desire to empower individuals who often go unheard in the dynamic realm of cybersecurity events. Just as the original BSides emerged from the overflow of talent at DefCon, our Chicago-based initiative arose from a recognition of the untapped potential within our own community. We understand the passion and drive of countless individuals eager to share their insights, yet constrained by limited opportunities. It's important to note that our mission is not to compete or detract from other local initiatives, rather, we aim to complement and expand the landscape of opportunities available to the Chicago cybersecurity community. By creating a welcoming platform, we aim to uplift and amplify voices that might otherwise remain unheard, fostering a culture of generosity and reciprocity within the vibrant cybersecurity community that has enriched us all.

  • Yes. In fact, Security BSides International approved Delhi and Los Angeles to have two Security BSides, as well as BSides312. Of course, the requirement is that each event coordinates with one another to space out events 5-6 months apart, don't poach sponsors or do anything that prevents the two events to coexist.

  • That depends. The Bottom Lounge is a bar and has a minimum age limit of 17 years old with parental supervision. Only immediate adult family members are allowed to bring someone under the age of 21. We are open to all ages.

  • Yes! The entrance has a ramp into the main area. There is an elevator to reach the second floor.

  • Bottom Lounge is a music hall, a restaurant, a place to watch the Blackhawks, get a ride to the game on our bus or stop on your way to and from the United Center. It’s also available for private parties and events.

  • Bottom Lounge is one and a half blocks east of the Ashland stop on the Green and Pink CTA lines, as well as the Ashland bus. If you’re driving or biking, we recommend checking Google.

  • There is local street parking without meters but restrictions. If you wish to reserve a spot adjacent to the Bottom Lounge, BSides312 has limited parking spaces availabile for $15 for the day. Visit the Eventbrite Add-ons site to reserve a space while in supply.

  • We need you to have clothes on most of your body, including shoes. Other than that, we don’t really care what you are wearing as long as it doesn’t potentially cause an injury to someone else.

  • Generally speaking, any camera other than the camera on your phone requires media credentials. If you want to shoot professionally or cover an event for a publication, you will need to get permission from BSides312 to get a media pass.

  • Backpacks are allowed in the venue, yes. However, it will be inspected by security upon your arrival. Prohibited items include: drugs, alcohol, food & drink, weapons, and anything else that would impede on others’ ability to enjoy the show. Backpacks are kept with you.

  • They do! It is open seasonally (give us a call to double-check) at $5 per item, cash only. No bags, purses or other valuables can be stored in the coat check. Please plan accordingly.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Let us know what you need.

Location

1375 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL

Phone Number

+1 (760) BAker-3-9969