Call for Proposals

1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference Harrisonburg, VA (August 14-15, 2018)

The Virginia Cyber Range is calling for proposals for our 1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference (flyer) to be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on August 14-15, 2018. Please submit your proposal information below no later than May 11, 2018.

This conference is open to all Virginia high school, college, and university faculty, administrators, and partners. Register here


We are specifically seeking proposals that address innovative and practical ways (tips, tools, approaches, or best practices) to increase classroom effectiveness and improve student outcomes in cybersecurity education in our high schools, colleges, and universities.

Additionally, we welcome presentations or workshops on how to more effectively teach cybersecurity topics such as:

  • Cyber ethics & law
  • Cyber threat hunting
  • Cyber threat intelligence
  • Digital forensics
  • Experiential learning with Capture-The-Flag (CTF)
  • Mobile device protection
  • Introductory cybersecurity concepts
  • Computer networking 
  • Penetration testing
  • Secure programming 
  • Protecting critical infrastructure
  • Dealing with or preventing cyber bullying
  • Safe computing (cyber hygiene)
  • Social engineering awareness

Presentation formats include 2- or 3- hour interactive workshops or a 45-minute presentation. Rooms will include a screen and projector and wireless networking. Presenters may present from in-room computers connected to the A/V system, or from their own laptops or other devices. If presenting from in-room systems, presenters should provide their slides in PowerPoint format before the conference (details will be provided) and bring a backup copy on removable media. If presenting from their own devices, presenters will have access to HDMI and VGA inputs to the A/V systems. Presenters must provide their own adapters for systems without HDMI or VGA outputs.

Co-Presenter (if applicable): If more than one co-presenter is required for a workshop or presentation, please send an email to with details.

Submit proposal below (No later than May 11, 2018)

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Lead Presenter Info
Please provide a brief bio to include your education and professional experience.
Proposal Info
Describe what your workshop or presentation is about and what participants will take away. If your proposal is accepted, this description will be included on the conference website.
Provide any additional information that may help us to evaluate your proposal.
Co-Presenter Info (if applicable)
Please provide a brief bio to include your education and professional experience.

Please Note: After a proposal is accepted, all presenters must register and submit a photo. After completion of these items, the workshop or presentation will be added to the program.