The BSides Idaho Falls crew is soliciting presentations for our 3rd conference to be held
October 1 & 2, 2021 at the new Cyber CEI Campus on Yellowstone in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Have you created something fun in your home lab?
Developed a new technique?
Wish you could spare someone else the horrors you faced?
Impart your wisdom, start the conversations that need to be started, submit your work to our CFP!

Important Dates


CFP will close: August 6th 2021

CFP submitters will be notified: August 13th - 16th 2021

About Bsides Idaho Falls

The first BSides in Idaho Falls was held in 2018 and had approximately 120 attendees, the next year boasted about 200. Unfortunately, 2020 happened so there wasn’t a local conference. This year we’re shooting for a triumphant comeback... and we need your help!
We welcome both seasoned professionals and novice beginners to network, share their wisdom, and learn from one another during our two days of affordable geek collectivism. Newbie speakers, we have folks who have been there, done that, and we will help you succeed!

Suggested topic areas

BSidesIF submissions should focus on topics that are of interest to the security and hacking communities. The list below is meant as a guideline, not an exhaustive list.


  • Hacking of Software/Hardware
  • Incident Response
  • Operational Security
  • Computing Hardware Security, Repurposing, Designing/Building
  • Technology Policy and Politics
  • Security Education
  • Security and Hacking Capture-the-Flag Topics
  • Security Automation
  • Digital Forensics
  • Bug Bounties
  • Secure Development Practices / DevSecOps / SecDevOps
  • Security Aspects of Cloud Computing
  • Practical Security
  • Machine Learning (securing, and using for security)
  • War Stories, Histories, Scientific Advancement, Trade, etc. of Kernels
  • Security Metrics (Inform Risk Analysis, Identify Priorities, Measure Progress, etc)
  • Risk Management
  • BeyondCorp / Zerotrust models in practice
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Focused Security Research (Visualization, IoT, Vehicles, Toys, Web apps, etc)

If your talk doesn't fit precisely into one of these areas, but you still think is a good fit, please submit it for consideration! The suggested topics are meant only to provide some direction, not as a strict pedantic gate through which all submissions must pass.

Conference format

We are shooting for talks that fit into either 30 or 60 minutes time slot, but we may need to adjust. Flexibility is a big help to us. Speakers will be positioned into front of the conference area and present using the usual equipment (please let us know if you need anything other than mic and projector).