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Call for Speakers: 2022 NICE Conference & Expo

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2022 NICE Conference and Expo

June 6-8, 2022 | Atlanta, GA

The NICE Conference 2021-22 planning committee is seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations for the annual conference and expo.  

This year’s theme, “Demystifying Cybersecurity: Integrated Approaches to Developing Career Pathways,” inspires presentations that take a holistic view of cybersecurity risks that considers the dimensions of people, process, and technology and includes a comprehensive approach to the development of career pathway systems that address the lifecycle of a learner from early education through a life-long career in cybersecurity.

View the conference tracks below.

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2022 NICE Conference & Expo Tracks

Growth and Development through Lifelong Learning
Submissions due Sunday, December 5, 2021, by 11:59 PM EST

This track seeks proposals that present solutions on how to keep learners, including employees, prepared throughout their lifetime given the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Topics include continuous learning beginning with K-12 schools and institutions of higher education, as well as alternative approaches to include apprenticeship, reskilling, and upskilling.


 Building a Three-Dimensional Cybersecurity Culture
Submissions due Sunday, December 5, 2021, by 11:59 PM EST

This track seeks proposals that take a multidimensional view of an organizational cybersecurity culture. This includes topics that examine the multidisciplinary nature of cybersecurity and the connection and cooperation among all units to include human resources, policy, procurement, information technology, and more to build a unified cybersecurity culture. Proposals should consider effective practices that embed cybersecurity across organizations and the corresponding cybersecurity-related skills and competencies needed across the enterprise.


Hybrid Roles to Solve Sector-Specific Needs
Submissions due Sunday, December 5, 2021, by 11:59 PM EST

This track seeks proposals that examine sector-specific and multi-sector approaches to cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. This includes practices from different economic sectors (finance, healthcare, transportation, etc.). Special consideration will be given to proposals that discuss sector-specific work roles and competencies for new, emerging, or existing work that impact an enterprise’s cybersecurity risk.


Emerging Topics in Cybersecurity (open slot proposals)
Submissions due Sunday, March 6, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST

This track, which will accept proposals through the extended deadline of March 6, 2022, highlights how recent events, new risks, or other contemporary developments affect the cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development landscape. Proposals should highlight challenges presented, lessons learned, and solutions that mitigate today’s cybersecurity risks.

Don't Miss the NICE Symposium! 

NICE Symposium: A Coordinated Approach to Supply Chain Risks

November 16, 2021 | 1:00-5:00 PM EST

Registration is still open for the half-day symposium which serves as a precursor to the annual NICE Conference in June 2022.

In light of dramatic events and emerging risks, experts will discuss the role of the cybersecurity workforce and the need for a coordinated response to strengthen the supply chain.

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This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under financial assistance award #70NANB18H025.

Released September 8, 2021, Updated September 13, 2021