BSidesTLV 2021 Call for Papers is now open!

The 2021 edition of Security BSides in Israel, BSidesTLV 2021, is returning once again during Tel Aviv University's Cyber Week (July 18th - July 22nd 2021).

BSidesTLV will take place on Thursday, July 22nd 2021, from 10:00am until 19:00pm, and (depending on COVID-19) might even be followed by our traditional after-party.

Location is still TBD, as the world is slowly recovering from COVID-19. It might be a virtual event, it might be a physical-presence event - it's just too early to tell!

Who should apply?

BSidesTLV is a hands-on, community-organized hacking and security research event. This is the chance for you to share knowledge, ideas and failures and demonstrate what you've been up to!
We encourage talk submissions by both newbies and veterans, from people passionate about security in all walks of life. If we don't know who you are, or if you've never spoken on stage before - we want you, so go ahead and submit a talk!

Available speaking slots:

  • 45min - Deep-dive, technical talk
  • 25min - Regular talks
  • 10min - Lightning talks

The 45min and 25min slots include 5min for Q&A so please take that under consideration when creating your talk.

Topics we would like to hear about:

  • Network Security & Wireless Networks
  • Hardware Hacking & Embedded Systems
  • Mobile and Portable Devices
  • Radio Hacking: SDR and RF, GSM, NFC, etc.
  • [Web] Application Security
  • Containers and Virtualization
  • Cryptography
  • Biohacking
  • Forensics
  • Vulnerability Research & Disclosure
  • Hack The Human & Social Engineering
  • Live DEMO of something awesome
  • Anything else Hacking related - try us!

Important BSidesTLV 2021 dates:

  • February 1st 2021 - CFP open
  • April 15th at 23:59:59 2021 - CFP close (extended)
  • May 1st 15th 2021 - Accepted talks notified
  • May 15th 2021 - Agenda announced to the public with final talk title & abstract
  • July 10th 2021 - Presentation/slides due for review
  • July 21st 2021 - Speakers' dinner (in the event of a physical-presence conference)
  • July 22nd 2021 - BSidesTLV and after party (in the event of a physical-presence conference)!

Why you should speak at BSidesTLV 2021

You’ll win the audience’s admiration and a chance to (hopefully) visit Tel Aviv and be a part of Cyber Week, an annual event that brings over 8000 international guests from 60 countries to Tel Aviv. Pending COVID-19 solutions, of course.

Speaker benefits:

  • A stage to present your topic, in English, to an audience of nearly a thousand passionate individuals.
  • Special, limited edition speaker T-shirt and speaker gifts. In the event of a virtual conference, they will be mailed to you.
  • Speakers dinner on the night before the event (in the event of a physical-presence conference.)
  • Guaranteed entry to the after party (in the event of a physical-presence conference.).

As a community-focused, free and non-profit event, we currently do not cover flights or offer honorariums to our speakers, but in special cases we might be able to provide some assistance for overseas speakers (lightning talks excluded). Please contact us.
If you are traveling from abroad, we hope you’ll enjoy the chance to visit sunny Tel Aviv and connect with our amazing local security community. We promise to make it fun, safe, educational , and worth your while!

Our Code of Conduct:

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree to the following code of conduct:

BSidesTLV is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free conference experience regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices, to all participants. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants, speakers or organizers in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and any other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

More details can be found at

This Call for Papers closed on 2021-04-15 23:59 (Asia/Jerusalem).