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The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP regional event held annually in Austin, TX. It is a gathering of 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals. LASCON is held in Texas where more Fortune 500 companies call home than any other state and it is held in Austin which is a hub for startups in the state of Texas. At LASCON, leaders at these companies along with security architects and developers gather to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives, and technology advancements.

The conference will take place October 29 - 30, 2020 at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The conference will also offer pre-conference training on October 27-28.

IMPORTANT!  We are very much aware of the current concerns with COVID-19 and that an in-person conference may not be possible. At this point in time we are continuing to plan for an in-person conference, being optimistic that by October the situation will improve. However, we want to ensure we have alternative plans, such as making the conference virtual. With that in mind, we request that talks be designed for presenting either in-person or virtual. If virtual, we will provide the necessary technical guidelines and assistance to speakers.

CFP Submission

Use this form to submit your proposed talk for LASCON.  The CFP will close on June 30, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed, using blind submission selection, and you will be contacted via the email address you provide on the form. We will announce all presentation selections by July 15, 2020, and ask that speakers reply by July 24th.  

The LASCON conferences are true security conferences with all talks and presentations focusing on various areas of information security. Topics should focus on the technical and social aspects of security, and should not contain marketing or sales pitches.

You can review the past LASCON talks. to get an idea of types of talks we are seeking.

Speaker Information

Selected speakers will …

We know speakers are key to the success of a conference and hope you will submit a talk. In appreciation of your efforts, we include the following:

  • All speakers receive full, free admission to the entire two-day conference.
  • Speakers are given speaker badges and speaker SWAG.
  • Speakers are invited to a Speakers Dinner (a casual event, held the evening before the conference).
  • For international speakers, if accepted, we can provide a letter of confirmation for your visa submission.
  • Your abstract and recording will be archived on LASCON sites. (See previous LASCON talks.)
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.