Become a Speaker


The South Florida ISSA Chapter invites experts to share their knowledge and insights with our members during our monthly meetings. Our meetings are attended by 25 to 50 information security professionals from across the South Florida region, encompassing a wide range of career stages and experiences. To ensure a valuable and educational experience for all attendees, we ask our presenters to adhere to the guidelines outlined below.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Content: Presentations must be technical and educational, focusing on security subjects relevant to the ten domains of the (ISC)² CBK (Common Body of Knowledge).
  • Duration: Presentations should not exceed 30 minutes, excluding a brief question and answer session. We encourage an interactive presentation style to engage the audience effectively.
  • Demonstrations: If applicable and appropriate, demonstrations (interactive or scripted) are welcome within the allocated presentation timeframe.
  • Submission Requirements:
    • Provide a title, abstract, and speaker bio to  at least four weeks in advance.
    • Submit a soft copy (PDF or PowerPoint) of your presentation to on the day of the talk. If you wish to restrict the reuse or posting of your presentation materials on the Chapter website, please indicate this restriction in writing. Otherwise, permission to post materials is assumed.
  • Facilities: The chapter will provide a well-equipped venue, including an LCD projector and a computer with standard software.
  • Expenses: Please note, the chapter does not have a Guest Speaking Budget; therefore, all related expenses, including travel, are the responsibility of the speaker.
  • Confirmation: Confirm your presentation slot by sending an email to 72 hours before your scheduled talk. This confirmation helps us manage the schedule effectively and arrange for substitutes if necessary.

Additional Guidelines for Information Security Vendors

  • Sponsorship: Vendors interested in presenting topics related to their solutions must sponsor the chapter. For sponsorship details, visit our sponsorship page or contact
  • Presenter Requirements: We request that vendors send subject matter experts rather than sales personnel to ensure the content is educational and valuable to our technical and management staff attendees.
  • Annual Calendar: The chapter’s Program Director oversees the annual calendar of meeting topics. Vendors interested in presenting should reach out to to discuss potential topics and scheduling.

We thank all prospective speakers for their interest in contributing to the professional development of our members. Your expertise helps us foster a knowledgeable and vibrant information security community in South Florida.