June 3 - 4, 2011
Facilitating the Security Conversation
The Detroit iteration of B-Sides is all about bringing the project to a new level, a place it has never been before: The Destination Conference.
While destination conferences in information security are usually large corporate affairs, sponsored by companies who are participating primarily to sell or push their product, with both vendor areas and talks simmering in a bath of marketing malarkey and hype, the B-Sides project is about making a conference of, by, and for the participants. What does this mean to you, as participants?
We don't believe in vendor booths. There won't be any. If you want your products to be represented, send people the people who make them, to interact with the people who will be implementing them and using them. Marketing malarkey is generally poorly received. We like content, specifically new and emerging content, and not necessarily the stuff that is all over the media. We hear about that every day, from the media. B-Sides is about having conversations and getting people talking to each other about key and emerging issues, not just having a crowd preached to from the podium. Having a destination security conference in Detroit is about bringing people from all over the country to Detroit, to talk about technical and non-technical topics, to educate and advance the industry in a location that doesn't get much in the way of security conferences, but has a relatively large number of IT and security professionals and students who call it home. It is about presenting material frankly, honestly, and directly, for the purpose of informing, educating, and beginning conversations between professionals in the field regarding that material. Above all, though, we aim to create community, and to facilitate networking.
400 West Renaissnace
Detroit, Michigan 48243
For more info:
http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/33 ... desDetroit