CFP Submissions in the Google Form


B-Sides Iowa is a grassroots driven event to share knowledge on new research, experience, and other interesting topics in information assurance.  Our goal is to bring a quality, low-cost cyber security conference to Iowa encouraging engineers, administrators, hackers, students, and any others to share ideas, experience, and knowledge in the field.  B-Sides Iowa is an intense one-day con complete with security discussions, demonstrations, CTF competitions, and interactions across participants. The non-profit event is established by local volunteers with the generous support of commercial sponsors.


Date: Saturday April 23, 2022

Location: Grand View University, Des Moines, IA 

Call for Presentations

The B-Sides Iowa team aims to create a conference that is both inclusive and diverse.  We encourage security students as well as veteran speakers to share presentations across any topic in security.  Specific topics that may be of interest to the B-Sides audience are listed below, but we absolutely encourage alternate ideas.

  • Network Security and Analysis
  • Penetration Testing 
  • Forensic Investigation and Incident Response
  • Embedded System Security
  • Web Application Security
  • Fuzzing and Software Vulnerability Analysis
  • Reverse Engineering and Binary Analysis
  • Security Management
  • Security Career Development
  • SDR/Wifi Security
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber Law and Ethics
  • New Security Tools and Tutorials
  • Emerging Threats and Technology

Presentations should be 45-50 minutes in length, *not* including time for questions.  We are not accepting sales pitches or vendor presentations. If you wish to consider presenting at this year’s sixth annual event, please complete the online CFP registration form by February 18, 2022.  All proposals will be reviewed and scored by the B-Sides team. Successful proposers will be notified shortly thereafter.

Important Dates

  • December 17, 2021: CFP Opens
  • February 18, 2022: CFP Closes
  • March 4, 2022: Accepted Speakers Notified
  • March 10, 2022: Agenda Released
  • April 23, 2022: Conference

Important Notes

Iowa B-Sides is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting security education. We believe in creating an inclusive event atmosphere and will tolerate zero harassment of any attendee.  

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring please reach the B-Sides team at