'Focus on Security' conference calls for proposals

Maybe you could deliver a killer talk on "Top 10 Security Techniques for the Neophyte Administrator"--or perhaps you have something else in mind. Regardless, sponsors for this year's combined security and information technology conference at UC Davis are looking for good topic ideas, and would like to hear from you.

"We are seeking proposals for lectures, tutorials, hands-on labs and panel discussions on a wide array of topics," says a call for proposals from Bob Ono and Morna Mellor, the IT security coordinator and director of Data Center & Client Services, respectively, for Information and Educational Technology. The USSCS2009--Focus on Security conference, which for this year only will combine the biennial UC Davis IT Security Symposium with the yearly University of California Computing Services Conference, will take place June 16-17, 2009.

Sessions are available in four time slots of 45 minutes to 3 hours long; find a list of possible topic ideas here. Submit ideas through the conference Web site on or before Friday, Feb. 13.

The midweek conference will feature presentations by university and industry experts, plus time for networking. Registration will cost less than $125.