In the Mondavi, ahead of the first keynote speech at the 2017 symposium
Inside the Mondavi at the 2017 symposium

Information Security Symposium at UC Davis calls for proposals

The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular and low-cost source of ideas, new information and networking for UC security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference.

The event occurs June 18-19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although the fee will be waived for presenters.

This year’s theme is Connect, Share, Fortify. Sessions will focus on:

  • Managing and Leading Security
  • IS-3 and other Policy and Regulations
  • Protecting Assets
  • Data Privacy and Integrity
  • Incident Management
  • Secure Code and Applications
Propose a session by Feb. 28

The symposium is seeking proposals for lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on labs on technical and non-technical topics that concern information security and compliance.

Lecture and panel discussions usually last one or two hours, and hands-on labs run two hours. The length allows for discussions and presentations in depth.

To see suggested topics, or instructions for sending a proposal, see the “proposals” tab on the symposium website. Submissions are due on or before Feb. 28, 2019.

Expected to sell out in advance

There will be room for about 450 people, the same as two years ago. The symposium usually sells out in advance, so if you’d like to attend you might start planning now by obtaining whatever approvals you’ll need. That way you can sign up once registration opens in April.

People from each UC campus are likely to attend, as well as invited guests from higher education and the state government.

If you have questions about the event or the proposal process, please contact the planning team at See the website for additional information, including details about lodging, general information about the community of Davis, and more.

The campus has held the symposium every other summer since 2003.