WICYS 2021

September 8-10

WiCyS 2021 is the go-to event to help you get where you want to be. We help organizations recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity — all while creating a community of engagement, encouragement, and support at a technical conference.

The 8th Annual WiCyS conference is not only the flagship conference for women in cybersecurity but, regardless of gender, is the largest cybersecurity conference with equal representation of professionals and students.

Call For Participation

Showcase your talent. Check out our call for technical presentations, workshops, birds-of-a-feather sessions, lightening talks, student research poster sessions, and panels and get your submission(s) in ahead of the deadline on March 1.

Watch the Call For Participation Q&A webinar recording HERE

Scholarships, Grants and Fellowship Awards

We’re here to lend a hand. Check out our Scholarship, Grant and Fellowship Award opportunities, and remember: The deadline to apply is March 1 at 11:59 pm, anywhere in the world (March 2, 4:59am CT) with acceptance notifications being April 5, 2021.


Mark your calendar. General registration for WiCyS 2021 opens June 28, 2021 at 10am CT. Registration typically closes out in less than one day. Join over 1.6K+ likeminded women, male allies and advocates at the WiCyS conference. For every regular registrant, WiCyS issues a female cybersecurity student scholarship. Students have to go through scholarship application process.


The WiCyS 2021 Annual Conference will be held on September 8-10, 2021 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. See full information and start packing your bags!

Conference Sponsorship

Explore our Conference Sponsorship page to learn about all the opportunities that are waiting for your company in Aurora.

Conference Statistics

The 2020 conference (prior to it being canceled due to COVID) had: 1,650 registrants, 750 student scholars, 400+ volunteers, 150 recruiters, 130 travel stipends issued, 120 sponsors, 80 veterans, 67 faculty grants issued, 55 technical sessions, 30 student research posters, 26 Veteran Fellowship Awardees, 20 Active Military registrants, 16 awards, 16 workshops, 15 community collaborators, 4 MeetUps, 3 keynotes, and one Capture-the-Flag game.
Conference Attendance Graphs