March 16-18, 2023
WiCyS 2023 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.
Save the Date for WiCyS 2023 March 16-18 in Denver, Colorado!
The WiCyS 2023 Annual Conference will be held on March 16-18, 2023 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
Call for Participation
The WiCyS 2023 Call for Participation for speaking engagement proposals, student scholarships, faculty grants, and Veteran and BIPOC fellowships is open September 5 through October 31, 2022.
General registration will open on Monday, February 6th, 2023.
NOTE: Students must have a scholarship to attend WiCyS 2023. Academic sponsorships include a certain number of scholarships.
The 2022 conference had 1,700 attendees (1,500 + 200 recruiters), 750 student scholars, 350+ volunteers, 218 travel stipends issued, 121 sponsors, 22 Faculty Grants awarded, 107 Veteran/Active Military registrants, 29 student research posters, 16 technical sessions, 17 awards, 23 workshops, 14 lightning talks, 8 featured speakers, 6 information sessions, 5 keynotes, 6 leadership events, 9 employer socials, and one Capture-the-Flag game.
Dr. Smriti Bhatt
“Being a part of the WiCyS community has been an empowering and motivational journey for me. I attended my first WiCyS in 2018 as a WiCyS student scholar during my Ph.D. and met amazing women in cybersecurity as Dr. Ambareen Siraj, founder of WiCyS, as well as met many others like me, which helped me to develop self-confidence and overcome imposter syndrome. Next year I participated as a WiCyS program committee and faculty along with my students. It has been a great feeling to encourage students to be a part of WiCyS, and serve as co-advisor for the WiCyS student chapter as a faculty. This year I attended WiCyS 2022 as a Speaker presenting a technical presentation to share our research with the community.”
“WiCyS is all about lifting each other up, helping each other out, and finding a home among your peers. As an LGBT+ person, I did not have to hesitate in being out and proud. I knew from the welcoming environment of the conference that I could be my true authentic self and that there was a place for people like me at the table. “
“WiCyS means a platform that enhances our knowledge and skills through technical workshops and presentations. It also motivates the upcoming talents by providing opportunities along with valuable guidance from the experts in the field of cybersecurity.”