WICYS 2025

April 2-5, 2025

WiCyS 2025 is the go-to event for cybersecurity professionals, students, and organizations. The conference is the flagship event to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity — all while creating a community of engagement, encouragement and support at a technical conference for women and allies.

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ABOUT

The WiCyS conference is the premier event to RECRUIT, RETAIN and ADVANCE women in cybersecurity. WiCyS brings together women and allies in cybersecurity from academia, research, government, and industry.

Conference components include: Keynote Speakers, Technical Presentations, Workshops, Panels, Lightning Talks, Networking Socials, Résumé Reviews, Mock Interviews, Professional Headshots, Career Fair for organizations to hire professionals and students, Capture-the-Flag Competition, Breakfast to honor military and more.

For conference related inquiries email [email protected].

Venue

The WiCyS 2025 Annual Conference will be held on April 2-5, 2025 in Dallas, TX. 

Registration

The WiCyS 2024 Conference waitlist is closed.

NOTE: Students must have a scholarship to attend WiCyS 2024. All scholarships for the in-person conference have been allocated. 

Registration for the Virtual Conference is open. Register HERE.

Call for Proposals

The WiCyS 2024 Call for Proposals for speaking engagements is now CLOSED. Proposals were open Monday, September 11, 2023 through Monday, November 6, 2023.

Scholarships

Applications for equity & advancement, faculty, student and Veteran scholarship were open Monday, September 11, 2023 through Monday, November 6, 2023. Late scholarship applications closed December 18, 2023. All scholarships for the in-person conference have been allocated.

Learn more and register for the Virtual Conference HERE.

NOTE: Students must have a scholarship to attend WiCyS 2024. 

WiCyS Conference Timeline
WiCyS Conference Timeline

Conference Statistics

The 2023 conference was full of technical talent, skills and an abundance of inspiration. Over 121 sponsors embraced the power of paying it forward and provided support to engage over 1,900 attendees. Through this support, 1,004 scholarships were awarded and 338 travel stipends were distributed. Over 450 volunteers helped launch #WiCyS2023. There also were 28 research posters, 19 workshops, 19 countries represented, 16 technical presentations, 16 lightning talks, 14 meetups/informational sessions, eight featured speakers, seven employer socials, six leadership events, five birds of a feather, four empowering and impactful keynotes, one Allyship Symposium and one capture-the-flag!

Conference Attendance Graphs