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AI Cybersecurity Conference 

The 2024 AI Cybersecurity Conference is an opportunity to bring together cybersecurity practitioners to promote collaboration and highlight effective and innovative approaches where AI is used to augment and enhance cybersecurity organizations and teams.

This year’s theme, “How do you use AI?“ highlights our efforts to bring practitioners together and learn from each other how to utilize AI safely and responsibly.



Topics of Interest

  • AI and Threat Detection
    • Identify and mitigate potential risks with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Our expert speakers will delve into the latest advancements in AI-powered threat detection techniques, showcasing real-world examples of how these technologies safeguard businesses across industries.
  • AI and Threat Response
    • Experience the cutting-edge AI-driven threat response strategies transforming the cybersecurity landscape. Gain invaluable insights from industry leaders as they share their experiences and best practices in leveraging AI to automate and optimize incident response processes, ensuring rapid and effective containment of cyber threats.
  • AI and Recovery
    • Explore the vital role of AI in streamlining disaster recovery and business continuity efforts in the face of evolving cyber threats. We will discuss how AI-powered tools and techniques are enabling organizations to minimize downtime, reduce data loss, and ensure swift recovery from cybersecurity incidents.
  • AI Governance
    • Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the critical importance of AI governance in the context of cybersecurity. As AI becomes increasingly integral to our cybersecurity strategies, it is crucial to establish robust governance frameworks that ensure these technologies' ethical, transparent, and accountable deployment, fostering trust and mitigating potential risks throughout our organizations.



Call for Speakers - Submissions

How to Submit

Be prepared to submit the following information for the morning hands-on conference workshops and the afternoon presentation sessions:

  • Presentation Title (maximum of 10 words)
  • Session Description (maximum of 150 words)
  • Presenter’s names, emails, affiliation, and biography (maximum of 75 words for bio and limited to three speakers)
  • Intended Audience (maximum of 25 words)
  • Intended Learning Outcomes (maximum of 75 words)
  • Session Outline (maximum of 75 words)

The deadline for proposal submission(s) is Friday, July 12th, 2024 at 5:00PM CDT. 

 View Submission Rubric



The Call for Speakers opens on Wednesday, June 5th, and closes on Friday, July 12th, 2024, at 5:00 PM CDT. Submissions received after the relevant closing date will not be reviewed. Use the button below to submit. 

 Speaker Submissions



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will the conference be?
    • The 2024 AI Cybersecurity Conference will take place on August 22, 2024, at the FedEx Institute of Technology in Memphis, TN, on the University of Memphis Campus. Speakers are expected to present their sessions in person, so we encourage prospective speakers to submit their proposals with this in mind.

  • When will I find out if I have been accepted?
    • Speakers for all sessions will be notified by July 31, 2024.

  • How many speaking slots are available?
    • We anticipate two (2) “hands-on” morning workshops and three (3) afternoon presentations.

  • How are sessions selected?
    • A volunteer governance Committee, comprised of security professionals and educators, reviews all submissions and makes selections based on the quality of submissions and the balance of topics to be covered.

  • What are the main reasons my proposal was not selected?
    • Incomplete or non-detailed submission. The session outline and intended learning outcomes are the most critical parts of the submission.
    • Vendor pitch. Sales pitches are easy to spot, and our Planning Committee quickly eliminates them from consideration.
    • Multiple submissions. The Planning Committee seeks to build a diverse program. With limited sessions, no more than 1 or 2 presentations will likely be selected from the same organization.
    • Diversity. Proposals submitted with little consideration for diversity of thought, background, gender, orientation, ethnicity, nationality, and experience will be denied.
    • Final tip. The conference aims to provide attendees with timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations. We are looking for “new voices,” “new ideas,” and “innovative” topics that have not been discussed before.

  • Who can I contact if I have problems submitting my proposal or have not received notification of my acceptance status?
    • The conference staff is pleased to assist you. Please contact Brent Nair via email at bjnair@memphis.edu with any questions.