Carolina Advanced Digital - Call for Proposals
Call For Proposals 

It is our continuous goal to make this conference the go to resource for education and training. We do that by selecting the industry’s best speakers to share their experience, knowledge and successes.

The 2016 Conference CFP is now open. 
Speakers are encouraged to submit their proposed talks using the online platform (details below). 

A profile of the event, and additional  information about the audience type is provided in the sections below.Requested topics are included as well as the conference tracks. Speakers and  topics are selected by a community-driven Advisory Committee comprised of attending conferencemembers from across several industries.  

Submitting a Proposal

We are using an online platform to collect, organize and score proposals. We encourage proposals of  all types and levels of expertise and practice. Please understand the audience  at each conference varies, and our Advisory Committee is representative of theindustries and titles that attend this conference.

To submit your proposal:

  1. Click the word "Login" in the toolbar above 
  2. Proceed to create a user profile and password for the online system
  3. Once you are logged into the system choose the "Submissions" tab on the top toolbar.
  4. Click the blue "add new" button. 
  5. Enter all requested information 
  6. There will be an option to save and continue later, if needed. 
  7. When you are satisfied with your entry, please click "Save & Submit." 


If you have additional questions about the CFP process please email: with your questions. 

Tracks and Topics Requested

Tracks include: 

  1. Mobile & Wireless
  2. Cloud & Virtualization
  3. Network Infrastructures
  4. Compliance, Audit & Policy
  5. Pen Testing & More

Requested topics (updated regularly, please check back)

  • Mobile (phone) security
  • Social media security
  • Cyber warfare/terrorism (and take-aways for individuals and companies)
  • Privacy, personal/private use of corporate assets/resources
  • Malware, how it works, tools/methods for detection, removal, quarantine, etc
  • Network security management, profiling, anomaly detection
  • Wireless planning and 802.11ac updates
  • Tools, trends and technologies to watch
  • Case studies and best practices in tech/infosec
  • Other non-IT professional development topics encouraged

IT Hot Topics Conference Profile

  • Conference is Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, 2016 in Durham, NC
  • Region's most targeted technology and infosec event
  • Projected 300 attendees in 2016
  • 5 technology tracks, 30+ sessions, approximately 1 hour each
  • Activities, games, Top Tech Trivia, Lockpick Village and more
  • Casual, collaborative environment while maintaining professional conduct
  • Recent sponsors include: 7signal, AirTight, Aruba, Barracuda Networks, Bradford Networks, Citrix, HP, WinMagic, Blue Star, Exinda, Dell, Meru Networks, Juniper Networks, Motorola, Varonis, Xirrus and more
  • Industry organizations include InfraGard, ISSA, UNC School of Government, CWNP and (ISC)2

Attendee Profile

The conference draws hundreds of uniqueorganizations across several industry verticals including:

  • Finance and health - banks, credit unions, investment, insurance, hospitals and healthcare
  • Education - Universities, community colleges, technical colleges, K12 school systems
  • Government - federal, state and municipal government offices
  • Corporate - utilities, manufacturing

Attendee Titles and Roles

  • The conference draws a variety of titles in the information technology, information security and infrastructure roles including: CISO, CIO, CTO, Security Officer, Security Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, IT Auditor, IS/IT Director, VP of IT, Information Security Manager, Network Security Engineer, Network Analyst, Network Engineer, LAN/WAN Specialist, Enterprise Infrastructure Manager, IS/IT Project Manager, Security Program Manager, Security Architect, Security Compliance Officer, Incident Manager, Principal Software Architect, Systems Analyst, System Administrator

IT Hot Topics Conference Location 

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center 

4700 Emperor Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27703 

Hotel Accommodations will be available through the official conference registration website, which will open in early 2016. 

Please check back for further information.