Aviation Village CFP

“The aviation industry, security researchers, and the public share a common goal: safe, reliable, and trustworthy air travel. As the traditional domains of aviation safety and cybersecurity increasingly overlap, we will be safer, sooner, together. We welcome those who seek to improve aviation cyber security through positive, productive collaboration among all ecosystem stakeholders.”


The Aviation Village will bring together researchers, hackers, industry, operators, and other key stakeholders with the intent of;

  • Developing skills and understanding of the aviation sector among DEF CON attendees through workshops, presentations, and hands-on activities.
  • Building connections, trust, and understanding among all Village participants and stakeholder groups.
  • Promoting constructive dialog through talks and interaction.

Background and Overview

To achieve these objectives, the Aviation Village will raise the collective level of trust, empathy, and understanding across the entire aviation ecosystem. We aim to create a safe space:

  • For hackers and security researchers to highlight their significant prior and potential positive contributions to cyber safety.
  • For industry leaders to showcase their commitment to aviation cyber safety / security.
  • For everyone to explore, learn, and enjoy a highly collaborative experience.

We invite speakers to apply to speak at DEF CONs first Aviation Village in front of a unique audience of researchers, hackers, industry, Government and everyone that is interested in helping keep the aviation industry safe, secure resilient and trusted.

We are particularly interested in talks that help to increase understanding between all of the different stakeholder groups. We all might want the same thing but how can we increase co-operation, reduce risk, increase understanding and action on our vulnerabilities. What are the examples of what we could do better, what has worked well or what we need to do?

We don’t mind who applies to present. You might be a
senior in the industry or a total ninja we don’t mind who you are!

If you would like to present on your research into potential security vulnerabilities, we will prioritise submissions that demonstrate co-ordinated disclosure with relevant manufacturers and stakeholders.

All presentations must have an educational focus and are not for business promotion….

Presentations can be 25 or 50 minutes long.

Also, please don’t propose anything that may breach any commercial in confidence agreements or NDA’s…


CFP (Call for Papers/Speakers) Form

All talks or presentations are on a volunteer basis. No remuneration is provided.

Please Fill out the following and email to: cfp [at] aviationvillage [dot] org

All CFP submittals are due on or before June 30, 23:59, UTC

*=Required Field

Aviation Village CFP Proposal

- Email address*:

- Name*:

- Handle or Preferred Name:
(Answer if it's different from above)

- Preferred Pronouns: 

- Your Bio *:
(Describe yourself using the third person. This bio will 
be using to present you during the con and on our 
website (300 Characters or Less))

- Twitter:

- Title of Submission*:

- Proposed length of presentation:
(25 or 50 minutes)

- Abstract*:
(Please provide a short description of your 
proposed presentation (500 Characters or Less))

- Does this Talk require a special set up?:
(If yes, what and how long will it take to set up?)

-As a Speaker for the DEF CON Aviation Village, 
you understand that you are responsible for 
covering the cost of your DEF CON ticket, board, and travel*:

Yes

- If you are disclosing security vulnerability(ies) at the 
Aviation Village, you agree that any research has 
been conducted in a safe & responsible manner and has 
been shared with the Manufacturer and acknowledged / actioned.*:

No/Yes/I'm not disclosing any security vulnerability(ies)

- Anything else we should know about this presentation?:

- Are you applying to speak at any other villages or the 
main DEFCON Speaking Track?*:

Yes/No

- Other: