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5th Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium
Friday October 13th, 2023
Hosted by the Ohio Cyber Range Institute


Call For Proposals

Please join us in sharing your expertise at the Fifth Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium. Engage with members of the OCRI ecosystem, including educators, industry experts, researchers, and thought leaders while sharing your knowledge and learning about advancements and relevant topics in the cybersecurity industry. Apply to present at the Symposium by completing this form by the July 7, 2023 priority deadline. Additional proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the schedule is set, and no later than August 4th. further details are listed below.

The Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI) improves cybersecurity for citizens of Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Adjutant General's Department office of the Ohio National Guard, and headquartered at the University of Cincinnati, the OCRI supports collaborative cybersecurity programs across Ohio. The goal of the OCRI is to advance an integrated approach to cybersecurity education, workforce, and economic development in cyber-related fields throughout the state.

OCRI-Regional Programming Centers (OCRI-RPCs) across the state manage the Ohio Cyber Range (OCR), provide technical expertise, research, industry engagement and educational resources for K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Development in cybersecurity. The OCRI serves as a central collaboration platform for Cybersecurity educators across Ohio.

This year, the Symposium theme will be “Advancing Cybersecurity Through Defense, Disruption, and Persistence”. The

OCRI is seeking sessions, panels, and instructional workshops in the following areas and examples:

  • K12 Education Support

    • ​Instructional Workshops on teaching cybersecurity and/or using the OCR in the K12 classroom

    • Panels on classroom experiences, cyber clubs, or cyber exercises

    • Sessions on best practices in K12 cyber education

  • Higher Education Development and Research

    • ​Instructional Workshops on developing cybersecurity curriculum

    • Panels on experiences with cybersecurity centers and cyber exercises

    • Sessions on research conducted in cybersecurity education

  • Industry Engagement & Workforce Development

    • ​Instructional Workshops in developing and delivering training or certifications

    • Panels on experiences in Industry needs and best practices for workforce development

    • Sessions on effective employment models, internships/Co-Op, and Industry/Educational partnerships

  • Open Submissions

    • ​“Lightning Talks” on nifty assignments, or other brief content

    • Student Presentations on Cybersecurity Experiences in Research or Industry

    • Other topics that align with the OCRI Mission & Vision

Session lengths may vary; please describe your target timeframe for maximum impact. The suggested length is 30 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, but both shorter and longer durations will be considered.

Presenters wishing to submit more than one proposal should submit a separate form for each proposal. Students encouraged to apply.

Submissions will be evaluated according to the rubric below:

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