USENIX Security '17 Activities

To enhance your USENIX Security Symposium experience, attendee events are planned throughout the week. They are open to all attendees at the USENIX Security Symposium. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to network with colleagues working in multiple disciplines. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

Welcome Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 15, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm, Junior Ballroom Foyer

Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF

Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Parksville Room
Let’s talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup

Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Parksville Room
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals.

Board Game Night

Tuesday, August 15, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, Parksville Room
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We'll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Symposium Reception

Wednesday, August 16, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Fountain Square
Mingle with fellow attendees at the the USENIX Security '17 Symposium Reception, featuring dinner, drinks, and the chance to connect with other attendees, speakers, and symposium organizers.

Community Meeting with the USENIX Security Symposium Steering Committee

Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Junior Ballroom
The Steering Committee of the USENIX Security Symposium seeks the community's feedback about various conference proceedings publication models. Please join us for an open discussion to share your perspectives and voice your opinions to help inform plans for the Symposium's publishing model in the future. Feedback on other matters is also welcome.

Lightning Talks

Wednesday, August 16, 8:30 pm–9:30 pm, Junior Ballroom
We will host a Lightning Talks session (also previously known as Work-in-Progress/Rump session) on the evening of Wednesday, August 16, 2017. This is intended as an informal session for short and engaging presentations on recent unpublished results, work in progress, or other topics of interest to the USENIX Security attendees. As in the past, talks do not always need to be serious and funny talks are encouraged!

Symposium Luncheon

Thursday, August 17, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm, Pavilion Ballroom
Sponsored by Facebook
The Internet Defense Prize will be presented at the Symposium Luncheon.

Poster Session and Happy Hour

Thursday, August 17, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Pavilion Ballroom and Foyer
Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary work on display at the Poster Session and Happy Hour. Take advantage of the opportunity to mingle with colleagues who may share your area of interest while enjoying complimentary food and drinks. View the list of accepted posters.

Doctoral Colloquium

Thursday, August 17, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm, Junior Ballroom
Organizer: Thorsten Holz, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Panelists: Mihai Christodorescu, Visa; Roya Ensafi, Princeton University; Ian Goldberg, University of Waterloo; Felix Schuster, Microsoft Research
What opportunities await security students graduating with a PhD? On Thursday evening, students will have the opportunity to listen to informal panels of faculty and industrial researchers providing personal perspectives on their post-PhD career search. Learn about the academic job search, the industrial research job search, research fund raising, dual-career challenges, life uncertainty, and other idiosyncrasies of the ivory tower.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Monday, August 14, 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Wednesday, August 16, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Thursday, August 17, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
View the current schedule and scheduling instructions on the USENIX Security '17 BoFs page.