USENIX Security '18 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 and the co-located events. 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.

SOUPS 2018 Poster Session

Sunday, August 12, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Interested in submitting a poster? See the Call for Posters for details. Submissions are due Friday, May 25. Posters will be on display for the duration of SOUPS.

Tuesday Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mingle with other attendees while ­enjoying snacks and beverages. Attendees of USENIX Security '18 and all co-located events are welcome.

Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF

Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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 14, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals.

Board Game Night

Tuesday, August 14, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We'll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Career Luncheon for Students and Recent Grads

Wednesday, August 15, 12:10 pm–1:40 pm
Sponsored by Google
This new event designed for students and recent grads preparing to embark on careers replaces the Doctoral Colloquium of previous symposia. Pre-registration as part of the standard registration process is required. More information will be available here soon. Please check back!

USENIX Security '18 Reception

Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Mingle with fellow attendees at the USENIX Security '18 Reception, featuring dinner, drinks, and the chance to connect with other attendees, speakers, and symposium organizers.

USENIX Security '18 Lightning Talks

Wednesday, August 15, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
We will host a Lightning Talks session (also previously known as Work-in-Progress/Rump session) on the evening of Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This is intended as an informal session for short and engaging presentations on recent unpublished results, work in progress, or other topics of interest to USENIX Security attendees. As in the past, talks do not always need to be serious and funny talks are encouraged! This year, USENIX will generously sponsor awards for the most engaging talks. Bragging rights and small cash prizes can be yours for a great talk! For full consideration, submit your lightning talk via the lighting talk submission form through July 27, 2018. Only talks submitted by this deadline will be considered for the awards. You can continue submitting talks via the submission form or by emailing until Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:00 pm EDT.

USENIX Security '18 Luncheon

Thursday, August 16, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Sponsored by Facebook
The Internet Defense Prize will be presented at the USENIX Security '18 Luncheon.

USENIX Security '18 Poster Session and Happy Hour

Thursday, August 16, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Would you like to share a provocative opinion, an interesting preliminary work, or a cool idea that will spark discussion at this year’s USENIX Security Symposium? The poster session is the perfect venue to introduce such new or ongoing work. Poster presenters will have the entirety of the evening reception to discuss their work, get exposure, and receive feedback from attendees.

To submit a poster, please submit a draft of your poster, in PDF (maximum size 36" by 48"), or a one-page abstract via the poster session submission form, by Thursday, July 5, 2018, 9:00 pm PDT. Decisions will be made by Thursday, July 12, 2018. Posters will not be included in the proceedings but may be made available online if circumstances permit. Poster submissions must include the authors’ names, affiliations, and contact information. At least one author of each accepted poster must register for and attend the Symposium to present the poster.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Monday, August 13, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Wednesday, August 15, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Thursday, August 16, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
View the current schedule and scheduling instructions on the USENIX Security '18 BoFs page.