Going into our 15th year, SAINTCON offers attendees a powerful opportunity to participate with and learn from some of the world's best security professionals. SAINTCON is a casual conference where Government, Education, Public, and Private security and technology experts come together to share and learn the latest security trends/tactics, and information.

The Conference Planning Committee works to build and present a balanced and broad schedule of content at SAINTCON. Our goals are to provide content that appeals to all attendees, while focusing on information security. The most beneficial service we provide are structured trainings for our attendees. In order to fill that demand, we are opening a Call for Trainers.

With an estimated capacity of 600-800 people, SAINTCON is already the largest information security conference is the intermountain-west, but continues to grow in size every year. With this large group of people, we are looking for great trainers and presenters.


Trainings Proposal

SAINTCON 2016 Trainings will take place on October 11-14, 2016 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah. Half-day, Full-day, and Two-day training proposals will be considered. If you are interested in participating in SAINTCON as a trainer, please submit your course by June 17, 2016 at 23:59 MDT.

Types of Trainings

There are two styles of trainings we are asking for:

There are three timeslots to choose from:

Each training submitted should be structured to fit comfortably within the timeframe selected.
We encourage you to build your training to the timeframe to avoid cramming or stretching content to fit the selected timeslot.

Training Topic Suggestions

We are interested in a wide variety of information security and technology trainings. The following list will provide you with a basic idea of what topics interest us for SAINTCON:

These topics are just ideas. We are willing to consider any and all security and technology related trainings or presentations for SAINTCON 2016. If you have something original, we encourage you to submit it.

Trainer Benefits

SAINTCON is offering the following benefits to trainers who are selected to participate in this years conference:

*  SAINTCON has limited funding and will choose to cover travel costs based on availability of funds.
**  Does not necessarily mean you with receive fame or fortune, and if received may not be everlasting.

Trainer Obligations

The following requirements and obligations apply to trainers selected to participate in SAINTCON 2016:

The following requirements and obligations apply to course materials provided by the trainer:

SAINTCON Obligations

The following obligations apply to SAINTCON in regards to approved trainers.

The following obligations apply to SAINTCON with regards to compensation of trainers.

Submission Process

To have your training considered for inclusion in SAINTCON, you will be required to submit your proposal to via the online portal. Submissions received via any other method will not be considered.

The submission form requires the following information:

  1. Trainer contact information and bio
  2. Training course name
  3. Maximum Number of Students the training can accommodate
  4. Full Description/Abstract of the training course, including and special requirements
  5. Category or Style of Training
  6. Description of any course materials

Submitting a Proposal

We will only accept training submissions through the official online form system which has been developed for this purpose.


Any submission NOT made through the official submission system will not considered by the evaluation team.

Proposal Schedule

April 25, 2016
Call for Trainers ("CFT") Launches
June 17, 2016
Call for Trainers ("CFT") CLOSES
June 20, 2016
Trainings reviewed by selection committee.
July 1, 2016
Training selections announced and schedule posted.
July 8, 2016
Confirmation and Proof of Concept due.
September 9, 2016
Final Speakers Materials Submission to SAINTCON
October 11, 2016
SAINTCON Conference Begins

Important things to consider

  1. Time Management - Management of time and understanding the duration of your training or presentation is necessary. We ask that you plan on fitting your presentation into the allotted time-slot. Please ensure that you are not cramming or stretching a presentation to fit it into the timeslot. The best talks are the ones that are designed to fit into the time, and allow for 5-10 minutes at the end for questions from the audience.
  2. Appropriate Content - Choosing appropriate content for your training/presentation is essential. Particularly dark or miscreant focused topics are discouraged. We appreciate EXCLUSIVE content which is new or interesting. Please also ensure that you consider "responsible disclosure" of information prior to presenting it at SAINTCON.
  3. Language and NSFW content - SAINTCON is an environment where we encourage young hackers and interested individuals to participate. The use of strong language is discouraged. Presenting adult-style content that is Not Safe For Work ("NSFW") is prohibited.
  4. Materials and Information - The trainer/speaker relationship may be terminated if materials are not submitted when required. You may also be required to provide additional information to us regarding accommodations if necessary.

How to Contact Us

If you have any question regarding the proposal process, or any other aspects of the "Call For..." processes, please contact us:

cft at saintcon dot org