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NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference Program

Conference Overview

There’s something for everyone at the 2018 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, a must-attend event for educators, industry representatives and business leaders. You’ll find two packed days of high quality professional development possibilities, prime networking opportunities and direct access to hundreds of individuals representing all facets of Cybersecurity Education.

  • Renowned keynote speakers exploring best practices, trends, and new directions in cybersecurity 
  • Dozens of concurrent sessions covering five cybersecurity education tracks including:
    • Increase Cybersecurity Career Awareness

    • Infuse Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio

    • Integrate Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches

    • Design Cybersecurity Academic & Career Pathways

    • Promote Cyber Awareness

  • Informative & interactive exhibitor tables
  • Counselor, Student & Industry Influencer Panels
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Evening Social, a casual & fun gathering of dedicated and passionate cybersecurity professionals and supporters
  • Opportunities to connect, collaborate and build lasting friendships with cybersecurity professionals from around the globe

conference schedule overview

(Schedule is subject to change)

Pre-Conference - Saturday, December 1, 2018

1:00pm-4:30pm - WORKSHOP #1: Analysis and Investigation of Cyber-Based Scenarios. Speakers: Kevin Nolten and Chuck Gardener, Cyber Innovation Center

Pre-Conference - Sunday, December 2, 2018

9:00am-12:00pm - WORKSHOP #2: Hacker Resources and Classroom Cyber Range. Speaker: David Hernandez, Security Operations Analyst

1:00pm-4:30pm - WORKSHOP #3: Cybersecurity Essentials for Teachers. Speaker: John Sands, Department Chair and Professor, Computer Integrated Technologies

Conference Day 1 - Monday, December 3, 2018

7:00am-5:00pm - Registration

7:00am-8:00am - Breakfast

8:00am-8:35am - Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:35am-9:05am - Morning Keynote - Kyla Guru, Bits & Bytes

9:05am-9:15am - Conference Overview

9:30am-10:10am - Concurrent Session 1

10:40am-11:20am - Concurrent Session 2

11:30am-12:10pm - Concurrent Session 3

12:10pm-1:30pm - Lunch Keynote - Marina Gavito, USAA & Cyber Signing Day Event

1:40pm-2:20pm - Concurrent Sessions 4

2:30pm-3:10pm - Concurrent Session 5

3:20-4:30pm - Double Concurrent Session 6 (Dual presentations on the same topic)

4:30pm-6:00pm - Evening Social & SoapBox sessions (lightening rounds, student sessions, & poster sessions)

Conference Day 2 - Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:00am-12:00pm - Registration

7:00am-8:00am - Breakfast & Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

8:00am-8:30am - Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:30am-9:00am - Morning Keynote - Rhonda Childress, IBM

9:00am-9:45am - Student Panel

10:15am-11:20am - Double Concurrent Session 7 (Dual presentations on the same topic)

11:30am-12:00pm - Plenary Keynote - James Rivera, Law Office of Anthony Cantrell 

12:00pm-1:15pm - Lunch/Networking and Industry Panel

1:30pm-2:15pm - Concurrent Session 8

2:30pm-3:15pm - School Counselor Panel

3:20pm-3:50pm - Innovative Opportunities: Coming Together to Move the Needle

3:50pm - Closing Remarks & Door Prize Giveaway