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Call For Papers

The Call for Papers is now open! Submit your talk by  May 31st. 

Speaker FAQ

Question: Can I submit an abstract for more than one topic?   

Answer: Yes, you can submit a second abstract however you cannot do it on the same form. You will need to start the process over and fill out a second CFP form and submit a separate abstract.   

 

Question: Can I still submit an abstract after the Call for Papers has closed?  

Answer: No, you cannot. Our committee reviews 100+ abstracts every year and will begin the process as soon as the Call for Papers closes. Please do not reach out to them to submit a late entry.  

 

Question: When will I know if my talk has been selected?  

Answer: We will reach out to you on or before June 30, 2024. If you are not selected, you will receive an email informing you of the decision.  

 

Question: Can I add a co-speaker after my talk has been selected?  

Answer: You may add a co-speaker until July 31, 2024. Any additions or changes of speakers after this date will not be reflected in any conference materials.  

 

Question: Can I make any changes once my abstract has been submitted?  

Answer: Yes, but only between when you submit your abstract and May 31st. To do this, go back into the portal and click on the “My Submissions” tab. Once you are on the “My Submissions” page, click the “Edit” button next to your submission(s). You will not be able to make any edits after May 31st.  

 

Question: Do I have to pay for my conference registration if I’m selected to speak?  

Answer: No, you will be given a code to register as a speaker and will be able to attend the conference free of charge.  

 

Question: Will HOU.SEC.CON provide a letter of invitation for a visa? 

Answer: No. Unfortunately, we cannot.  

 

Question: If I’m selected will HOU.SEC.CON. pay for my travel and lodging?  

Answer: No, HOU.SEC.CON. does not cover these costs for speakers who are selected through the Call for Papers.  

 

Question: Is there a room block available for speakers?  

Answer: Yes, we do have a room block at the nearby Hilton Americas which is connected to the George R. Brown Convention center by a skybridge. You can use our link to secure a room at a discounted rate: https://www.houstonseccon.com/resources 

 

Rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee that rooms will still be available so please book ASAP! 

 

Question: If I’m selected to speak, can I choose my time slot?  

Answer: No. Unfortunately, with the volume of speakers we have for this conference we cannot accommodate specific requests. If we schedule your talk during a time you are not available, please contact us at speakerwrangler@houstonseccon.com and we will do our best to move your talk. We cannot guarantee this change.  

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