We are officially counting down to the 29th Annual FIRST Conference: Fighting Pirates and Privateers – June 11-16, 2017 at the Caribe Hilton in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico.
We have quite a few reminders and updates below. For those of you who have yet to register or book…please do not delay! I’ll be covering the following in this conference update:
* Standard Registration & Group Discounts Expire April 26th
* Caribe Hilton Room Block – Going, going, gone…
* Last Call for Sponsorships
* Additional Programming – Pre and Post – FIRST Training, Hackathon, Amazon & FIRST Security Jam, GFCE Meeting, Trainer Training, NatCSIRT
* Birds of a Feather – Sign up for a room…
Standard Registration & Group Discounts Expire April 26th
If you have not submitted your registration, please do not delay. The standard rates for member and non-member registrations will expire April 26th. Group discounts will also expire. For more information on registration fees and rates, please visit: www.first.org/conference/2017/registration.
Caribe Hilton Room Block
We have seen a record breaking number of delegates book through our official conference room block this year. We did add a third wave of rooms to the block and will officially run out within the next week or so. If you attempt to book and run into issues accessing the rate online, please contact us at email@example.com with your name, arrival, and departure dates. If you have a Hilton Honors number, please also include that.
Sponsoring the annual FIRST conference is an amazing way to show your organization’s support of the incident response community. Many of our sponsors have been supporters for well over a decade! See our current sponsor listing at: www.first.org/conference/2017/sponsorship-team.
For the most current prospectus, please contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a brief listing of the pre and post activities occurring in San Juan at the Caribe Hilton in conjunction with the annual conference. Full details (rooms and times) can be found at www.first.org/conference/2017/additional-program. Please note that some activities do require additional registration – links to registration forms can also be found on the Additional Programming page.
Sunday | June 11
· FIRST Training – Two Sessions: The morning session will be taught by Michael Hausding (SWITCH) and cover Beginners/Introductory level topics including CSIRT Fundamentals, Operations and Incident Coordination. The afternoon session will be presented by Krassimir Tzvetanov (Fastly) and is titled Mitigating DDoS Attacks. No fee, sign-up required, limited to the first 25 per session.
· GFCE Meeting – By invitation only.
· FIRST Hackathon: Open to all interested delegates. No sign-up is required.
· Amazon & FIRST Security Jam: Details are forthcoming! Limited to 125 seats.
Tuesday | June 13
· Education Summit: No registration required.
Friday | June 16
· Trainer Training - How to Become a Better Trainer and Presenter: This is the first part of a 3-part trainer training, brought to you by FIRST. The other 2 parts will be regularly organized as well in the near future, and will further help you improve your trainer skills by means of video training and more in depth teachings that reflect your specific needs in this area. Space is limited, registration is required.
Bird of a Feather Sessions, activities primarily focus on meetings which take place at the conference based on the interest of a number of members. BoF sessions are scheduled to take place during before conference sessions begin (8:30-9:30am) or following the final session of the day. We will have an up-to-date-schedule and bulletin board near the registration desk onsite. Attendees are welcome to request a BoF in advance by emailing email@example.com or by adding their own BoFs to the bulletin board onsite (rooms are assigned based on first come, first served – and room assignment space is limited. A list of BoFs scheduled in advance will be posted soon.
If you should have any other questions regarding your participation at the upcoming conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see many of you in San Juan this June!
FIRST Conference Team
29th Annual FIRST Conference: Fighting Pirates and Privateers
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