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'''The Global Conferences Committee was created during the OWASP EU Summit in Portugal 2008.  The primary purpose of this Global Conferences Committee is: determine location, frequency and to oversee and direct global conferences, speakers and training.'''
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= About the Committee =
 
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'''The Global Conferences Committee was created during the OWASP EU Summit in Portugal 2008.  The primary purpose of this Global Conferences Committee is: determine location, frequency and to oversee and direct global conferences, speakers and training.''' The committee is governed by the [[Global Conferences Committee Governance]] document
[[Committee 2010 Plan]]
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[[Global Conferences Committee Governance]] document
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*[mailto:mark.bristow@owasp.org Mark Bristow] (U.S, Chair)
 
*[mailto:mark.bristow@owasp.org Mark Bristow] (U.S, Chair)
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*[mailto:cassio.goldschmidt@owasp.org Cassio Goldschmidt] (US and SA)
 
*[mailto:cassio.goldschmidt@owasp.org Cassio Goldschmidt] (US and SA)
  
= Monthly Report Format =
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= 2011 Goals =
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# Have a Global Appsec in NA, SA, EU, Asia in 2011
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# Promote OWASP Projects/Initiatives at OWASP Conferences
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# Enhance Services for Conference Planners
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# Reach out to developers (have 20% of attendees in a dev position)
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# Reach out to non-members (have 70% of attendees at cons non-members)
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# Bring more into the fold (Generate 300 new/renewed members at conferences)
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# Streamline Sponsorships (Global Conference Sponsors, Targeted Conference Sponsors)
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# Revise GCC Governance
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# Have a profit of $200k in 2011 across all conferences
  
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[[Global Conferences Committee 2011 Plan]] | [[Committee 2010 Plan|Last Year's Plan]]
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= Resources =
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[[How to Host a Conference]]
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Committee meeting minutes: [https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/leaf?id=0B8FE6Oyqbn2cN2JlMmM4ZDAtODVhMC00YzJhLTg0ODAtN2IzMzRmMzhmMThj&hl=en GCC Google Docs Share]
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[http://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/global_conference_committee Mailing List] | [https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/global_conference_committee/ Archives]
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= Monthly Report =
 
Date of last update: 2010-07-10
 
Date of last update: 2010-07-10
 
Updated by: Mark Bristow
 
Updated by: Mark Bristow
  
 
Accomplishments for this Month
 
Accomplishments for this Month
* Updates to How to Host a Conference Page
 
* Identified additional AppSec EU 2011 proposals due to concerns about Greek economic condition
 
* Set AppSec EU 2011 Location - Ireland
 
* Set AppSec EU 2012 Location - Greece
 
* Events
 
**AppSec Research 2010
 
**OWASP Mexico Day
 
**FROC 2010
 
 
  
 
Planned for Next Month
 
Planned for Next Month
* Solicit new GCC Members
 
**Replace Wayne and Dhruv
 
*Create new OWASP event intake process
 
*Create event Lessons Learned process
 
*EU VAT Tax Exempt Status
 
*Conference Planning Updates
 
**Updates to conference Definitions
 
**EasyChair Tutorial
 
**Event Checklist
 
 
  
 
Issues/Risks/Challenges
 
Issues/Risks/Challenges
* Lack of clear directional authorities for GCC
 
* Lack of budgetary targets/authority for GCC
 
* Lack of visibility into all OWASP branded events
 
* Inconsistent OWASP Foundation representation in countries outside the US and EU
 
* AppSec US Budget at risk (low secured sponsorships)
 
* AppSec Brazil Training Sessions risk (no proposal has been received yet)
 
 
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Additional information on [[How to Host a Conference]]
 
 
Committee meeting minutes can be found on the [https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/leaf?id=0B8FE6Oyqbn2cN2JlMmM4ZDAtODVhMC00YzJhLTg0ODAtN2IzMzRmMzhmMThj&hl=en GCC Google Docs Share]
 
 
[http://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/global_conference_committee Join our mailing list]
 
 
 
== Deliverables & Tasks<font color="red">'''(DRAFT)'''</font> ==
 
Below you can find the timeline of tasks, deliverables and objectives the committee has.
 
 
{| class="prettytable"
 
! Task
 
! Deadline
 
! Type
 
! Status
 
! Description
 
! Who
 
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| Establish standard Guidelines for conference chairs to follow when planning events - "how to host a conference"
 
| A.S.A.P (March 14)
 
| Wiki
 
| Ongoing
 
| Update the Wiki "How to host a conference" page to reflect practical instructions for chapter leads and conference coordinators to follow when planning an event.  This must include timelines and budget.
 
| All (Mark/Budget, Dhruv/sponsorship, Steve/speaker, Wayne/venue)
 
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| Budget package
 
| March 31
 
| .xls
 
| In Process, Alpha Release
 
| Create an .xls worksheet for conference planners for budgeting.  Budgets for events need to be submitted prior to the foundation approval.  [[Conference Budget Planning Tool]]
 
| Mark
 
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| Sponsorship Package
 
| March 20
 
| Document
 
| In Progress
 
| Update and modify the OWASP standard sponsorship offerings.  (i.e. sponsorship levels and benefits)  This document can be converted to a PDF file to be used by all conference planners to submit to potential sponsors for their event.  Document will list benefits of all sponsorship levels to ensure consistance and ease of event planning (tech expo, vendors, etc)
 
| Wayne
 
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| Speaker Pool
 
| March 27
 
| Wiki
 
| In Progress
 
| Identify conference speakers and develop library or list of availability.  Previous speakers will have submitted slides and presentation decks from talks [[Call for papers]] and [[Call for training]]
 
| Steve
 
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| Contract Negotiation Guidelines
 
| March 27
 
| Wiki
 
| In Progress
 
| Establish key contract points for conference planners to negotiate when setting up the contract with the venue.  This will include food, video, space, security, times, projection, etc)
 
| Dhruv
 
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| Conference planning tool
 
| April 30
 
| Global
 
| In Progress
 
| Review effectiveness of current conference registration tool (Cvent) and explore options for 2010.  Recommend to Board a plan for transition in May Board meeting.
 
| Kate with input from all
 
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==Resources==
 
Other people who have taken active roles in Global OWASP Conferences in the past
 
 
USA: [mailto:dave.wichers@owasp.org Dave Wichers], Aspect Security
 
 
USA: [mailto:tomb@owasp.org Tom Brennan], OWASP Foundation
 
 
USA: [mailto:kate.hartmann@owasp.org Kate Hartmann], OWASP Foundation
 
 
USA: [mailto:mark.bristow@owasp.org Mark Bristow], Securicon
 
 
Europe: [mailto:seba@owasp.org Sebastien Deleersnyder], Telindus
 
 
Europe Refereed Papers Chair: [mailto:frank.piessens@cs.kuleuven.ac.be Frank Piessens], KU Leuven
 
 
Europe 2010 Sweden: [mailto:John.Wilander@omegapoint.se John Wilander], Omegapoint
 
 
Israel: [mailto:ofers@breach.com Ofer Shezaf], Breach Security
 
 
India Co-Chairs: [mailto:dhruv.soi@owasp.org Dhruv Soi], Torrid Networks and  [mailto:puneet.mehta@owasp.org Puneet Mehta], SDG Corp
 
 
Taiwan: [mailto:wayne.armorize@gmail.com Wayne Huang], Armorize
 

Revision as of 11:38, 28 December 2010

About the Committee

The Global Conferences Committee was created during the OWASP EU Summit in Portugal 2008. The primary purpose of this Global Conferences Committee is: determine location, frequency and to oversee and direct global conferences, speakers and training. The committee is governed by the Global Conferences Committee Governance document

2011 Goals

  1. Have a Global Appsec in NA, SA, EU, Asia in 2011
  2. Promote OWASP Projects/Initiatives at OWASP Conferences
  3. Enhance Services for Conference Planners
  4. Reach out to developers (have 20% of attendees in a dev position)
  5. Reach out to non-members (have 70% of attendees at cons non-members)
  6. Bring more into the fold (Generate 300 new/renewed members at conferences)
  7. Streamline Sponsorships (Global Conference Sponsors, Targeted Conference Sponsors)
  8. Revise GCC Governance
  9. Have a profit of $200k in 2011 across all conferences

Global Conferences Committee 2011 Plan | Last Year's Plan

Resources

How to Host a Conference

Committee meeting minutes: GCC Google Docs Share

Mailing List | Archives

Monthly Report

Date of last update: 2010-07-10 Updated by: Mark Bristow

Accomplishments for this Month

Planned for Next Month

Issues/Risks/Challenges