Summit 2011 FAQ

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This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about the 2011 OWASP Summit.

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Logistics

What is the Global Summit? Is it like AppSec or other OWASP conferences?

The OWASP Global Summit is the place where application security experts meet to discuss plans, projects and solutions for the future of application security. The Summit is not a conference - there are no talks or training seminars - this is an opportunity to do actual work to further the field of application security. Participants will stay in shared accommodations and collaborate to produce tangible progress towards influencing standards, establishing roadmaps, and setting the tone for OWASP and application security for the coming years.

The Summit will consist of working sessions across a variety of topics set by our community. Participants are free to attend any working session, but we encourage everyone to select working sessions for topics where they have the most to contribute.

Anyone can attend the Summit! OWASP community members, application security experts, industry players, and developers are all welcome at the Summit. If you would like to receive a personalized invitation for yourself or another person, see the promotional materials page.


When is the Summit?

The Summit will be held February 8th-11th, 2011.

Where is the Summit being held?

See the Summit venue page. Please note that reservations for accommodations must be made through Diplomata Tours. Attendees should not contact Campo Real directly.

What if I want to arrive early/stay later at the Summit venue?

If you would like to arrive at Campo Real before February 7 or stay at Campo Real after February 11, you will have to move to a private room (unless you had requested type of accomodation for your entire stay) and the cost will be €67 EUR/night with breakfast included for a single and €127 EUR/night for a couple. If you are interested in arriving early at Campo Real or staying after the Summit is over, please let Diplomata Tours know at the time of your reservation and they will help you with your reservations.

How do I get to the venue?

Transportation to/from the airport to Campo Real is included in the accomodations price. Please send your flight itinerary to Lorna Alamri, Sarah Baso, or Jason Li if you did not book your flight through Diplomata Tours so that we can arrange for your transportation.

Otherwise, please visit Campo Real's location page to get details or directions.

Who do I contact for help?

For general assistance in all matters related to the Summit, contact Lorna Alamri, Sarah Baso, or Jason Li.

For help with travel and accomodations, contact Maria at Diplomata Tours by phone +351.967734170 or email.

How do buy my Summit ticket?

Reservation Process

How much will it cost to attend the Summit?

What is included in the price (meals, etc.)?

What are the estimated expenses per day (beer, wine, snacks)?

Where do I stay?

See the Summit venue page. Please note that reservations for accommodations must be made through Diplomata Tours. Attendees should not contact Campo Real directly.

Who is going to the Summit?

Please visit the expected attendee page to see the most up to date list on who is attending the Summit.

Funding

I don't have enough money to pay for my trip. How can I still go?

See the attendee funding page.

I'm an OWASP leader - why isn't this free for me?

But OWASP paid for everything at the last Summit! Why did it change?

See the section on Attendee Funding - Background,

So who is being funded?

Why do they get funded and not me?

What does it mean to be a "sponsored" Summit attendee?

See the section on Logistical Guidelines and Expectations for OWASP-Sponsored Attendees, which outlines what costs will be covered for sponsored attendees as well as what will be asked from them in exchange for the sponsorship.

Are there any requireents or expectations for sponsored Summit attendees?

What is the process for requesting funds from my local OWASP chapter or project to pay for my trip?

My chapter leader is not responding so I don't know if I can get chapter funding. Can you help me?

My employer needs an invitation letter/documentation to sponsor me to go? Where do I get this?

Can my company have a logo on the wiki page if they fund me?

I need help convincing my employer to fund my Summit attendance - what should I tell them?

Working Sessions

I want to plan/run a Working Session. What do I need to do?

  1. If you haven't done so already, please add your name to the Summit Attendee page.
  2. If you will need help with funding, please visit the attendee funding page for more information.
  3. After we know you plan to attend the Summit, visit the Summit working sessions page and determine if there is a working session already listed that you are interested in running/planning/leading, or if you have a new idea.
  4. If there is a session already listed without a leader, feel free to add your name as the leader and send Sarah Baso an email letting her know your intent. She can set you up with a working session page and let you know about any next steps. If a leader already is listed for the session you are interested in, add you your nams as session member/attendee and email the leader to see what you can do to help.
  5. If you have a new idea, add your information to one of the blank rows under the appropriate track name, or under Track 9: Placeholder if you don't see a good fit. Send Sarah Baso an email letting her know your intent. She can set you up with a working session page and let you know about any next steps.

I want to participate in a working session. Where do I sign up?

Corporate Sponsorship

My company wants to sponsor the Summit. What do I do?

Please visit the corporate sponsorship page to view current opportunities. If you are interested in supporting the global summit, please contact Lorna Alamri by email or by calling +1 (651) 338-0243.

Miscellaneous

Can you help me get a visa (letter of invitation, etc.)?