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November 8-11, 2021
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Briefings Call for Papers

The Black Hat Europe 2021 Call for Papers submission window is now closed.

Important Dates

Call for Papers Opened: May 10, 2021
Call for Papers Closed: June 28, 2021
Notification to Submitters: mid-September, 2021
Terms & Dates are subject to change.

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What are the Black Hat Briefings?

The Black Hat Briefings were created more than 24 years ago to provide computer security professionals a place to learn the very latest in information security risks, research, and trends. Presented by the brightest in the industry, the Briefings cover everything from critical information infrastructure to widely used enterprise computer systems to the latest InfoSec research and development and everything in between. The Briefings are vendor-neutral, allowing the presenters to speak candidly about real problems and potential solutions across both the public and private sectors.

Session Formats

  • Briefings are presented in 30 and 40-minute presentations.

Delivery Preference

  • Submitters will be asked to indicate their delivery preference when completing the submission form.
  • Accepted speakers are NOT required to present their session on-site in London.
  • Acceptance of a submission is NOT contingent on delivery format preference.
  • Delivery Options:
    • Virtual only (submit a recording of the session - if accepted)
    • Virtual + Live Delivery (submit a recording of the session + present on-site in London - if accepted)
    • Undecided at this time, please check back with me if my proposal is accepted.

Track Descriptions

Determine which track(s) your submission falls under. A complete list of Black Hat Europe 2021 track descriptions can be found here.


Sample Submissions

View samples of accepted submissions that received positive reviews:

View Samples (PDF)

Submission Requirements

  1. Submissions may only be entered by researchers/speakers (no submissions from PR firms/marketing representatives).
  2. Black Hat does not accept product or vendor-related pitches. Black Hat will disqualify any product or vendor pitch.
  3. Submissions must clearly detail the concepts, ideas, findings, and solutions a researcher or speaking team plans to present.
  4. Submissions that highlight new research, tools, vulnerabilities, etc. will be given priority.
  5. Submissions that include White Papers are highly encouraged and will also be given priority.
  6. Black Hat will disqualify incomplete submissions; complete your submission in its entirety.
  7. Individuals may submit more than one proposal, but each proposal must be submitted via a separate submission form.
  8. Each submission must include detailed biographies of the proposed speaking team.
  9. Submitters will be contacted directly if Review Board members have any questions about a submission.

Co-Ordinated/Responsible Disclosure

Black Hat strongly supports and encourages co-ordinated/responsible disclosure. To this end, Black Hat has a strong partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to provide pro-bono legal consultations to security researchers on the legality of any research or data they plan to present at the event.

If you have questions about the legal implications of your security research or presentation, contact Electronic Frontier Foundation at

Review Board & Content Selection

The Black Hat Europe Regional Review Board is comprised of the industry's most credible and distinguished security professionals and thought leaders throughout various areas of the information security community. The Review Board advises Black Hat on reviewing and programming conference content and providing unparalleled insight into the research community.

Black Hat strives to deliver one of the most empirical content selection processes in the industry. All submissions are vetted thoroughly by the Black Hat Review Board. Each submission is reviewed for uniqueness, overall content expertise, and accuracy before any selections are made. Through the course of this dynamic review process, Black Hat Review Board members will frequently ask researchers for clarity on any areas of question in their submission(s) – whether it be about the uniqueness or audacity of claims made. The best submissions come with academic-grade papers, proof-of-concept code, and/or video demonstrations of the work done. Of note, Black Hat does not support pay-for-play Briefings. The Black Hat Briefings are, and always have been, independently selected based on quality of content and area of expertise rather than sponsorship.

Speaker Benefits


  • $1,000 USD for one Speaker per team (30 and 40-minute Briefings)
    • Please note: This is a $1,000 USD honorarium total, regardless of whether session is presented virtual only or both in-person and virtual

Conference Registration:

  • One Briefings pass per Speaker(s)

Travel Reimbursement (in-person Speaker only):

  • Economy-class, round-trip airfare for one Speaker per team; cap of $1,300 USD

Accommodations (in-person Speaker only):

  • One hotel room for three nights (November 9, 10, and 11) for one Speaker


By submitting a proposal via the Black Hat Call for Papers system, submitters selected to speak understand and agree to the Terms as detailed in this section.

  • By speaking at a Black Hat conference, Speakers grant Black Hat permission to record, reproduce, distribute, advertise, and show a Speaker's presentation including but not limited to, conference proceedings and materials, audio, video, printed and/or electronic ads, fliers, mailers, etc.
  • The Black Hat Review Board will have access to all submissions and materials.
    • Review Board access to submissions is provisioned under NDA with Black Hat and Informa.
    • Prospective Speakers should not directly contact any Black Hat Review Board member regarding the status of submission(s) or feedback.
  • Reviews, acceptances and/or declines are conducted on a rolling basis.
  • All correspondence and queries should be sent to
  • • If the presentation is selected, the speaker(s) will be required to submit a recording of the presentation and will be invited to present on-site in London.
    • Black Hat will assist speakers with the recording of their session and provide a platform for the session to be broadcast.
    • o For speakers presenting on-site in London, Black Hat will provide one projector, one screen, one wired microphone (if applicable), and Internet connectivity for the on-site presentation. Speakers are responsible for providing all other necessary equipment, including laptops for their presentation.
  • Researchers and research teams should be aware of the following guidelines regarding the number of researchers permitted to present live or virtually for each type of Briefing session.
    • Please note that not all members of a research team will be able to present but all research team members will receive recognition on the Black Hat website.
      • 30-minute Briefing — 1 speaker per team
      • 40-minute Briefing — 2 speakers per team
  • Full conference passes (Briefings passes) are given only to those who actively participate as Speakers on accepted presentations.
    • Conference passes are non-transferable.
    • Co-workers, PR representatives, etc. must register and pay the appropriate fees.
  • If the presentation is deemed to be a work of plagiarism or a blatant vendor pitch, Black Hat may revoke the Speaker's honorarium and the Speaker will not be considered for future speaking opportunities.
  • Black Hat reserves the right to change scheduled speaking or broadcast times as necessary. While every effort will be made to honor assigned times, Speakers may be called upon to present at any time during the conference.
  • Black Hat reserves the right to rescind an accepted submission without reason.
  • Black Hat believes the InfoSec community should be truly open for everyone. As such, Black Hat is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. Speakers are required to follow the Black Hat Code of Conduct.

Additional Event Information

Please visit for previous conference archives, information, and talks. Updated announcements about Black Hat Europe 2021 will be posted to newsgroups, security mailing lists, and the Black Hat website when available.

We reserve the right to change or modify our Terms, dates and/or content of this page at any time without prior notice.

Thank you.
The Black Hat Team