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OWASP AppSec DC 2009

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OWASP AppSec USA 2009 Conference


We are pleased to announce that the OWASP DC chapter will host the OWASP AppSec DC 2009 conference in Washington, DC. The conference will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001) on November 10th through 13th of 2009. There will be training courses on November 10th and 11th followed by plenary sessions on the 12th and 13th with each day having three tracks.

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Call for Papers


Due to the overwhelming response from the community the planning committee needs more time to sift through all of the proposals that we received. We feel that it is better to give each presentation a complete review rather then meet a somewhat arbitrary deadline. Originally we promised that we would respond to speakers within 10 business days of June 15th. We are now estimating that the initial batch of speakers should hear back by July 15th.

If you have additional questions about the CFP please read the FAQ

Call for Training


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There are a total of five classrooms over two days or 10 training days available at the conference. Two classrooms hold 30 students and the other three have a capacity of 24 students.

The following conditions apply for people or organizations that want to provide training at the conference:

  • Training provider should provide class syllabus / training materials.
  • Proceeds will be split 75/25 (OWASP/Trainer) for the training class.
    • The 75% for OWASP goes towards: Classroom Rental, Conference Logistics/Registration, and Food and OWASP Grants for Research Projects.
  • Courses must have an enrollment of 60% before class is considered operational.
  • Price per attendee: 2-Day Class $1350/ 1-Day Class $675.
  • Trainers can brand training materials to increase their exposure
  • Classes are to be focused around Application Security

Training proposals should consist of the following information:

  1. Trainer contact info (country of origin and residence-mail, postal address, phone, E-mail).
  2. Employer and/or affiliations.
  3. Training synopsis, proposed training title, and a one-paragraph description.
  4. Brief biography, list of publications and papers.
  5. Any significant presentation and educational experience/background.
  6. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or an important training for the OWASP conference.
  7. Please list any other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published/submitted.
  8. Training format (hands-on, lecture …)
  9. Provide a list of items/software students need for the training.
  10. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines.

Submission deadline is June 15th 2009. Submissions must use the training proposal template. Submit Proposals To rex.booth(at) with the subject line APPSEC DC CFT SUBMISSION.


Volunteers Needed!

Get involved!

We will need all the help we can get to pull off the best Web Application Security Conference of the year!

Email mark.bristow(at), doug.wilson(at) or rex.booth(at)

Email appsec_us_09(at) or sign up for the mailing list!

Sponsorship Opportunities


We are currently soliciting sponsors for the AppSec DC Conference. Please refer to our sponsorship opportunities for details.


Registration is Open

Registration is now open.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

AppSec DC 2009 will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC.

The convention center is located over the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines of the DC Metro, and only a few blocks from our convention hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington (reserve rooms here).


Grand Hyatt Washington DC

We've partnered with the Grand Hyatt Washington to bring you luxury accommodations at a reasonable price for your stay during our conference.

The Grand Hyatt is only a few blocks from the DC Convention Center and adjacent to a wide variety of restaurants and night life in downtown DC.

Our convention rate for reservations can also be applied shortly before or after the conference, if you wish to stay longer and enjoy the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

You can register for a room at our convention rate of $209/night here.

The Grand Hyatt Washington is one block from the Metro Center metro station, and three blocks from the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station.


Traveling to the DC Metro Area

The Washington DC Area is serviced by three airports -- Reagan National (DCA), Dulles (IAD), and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). All currently have available transportation to downtown DC via public transportation, shuttles, or cab.

Washington DC is also serviced by Amtrak, VRE, and MARC train lines, which arrive in Union Station, a few metro stops or a short cab ride away from the convention center and the Grand Hyatt.

If you live in the DC Metropolitan area, we suggest taking Metro to the event. The convention center is located over the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines of the DC Metro.