Thank you for offering to volunteer at BSides Ottawa 2023! Volunteers make the event a success and are an important part of the BSides experience worldwide.
We have had a record number of offers to volunteer this year and, unfortunately, we only have so many spots open. Therefore, we ask that you fill out the following information if you are still interested in volunteering. The organizing committee will pick as many names as we can reasonably accommodate (and put to work!) out of a hat to determine who receives an invite. If you want to guarantee your spot at the event then please feel free to register for a ticket. Any names picked from the hat will have their ticket refunded.
Full Disclosure (CTF): If you are interested solely in the Capture the Flag event, then volunteering is not for you; volunteers are not allocated a seat in the main CTF room and will have minimal time to concentrate on capturing flags, making bases belong to them or otherwise geeking out in a single-threaded manner.
Volunteers are free to enjoy the conference, but are expected to lend a hand with all aspects of the event, including things such as:
Enforcing the Code of Conduct; acting as a point of contact for everyone on the premises and escalating any issues to an Organizer
Managing speakers; knowing where they are and helping make sure they are on stage at the appointed time
Assisting with registration; pointing people in the right direction and, potentially, being hands-on-keyboard at the table
Handing out food, t-shirts, etc
Attending to Sponsors and Exhibitors
Running general errands; there's always something that needs doing!
In exchange for volunteering, you get the following benefits:
Our eternal gratitude (fwiw :-P)
Free general admission to the event
Unique 2023 volunteer t-shirt (size subject to availability, first-come-first-served)
Access to the staff greenroom
An opportunity to learn and grow
Resume content / bragging rights
All of the following fields are required*.
Cell Phone Number
Please explain why you would like to volunteer for the event
Please list any professional or social URLs, references, etc. (*optional)
Would you like recognition on social media (URLs above required)?
No, I would prefer no online acknowledgementYes, please acknowledge my contribution on social media
All persons on the premises during the event are bound by the Code of Conduct; volunteers are implicated in enforcement and must be comfortable being a point of contact, escalating any issues to an Organizer
I am familiar with, and will enforce, the Code of Conduct (required)
Conference setup is done the night before; all volunteers must be able to commit to being on-site between 7pm - 10pm on October 25th, 2023
(there's generally pizza and pop)
I am available for setup the night before (required)
Due to the two-day nature of the event, volunteers must be available both days, all day
I am available for the full duration of the schedule (required)
All volunteers and attendees must be of the age of majority; any minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
I am of the age of majority; any minors will be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (required)