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Donations / Sponsorship:

Are donations to the Diana Initiative tax-deductible?

Yes we are a US-based not-for-profit! If you choose to receive a gift for your donation (when available), you may only deduct the amount of your donation less the market value of your gift. Your email receipt should have this information included. If you donate using our donation form you should automatically get a tax receipt (please check your spam folder), if you donated at the same time as buying a ticket please reach out to registration to get a receipt if desired.

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

Thank you for the donation! Yes. If you gave a donation on the web site you should receive a receipt through email automatically. If you need another copy, or you gave a donation via EventBrite, please contact [] for receipt information.

What happened to the money you already raised for student scholarships?

We have set that money aside to be the start/seed funding for next year’s student scholarship.

How can my organization become a conference sponsor?

We will be posting more information on [the Sponsorship page] as soon as we can. Until then, please submit your interest via our [Sponsor Application] and a member of our team will be in touch with further instructions. If you still have questions about sponsorship, please contact


Who can attend?

This event is open to people of all genders and identities interested in Information Security and Diversity in the Tech landscape. Although we tend to focus on underrepresented genders, we want to make sure we are welcoming to everyone, especially our supporters and allies.

Can I get credit for this event?

The Diana Initiative Conference should qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Specifically, we’re an “Industry Conference (in-person or virtual).” For confirmation of whether the Diana Initiative Conference meets your CPE requirements, please contact your accreditation body directly.

I’ve never done a Capture the Flag even before. Is that OK?

Yes! Our CTF is created for all skill levels and can be played as a team or individually. An introductory CTF4Noobz workshop is often held in the morning of the first day of our conference.

Does the conference have a Code of Conduct?

Yes – all speakers, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and attendees are expected to adhere to it during the event. It can be reviewed on our Policies page.

Are you requiring COVID-19 vaccinations?

Yes – all speakers, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and attendees are expected to be fully vaccinated in order to attend the in-person event. Everyone should be able to provide proof of such at the event as needed.

Do you sell your conference attendee information (emails, name, etc)?

No, we do not sell or provide attendee information to anyone other than a subset of our staff. Our staff only has access to information for the purpose of assisting with registration or sending mailing list emails (which you can opt-out of!). Although there are some emails (spam) that go around saying you can buy a list, you can’t, and shouldn’t trust those emails (they go around for many conferences that also do not sell or provide lists). We do not allow our sponsors access to our email lists or person information lists.

We do not allow our sponsors access to our email lists or personal information lists. At this time your information is collected within EventBrite (ticket sales) and/or MailChimp (mailing list). If one of those companies were to be breached someone could harvest the list but we have not yet been informed or heard of breaches of these systems this year.

For more information, please [review our Privacy Policy].