Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions. If after reviewing our website and the FAQs below you still have questions, please direct them as follows:
General inquiries -> email@example.com
Tickets -> firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers -> email@example.com
Volunteering -> firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship -> email@example.com
Donations -> firstname.lastname@example.org
Website issues -> email@example.com
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] for receipt information.
How can my organization become a conference sponsor?
When is the conference?
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 and need to wear masks in order to attend the in-person event. Everyone should be able to provide proof of such at the event as needed. Please see our [COVID policies] page.
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.
Capture the Flag (CTF) FAQ
I’ve never done a Capture the Flag event before. Is that OK?
Yes! The CTF was created for all skill levels and can be played as a team or individually.
Is there a pre-qualifier for the CTF?
Nope! It’s open to everyone, no pre-qualifiers.
What is the maximum team size permitted for the CTF?
For the virtual event, you may have teams of up to 5 people. For the in-person event you may have teams of up to 3 people.
Career Village FAQ
Can I sign up in advance for a mock interview or resume review?
Sorry sign up is only during the event, stop into the village and a volunteer will assist getting you scheduled.
Lockpicking Virtual Workshop FAQ
Can I sign up for the virtual event?
Where is the workshop?
It is being held on Zoom.
Lockpicking Village FAQ
Do I need to sign up?
No! Just stop in.
Maker Village FAQ
Can I buy one of the electronic bages?
Internet of Things (IoT) Village – Virtual event FAQ
I’ve never done anything with IoT before. Is that OK?
Yes! This was created for all skill levels!
Is there a pre-qualifier?
Nope! It’s open to everyone, just show up.
Will you be at both the Virtual and In-Person events?
We will only be at the Virtual event because we will be over at DEF CON during the in-person event. If you are at DEF CON stop by!
How do I get my Sponsors Tickets?
As part of your sponsorship benefit, we are providing you with a certain amount of complimentary tickets to our event. If you have not already received them, claim your tickets by sending an email to [email@example.com], and you will get the Eventbrite code to unlock your sponsors tickets. Once you unlock the sponsors ticket registration, an option will appear to register for your sponsors tickets. Make sure all of your attendees fill in all of the requested information.
You do not need to complete this whole process right away – if you only know two of the attendees now for example, you can get two tickets now and use the same link again in the future to get the remainder of your tickets.
What Sponsor logo format should I provide?
If you have not yet provided us with your company sponsor logo, please send a vector version of your logo as well as the url to which your logo should point. In addition for the virtual booth, please send us an image as close to 1080 x 1080px as possible.
How do I participate in the Career Village?
Depending on your support level – you can post a job on our job board which is shared in career village, provide hiring managers and recruiters to help attendees with their resume reviews and mock interviews (and also get a chance to invite them to real interviews after!), or you can reserve time in our interview room.
Can you tell me about my “High Traffic Table Space”?
Diamond, Platinum and Gold sponsors receive a “High traffic Table Space”.
For the Virtual event this is your own discord channel. Please let us know if you will be utilizing it and who (employees) you will have staffing it.
For the In Person event you will get a table (6′) placed near one of our speaking tracks or villages so that you can interact with our attendees. These tables come with basic table cloths from the hotel. We are not permitted to affix anything to the wall or ceiling so any signage will need to be free standing. Please note you and in a hallway so any signs or other items should be behind, directly next to or on top of your table. The tables are often against the wall with employees seated to the sides so please let us know if we have to find a way to seat your employees behind the table. We can not guarantee access to electrical outlets, and our event does not have wireless internet. We will have wired internet in the CTF village, and guests of the hotel can use the hotel wireless in some areas (like near registration) where signal is strong enough.
You can see our spaces here:
https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/lasvw-the-westin-las-vegas-hotel-and-spa/events/ We are on the second floor, utilizing all the available conference rooms.
For the in person event when can we arrive? When do we need to leave?
Registration opens 7am on August 10th, and opening remarks are at 8:00am followed by opening keynote. Our event ends at 6pm on the 10th, you may leave your items on the table if you wish however we recommend brining any swag or similar items into the staff room before 7pm. The staff room will open again at 7am on August 11. The event ends at 6pm on August 11th and we ask you to finish tear down by 8pm that evening.
How can I provide Sponsor Swag?
For the virtual event you will need to handle swag distribution directly. You may run collection forms or contests to get attendee information, provide codes, or simply provide digital swag assets (STL files, backgrounds, codes for stores or games, etc).
We prefer to be a swag-light event. If you still want to have swag at the in person event please let us know by sending an email to [firstname.lastname@example.org]. We like to keep the amount of swag minimal at our event and prefer items be reuseable and utilitarian (glasses cleaners etc!) or small and easy (stickers) as too often swag just ends up discarded after the event.
Can you confirm the hours of the event?
The event starts at 8 AM PDT until 6 PM PDT.
Are we able to get the attendee list beforehand to curate emails to share about what we’re doing?
As we are a community driven information security event we take our attendees privacy seriously, as they have high expectations. We do not provide email lists of our attendees to anyone. At your sponsor booth you can certainly encourage people to sign up to your mailing in exchange for swag or other benefits. If you choose to host a contest or session that is likely to be even more impactful for collecting contact information from attendees.