Call For Papers

Call for Papers – Now Open

ZeekWeek 2020 will be held on 7-9 October at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin Texas.  Not only do we have a new location for this year we will also have 2 tracks!

  • Track 1 will focus on Threat Hunters and Incident Responders
  • Track 2 will focus on Technical Development and Direction 

Share Your Knowledge

Do you want to help shape the future of open-source network security solutions by sharing your knowledge of Zeek as well as influence the direction of the project? 

Are you a Threat Hunter or Incident Responder who uses Zeek as part of your security stack?  Do you have a user story that highlights how Zeek helped resolve an issue? 

It doesn’t matter where you get your Zeek: The Zeek Project, Security Onion, Rock NSM, Bricata, Corelight or others – join us in Austin and share what you’ve learned, best practice, challenges or tips and tricks. 

In addition to the above suggestions, we also have the following opportunities available:

  • Keynotes
  • Talk Sessions* (ideas include but not limited too)
    • A tool for solving problems
    • Interesting user stories, solutions, or research projects
    • A postmortem analysis of a security incident, emphasizing Zeek’s contribution
    • The value Zeek brings to your professional work
    • Using Zeek for more than intrusion detection
    • Panel Discussions
    • Training Sponsorships – As part of the prospectus this year, there will be 4 x 4 Hour Training Sessions available.  If your organization has Zeek related training that you would like to offer the community at ZeekWeek then this is an opportunity for you. (Prospectus will be available soon.)

*Please, no product presentations*

How to submit a talk

To submit a talk you’ll need to go to and create an account. After signing up, the system will send you a welcome email with your password. After logging in you will be able to submit a talk proposal.

Please note that the maximum length of an abstract is 500 words (about a page of text). In addition you will be asked to provide a speaker bio and a short (maximum 250 word) version of the abstract for the program.

You can change your submission until the submission deadline.

During the submission process you will have to choose the track that your submission is for–either the Threat Hunting Incident Responder track or the Zeek Developer track. If we feel like your submission is better suited to a different track, we reserve the right to move it.

REMINDER:  Do not submit product presentations. These will be rejected without being reviewed. 

Important Dates

Abstracts for talk submissions must be submitted by 17 April 2020 6pm PDT.  Speakers will be notified by 27 April 2020. If your talk is accepted a slide template and instructions will be sent to you. 

If you have any questions please email