Fourth Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium


Call for Proposals


Please join us by sharing your expertise at the Fourth Annual Cybersecurity Education Symposium. Engage with members of the OCRI ecosystem, including educators, industry experts, researchers, government agencies, and thought leaders from throughout the state of Ohio while sharing your knowledge and learning about advancements and relevant topics in the cybersecurity industry.

The Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI) improves cybersecurity for citizens of Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Adjutant General's Department office of the Ohio National Guard, and headquartered at the University of Cincinnati, the OCRI supports collaborative cybersecurity programs across Ohio. The goal of the OCRI is to advance an integrated approach to cybersecurity education, workforce, and economic development in cyber-related fields throughout the state. OCRI-Regional Programming Centers (OCRI-RPCs) across the state manage the Ohio Cyber Range (OCR), and provide technical expertise, research, industry engagement and educational resources for K12, Higher Education, and Workforce Development in cybersecurity. The OCRI serves as a central collaboration platform for Cybersecurity educators across Ohio.

Apply to present at the Symposium: submit a proposal by March 31, 2022

This year, the Symposium theme will be “Building A Collaborative Cybersecurity Community”.

The OCRI is seeking presentations, panels, and instructional workshops in the following areas and examples:

K12 Education Support

  • Instructional Workshops on teaching cybersecurity and/or using the OCR in the K12 classroom Panels on classroom experiences, cyber clubs, or cyber exercises
  • Sessions on best practices in K12 cyber education

Higher Education Development and Research

  • Instructional Workshops on developing cybersecurity curriculum Panels on experiences with cybersecurity centers and cyber exercises Sessions on research conducted in cybersecurity education

Industry Engagement & Workforce Development

  • Instructional Workshops in developing and delivering training or certifications
  • Panels on experiences in Industry needs and best practices for workforce development
  • Sessions on effective employment models, internships/Co-Op, and Industry/Educational partnerships

Open Submissions

  • Other topics that align with the OCRI Mission & Vision 

Sessions will be one hour in total length, with 45-50 minutes allocated to the workshop, panel, or session topic, and 10 – 15 minutes allocated for questions afterward. Presenters wishing to submit more than one proposal should submit a separate entry for each proposal.