Saturday, April 09, 2011

Passwords^11 - REGISTER NOW!

Twitter hashtag: #passwords11

We are getting ready. You can now register for participation at Passwords^11, a 2-day conference on passwords & PINs. Free for all, at the University in Bergen (Norway), on June 7-8. Limited seats available. Quite possibly the very first-ever conference *only* about passwords & PIN codes! :-)

Just like in December 2010, we'll do the conference at the Selmer Center, part of the University of Bergen. The exact address is Thormøhlensgate 55, 5008 Bergen. The building looks like this (Google street view). Walking distance from the city center (Torgalmenningen) to the Selmer Center is estimated to 21 minutes, thanks to Google. :-)

We'll record all presentations on video and make them available on the Internet for free as soon as possible after the conference. We're even planning to do live streaming of it all through Cannot guarantee that will work out yet, we need to test it first. Anyway; by participating onsite you get the chance to ask questions, chit-chat, get to know new people with similar interests and probably some Übergeeky discussions over lunch and dinner.

Who should participate you may ask. Well, last year we had students (masters, PhDs), professors and post-docs from the academic side, and security professionals from the private side. It will be part academic stuff, part very applicable to you as a security professional or hard-core web/app developer. You do not have to be on level with Professor Tor Helleseth of course, but some basic knowledge is probably a good idea. Others may find it interesting too of course. :-)

Here is the program, as well as the abstracts (academics are much better at providing abstracts, I'll give'em that!)

Price, flights & accomodation?
Participation is for free. Hey, we'll even buy you lunch in the university cafeteria in the same building! Travel, accomodation, breakfast and dinner - and something you drink - is on you. Several airlines have direct routes to Bergen airport Flesland. Airport bus or taxi is approximately 20-35 minutes to the city center. Hotel standards are good in Norway, but June is also tourist season so I recommend that you book your hotel as soon as possible. 

Feel free to join in for dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening. If you have any questions, like where to go, what to see before or after the conference, feel free to e-mail me, and I'll try to answer ASAP.

Great! Register! Register!
Register by sending an e-mail to me (per at thorsheim dot net), with the following information: 

- Full name
- Title / position
- Company / Organisation (if applicable)

We will confirm your registration back to your e-mail address. No, we're not using Epsilon for mail distribution, and we will not give out any mail addresses to anyone else. Since this is a free conference, attendees may drop attending in the very last minute. Please, if you register and then find out you can't participate anyway, let me know ASAP.

Best regards,
Per Thorsheim

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  1. If you HAPPEN to get this or any other conference online, PLEASE put me on the list of those very interested. I don't see me being able to get there live from USA and I would really like to be a part of this. Thanks in advance

  2. John,
    just check this blog when we get closer to the conference. I'm pretty sure we'll be able to stream it live on, and we will definitely record everything and make it available online afterwards.

    Please have a look at for the presentations as well as video recordings from our conference in December last year.


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