BSides Oslo 2020
November 23rd, 2020 at Vulkan Arena

Covid-19 FAQ

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, BSides Oslo 2020 was postponed. With the new date now set to November 23rd, 2020, you might have some questions. We'll try to answer your questions in this section.

Has the conference been moved?
Nope, it's still at Vulkan Arena.

I bought a ticket, is it still valid?
Sure is, all tickets bought for the original date is valid for the new date.

I haven't bought a ticket yet, will you open up ticket sales again?
Due to current restrictions for bigger gathering like ours, we are waiting to open up ticket sales. It will re-open at a later date, though potentially with limited tickets, depending on government restrictions.

Is it safe?
The safety and security of the conference participants is the most important thing to us. We're following the government recommendations closely, and will take all precautions for the conference.

I've had time to think of an awesome subject, can I still submit a presentation?
Of course you can! We kept the CFP open, and will continue to for some time. Get over there and submit your idea now.

The new date doesn't work for me. What's your return policy?
Refund until 4 weeks before the event, minus the fees. Send us an e-mail for more info.

If your questions wasn't answered, feel free to e-mail us.

Updated: 26.06.2020

Call for presenters

BSides Oslo is about sharing your knowledge with the community. We love to see brand new speakers, seasoned speakers, and everyone in between! Topics of interest include (but are in no way limited to) the following, preference given to talks that actually provide solutions as well as insight to problems:

  • Information technology
  • Network security
  • Web Application security
  • Mobile security
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Innovative attack / defense strategies
  • Forensics / Malware
  • Embedded device security / Internet of things
  • Biometrics
  • Hardware hacking
  • Phone phreaking
  • Biohacking
  • Open source software
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Robotics (bonus points for bringing an actual robot)
  • Massive abuse of technology

Although the conference was postponed, the CFP remained open. We've extended the deadline, but not to a specific date. You can submit your proposal using our submission form. For any questions regarding the CFP, contact


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We'd like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of BSides 2020.

BSides Oslo is a non-profit conference, and relies on sponsorships. If you or your company wish to sponsor the event, several sponsorship packages are available. For more information, please read our sponsorship document.

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact us at


BSides Oslo is a independent, community-driven inclusive information security conference. A part of the global Security BSides network, the conference creates a space for members of the information security community to come together and share their knowledge and experiences. BSides Oslo is intended for anyone working with, studying with or is interested in security.

The first annual BSides Oslo was held in 2019. This year's event is scheduled on November 23rd, 2020, after having been postponed due to Covid-19.

The call for presenters is currently open, and we invite anyone who would like to contribute to submit their presentations.

BSides Oslo is a non-profit conference, and is currently looking for sponsors. For more information, please review the sponsorship section.

The BSides Oslo team

Patricia Aas

Board member

Nelson Cheuque

Board member

Ryan Mattinson

Board member

Erlend Oftedal

Board member

Christer Vaskinn

Board member

Eivind Utnes

Speaker Manager

Una Prohic

Sponsor Manager

The BSidesOslo team are members of the local infosec community who felt the need for an accessible, inclusive event that is focused on learning and sharing. The BSides framework is a perfect fit. While individual BSides events have a focus on serving and representing their local communities, adopting this framework also ties us to an international network of diverse, independent events that seek to create opportunities to advance the infosec conversation beyond the mainstream.