Welcome to the 2020 Pass the SALT Call for Papers Submission website!

Pass the SALT

- What? Pass the SALT (Security And Libre Talks) is a technical conference about Free Software/Hardware (but also Open Formats/Protocols) and Security.

SPECIAL 2020 EDITION: due to COVID19 outbreak, we will go VIRTUAL under a webinar format.

- Why? Hackers from many Security and Free Software fields coming to exchange knowledge and cooperate.

- Want to see? You can find memories of the 2 first editions on our archives web site.


Typical people submitting to our CFP are: See our last edition list of the speakers.


You do not recognize yourself into these descriptions? You think you are too shy? You have doubt about you, your idea or anything else? PLEASE, GO ON.
Just drop any question you may have (eg "I have this talk idea but I am not sure ...") to cfp@pass-the-salt.org and we will give our feedback. You and your questions are definitively welcome!


We definitively want to have submissions from multiple security fields because we wish this conference to ease and improve interactions between various Security and Free Software communities.

This year, we would like to cover at least: But all usual security topics are of course welcome.

To illustrate, the 2019 edition of Pass the SALT hosted 7 different sessions covering a large part of the security landscape.

And, obviously, if you have a brilliant and/or “strange” idea, just SUBMIT !

Single requirement: speaking about (Free Software/Hardware OR Open Standard/Protocol) AND Security :-)

The different Talks Formats & the Timeline

You can propose: The language : all the talks will be given in English in order to share the conference with non French speaking speakers in the most comfortable manner.

The important dates are :

Submission HOW-TO

Submit in 3 actions :

Speakers Support

Our goal is to make possible for all lecturers to come in confidence, get rid of most of their practical questions to be able to take advantage of the event in the most open way.

In order to achieve this goal, we provide:


Just send your questions to cfp@pass-the-salt.org.
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