USENIX Security '23 Activities

USENIX Security '23 is SOLD OUT.

Please do not plan to walk into the venue and register on site.
The event has reached maximum physical capacity, and we will not be able to accommodate any additional registrations.

To enhance your symposium experience, several attendee events are planned throughout the week. They are open to all USENIX Security '23 attendees. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

Symposium Reception and Presentation of the USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Grand Salons E–F

Mingle with fellow attendees at the USENIX Security '23 Reception, featuring dinner, drinks, and the chance to connect with other attendees, speakers, and symposium organizers.

Lightning Talks

Wednesday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Platinum Salon 5

We will host a Lightning Talks session (also previously known as Work-in-Progress/Rump session) on the evening of Wednesday, August 9, 2023. This is intended as an informal session of short and engaging presentations on recent unpublished results, work in progress, or other topics of interest to USENIX Security attendees. As in the past, talks do not always need to be serious and funny talks are encouraged! For full consideration, submit your lightning talk via the lightning talk submission form, through Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 11:59 pm AoE. You can continue submitting talks via the submission form until Monday, August 7, 2023, 12:00 pm PDT. However, due to time, there is no guarantee of full consideration after the initial deadline.

Student Meet-Up

Wednesday, 8:30 pm–9:30 pm, Orange County Salon 1
Refreshments Provided by Futurewei

All student attendees are invited to join an informal mixer following the Lightning Talks session on Wednesday. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Symposium Luncheon

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm, Marquis Ballroom
Sponsored by Meta

Poster Session and Happy Hour

Thursday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Grand Salons E–K

Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary work on display at the Poster Session and Happy Hour. Take advantage of the opportunity to mingle with colleagues who may share your area of interest while enjoying complimentary food and drinks. View the list of accepted posters.

USENIX LGBTQ+ and Allies Happy Hour

Thursday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Orange County Salon 1
Refreshments Provided by Google

We welcome LGBTQ+ attendees and allies in the security community to mingle and discuss topics relevant to the LGBTQ+ community.

TikTok Initiates Synergistic Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

Thursday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Orange County Salon 2
Jian Du, Research Scientist at TikTok

TikTok's Privacy Innovation Lab recently launched an open-source privacy initiative, PrivacyGo, that explores the fusion of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) to enable secure and privacy-preserving computations. In this 1-hour session, Jian Du, Research Scientist at TikTok, will introduce PrivacyGo and share how this fits into real-world applications while also effectively addressing privacy requirements. Come and meet the TikTok team responsible for PrivacyGo. Light catering will be provided.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Registered attendees may schedule Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) and reserve meeting rooms for them via the USENIX Security Slack space. The attendee guide, which will be sent to registered attendees shortly before the event, contains more details for joining the Slack space and scheduling a BoF. Each room will be set with a projector and screen, in one-hour increments.

Wednesday, August 9
Orange County Salon 1, 9:30 pm–10:30 pm
Orange County Salon 2, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Orange County Salon 3, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Orange County Salon 4, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Thursday, August 10
Orange County Salon 1, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Orange County Salon 2, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Orange County Salon 3, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Orange County Salon 4, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm