Submit your topic and become a speaker at The Hack Summit - one of the largest IT Security conferences in Poland

online 17.10.2024, online onsites 18.10.2024, PGE Narodowy (Warsaw)

The Hack Summit







What is The Hack Summit?

The Hack Summit is a continuation of What The H@ck conference, well known in the Polish IT environment. For years, the event has been bringing together not only a wide range of cyber security specialists, but also representatives of the most important organizations in the industry and people simply interested in the topic.

The project is organised by the Academic Partners Foundation, whose team, in cooperation with IT communities, is responsible for the organisation of a number of leading Polish IT / data science conferences and meetups.

About the 2024 edition

What themes can you expect?

What tracks can you expect?

The final division into individual tracks will be determined after the Call for Papers, but it will be analogous to the division in previous editions of the event:

Conference participant profile

Specialists Red Team,Blue Team, Pentesting and others Zespół SOC specialists Tarcza Service, military and police officers Policja
Management staff Policja Specialists in compliance, IT risk, IT audit Policja IT lawyers Policja Representatives of legislative bodies Policja
Software developers and architects Policja SysOps / DevOps / DevSecOps / NetOpsPolicja Cloud consultants and solution architects Policja TestersPolicja

What speeches and in what form can you expect?

Why is it worth becoming a speaker at our conference?

In addition, each speaker receives:

Speakers 2023

At the event you will meet and listen to the best specialists from Poland and abroad.

Unfortunately, the list of speakers for the event is temporarily unavailable. 😔

Please check back again in some time.

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If you have an idea for an interesting topic and would like to be a speaker at our event, please complete the form below. Submissions are accepted until 17th of June 2024 (this deadline may be further extended).

Submit your application

Programme Council 2024

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Who is organizing the event?

For nearly 10 years Academic Partner Foundation not only organizes but also initiates many significant events (conferences, fairs, meetings) addressed to IT / data science professionals and students. Each of them currently gathers thousands of participants every year. We are responsible for such events as: Warsaw IT Days, The Hack Summit, Data Science Summit, The Hack Summit, IT Job Fairs and many IT meetups. We also help organize IT / data science conferences for large organizations. In case of any questions, please contact us.

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1. What determines the form of my speech - stationary, online live or VoD?

The selection of the format is ultimately decided by the Program Board when setting the Agenda, respecting, of course, the speaker's preferences indicated in the Call for Papers form. However, we cannot guarantee the possibility of appearing in the format indicated in the form, because we are forced to take into account other factors influencing this decision, such as, for example, assigning the presentation to the path, time constraints and others.

2. What is the preferred speech format?

The speeches are held in 3 formats - stationary, online live and VoD. Stationary and online are conducted live. VoD are pre-prepared recordings made available on the official platform of the event for its participants.

This hybrid event format was developed by us based on numerous conferences we organized. Our experience shows that all 3 formats are very popular, and participants particularly appreciate VoD presentations, which they can watch at any time convenient for them.

3. Are there preferred paths?

There is no such thing as a "preferred path". We are looking for speakers and interesting topics for each track :)

4. Will my topic fit into the theme of the conference?

The thematic range of our conferences is always very wide. The speeches are divided into individual thematic paths and we are looking for appropriate topics for them. If the presentation fits into the theme of the path, it fits into the theme of the entire conference.

For a full list of suggested paths, please visit:

5. Is there a chance to fill out the Call for Papers form after the deadline?
    If you have problems completing the form on time, please contact us. We will try to find a way out of the situation :)
6. I would like to change the topic of my speech after completing the application, is it possible?

Please complete the Call for Papers form again, adding in the comments that the old request is no longer valid. For minor changes, please contact us by email.

7. What are the conditions of sponsored talks?

If you are interested in sponsored lectures, please contact Aleksandra Prychitko, sponsors. Contact to Ola:

8. What character and level of advancement should the presentation have?

The most requested presentations are: case studies, presentations at intermediate or advanced level, presentations on trends or the future shape of data science, presentations of research results.

9. What is your preferred language?

The preferred language of the conference is English.

10. I have several topic suggestions, which should I submit?

We invite you to submit some topic suggestions. Then the Program Council will have a chance to get acquainted with all the proposals and choose the paths and other applications most suited to the context. When submitting another proposal, we suggest entering "provided in the previous submission" in the fields with the speaker's data.

In special cases, more than one topic may be presented at the conference.

11. May I suggest a topic I presented at another conference?

We are most interested in new topics that have not been published before. If there is no such possibility and only a topic that has already been presented is available, then if this event was addressed to a different target group than ours, it is possible.

12. What is the speaking time?
In-person and online live presentations last 35-40 minutes. We inform about the exact time for the speech after the Agenda is set, when accepting the application.

Pre-recorded lectures, made available in VoD format, are also recommended to be scheduled for about 30 minutes. However, we allow for the possibility of shortening or extending the time of such a lecture, so that it is better suited to the topic of the speech and allows for its best and comprehensive presentation.
13. The speech lasts 35-40 minutes, can you go on to answer questions from participants after this time?
The speech lasts about 35-40 minutes and this time should include the presentation and answers to participants' questions. There is a 5-minute break after the performance. We try to make sure that the presentations do not drag out. In the case of more questions, after the lecture, we encourage you to continue the discussion, but outside the presentation room.
14. Do we provide a ticket for the person accompanying the speaker?
We approach each case individually.
15. Are live performances recorded?
All online live events are recorded. In the case of stationary speeches, we record only in selected rooms (tracks).
16. Will it be possible to interact with participants during the live online session?

Absolutely! Participants can ask questions in the chat and the session facilitator will read them out at the end of the speech. Please note that we have a time limit and we cannot go beyond the 35-40 minutes allotted for a speech.

17. Can participants ask questions to the VoD lecture?

Yes, attendees can ask questions in the comments section under the recording of each talk.

18. I need help preparing a recording of a VoD lecture, do you provide such support?

We arrange an online meeting with speakers who need support in preparing a recording of their lecture (usually using the Zoom platform). During the meeting, the speaker shares the screen and presents the topic, and we record the presented screen and the image from the camera. Then the recording is edited by our team and made available to the participants.

19. What will the online live presentation look like from the speaker's perspective?

From the speaker's perspective, an online live presentation is just an ordinary online meeting, which we usually conduct using the Microsoft Teams platform. The image from the meeting is then transferred to the official live stream made available to participants on the event platform.

20. Can I be reimbursed for travel and accommodation?

In case of interest, we provide accommodation in a hotel booked by us and transportation within Poland by TLK or IC category train in second class. If another form of transportation is used (e.g., higher class or category of train, car ride, etc.), the maximum possible reimbursement will be determined based on the price of regular fare on the selected route, by IC category train in second class. We will send you details of this process by e-mail after the Call for Papers.

21. Can I get a refund for my flight from abroad?

In this edition we are unable to finance flights abroad.

22. For how many nights do we provide accommodation?

Accommodation is provided for one night, before or after the conference, according to the speaker's preferences.

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