stuff breakers,
  InfoSec pros,
  g33k girls,
  international spies,
  and script kidz,

  CarolinaCon-12 will occur on March 4rd-6th 2016 in Raleigh NC (USA).  We are
  now officially accepting speaker/paper/demo submissions for the event.

  If you are somewhat knowledgeable in any interesting field of hacking,
  technology, robotics, science, global thermonuclear war, etc.
  (but mostly hacking), and are interested in presenting at CarolinaCon-12,
  we cordially invite you to submit your proposal.  Please send;

  - your name or handle/alias
  - the presentation name/title
  - a brief topic abstract (1-2 paragraphs)
  - the estimated time-length of your presentation
  - a brief bio
    (100% optional item, but if your talk is chosen it
    saves the time and trouble of asking for it later)

  ....via e-mail to:

  * NOTE: All submissions are due BY January 1, 2016.  However we may be making
  some early selections again this year from amongst the submissions, so please
  be timely in submission if you're committed to being part of the elite cadre
  of chosen presenters.  We value diversity so please don't hesitate to propose
  your ideas no matter how outlandish.

  If you present at the Con, you will receive;

  - free CarolinaCon admission for you and one guest
  - one free CarolinaCon-12 T-shirt  (l33t)
  - free transportation between RDU airport and the conference hotel (if needed)
  - minimal fame, glory, and possibly even notoriety
  - mad props and much love from our staff and attendees

  If you are interested in attending, watch this space for more details:
  ...and don't forget to mark the March 4, 2016 dates on your calendar.

  The block is available from the 3rd to the 6th to allow a bit more time for
  out of towners. The block expires on January 30th, 2016 or when it gets
  fully booked, whichever happens first.

  If you have any important (as in not-dumb and not-chinese-spam) inquiries
  about the event you can send email to:

  We look forward to seeing you at our 2016 event.

  We don't accept any so please don't bother asking.
  Capitalism (what you vendor/sponsor types do) and philanthropic
  knowledge-sharing (what we do) don't mix at CarolinaCon by design.
  We keep our admission price to the bare minimum to cover our venue and
  equipment expenses.  All of our staff are volunteers who generously donate
  their time and energy.  All of our presenters generously donate their time
  and talent.  The only items sold at CarolinaCon are a limited quantity of
  single-design CarolinaCon t-shirts....and we only make and sell those
  because attendees and staff want them (and because they're cool).