MAY 23-27, 2021 AT THE HYATT REGENCY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

42nd IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

Symposium Presenter Information


The following guidance is for Symposium presenters.

For all Symposium presenters, these are the mandatory steps requiring your action:

0 Talk Previews: Talk Preview videos are due one month after the camera-ready paper due date. Follow the guidance for preparing and submitting a Talk Preview video.

1 Before creating your presentation: Review the guidance for presenters and the technical requirements for slides and multimedia.

2 Complete the Presenter Information and Consent Form: In all cases, presenters must complete the Presenter Information Form.

        Presenter Information and Consent Form

3 Upload your presentation: If applicable, send your slides.

4 If applicable, when you arrive: Visit the Speaker Ready Room within 24-hours of your talk to check your slides and (if applicable) your laptop.

5 If applicable, before your talk: Arrive within the first 10 minutes of the break immediately prior to your session (or 20 minutes before the first session of the day) at the AV booth in the back of general session.


Talk Preview: Requirements

Talk Previews are 60-second summaries of your publication, acting as an "elevator pitch" for your presentation. Only authors of accepted papers are invited to submit a Talk Preview. These videos are presented at the Symposium and published on its YouTube channel, to help attendees plan their agenda.

Sending Videos

Please fill out the Presenter Information and Consent Form, and upload your Talk Preview videos along with a thumbnail, using the following link:

  Submit your Talk Preview Video

Complete the Presenter Information and Consent form BEFORE uploading the talk preview video and thumbnail

Label your video using the below convention:

Technical Requirements for Talk Previews

File-based video playback formats (HD is always preferred) supported:


Symposium Presentations: Requirements

Uploading your presentation

If you choose to have the Symposium A/V staff run your presentation slides and video, please upload them using the following links:

Complete the Presenter Information and Consent form BEFORE uploading your presentation

Label your presentations using the below convention:

We prefer to receive all on screen content prior to the start of the conference. Updates can be emailed or be made on site in the speaker ready room. All presenters with on screen content should check in at the speaker ready room or in room tech table prior to your scheduled start time. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding content or on-screen presentations.

Technical Requirements for Presentations

All screens are 16:9 (1080P) native aspect ratio and we recommend all content be created in 16:9. If you are doing anything other than a standard slideshow, particularly something that requires audio or video, please tell us in advance so that we can be sure to have the proper connectors available and tested. Please note, we will not have hardwired internet available on stage.

Slide Formats (Symposium-Driven)

Below is a list of presentation formats that we can accommodate:

If your presentation uses non-standard fonts, please include those in a separate folder, with your presentation.

Video Content (Symposium-Driven)

File-based video playback formats (HD is always preferred) supported:


Publishing Slides

The Presenter Consent Form includes a section asking for consent to post your slides in public, i.e., to ieee-security.org. Presenters who do not consent will not have their slides posted.

After the event, if you indicated that you wanted slides published online, you can send a final, PDF format verison to sp21-slides@ieee-security.org. Otherwise, if slides were provided as Symposium-driven submissions and consent was collected, we will attempt to convert and publish those.


Video Recording

Presentations are video recorded for public release. The Presenter Consent Form includes a section asking for consent to post the video of your talk in public, i.e., to ieee-security.org and the IEEE Security and Privacy channel on YouTube. Presenters who do not consent will not have their videos posted. After the event, please send any metadata corrections for published videos to sp21-videochair@ieee-security.org