What to Expect from BSides Leeds Conference 2019? – PureVPN

What is BSides Leeds?

BSides Leeds is a community-driven event, run for and by information security community members. At BSides Leeds, you can work with local sponsors who want to discuss cybersecurity and its future – an opportunity for intimate conversations and collaboration between participants.

BSides Leeds Details

Here are the details of the event:

  • Date and Time
Date Time
Fri, 25 January 2019 08:00 – 21:00 GMT


  • Location

Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA, United Kingdom

About the location

Cloth Hall Court is a conference centre in Leeds, England. The reason for choosing this location is that the site hosts an exciting new conference center that boasts fresh designs to get guests in a productive mood.

The Cloth Hall Court is placed in the heart of the city over the road from Leeds Train Station right at the centre of the city’s business district, attracting many.

Here’s Jay Harris, who’s going to explain to us about what to expect from the event:

Places to Visit Pre and Post Conference

While it’s one thing to attend the security conference, it’s good to take in the nearby attractions and enjoy the time.

Nearby Restaurants: Fazenda Leeds, Gaucho, The Restaurant Bar & Grill.

Nearby Bars & Pubs: Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, Leeds, Rum & Reason, Wetherspoons.

Note: The event is sold out.

BSides Leeds Schedule

BSides Leeds 2019

What’s the Aim of BSides Leeds?

The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

BSides Leeds Speakers

BSides Leeds is excited to bring attendees a sensational smorgasbord of some of the finest technical and inspirational talent from all over the UK and beyond! Their drive is to blend established names, hidden gems, and upcoming talent – to showcase the very best that the community can offer!

Here’s a list of all the speakers at BSides Leeds Security Conference:

  1. Zoe Rose
  2. Gem Hill
  3. Khae
  4. James Stevenson
  5. Tom Hudson
  6. Peter Bassill
  7. James Ogden
  8. Steve Davies
  9. Matt Hall
  10. Glenn Pegden
  11. Tim Wilkes
  12. Nick Simpson
  13. Jay Harris
  14. Saskia Coplains
  15. Fly
  16. Tom Hargreaves
  17. David Lodge
  18. Meadow Ellis
  19. Ian Trump
  20. Mike Thompson
  21. Amanda Berlin

BSides Leeds Conference Layout

Bsides Leeds Exhibition Layout

BSides Leeds Agenda

To talk about industry’s current cybersecurity infrastructure and the progress of cybersecurity.

Frequently Asked Questions about BSides Leeds 2019

  1. Who’s organizing the event?

The primary organizer of the event is Mark Carney.

  1. Who’s supporting the event?

Venue organization and support is provided by Emlyn Butterfield.

  1. Who worked on the programme and website design?

Chlöe Ungar is the brains behind the programme and website design along with Dawid Hetmanczyk’s support.

  1. Who is handling the after-party show?

Aaron Lint is going to lead BSides Leeds after-party. The after-party will take place at: Aspire, 2 Infirmary St, Leeds LS1 2JP. The after-party is kindly sponsored by Precursor Security and the evening entertainment – Hacker Blockbusters is kindly sponsored by Capital One!

  1. Who are the sponsors?

Here’s the list of platinum sponsors:

  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Sky Betting and Games
  • Capital One

Here’s the list of gold sponsors:

  • Pen Test Partners
  • Hacker One

Here’s the list of village sponsors:

  • Bugcrowd
  • Capital One

Enjoy your time at BSides Leeds 2019 and make the most of it!

Ather Owais is a tech and cyber security enthusiast, and a Kodi expert. He follows technological trends and their impact on today's digital era.

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