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About the Annual CCI Symposium

Held each April

Every year, the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative holds a Symposium for members of our community, including researchers, faculty, and students, as well as industry, NGO, and government partners.

The event is an opportunity to hear the latest news in the CCI network, celebrate your achievements, and share research with colleagues.

Professionals can apply to present papers about their work, while students get the opportunity to showcase their scholarship with posters. Workshops focus on emerging cybersecurity trends and issues.

You can also interact with colleagues, expand your professional network, find new collaborators, and possibly hear about future funding opportunities.

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Students discuss research at 2023 symposium poster session
Students discuss their research at the 2023 CCI Symposium poster session. Photo by Joe Mahoney

Get Recognized for Your Work

The Symposium also features an awards dinner, at which the CCI Impact Award and Student Poster Presentation Award are presented. 

The CCI Impact Award recognizes an individual, team, group, or organization who, through their CCI activities, conducted breakthrough cybersecurity research or innovation or developed a creative way to improve cybersecurity workforce opportunities for our industry partners and students.

Watch a video about 2022’s Symposium

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Members of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and invited guests will gather at the third annual CCI Symposium April 15 to 16, 2024, in Richmond, Va.