BSidesNoVA conference in Northern Virginia is part of world-wide series called Security BSides (http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/50746315/BSidesHistory).
BSides is a “community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. 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-things are happening.”
Information, Registration, and Agenda at: http://www.bsidesnova.org/
Cyber & STEAM Global Innovation Alliance (2018)