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The Cognitive Security Conference (COGSEC)

March 4 - 5, 2021 |  12:00 - 6:30 PM (EST) | 12:00 - 5:30 PM (EST)  |  Zoom

On March 4-5, the Strauss Center will partner with Moody’s Center for Media Engagement (CME) to host COGSEC, a new conference focusing on the real-world practice of countering online influence operations. The conference will be held virtually.

COGSEC is aimed at bringing together a community of practitioners on the front lines of dealing with and actively combatting the efforts of malign actors online. The conference will feature practical, hands-on workshops on hunting and neutralizing disinformation campaigns, and competitions exposing vulnerabilities that persist in our information landscape.

Registration for the conference is now open. We’ve brought together a broad lineup of scholars, journalists, and practitioners at the cutting edge  of investigating and thwarting online influence campaigns to share knowledge and build ethical norms of cognitive security research. The full schedule will be posted towards the end of the month, but you can get a sense of the speakers and their workshops here.


The audience will be students, journalists, and non-profit organizations that are seeking to build up skills around investigating and countering online influence operations.


Tickets will be $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Students at UT-Austin will be offered free admission. Registration is open and you can get your ticket by clicking here.

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