Octopus 2021: Cooperation against Cybercrime, 16-18 November

Virtual session

This year’s Octopus Conference will take place on 16-18 November providing an opportunity for cybercrime experts from public and private sectors as well as international and non-governmental organizations from all over the world to share experience.

A special event with high level interventions will be organized on 16 November in cooperation with the Hungarian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Convention and the forthcoming 2nd additional Protocol on enhanced cooperation and disclosure of electronic evidence.

On 17 and 18 November, multiple workshops will punctuate the day, including regional workshops (for Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Pacific, Africa), lightning talks with interventions by participants, and other thematic sessions (Capacity building, Ransomware, AI….). A closing Plenary session will take a look at Octopus take-aways.


  Details of the agenda 


 16 November | High-level Special Event

  • 20th anniversary of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
  • 2nd Additional Protocol to the Convention on enhanced cooperation and disclosure of electronic evidence
 17-18 November | Lightning talks and workshops
  18 November | Octopus outlooks and take-aways


Participation is subject to registrationWorking languages will be English, French and Spanish. Given the uncertain COVID-19 situation and to remain inclusive, this event will be held online.

Please note that when registering to the Octopus conference, you will be automatically registered to follow the workshops (of your choice), the high level event on 16 November and the Outlooks session on 18 November. Speakers and other participants are both invited to register through this web form. 

If you are a journalist, you are requested to also fill in this Press accreditation form. Thank you!

Register to the Octopus Conference


Registration will be open from 20 September to 1 November 2021.

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Lightning talks!

Bring your ideas to light by submitting your proposals and a single-slide presentation by 1 November!

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Registrations run from 20 September to 1 November

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