Participants. BSides Detroit brings the unconference style to information security meet-ups. BSides is about making a conference of, by, and for the participants. Above all, though, BSides aims to create community, and to facilitate networking.
Speakers. BSides like speakers, specifically new and local speakers, not necessarily the people who are all over every other conference. They like content, specifically new and emerging content, and not necessarily the stuff that is all over the media. BSides Detroit is about sharing material frankly, honestly, and directly, for the purpose of informing, educating, and continuing the conversation.