In addition to Secretary Napolitano, this year’s Seminar features Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1997 to 2009 (on Sept. 11 at 8 a.m.), Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011 (Sept. 12 at 8 a.m.), political broadcaster Chris Wallace (Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m.) and a closing luncheon keynote by astrophysicists Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium and the face of PBS NOVA Science NOW. Two panels will address information security challenges and opportunities as well as the increasing concerns around social unrest amid movements such as Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring.
More than 700 companies will demonstrate the latest in traditional and IT security products and services on the exhibit floor, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 10-11 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. Exhibits-only registration is complimentary for security professionals who register in advance by Sept. 6 (3 p.m. EDT); $75 for nonmembers after Sept. 6.
Special Events and Networking
Networking opportunities include the First-Time Seminar Attendee/New Member Reception, Opening Ceremony, luncheons, and the President’s Reception. The ASIS Foundation is sponsoring the 16th Annual Golf Tournament and a Night at the Field House on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Law Enforcement/Military Appreciation Day will be held Sept. 12. Active law enforcement or military professionals (who should register onsite at the Philadelphia Convention Center) will be granted free admission on this day to attend all of the day’s educational programs, the exhibit floor and the keynote address by Robert Gates. Law enforcement or military ID is required.