ASIS International gearing up for annual conference

More than 20K security professionals expected to attend seminars on best practices and trends


Keynote Speakers
Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak will deliver the first keynote address on Wed., Sept. 25 at 8:00 a.m. The co-founder of Apple Computer helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh.

A unique worldview will be presented Thurs., Sept. 26 at 8:00 a.m. by The Honorable John Winston Howard, the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, who served from 1996 to 2007. As Australia’s second longest serving prime minister, he was known for his pro market economic policies, conservative social policy, and fiscal reforms.

Sports legend Mike Ditka will be the closing luncheon speaker on Fri., Sept. 27 at 12:00 p.m. The Hall-of-Famer will share lessons learned in his time as player, assistant coach, and head coach of the Chicago Bears.

General Sessions
An International Policy Roundtable, “From Victims to Vigilantes: Cyber Security Strategies Going on the Offensive,” will be presented Fri., Sept. 27 at 8:00 a.m. Following that session is “Counterfeiting: From Potions and Lotions to Tractors and Turbines” at 9:30 a.m. The final general session at 11:00 a.m., “The Security Professional As a Trusted Advisor,” will present diverse ways for security professionals to work with the C-suite, as well as deal with territorial challenges.

Exhibits
More than 700 companies will demonstrate the latest in traditional and IT security products and services on the exhibit floor, which opens at 9:00 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 24. Exhibits-only registration is complimentary for security professionals who register in advance by Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. CT; $75 for ASIS nonmembers after Sept. 20. A new benefit this year for “Exhibits Only” registrants is free admission to the ASIS keynotes on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, more free education will be delivered in the exhibit hall including in-depth vendor presentations in the Solutions Theater, Poster Sessions, and Tech Trends, which are non-vendor specific 30-minute presentations.