The Symposium is a forum for promoting continuing communication between security academicians and security practitioners. Each Symposium builds off previous years' work. Past Symposiums have resulted in course outlines, curriculum models, core competencies, and potential accreditation criteria, among other products. David H. Gilmore, CPP, chairs the Symposium and the Vice Chairman is Dr. Carl T. Richards.
The Symposium is conducted in coordination with ASIS International's Academic and Training Programs Council, with funding and logistical support from the Education Department at ASIS International Headquarters.