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News Release

ASIS International Presents Its 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, the Most Comprehensive Event in the Security Industry

Alexandria, Va 2011-09-08

​Recognized as the world’s largest show dedicated to security, ASIS 2011 will bring together more than 20,000 security professionals from more than 90 countries, creating a unique networking opportunity—in educational sessions, after-hours events and on the exhibits floor—for the exchange of ideas, information and experiences. Traditional and IT security professionals from industry, government and law enforcement are expected to convene at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Sept. 19-22 for the 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2011).

(ISC)2 (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals and administrators of the CISSP, will colocate its first global conference with ASIS 2011. The annual event will bring together world-renowned information security thought leaders and luminaries for discussions on a wide range of information security issues.  

Keynotes, education sessions, networking events, and the exhibit floor are open to registered attendees for either event.

“It is imperative for security practitioners to possess a firm understanding of the potential risks posed to the enterprise today—inclusive of the people who work to advance it, the property that supports and sustains it and the information it relies upon to conduct business,” stated ASIS President Raymond T. O’Hara, CPP. “ASIS 2011 is the premier forum for professionals from around the world to gain access to core knowledge and best practices across the full spectrum of traditional and information security. The opportunity to connect with security counterparts and to build a solid practitioner network is one of the most valuable benefits to be derived from this event.” 


ASIS 2011 will offer more than 200 concurrent educational sessions, including a new track designed specifically for security systems integrators and expanded IT security offerings in collaboration with (ISC)2. They cover the range of security topics, from critical infrastructure protection and identity fraud to domestic violence in the workplace and security management best practices. Sessions have been peer-reviewed and selected in a highly competitive process. For descriptions of each session, click here.

Prior to the official opening of the Annual Seminar and Exhibits, practitioners may also register to attend Pre-Seminar Intensives, which offer in-depth education on a wide range of topics, as well as professional tours of the Kennedy Space Flight Center and Cubic Simulations, a virtual training center for national military and security forces worldwide. For those pursuing ASIS (CPP, PCI, and PSP) or (ISC)2 (CISSP®, CSSLP®, CAP®, and SSCP®) professional certifications, preparation programs will also be offered in the days ahead of ASIS 2011 in Orlando.

Keynote Speakers

This year’s Seminar features fascinating keynote speakers, including former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush (on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 a.m.) and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox (on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.). Entrepreneur and visionary Burt Rutan will address attendees at the closing luncheon. 


More than 700 companies will demonstrate the latest in traditional and IT security products and services across more than 200,000 net square feet. The exhibit floor is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 19-20 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 21.  Exhibits-only registration is complimentary for security professionals until September 16 (3:00 pm EDT). After this date, a $75 fee for nonmembers applies. Register to attend online. Onsite registration opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Entrants to the 2011 ASIS Accolades, an awards competition recognizing the security industry’s most innovative new products, services and/or solutions, will be featured in Booth 2381, hall B. A listing of all entries, including the top ten winning products, can be seen online.

Special Events and Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities include the New Member/First-Timer Reception, Opening Ceremony, luncheons and the President’s Reception. The ASIS Foundation is sponsoring the Annual Foundation Golf Tournament and the Foundation Night at B. B. Kings.

Law Enforcement/Military Appreciation Day will be held Sept. 21.  Active law enforcement or military professionals will be granted free admission on this day. The complimentary pass includes admission to educational programs, the exhibit floor and the keynote address by President Fox. Attendees must register on-site, in the lower level concourse, West building of the convention center. Law enforcement or military ID with photo is required.

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The ASIS 2011 Press Room will be located in room W312 A of the Orange County Convention Center. Hours of operation:
  • Sunday, Sept. 18                                  3 – 5 p.m.
  • Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 19-21:       7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
About ASIS International
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide.  Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.