The ASIS International Young Professionals Council is now accepting applications for 2015 Seminar Experience awards that will cover the expenses for three up-and-coming security professionals to attend the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015), Sept 28-Oct. 1 in Anaheim, Calif. ASIS International is the leading membership organization for security professionals worldwide.
Sponsored by Securitas Services USA, Seminar Experience awards include a travel voucher, four night's hotel, full conference registration, and tickets to the President's Reception and Foundation Night. The deadline for applications is July 31.
To qualify, applicants must
- Be an ASIS member in good standing
- Be a young professional (under the age of 40) or new to the security profession
- Submit a completed application form including two essay questions
The 2015 winners will be announced by August 21.
"Securitas is committed to helping ensure that security professionals have the skills needed to meet increasingly sophisticated risks and threats, " said Bernard D. Greenawalt, CPP, vice president, Securitas Security Services, USA. "Through these awards, motivated young professionals gain access to the industry's best education and networking event. They will grow their networks, learn best practices from experts in the field, and get hands-on-access to leading-edge security products and services. We are pleased to sponsor these awards and to be part of the continued professionalism of our industry."
Launched in 2014, nearly fifty entries were submitted and evaluated by a committee of veteran ASIS members. The three winners, Jean-Charles Gris (Montreal Chapter), Kara M. Monroe (Central New York Chapter) and Angela J. Osborne (Abu Dhabi Chapter) all made the trip to Atlanta for ASIS 2014.
"From networking in the CSO Lounge to inspiring keynotes to attending informative sessions to learning more about career development in the Career Pavilion, I believe I participated in just about every activity offered at the Seminar," said Angela Osborne, 2014 Seminar Experience winner and Senior Analyst, Internos Solutions. "I cannot thank ASIS, Securitas, and the Young Professionals enough for providing such an amazing opportunity that has already had a great impact on my career!"
Security professionals are encouraged to visit www.asisonline.org/ypexperience to download an application.