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ASIS Announces Conference Program for Annual Seminar in Dallas

Education lineup includes new learning formats, expanded show floor programming

Alexandria, VA 2017-05-31

ASIS International (ASIS), the leading association for security management professionals worldwide, today announced the education lineup for its 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), convening September 25-28 in Dallas, Texas, USA. The conference program features innovative learning formats, ranging from 25-minute impact sessions to immersive deep dives, as well as expanded training opportunities across the exhibit floor.

"ASIS is widely regarded as the gold standard for security certifications, standards, and career development, and is committed to translating that expertise and value into our seminar conference program," said Thomas J. Langer, CPP, 2017 president, ASIS International. "Our robust education lineup reflects today’s headline security issues, as well as topics facing security professionals in their day-to-day work. The 180+ sessions offer a depth of expertise and level of learning that can’t be found anywhere else.”

In addition to a stellar keynote lineup featuring the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush; futurist and author Scott Klososky; and Boston Marathon bombing investigators ​​​Edward F. Davis, III ​​and Rick DesLauriers, the ASIS 2017 conference program includes breakout sessions, case studies, lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations and simulations. These offerings address some of the most pressing topics facing the security community today. A sample of sessions include:​

As the leading worldwide provider of curated content and education programs for security professionals year-round, ASIS is committed to keeping stakeholders up-to-date with the latest security challenges, trends, and opportunities. ASIS 2017 promises unprecedented educational value to attendees—addressing the spectrum of physical and cyber—through partnerships with leading organizations such as the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) ​and InfraGard.​

The exhibit floor will also set the stage for some exciting changes and new features this year. These innovations include more than two dozen 25-minute impact learning sessions hosted in two theaters, as well as resume reviews and career coaching in the onsite Career Center, fireside chats in the ASIS Hub, and product and technology demos.

"Our education has been designed to better engage attendees," said Peter J. O’Neil, executive vice president and CEO, ASIS International. "The modern learning methods and formats add variety to traditional lectures. The impact sessions transform the exhibit floor into a learning lab environment. And, the countless opportunities for peers to collaborate, share best practices, and develop lasting relationships ensures the learning extends throughout the year.”

To view the full education program and to customize your experience at ASIS 2017, please visit the ASIS 2017 conference agenda.​

For more than six decades, ASIS International’s Annual Seminar and Exhibits has been the premier event for security professionals worldwide—providing industry-leading education, peer-to-peer relationship building and hands-on product and solution evaluation. ASIS 2017 is expected to attract 22,000 operational and cybersecurity professionals from across the globe. The early registration deadline is June 30. For more information, visit​

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