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ASIS News: How to Get Involved with Upcoming Events and Global Governance Activities 

Women in Security Take the Lead this June 

In June, ASIS International is highlighting the women in the security industry who are breaking down barriers while being at the top of their game. 

The Security LeadHER conference in Nashville, Tennessee, co-hosted by ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA), is dedicated to advancing women in every sector of the security industry. The event will feature speakers, breakout sessions, and networking all designed to develop security leadership skills and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. There will be two education tracks, one focused on Leadership and one on Security & Innovation. Registration is still open for this one-and-a-half-day event. Don’t miss out!

Also in June, the IV Women in Security Forum is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This two-day event seeks to promote and encourage female leadership and to make the security industry more diverse and inclusive. The three main topics for the event are Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; Human Security: Social Crisis and Urban Security; and Strategic Security: Crisis Management and Business Continuity. Sessions will be simultaneously translated into English, Portuguese, and Spanish to allow for linguistic inclusivity for attendees from around Latin America. Registration for this event is still available, so register now! 

GSX Program Announced 

The full slate of education for GSX 2023 has been released. You can view all 200+ sessions here and search for topics that suit your interests. You can also add sessions you want to attend to your show planner, which will make a customized schedule for your unique GSX experience. On the GSX site, you can also view the Exhibit Hall floor plan, so you can get an idea of which exhibitors you want to see (and where they are in relation to the Bistro). Keep checking back, as this map will update as we get closer to GSX. 

Education this year will cover a variety of topics, from AI to retail security to mass shooter prevention, and much more. Whether you yourself are an expert or you are just starting out in the security industry, there will be sessions that help you see security in a new way. 

In addition to the three days' worth of education sessions at GSX, this year ASIS is also providing multiple pre-show workshops and conferences. ASIS International will host two pre-conference workshops on Facility Security Design and Successfully Implementing an ESRM Approach into Your Organization, as well as Certification Review Programs for the CPP, PCI, and PSP. The CSO Center is also hosting its first ever pre-conference program, Secure Horizons: An Immersive Experience for Senior Security Executives. The Sunday before GSX will also be ASIS Volunteers’ Day and the ASIS Awards of Excellence and the OSPAs (Please note: awards nominations are still open until 15 June). 

Register for GSX now to make sure you get access to all this great programming. 

Applications are Now Open for Nominating Committees 

Do you want to become more involved with the ASIS governance? Applications are now open for nominating committee members for the Global and Regional Nominating Committees. 

The nominating committees will identify and select candidates to serve on their respective Board who meet the desired competencies and characteristics identified for the overall composition of the Board and ensure that the selection process is properly implemented as prescribed in the policies and procedures. 

One candidate will be selected to serve on the Global Board Nominating Committee, and two candidates will be selected to serve on the North American and European Regional Board Nominating Committees. 

The deadline for submitting a nominating committee candidate interest form is 15 June, so if you are interested, start your application now. 

For more information on ASIS International’s global and regional governance, see the governance page. 

SM Wins at the Azbees 

If you are reading this article, you likely already know the great work the Security Management team does to deliver high-quality security content. Earlier this month, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) took notice of that work too when awarding its Annual Azbee Awards of Excellence. 

Security Management was awarded nine different national awards for multiple aspects of the publication, including gold in the infographic category and honorable mentions for the coveted Magazine of the Year (11 or fewer issues per year) and Website of the Year categories. For a full list of the awards, see the ASIS blog post here. 

Emily Callahan is a communications specialist for ASIS International. Connect with her on LinkedIn here