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ASIS News: How to Get Involved with ASIS Today

Volunteer with ASIS 

Volunteering with ASIS is a great way to grow your professional network and give back to ASIS and the security profession. Right now is a great time to get involved, especially with an annual leadership role. Applications to volunteer are open now and will close on 15 October. See all the available opportunities here. 

There are three types of volunteer leadership that require an annual commitment: program management, leadership and management, and strategic leadership. Examples of program management roles available now include serving on a subject area steering committee and serving on the awards committee. Examples of leadership and management roles available now include serving on North American or European board committees. Examples of strategic leadership roles available now include serving on the CSO Center Board and serving on a certification board. 

For more information on volunteer roles, check out this infographic. 

Join ASIS Governance 

If you are already an experienced ASIS volunteer and are looking to get more involved with leading the association, consider applying to serve on a regional or global board! 

Applications are currently open and will close on 6 September for the North American Regional Board, the European Regional Board, the newly established Latin America and Caribbean Regional Board, and the Global Board. Members who serve on these boards will have the opportunity to provide strategic guidance and oversight for either their respective regions or the global organization. If you are interested in helping determine the future of ASIS, you might be a good fit to volunteer on a board. 

For the Global Board, there are four positions open, each for a three-year term. 

For the European Regional Board, there are two positions open, each for a three-year term. 

For the North American Regional Board, there are three positions open, each for a three-year term. 

For the Latin America Caribbean Regional Board, there are three positions open for a three-year term and two positions open for a one-year term. 

Get Ready for GSX 

GSX is less than a month away—here’s what you need to know before you go. 

Getting Around 

This year’s exhibit hall will feature more than 400 exhibitors! Make sure to check out our map of the exhibit hall before you touch down in Dallas, so you are ready to take to see all the fantastic innovations our exhibitors have to offer. 

To see some of the products that will be on display in the GSX 2023 Exhibit Hall, see Security Management's product showcase here

For all things food, head to Bistro GSX at the east end of the exhibit hall. The Bistro will serve a hot buffet lunch every day of the conference from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Food tickets for the Bistro are included with an All-Access Pass or can be purchased separately. 

The ASIS Hub will be located at Booth 1503, near the northern wall of the exhibit hall. The ASIS Hub is your destination to discover ASIS resources to build your network, sharpen your skills, and advance your career. The ASIS Hub will also feature an opportunity for you to share about your favorite parts of GSX and being an ASIS member. 

GSX 2023 will be hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, which is conveniently located less than a mile from over a dozen hotels. Check out this map to see how far your hotel is from GSX. But don’t worry—you won’t have to walk to and from your hotel each night and evening because ASIS is providing a shuttle service for attendees. Shuttles will run from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and they will run from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. If you book your hotel through GSX’s official housing service, shuttle tickets are included. Tickets are also available for purchase on site at GSX. You can see what route your hotel is on here. 


For an overview of what to expect at GSX, check out our schedule-at-a-glance. You can also build your own custom schedule through the Map Your Show mobile app. You can also use the app to search for sessions and exhibitors. Notifications from the app will let you know of exciting upcoming events and opportunities. 

To see what sessions will be at GSX ahead of time, you can also search our site. You can search by keyword, topic, time, or even use our pre-built session tracks to make sure you get the right experience for you. 

Our general sessions this year are at different times each day, so make sure you are at the convention center in time to catch them all! Monday’s general session will start at 8:15 a.m., Tuesday’s general session will start at 9:00 a.m., and Wednesday’s general session will start at 11:15 a.m. 


Dallas is a vibrant city with plenty to do. Make sure to take a look at all the great entertainment and dining options Dallas has to offer. 

To get around the city, Dallas has a variety of transit options including the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail, the Dallas Streetcar, and the McKinney Avenue Trolley. Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber are also widely available. 

Make sure to dress for the weather—Dallas is sunny year-round and will likely be warm in September. On average, Dallas temperatures in September are between 67-88°F (19-31°C). You can also expect some humidity and the potential for rainfall. 

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Register here for GSX 2023.

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