NASS EX 2005

The North American Monitoring Technology Symposium and Exhibition (NAMTSE), now renamed NASS EX, will be held May 12-15 at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal.

NASS EX is open to all in the security industry, not just members of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). More than 70 hours of education are offered to central station managers, sales managers and leaders, installers, system integrators, technical personnel, financial people and others. Many NASS EX sessions are approved for NBFAA/NTS CEU credits. For more information and registration, visit


More than 9,000 homeland security professionals will convene in Washington, D.C. May 25-26 at GOVSEC, the Government Security Expo and Conference.

In its fourth year, GOVSEC will give attendees the opportunity to get answers to the most pressing issues addressing homeland security professionals today.

Topics to be discussed by industry leaders include the convergence of IT and physical security, how to combat identity theft, how to improve wireless communications, and more.

U.S. Rep. Christopher Cox, chairman of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, will deliver a keynote presentation. Other presenters include representatives from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Communications Commission and more.

Attendees of GOVSEC will be able to review and compare technology and services from more than 500 of the industry’s leading suppliers for the homeland security market. For more information, visit

NFPA World Safety Conference & Expo

The 2005 World Safety Conference and Exposition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will be held June 6-10 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The exposition will be held June 6-8 and features products and services related to fire protection, building and life safety systems, electrical systems and building design from more than 200 organizations and companies.

The conference offers 10 tracks with more than 140 educational sessions. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be awarded for participation in most of the sessions.

Among the technical highlights of the conference are special symposia presented by the NFPA Research Foundation addressing hydrogen safety and tunnel fixed fire suppression systems. The latter symposium is also sponsored by the World Road Association.

The featured technical presentation is a discussion on June 7 by Dr. William Grosshandler on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) findings from its investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center fires and structural collapses. Joining Dr. Grosshandler in the presentation is Shyam Sunder also with NIST.

The opening keynote performance will be by Regis Philbin. More than 40 ANSI-accredited NFPA technical documents will be presented for consideration.

The Uniform Fire Code Association is holding its annual conference in conjunction with the WSCE. For more information, visit