ASIS2013_inbodyASIS International’s 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits will be held at McCormick Place, Chicago. It will once again be held in colocation with the (ISC)2 Security Congress. The event begins on Sept. 24, 2013 and goes until the 27. Full registration will get you a variety of sessions, events, and networking activities in addition to exhibits admission. Register by August 20 to receive a discount on all passes.

The keynote speakers will be Apple cofounder and philanthropist, Steve Wozniak on Wednesday, 25th Prime Minister of Australia, the Honorable John Winston Howard, on Thursday, and NFL coach and analyst, Mike Ditka at the closing luncheon on Friday.

The ASIS foundation brings back its annual golf tournament for its 16th year. The tournament is to be held at the Harborside International golf center on Monday, September 23. It is one of 18 different networking and special events. The convention also offers a Spouse Program. Full registration includes the opening ceremony, keynotes, exhibit hall, welcome reception, president’s reception, and the closing luncheon in addition to the four scheduled tours of Chicago.

There will be free poster sessions held in the exhibit hall as well as 30-minute tech trends presentations in the Solutions Theater. With more than 200 educational sessions it will be hard to attend everything, so the convention will be selling both complete and partial recordings of the educational program. In addition ASIS 2013 will be offering free career-related services including: resume reviews, career coaching, information on certifications and online access to career development tools and job postings. In addition if you are transitioning from the military or law enforcement there is a “how to” panel session led by pros that successfully transitioned to private security.

Each day in the program has a chart listing the sessions, which are marked with levels of difficulty, grouped by times, labeled (ISC)2 or ASIS and assigned a track(s). Geoff T. Craighead, CPP and president,

ASIS International, states, “The wealth of education sessions on every imaginable topic, peer-to-peer learning, insights from industry visionaries, and exposure to new products and services is astounding. In addition, there are countless opportunities to connect with fellow professionals and form lasting business relationships, as well as friendships.”

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