(Gawkwire) – The ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2013) will take place Sept. 24-27, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., USA. Recognized as the security industry’s most comprehensive education and networking event, ASIS 2013 is anticipated to draw more than 20,000 security professionals from around the world for education, networking, and an expansive exhibit floor of security products and services. (ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, will colocate its third annual Security Congress with ASIS 2013. Registration and housing for ASIS 2013 is now open.
Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist Steve Wozniak will deliver the first keynote address at ASIS 2013 on Wed., Sept. 25 at 8:00 a.m. Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. Visit http://www.ASIS2013.org for a complete biography.
More than 200 educational sessions will be presented at ASIS 2013, including expanded IT security offerings in collaboration with (ISC)2. The exhibition area will feature more than 230,000 net square feet of the latest security technology and innovations in traditional and logical security, providing a showcase for more than 700 companies demonstrating cutting-edge solutions.
ASIS and (ISC)2 will once again be providing an onsite Career Pavilion featuring career coaches and professional development sessions for security industry professionals looking to advance in their career.
A host of networking events will be available to attendees and exhibitors, including:
ASIS Foundation Golf Tournament, Mon., Sept. 23, Harborside International Golf Center
Welcome Reception, Mon., Sept. 23, McCormick Place
President’s Reception, Tues., Sept 24, the Museum of Science and Industry
Networking Luncheons, Tues.-Fri., Sept. 24-27, McCormick Place
Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Luncheon, Thurs., Sept. 26, McCormick Place
Foundation Night Dinner, Thurs., Sept. 26
All networking events are ticketed and corporate sponsorships are currently available.
Registrants of either ASIS 2013 and (ISC)2 Security Congress may gain access to each event’s education sessions and the exhibit hall. Both organizations also will offer review courses for their respective certifications, as well as separate, members-only activities.
Visit http://www.asis2013.org for complete event details, including registration, housing, and sponsorships.