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The Security Professionals Conference will be held face-to-face in Minneapolis, and online on May 4–6, 2015. This year's conference is organized around six themes, identified by the Security Professionals Conference Program Committee to align with the conference theme, Back to the Future: What Will the Future of Information Security Look Like?:

  • “Save the Clock Tower!” (Awareness and Training)
  • “Harness the Lightning!” (Governance, Risk, and Compliance)
  • “Running at 88 MPH” (Program Management)

  • “Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads!” (Career Development)
  • “Flux Capacitor” (Technical)
  • “1.21 Gigawatts!” (Technical)


Convening a session is an easy way to get involved and meet people. View the list of sessions that still need a convener. COMING SOON.

Face-to-Face Meeting Activities

Tuesday Reception: One of the most valuable aspects of this conference is the opportunity to connect face-to-face with fellow attendees. Join us for the Tuesday Reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT), where you can relax over food and drinks and get to know your colleagues. Learn more> 

Mentoring: The 2015 Security Professionals Conference Program Committee is continuing the mentoring program—launched in 2013—for information security managers, directors, and CISOs. Attendees interested in participating can sign up as a mentee (or mentor) during the conference registration process. Learn more >

REN-ISAC Member Meeting: For the eighth consecutive year, the REN-ISAC Member Meeting will take place immediately following the Security Professionals Conference. A detailed agenda is now available. Learn more >


Technical Requirements

View the technical requirements page to confirm that you have the appropriate equipment and software installed on the computer you plan to use.

Virtual Meeting Resources

Adobe Connect Home Base: The Adobe Connect virtual room will be open a day early, on May 4, so you can test your credentials. Participants will receive their username/password on April 27; if you register after April 27 we’ll send you a personal e-mail. We’ll conduct the exclusive online sessions and post a link to each webcast in this web conferencing environment. All sessions will be available in real time or on-demand as your schedule permits.

Team Participation: We encourage you to participate as a team. To make it easy to host the online meeting, EDUCAUSE On Campus  provides helpful information and resources to plan, promote, host, facilitate, and evaluate your campus event. Check back soon for the team participation flyer to promote the online event on your campus. Learn more>


Session Types

Session Type
Seminars: Half-day and full-day preconference and half-day post-conference seminars are available at  the face-to-face meeting. Separate registration is required.


General Sessions: These keynote sessions feature experts in teaching and learning and are professionally streamed live for online conference attendees and are available on demand for postsession access for face-to-face registrants. They will be published, along with the Mp3 and Mp4 files, in the EDUCAUSE public library and will be available for at least three years.

Concurrent Sessions: Share topics of community interest through this innovative, thought-provoking format that encourages attendee active learning and participation. Example strategies include creating a best practices document, checklist for developmental work or a framework for establishing workgroups.

Select interactive presentation sessions are professionally streamed. They are available live and on-demand almost immediately for the online audience and on-demand after the conference for face-to-face registrants. After 90 days, they will be published, along with the Mp3 and Mp4 files, in the EDUCAUSE public library and will be available for at least three years.

Roundtable Discussions: A facilitator or facilitators knowledgeable about an information security hot topic leading a discussion of interest to the Security Professionals Conference audience.


Exclusive Online Sessions: These interactive sessions with experts on current topics are exclusively available live and on demand for the online audience for 90 days then published in the conference proceedings.


Program Committee

The Security Professionals Conference is informed, planned, and organized by security professionals who are engaged, passionate, and experienced in the selected theme. Thank you to the Security Professionals Conference 2015 Program Committee.