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The Security Professionals Conference will be held face-to-face in Seattle, and online on April 18–20, 2016. This year's conference is organized around six themes, identified by the Security Professionals Conference Program Committee to align with the conference theme, Data, Intelligence, Risk, and Value: Security and Privacy in Higher Ed.

Learn more about these program themes to the right:

  • Awareness
  • Career Development
  • Compliance
  • Cyberintelligence 
  • Governance and Risk
  • Privacy
  • Technical

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. (PT), where you can relax over food and drinks and get to know your colleagues. Learn more> 

Mentoring: The 2016 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 April 18, so you can test your credentials.  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>


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 2016 Program Committee.