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Call for Presentations

​​​Call for presentations is now closed

​​​​In today's ever-evolving threat landscape, it is critical for security professionals to address risk—physical, cyber, operational, and human—from the enterprise level. From insider threat to cybercrime, terrorist acts to social unrest, infrastructure protection to data breaches—the challenges are complex and potentially disastrous.

ASIS 2018, produced in partnership with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and InfraGard, will deliver best-in-class analyses and solutions to help our global audience of security professionals anticipate, mitigate, manage, and prevent threats from an enterprise perspective.​​​

Calling all subject matter experts

We're looking for speakers with a fresh perspective on security issues and challenges to present their ideas at ASIS 2018. Don't miss this opportunity to share your management and operations experience, technology, and implementation roadmaps, along with emerging security trends and case studies with our global audience of operational and cybersecurity professionals, representing every industry vertical in the public and private sector.

All professional security-related topics are welcome—intermediate to advanced level sessions are highly desirable and immersive learning formats are strongly encouraged. Session abstracts must offer strong content, including clearly identified learning objectives and actionable takeaways.sessions.png

​Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Active assailant
  • AI/AR/VR and security education and training
  • Big data
  • Business continuity
  • Crisis management and response
  • Cyber and physical threats in connected enterprise—IoT, robotics, wearables
  • Data protection, GPDR, privacy and transparency
  • ESRM best practices
  • GSOC
  • Insider threat
  • Open source intelligence
  • Outcome-focused sessions (implementation case studies, emerging practices, smart investments)
  • Radicalization and the role of technology
  • Security leadership and skillsets (now and in near future)
  • Soft target protection
  • Workplace violence

Plus, back by popular demand, ASIS will broadcast several conference sessions virtually around the globe through Global Access LIVE! ​Speakers interested in participating in a virtual conference session can indicate this when submitting their proposal.

If you possess knowledge that will challenge and inspire the ASIS audience, we encourage you to submit your abstract(s) today!


​General Submission Guidelines

  • Proposals and presentations must be in English
  • Membership in ASIS is not required
  • Generally, ASIS does not pay per diem, honoraria, or expenses
  • No fees are required to submit a proposal
  • Proposals will be rejected if all steps of the proposal submission process are not completed
  • Individuals may submit a maximum of two proposals as the only or primary presenter per conference, but are allowed to take part in additional sessions as panel participants​
  • Commercially focused/vendor promotional/sales proposals will not be considered​​

Download a Planning Worksheet

Session Formats

  • Case Study: Reports of real-life events and problems through a review of a case, audience discussion, and review and resolution
  • Panel Discussion: A moderated team of experts discussing an issue from a variety of perspectives; should include time for Q&A
  • Lecture: A single presenter sharing expert insights and best practices to a large group; all lectures should include time for Q&A
  • Simulation: Replicating a real-life situation for participants to work through in the classroom; must include time for set up, activity, and debrief
  • Impact Learning: 25-minute high-impact, solutions-oriented presentations focused on a specific learning objective or message; these sessions take place on the exhibit floor
  • Deep Dive: In-depth sessions that offer an experiential, immersive format designed to provide practical, hands-on learning in an interactive setting. Typically two hours in length, Deep Dive sessions engage participants in collaboration and interaction, based on successful adult learning principles. Preference will be given to proposals that include practical exercises, simulation, or case studies.​​​
  • Other: If you choose this option, please define the scope and design of your session in the box below. Note: the primary focus must be on engagement with the session participants