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Networking Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nothing else matches the energy and camaraderie that is created when the security industry comes together at ASIS Annual Seminar! In fact, meeting new peers and catching up with old friends is one of the most exciting reasons more than 22,000 security professionals come to ASIS year after year. ​

Check out the exciting networking events that took place last year in Dallas!

​​​ASIS Foundation Golf Tournament

Sunday, September 24 | 8:00 am–3:00 pm​​
Cowboys Golf Club, Grapevine, TX

Start your week of security learning and networking with ASIS leaders and industry decision makers on the links! Team up with friends, colleagues, and clients for the 2017 ASIS Foundation Annual Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club—the first and only NFL-themed golf club in the world.

Your entry fee includes breakfast, player gifts, and a buffet lunch. Tournament proceeds will benefit the ASIS Foundation and its mission to advance the security profession. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to establish new friendships and have fun while supporting a great cause! Sign up today, space is limited.

​​ASIS Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, September 24 | 4:00 pm–5​:00 pm

ASIS is committed to being more open and collaborative to create an open line of communication between ASIS staff and membership. These Town Hall Meetings are an example of how we intend to deliver on that promise—in Dallas and throughout the year​.​​

Opening Night Celebration at Gilley's Dallas

Sunday, September 24 | 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Gilley's Dallas​

​​​Join your peers and colleagues from around the globe and across the profession as we officially kick off ASIS 2017 with a big Texas welcome to Dallas! A mechanical bull riding competition, armadillo races, good food, live'll find it all at this year's Opening Night Celebration that's sure to be uniquely Texas. Open to all attendees and exhibitors; tickets required.

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Monday, September 25 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

Join us at the Opening Luncheon with Mark Cuban, where you can connect with peers and ASIS leaders, enjoy a hearty seated lunch, and celebrate the achievements of security professionals around the world and the 40th anniversary of the ASIS International Board Certification Program.

During the luncheon, Mark Cuban, Technology & Media Entrepreneur and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will share his approach to the myriad challenges inherent in securing his physical, data, and information assets, as well as his perspective on the disruptive potential of AI and machine learning, data privacy and the proliferation of connected devices, and the effect of the current economic and political climate on the security community.​

​​Karen Marquez Awards Eve​nt

Monday, September 25 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Tower Club, Dallas​

This prestigious award is presented to a deserving nominated female security practitioner whom is a member of ASIS International. The honoree as well as those who were nominated, exhibited commitment and dedication toward the betterment of the security industry over an extended period to SUPPORT, INSPIRE, and PROMOTE women in the industry. Hosted by the ASIS Women in Security Council.

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Canada Night 25th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, September 25 | 6:00 pm–12:00 am
House of Blues, Dallas

Canada Night is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Join us at this popular event where you can reconnect with peers, make new connections, and enjoy an evening of good times. This event, hosted by the ASIS Canadian Chapters, is open to all ASIS members, as well as all security industry leaders worldwide.​

ASIS Happy Hour on the Expo Floor

Tuesday, September 26 | 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

​Join us for a happy hour in the exhibit hall to celebrate the end of the first day of the show! Enjoy complimentary drinks as you make connections with your peers and colleagues. ​Explore essential solutions and innovations for your business at this interactive happy hour, designed to increase your connections. ​​

​Young Professionals & Women in Security Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 26 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Texas Spice

Join the ASIS Women in Security Council and young professionals from across the security industry for this informal networking reception. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues, ASIS leadership, and experienced security practitioners.​

OSPAs.jpgThe Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Luncheon

Wednesday, September 27 | 12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Join your peers and colleagues for a seated lunch as we celebrate our industry's biggest achievements during The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) presentation.

The OSPAs recognize and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether individuals or companies to be recognized and their success to be celebrated. Learn more  

CSO Center & ISMA Mixer 

Wednesday, September 27 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

Join us to relax, reconnect, and re-engage as we reflect upon a successful week in Dallas. CSO Center and ISMA members will enjoy refreshments and live music.​​ By invitation only.

​President's Reception—​New Night!

Wednesday, September 27 | 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
AT&T Stadium

The President’s Reception is moving to Wednesday night in 2017! Be sure to stay in town so you don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience at AT&T Stadium—home of the Dallas Cowboys. Participate in on-the-field games and drills, tour the locker rooms, meet the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, and relive the excitement of the week with plenty of food, fun, and revelry! Also do​n’t miss your chance to meet Cowboys legends Drew Pearson & Jay Novacek!​ Open to all attendees and exhibitors; tickets required.​