ASIS announces 2016 keynotes

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla.—ASIS announced three keynote speakers for its 2016 show, the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held at the Orange County Convention Center here, Sept. 12-15.

Ted Koppel will speak on Sept. 13, about his most recent book, Lights Out, which examines the threat of a cyber catastrophe and evaluates how America can prepare for such an event.

Elliott Abrams, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies on the Council on Foreign Relations, will speak on Sept. 14, about U.S. foreign policy challenges and the Middle East.

Beck Weathers will be the closing luncheon speaker on Sept. 15. “Caught in one of the most violent and deadly storms in the history of Mount Everest, Weathers was presumed dead with his team of eight climbers. He’ll reflect on his survival, lessons learned, and his appreciation for getting a second chance at life,” ASIS said in the announcement.

“This year’s keynotes are outstanding. Their personal insights and timely perspectives offer security professionals distinctive stories and images of how past events have influenced and impacted our world today and for decades to come,” ASIS president Dave Davis said in a prepared statement.

The sixth (ISC)2 Security Congress will be co-located with the Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Registrants of both events may attend the other’s education program and exhibits.