ISC West: Where else would security members be in April?
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but for the dealers, system integrators, end users of the security industry attending ISC West, with conference dates April 4 through 6 and exhibit dates April 5 through the 7 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, there will be plenty to take with them when they leave Sin City. After participating in more than 80 classes of thorough training, case study examination, seminars and round table discussions covering topics such as technology, networking IP, tech applications and homeland security, attendees will want to share their findings from what they learned at the conference. Many of the educational sessions offer National Training School accreditation as well as a .01 CEU for each hour of education.
There have been a few additions to the ISC education classes: The IP Institute will discuss integration and IP convergence solutions, basic design and the analysis and execution of such systems with classes like the Network Video Options workshop, which will examine the hardware and software options currently available for network video applications. And don't miss the Critical Incident Management Symposium, which discusses protocol findings from those who have managed a number of critical incidents examining risk assessments, emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation.
The IP Institute is a full-day, accredited course and will be delivered by industry experts in the consulting, end-user and IT disciplines. Registration and completion will earn CEUs from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as well as the title of Physical Security Network Associate.
Of course, ISC West will also host an exhibition with more than 900 companies expected to participate. The exhibition offers attendees a venue to learn about the emerging trends and issues of the industry as well as network with fellow security professionals. Value added features to facilitate the business process between exhibitors and attendees have also been created. ISC Connections enables participants to plan their time at the show while finding, qualifying and connecting key people, before, during and after the event.
Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former two-time governor of Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker at ISC West 2006. Ridge will speak as part of the Eighth Annual Industry Summit portion of the convention, presented by the California Alarm Association, and sponsored by ISC, Security Industry Association, and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, which will kick off ISC West on April 5, 2006, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.