Events at GSX 23

This year, GSX will host a variety of exciting events prior to and during the conference for attendees to participate in. Take a look at all the offerings for this year and decide what you want to be a part of! 

Pre-Conference Workshops 

On the Saturday and Sunday preceding GSX, ASIS will be hosting two workshops that are available to any attendees. 

The Facility Security Design workshop takes place over two days (9-10 September) and focuses on cost-effective facility security designs. The course is designed for mid- to advanced-level security professionals and is particularly applicable to those involved in the design, specification, implementation, operation, and/or maintenance of security systems. Participants can earn up to 13.5 CPE credits for participation in the Pre-Conference Program and an additional 3.5 CPE credits upon completion of the online Essentials of Facility Security Design Certificate. 

The Successfully Implementing an ESRM Approach into Your Organization workshop is an intensive one-day program on Sunday, 10 September, designed to help security practitioners begin to effectively implement an ESRM approach. This course is designed for security practitioners who already have some understanding of ESRM and will use the fundamental ESRM concepts as a foundation only and build in complexity and strategy as the day progresses. Participants can earn up to 6.5 CPE credits for participation in the Pre-Conference Workshop and an additional 3.5 CPE credits upon completion of the online Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Certificate. 

Certification Review Programs 

The weekend before the conference, ASIS will host two-day in-person review sessions for the CPP, PCI, and PSP. Each review will take place from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CT on Saturday and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm CT on Sunday, and participants will receive up to 13.5 CPEs upon completion.

The review courses are designed to provide a high-level overview of the relevant certification knowledge domains in an environment that facilitates professional knowledge assessments, discussions with colleagues, and guidance from board-certified instructors who have proven themselves in the field. 

Secure Horizons: An Immersive Experience for Senior Security Executives 

Secure Horizons is a two-day event, exclusive to CSO Center members, that will take place the weekend prior to GSX. Intentionally designed through a senior security executive lens, the two-day experience will encourage insights, skills, and networking to elevate the status of security professionals in the C-suite and beyond. Lida Citroën, CEO of LIDA360, LLC, will be the program’s keynote speaker and facilitator. Attendees will also earn 11.5 CPEs. 

ASIS Volunteers Day 

The new ASIS Volunteers Day is a day all about the wonderful volunteers that make ASIS the vibrant community it is. The in-person event will allow ASIS members from across the world to meet and connect with each other, as well as engage with the community, and get excited for the coming conference and year! The event will be on Sunday, 10 September from 12:00 pm CT until 4:30 CT, when it will roll into the ASIS Awards of Excellence. 

ASIS Awards of Excellence and the OSPAs 

Starting at 5:00 pm CT on Sunday, 10 September, ASIS will host the joint ASIS Awards of Excellence and the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). These awards honor those who have gone above and beyond in the security profession and the ASIS community. Awards nominations are still open, and will be until 15 June, so consider nominating someone! Tickets for the event are included with the GSX All-Access pass, are also available separately upon registration, and will be available onsite. 

WiS and NextGen Happy Hour 

On Monday evening, the Women in Security and NextGen communities will be hosting a happy hour celebration at the Omni hotel. This event will be exclusive to community members. Registration will be available closer to GSX in the community forums on ASIS Connects, so keep an eye out! 

Mentor Speed Networking 

Tuesday morning at 10:30 am CT, ASIS will host speed networking. The event will run for one hour and fifteen minutes and give each potential mentee ten opportunities to find a mentor that matches their goals. Registration for this event will open soon, so keep an eye out in the ASIS Connects GSX 2023 Community

ASIS Celebrates! 

We’re celebrating YOU! Join ASIS Tuesday night for ASIS Celebrates! The event will be held at the House of Blues and will be a perfect opportunity to network, make new friends, and enjoy a night of well-deserved festivities. A ticket to ASIS Celebrates! is included with a GSX All-Access pass. 

Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 

On Wednesday, 13 September, ASIS will honor Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (MLEAD) by giving all law enforcement, military, and first responders a free one-day pass to GSX. For any active-duty or retired law enforcement, military, and first responders interested in attending MLEAD on Wednesday, you can register with the code SERVE.