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October 12-13, 2015
Chicago Marriott Downtown
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Advancing the Culture of Security
Join us for solution oriented, proactive and innovative sessions focused on security as a vital part of business.

Agenda at a Glance
(subject to change)

Click here to download a copy of the Agenda at a Glance

For a complete agenda with session descriptions, click here

October 10, 2015
CISO Forum Evening Dinner and Keynote** 

October 11, 2015

CISO Forum Sessions and Reception**
ISSA International Conference Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

October 12, 2015
Exhibit Show Floor Open
International Keynote Session: Vinton G. Cerf: Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

CISO Panel Luncheon
Breakout Session Tracks

Cyber Defense Center/360º Diamond Sponsors
From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm each day, attend special product demonstrations, receptions, prize drawings and more in the new ISSA Cyber Defense Center sponsored by Bomgar, Spikes, Symantec, and Venafi. Look for your special invitations in September, in your registration packet, and in the ISSA Conference Mobile App!

Chicago 360 Reception at 360 Chicago, Sponsored by BOMGAR! Voted Best View in America by Travel & Leisure Magazine. ISSA has exclusive use of 360 Tilt Observatory.

October 13, 2015
Exhibit Show Floor Open
International Keynote Session: Dan Geer: CISO, In-Q-Tel
Awards Luncheon

Breakout Session Tracks
Cyber Defense Center

October 14, 2015
Chapter Leaders Summit*

* The Chapter Leaders Summit is open to all chapter officers and board members of record at the time of registration.
** The CISO Forum is open to members of the CISO Executive Program and qualified first time guests.


  • Registration

  • Registration includes:
    All sessions on October 12-13 including keynotes, breakout sessions, and breakfast and lunch both days
    October 11 Opening Reception
    October 12 Reception
    A certificate of attendance for continuing professional education (CPE), up to 16 hours available
    Exclusive access to the ISSA International Conference mobile app for conference information and networking

  • Registration rates:
    ISSA Members: $349 USD
    Non-Members: $698 USD

    Volunteers: $175 USD
    To sign up as a conference volunteer, click here.

  • Justification Letter explaining why you should attend the ISSA 2015 Conference 

  • Register online
    Register Now! The first 100 paid attendees will enter into a raffle to receive a FREE iPad!

  • Guest rooms are available at the Chicago Marriott Downtown at the rate of $259 per night (plus state and local taxes). 
  • Click here to reserve your room online or by phone by dialing 1-800-228-9290 and mentioning the ISSA Group to get the group discount rate. Reservations at the group discount rate are available until September 22, 2015. Space is limited.

  •  Transportation

  • United Airlines Discount Program
    Conference attendees who book their travel through United Airlines are eligible for special discounts for travel to the 2015 International Conference. Discounts are available on all classes on up to 10% of published fares.

    Booking Travel On Own
    Book online at and enter the Offer Code ZUAM296718 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

    Booking Through Travel Agency or Outside of the United States
    If you are using a travel agency or if you are located outside of the United States, please give your agent or your United Airlines Reservation Office the codes listed below.

    Agreement Code: 296718
    Z Code: ZUAM

  • First time Uber users can receive a $20 discount on your first ride by using promo code JQFZC. Or, click here to sign up to receive the discount. 

  • Sponsor Information

    Please contact Joseph Cavarretta +1 703.234.4095 (direct) for information on sponsorship and exhibit programs.


  •  Satellite Events

  • The Chapter Leaders Summit and the CISO Executive Forum are scheduled surrounding the ISSA International Conference.

    Chapter officers and board members, please plan to stay an extra day in Chicago for the Chapter Leaders Summit on October 14, 2015.*

    ISSA will hold the 4th Quarter CISO Executive Forum on October 10-11, 2015 - immediately preceding the conference. This executive event is open to ISSA CISO Executive Members and first time, qualified guests.*

    *These events have attendee qualifications and require separate registration.


Thank You to ISSA's 2015 Conference Sponsors

360º Diamond Sponsors:







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