ISC West Unveils New Keynote Speaker and Full Education and Special Events Program

ISC West education session

Due to the cancellation of the in-person ISC West 2020 event, this information is no longer accurate. Current information on ISC West’s planned virtual event, including education sessions and keynotes, is available on the ISC West website.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – ISC West will occur as scheduled March 17-20, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is not being canceled or postponed. The show’s planning closely follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, local and state public health authorities and the U.S. Department of State/federal government travel rules related to the COVID-19 virus. Reed Exhibitions and the show team are monitoring updates from the CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District, which continue to indicate low risk of exposure to the virus in the United States generally and in Las Vegas. 

The ISC Security Events team takes pride in offering vital business opportunities to customers, including networking, education and access to new products and technologies and they are working diligently to ensure ISC West 2020 and their other events live up to customers’ high standards. The team is focused on making ISC West 2020 a successful and enjoyable event for all attendees and exhibitors. 

ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), has announced the full education and special events programming, including an additional keynote from Christopher Fowler, the former deputy chief of operations of the city of Seattle Police Department and brigadier general/National Guard, to lead a discussion around managing insider threats in workplace environments.

The programming at ISC West this year mirrors market demand for education into new areas in the converged security space, introducing six featured exhibits: Connected Security, Drones & Robots, Emerging Tech, Loss Prevention & Supply Chain, Public Safety and Smart Home. The ISC West show floor has been reimagined, modernizing show segments making it easier to navigate and allowing attendees to find the right products and solutions to meet their organizations’ business needs.

In addition to comprehensive education programming, this year’s event will feature a number of exciting award ceremonies, networking opportunities and special events to bring the entire security industry community together.

ISC West Special Events

The SAMMY Awards, Hall of Fame and MVP Ceremony

March 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join Security Sales & Integration for its 25th annual SAMMY Awards, honoring dealers and integrators for their sales, marketing, business and installation excellence.

SIA New Product Showcase Awards Ceremony

March 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
SIA will honor and recognize new and innovative security products and services and award the winners for the Product Achievement Awards.

SIA InteropFest

March 18, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
The SIA InteropFest showcases interoperability among physical security solutions leveraging SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol technology standard. All ISC West attendees are invited to the event to enjoy technology interoperability demonstrations, insights from special guest speaker Daryle Hernandez, chief of the Interagency Security Committee within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure Division, and a cocktail and networking reception.

Mission 500 Security 5K Run/2K Walk

March 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event where the security industry comes together to raise money for children in need. Register to run or walk and start fundraising today to make a difference while you’re at ISC West 2020! A portion of the funds raised at the Security 5/2K will benefit Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas. Register here.

SIA RISE Happy Hour

March 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
SIA’s RISE community will host a lively happy hour outing for young security industry professionals at Topgolf Las Vegas. Swing some golf clubs and enjoy cocktails and networking with other young security talent and those new to the industry. The RISE Happy Hour is open to young professionals employed by SIA member companies.

ISC West Customer Appreciation Party at TAO Nightclub

March 19, 10:30-11:30 p.m.
Free for all ISC West attendees, enjoy an open bar at TAO Nightclub to celebrate at our customer appreciation party!

SIA Women in Security Forum Breakfast

March 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Join SIA for a complimentary breakfast to celebrate women in security, featuring headline speaker Jaime Paris Boisvert, general manager for Siemens Smart Infrastructure. Boisvert will share her insights on leading strategy, sales and operations while working closely with clients to deliver solutions and services that optimize buildings and infrastructure by improving energy efficiency, comfort, safety and security.

A full list of special events programming can be found here.

ISC West Keynote Series – NEW KEYNOTE ADDED

NEW: Day 2 Midday Keynote: The Threat From Within

Thursday, March 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: ADT Commercial

  • Christopher Fowler, brigadier general (retired) and former deputy chief of operations, City of Seattle Police Department, will explore what can be done before a workplace security incident takes place and how to optimize internal processes to address it.

Learn more on the Keynote Series page.

“For more than 50 years, ISC West has been valued among security professionals and we are always working to better encourage and support attendees to connect professionals with the knowledge, products and services they need to do their jobs efficiently and effectively,” said Will Wise, group vice president, Reed Exhibitions. “2020 brings a new decade, and with it, new challenges to the converged security industry. The education and programming at ISC West this year will cover the industry edge-to-edge, sparking productive discussions around industry trends and advancements for all show attendees.”

About ISC West

ISC West (in partnership with premier sponsor the SIA) is the largest, converged security event of the year, constantly evolving to educate security professionals on the tools and skills needed to protect against today’s emerging cyber-physical security threats and the anticipated ones of tomorrow.

The 50+-year-old ISC Security Events brand is trusted to provide the assets and knowledge needed to fight emerging threats. Over 800 international and domestic companies and brands across physical, IT and IoT security debut their new products at the tradeshow to over 27,000 security industry professionals. Through its partnership with the Security Industry Association (SIA), ISC West offers accredited educational sessions on all types of industry topics through SIA Education@ISC.

ISC West 2020 will take place March 17-20, 2020 (SIA Education@ISC: March 17-19 | Exhibit Hall: March 18-20) at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Register in advance to save up to $175.

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About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. For more information, visit

About SIA

SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,000 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.