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ISC East 2013 Session Proposal Submission Form

​ISC East Call for Presentations

November 20 – 21, 2013


Submission Period

May 8 – June 21, 2013 (Deadline Extended)

Notification Emails

July 24, 2013

ISC East

November 20 – 21, 2013

The SIA Education@ISC team seeks session proposals for ISC East 2013, which will be held on November 20–21 in New York City.

This educational program delivers high quality, commercial-free content and insight into the most relevant new products, technologies and strategies in today's evolving security market – and their application in commercial, residential, institutional and public settings. The education draws security industry professionals from a​round the world, with the majority of conferees representing Senior Management/Owners, Security Management (VPs, directors and managers), Engineering and Sales.

The SIA Education@ISC educational program is delivered to all ISC East expo and conference attendees free of charge and, generally, right from the show floor. Attendees may participate in any of the educational sessions of their choosing.


Session content is designed for two groups: Dealers/Installers/Integrators and End-Users. The bulk of the conference program, about 75%, is Dealer/Installer/Integrator-focused.

All educational sessions must be commercial-free; presenters are prohibited from marketing products or services through the sessions. Speakers identified on session evaluations as having violated this policy may be banned from future participation.

ISC will continue to offer companies opportunities to showcase their products and services to expo and conference attendees through product demonstrations and other "exhibitor presentations."


  • Sessions are 50 minutes and the last 10 minutes of each session are dedicated to questions and answers with the audience.
  • Lectures are limited to two presenters.
  • Panel sessions are limited to three panelists, plus one moderator.
  • Due to space limitations on the show floor, workshops may be delivered in meeting rooms off of the show floor and may vary in length from 1.5 hours to 4 hours.


The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, June 21, 2013 (Deadline Extended). All proposals must be submitted using the online submission form:

***Submissions are now closed *** 

The conference team will consider a maximum of two proposals from any individual or organization. It is incumbent on organizations with interest in submitting multiple proposals to coordinate their efforts. Individual speakers are limited to presenting on two sessions.

If you have presented the proposed session or similar content at other industry events, you may include direct links to your presentation from,, or other video upload service as part of your submission.


Proposals will be reviewed by the SIA Education@ISC team, which will complete the selection process and notify submitters of its decisions starting July 24, 2013.

Proposals are evaluated on the basis of:

  • Strategic Relevance and Timeliness of Topic
  • Innovative and Tactical Focus
  • Clarity of Proposal (Alignment of session description, outline and learning objectives)
  • Quality of Presenters

Varying weight is given to each criterion. Special consideration is given to sessions that include multiple – possibly competing – perspectives on an issue and that include the end-user perspective, as appropriate. All session proposals geared towards end-users must include at least one end-user.


  • All presentations and handouts for confirmed sessions must be sent to the SIA Education@ISC team for approval by the due date communicated to submitters in their acceptance letters, which will be sent starting July 24, 2013.
  • If presenters incorporate PowerPoint slides as part of a presentation, they must use the approved ISC East 2013 PowerPoint template, which will be provided with the acceptance letters.
  • Presenters are encouraged to create a "take-away" handout that identifies the key points of the session and guides attendees on how best to incorporate these lessons on the job.
  • All materials submitted by the requested deadline will be made available for downloading by attendees; copies will not be distributed onsite.


If your proposal is accepted, you agree to:

  • Meet with the SIA Education@ISC team to ensure that your planned presentation delivers content aligned to your session description and learning objectives. These 30-minute conference calls are typically held 6-8 weeks in advance of the event, and include a thorough review of the presentation outline and related handouts, slides and other materials.
  • Work cooperatively to refine your presentation and, if necessary, integrate it with other presentations.
  • Comply with all deadlines.
  • Grant the conference team permission to post presentation materials and handouts on the ISC East website pre- and/or post-event.
  • Grant the conference team permission to record your session and make it available for redistribution or resale;
  • Cover all of your costs, including travel and lodging. Delivering a session at ISC East is done on a voluntary, unpaid basis.
  • Warrant that the ownership rights, including all copyrights, for the materials used in your presentation are owned by you, or that the rights to use and reproduce the materials have been lawfully obtained.
  • Comply with antitrust laws in the preparation and presentation of your materials.

Slots are limited and the selection process is highly competitive.
Special consideration will be given to ISC East 2013 exhibitors.

***Submissions are now closed ***