SIA Events

Your guide to official SIA events and major industry events including top security industry trade shows and conferences. Visit the SIA calendar for an at-a-glance view of all upcoming events and meetings.

ISC West Virtual Event (Oct. 5-7, 2020)

ISC West, a SIA-sponsored event, is the largest security industry trade show in the United States. The ISC West 2020 Virtual Event will offer a 3-day agenda of full educational programming, virtual vendor training sessions and more, in addition to virtual opportunities to connect with other security and public safety professionals.


The Advance

SIA annual member meeting, known as The Advance, is held during ISC West. At The Advance, SIA members will: Review SIA official association business, recognize volunteer achievements...

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SIA Market Leaders Reception

At SIA Market Leaders Reception, you will mix with other industry leaders for an evening of top-tier networking, industry celebration, complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.l.

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SIA InteropFest

SIA InteropFest features technology interoperability demonstrations as well as a networking reception. This is an annual event held concurrently with ISC West in April.

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RISE Happy Hour

SIA RISE Happy Hour

Complimentary happy hour for young security professionals and those new to the industry hosted by SIA’s RISE program, which provides networking, career growth and scholarship opportunities.

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Women in Security Breakfast

Complimentary event hosted by SIA’s Women in Security Forum featuring networking, breakfast and insights from special guest Juliette Kayyem, a national leader in America’s homeland security efforts.

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Securing New Ground: A Global Digital Experience (Oct. 21-22, 2020)

Executives in the security industry turn to Securing New Ground for cutting-edge ideas, fresh opportunities and new connections. Nowhere else does the security industry C-suite come together to exchange valuable industry intelligence among suppliers, integrators, practitioners and investment firms. And no other conference empowers you with the capability to see the future of the security marketplace.

ISC East (Nov. 18-19, 2020)

ISC East is the Northeast's largest security industry event. SIA is the premier sponsor of ISC East. Attendees will have the chance to meet with technical representatives from hundreds of leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition. With everything from video surveillance and access control to smart home technologies and unmanned security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients. This event is held annually in November.

SIA GovSummit (June 8-9, 2021)

SIA GovSummit focuses on how government leverages security technologies to drive success across a wide spectrum of missions. Held annually in Washington, D.C., SIA's government summit examines emerging policy trends, technology needs of the government and changes in the risk environment that shape development of products and advanced systems integration to meet evolving security challenges.

AcceleRISE (2021 Dates TBD)

Prepare for your future. Designed for young security industry professionals and presented by SIA's RISE community, AcceleRISE brings together tomorrow’s security leaders for top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills, networking and inspiration.

SIA Education Sessions at ISC East

ISC East is the ONLY industry event at which dealers, installers, integrators, end users, architects and consultants can obtain FREE high-quality industry education Plus, qualifying sessions can be used for continuing education credit toward various ASIS International, ALOA and NICET certifications. This is an annual...

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SIA Honors Night

SIA Honors Night is conveniently presented concurrent with ISC East, New York City’s biggest security products tradeshow. Join your peers for a gala dinner reception benefiting Mission 500, an awards ceremony recognizing industry leaders and engaging entertainment. This is an annual event held concurrently with ISC East in November.

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SIAThere! Security Industry Networking Events


SIAThere is a series of free security industry networking events. This series of networking events is offered to anyone in the security industry regardless of SIA membership. SIAThere! brings a mix of the security industry: SIA member companies, manufacturers and solution providers, integrators, installing companies, consultants, IT and physical security...

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Questions about SIA industry events? Contact us!

For more information or questions about these events, please contact Sarah Schaffer, SIA manager of marketing and member engagement, at (301) 804-4720 or