What to expect at this year’s Secure360 Twin Cities event

Secure360 Twin Cities 2017 is days away and there is still room to attend! UMSA is a proud host of this year’s collaborative, multi-faceted conference that features expert security and risk management education. With over 1,500 attendees anticipated to attend, we are very excited for the festivities to begin. However, before the event starts, we encourage you to take a peek at what important items that Secure360 wants you to know

Don’t go to Saint Paul!

Please don’t forget, we have moved to the Minneapolis Convention Center this year due to the continuous growth of our event. We will no longer be meeting in St. Paul—please take note!

Please visit the Directions, Parking and Public Transportation area of the Convention Center’s website for more details on where to park during the event. Or, download a PDF version of the area map for street and ramp locations as well as skyway access. Registration will be taking place inside the main entrance of the event center on the Mezzanine Level (street level).

On-the-go with our mobile app

The mobile app created just for Secure360 Twin Cities is live and ready to be added to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Once installed, you’ll have instant access to awesome features like full event schedule; social media sharing; detailed info about speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors; and notifications of important updates, special offers, and more! You can access the app here, or search “Secure360” in your mobile app store. Don’t forget to login to your account once you have downloaded!

Sponsors are stepping up their game!

This year, our sponsors are stepping up their game with some fun new features! Visit Diamond sponsor Fortinet’s “FortiExpress” demo truck located outside (street level) on the First Avenue side of the Convention Center. (Hint, if you’re looking to complete our sticker scavenger hunt, you’re going to want to check this one out!) Platinum sponsor Cisco will also have a cool airstream trailer setup in the tradeshow hall.

Demo Stage

Back by popular demand, 10+ sponsors will be wowing conference attendees
on the demo stage located outside the tradeshow hall throughout the conference. These 20-minute sessions held during breaks are designed to showcase the latest and greatest products/services from our sponsors. Seating is limited, so grab a spot while you can. Full demo stage times and descriptions can be found on the conference app, the website and on the special demo stage section of the program. Time: Varies Location: Lower Level, outside the tradeshow hall.

Tuesday Happy Hour Reception

Stick around after the first full day of sessions on Tuesday, May 16, for our happy hour reception. Held on site at the Minneapolis Convention Center inside the tradeshow hall, this is your chance to network with peers, sponsors, speakers and recap your day of learning.

Scavenger Hunt

Join the Secure360 scavenger hunt and rack up some bling for your laptop
or other devices (we’re talking stickers!). Collect all 10 stickers and you could win one of two $100 gift cards to Amazon or Target and/or a gift basket with both of our keynote speaker books and some fun swag for summer! Come to the UMSA information booth (located in the center of the tradeshow hall) to show that you have all 10 stickers to be entered to win. All entries must be received at the UMSA booth by 1PM on Wednesday, May 17. Details and clues on page 27!

Student360 Drawing

UMSA will be giving away two Student360 registrations for its February 24, 2018 event. Complete the student drawing card (located at the UMSA information booth

in the tradeshow hall) and drop it in the designated box. Drawing cards must be completed and in the box by 8:00 AM on Wednesday, May 17. The drawing will take place during the keynote (Lower Level, L100A-J ) on Wednesday. You must be a student and you must be present to win.

CPE/CEU Certificates

Certificates that can be used to submit for CPE/CEU hours will be sent to conference attendees approximately 1 week after
the event. Questions? Contact Nicole Stephany: manager@secure360.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

UMSA has many ways to get involved in the security community. Consider attending our annual meeting to learn about the opportunities available, open board positions and/or to join the team. For more information, visit the UMSA information booth in the tradeshow hall or email: president@umsa-security.org.

We’re looking forward to another great year at Secure360 Twin Cities, and we’re excited to see you all there! You can check out some of our other FAQs if you have further questions before you go, or you can contact event managers. For more information about speaking opportunities or general Secure360 information, contact Nicole Stephany. For marketing inquiries or sponsorship opportunities, contact Melissa Harrison.

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UMSA (Upper Midwest Security Alliance) is an alliance of security and risk-related organizations. As a nonprofit founded in 2004, UMSA serves business, government and education professionals in the upper Midwest, collaborating with professional associations, educators and industry-leading companies to provide professional development opportunities that contribute to a stronger security foundation for organizations.

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