Keynote announced for ASIS 2012


It feels like I just returned from Orlando and my first ASIS conference, but gears are already turning on this year's event.

Eduard Emde, current president of ASIS International, announced today that Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1997 to 2007, will present the keynote address at ASIS' annual conference on Tues., Sept. 11, in Philadelphia.

"You won't want to miss Dr. ElBaradei's timely insights on global security, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, and international law," Emde says in a statement.

Emde also points out that Philadelphia, "a place of historical significance," is a fitting location for the first non-U.S.-based ASIS president "to show with pride the importance of international relations and global networking to the security industry."

Emde continues: "As a member of ASIS for 22 years, I can attest to the value of networking with colleagues from around the world at what I consider to be the largest and most essential security event of the year. There are vast opportunities to meet and greet fellow professionals and form lasting business relationships and friendships. The week will be full of activities where we can meet and learn from each other as well as from excellent speakers and presenters. I am sure there will be many elements in the program tailored to your interests. Also, the colocation of  the (ISC)² Security Congress provides greater opportunities for both traditional and information security professionals."

I'll see you there.