Tips for Attendees

ISC West is the premier security industry event in North America, bringing together top professionals in the field to showcase the latest products and technologies, attend educational sessions, and network with peers. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your experience at ISC West.

1) Plan your schedule ahead of time

ISC West can be overwhelming with hundreds of exhibitors and educational sessions. To make the most of your time, review the exhibitor list and session schedule ahead of time, and decide which ones are most relevant to your interests and goals. Make a schedule and prioritize the must-see exhibitors and sessions, but also leave some room for unexpected discoveries.

2) Bring plenty of business cards

Networking is a key part of attending ISC West, so make sure to bring plenty of business cards to hand out to fellow attendees and exhibitors. In addition to hard copies, consider using a business card scanning app, or sharing your contact information through a mobile app or email, to make it easier for others to follow up with you after the conference.

3) Attend educational sessions

ISC West offers a wide range of educational sessions covering topics like cybersecurity, access control, and video surveillance, including the SIA New Product Showcase. These sessions are a great way to learn about the latest trends and best practices in the industry, and to gain valuable insights from experts in the field. Be sure to attend as many sessions as you can, and take notes so you can reference them later.

4) Network with other attendees

Networking is one of the most valuable aspects of attending ISC West. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet new people in the industry and learn from their experiences. Strike up conversations with fellow attendees during breaks and social events, and don’t be afraid to exchange business cards and follow up with them after the conference.

5) Take advantage of show specials and discounts

Many exhibitors offer show specials and discounts exclusively for ISC West attendees. Take advantage of these opportunities to save money on products and services that you need for your business or personal use. Be sure to check the exhibitor list ahead of time and make note of any special offers that interest you, so you can prioritize your time at the event accordingly. And don’t forget to ask exhibitors about any show specials they may have, as they may not be advertised or visible at their booth.

ISC West is a must-attend event for anyone in the security industry. By planning ahead, attending educational sessions, and networking with other attendees, you can gain valuable insights that will benefit your career. 

If you’re heading to ISC West this year, make sure to swing by Safetrust’s booth L10 to learn about our cutting-edge solutions and how we can help take your security to the next level. Plus, we’ll be offering free coffee from 8:30am on both Wednesday and Thursday morning, so it’s a great place to charge up for the day and network with other attendees.


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