This year will tentatively feature several breakout sessions for security and compliance, cyber security, and executive leadership. Seminar participants will be able to indicate session preference during the check-in process. Please see descriptions below for intended audiences.
SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE | Intended for university research compliance, research administration, facility security, research security, and export control professionals.
CYBER SECURITY | Intended for information security officers, computer incident response teams, information system security managers.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP | Intended for Vice Presidents for Research and Provosts.
John C. Demers
Assistant Attorney General for National Security
John Demers became Assistant Attorney General for National Security on February 22, 2018. In that capacity, he leads the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat national security related cyber-crime, terrorism and espionage, to enforce export control and sanctions laws, to use the authorities of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and to conduct national security review of foreign investments.
William R. Evanina
Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center
William R. Evanina is the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, an organization he has led since June 2, 2014. He serves as the head of Counterintelligence (CI) for the U.S. Government and as the principal CI and security advisor to the Director of National Intelligence.
Major General Thomas E. Murphy
U.S. Air Force
Maj. Gen. Thomas E. Murphy is the Director, Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he leads the Secretary of Defense-established task force responsible for countering the loss of the department’s critical information and technologies, ensuring the competitive advantage of the Joint Force.
The full 2020 seminar schedule will be posted soon. Full Conference attendance runs from noon, March 2, until noon March 6 (Cost $475).
PART 1 | Starts at Noon, March 2 | Cost $325 | Focus is Academic Security & Research Administration
SOCIAL | Evening, March 4 | Kyle Field Football Stadium
PART 2 | Starts Morning, March 5 | Cost $225 | Focus is Facility Security Administration
Lunch service will be provided as part of the seminar fee on March 3, 4, & 5. All day snacks will be similar to a continental breakfast, but all breakfast and dinner meals are on your own with plenty of nearby options.
The 2020 seminar will be hosted at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, located on the campus of Texas A&M University. More information on the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center may be found here.
A block of 50 rooms has been reserved at the GSA rate for this area.
If you have trouble reserving a room at the GSA rate, please email Sam Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org). More rooms will be made available if the block runs out.
TRANSPORTATION | A coordinated group shuttle transportation back to all Houston airports on March 6, 2020 may be considered if there is adequate interest, elected at the time of registration. You will be contacted if you select that option if interested. Ground shuttle information can be found here.
PARKING | The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center provides daily valet parking for all conference attendees, reduced rate valet parking for hotel residents, or you may self-park in any nearby parking garage. The hotel’s parking garage and a campus map of the other nearby parking options can be found here. Campus “C” passes must be associated with the vehicle’s license plate, in which it is displayed, to avoid a citation. Transportation Service’s guidance for departmental parking passes can be found here.