acceleRISE logo

Thank you for attending the first-ever AcceleRISE conference Aug. 14-16 in Minneapolis!

We hope you enjoyed this opportunity to connect with other young security professionals and access top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration. Highlights from AcceleRISE 2019 included interactive workshops on purposeful networking and addressing conflict in the workplace, insights from the Twin Cities Marathon team on the evolution of race-day security, presentations on the power of positive leadership and providing customer service, a lively networking reception and group exercise classes with tomorrow’s security leaders.

Plans are already underway for next year’s event; please complete this form to sign up for updates.

We hope to see you again next year!


Prepare for your future. Designed for young industry professionals like yourself, and presented by SIA, AcceleRISE brings together tomorrow’s security leaders for two-plus days of idea sharing, coaching, business skills, networking and inspiration.

AcceleRISE – hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals and those new to the industry – will present blended learning sessions featuring a mix of keynotes, panel sessions, team building exercises, peer networking and workshops.

View Full Announcement

AcceleRISE will ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership and sharpen business acumen in young talent.

Gain insight into leadership, business and soft skills development to become more productive

Develop a unique understanding of emerging security trends and the potential impact on each component of the security ecosystem

Understand the principles of critical thinking and their applications to various work situations in a professional environment

Learn from the experience of accomplished security professionals in various practice settings to offer concrete examples of career paths in the security sphere

News & Announcements

Rebecca Bayne

AcceleRISE Takeaways and Career Tips for Young Professionals From Search and Recruitment Expert Rebecca Bayne

September 4, 2019

The Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) inaugural AcceleRISE conference – hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals – brought together tomorrow’s security leaders Aug. 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for 2+ days of idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration. Following a successful AcceleRISE, SIA spoke with Rebecca Bayne, president of premier AcceleRISE sponsor…

The post AcceleRISE Takeaways and Career Tips for Young Professionals From Search and Recruitment Expert Rebecca Bayne appeared first on Security Industry Association.

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

“SIA has long been at the forefront of promoting career growth among young professionals within the security industry. From specialized educational sessions at ISC West to networking events across the country to RISE itself, SIA has numerous ways for millennials and young security professionals to get involved and learn the tools needed to evolve their careers. I’m thrilled that SIA is putting on the industry’s first conference intended for young professionals! This has long been a void within the industry, and I’m excited for SIA to fill it with AcceleRISE.” 


Brendan McFall

past chair, RISE Steering Committee

"Finding and keeping qualified talent is the number-one issue facing SIA members and the industry. As part of SIA’s comprehensive workforce development plan, employers will find that AcceleRISE is a smart business investment. AcceleRISE will provide young security professionals with a compelling learning experience, ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership skills, sharpen business acumen and ultimately propel attendees forward as stronger contributors to their employers’ success.”

Don Erickson

Don Erickson



The RISE community is designed to facilitate your professional growth and help today’s rising stars become tomorrow’s security leaders. Membership in the RISE community is free and open to all employees of SIA member companies who are under 40 or brand-new to the security industry. Besides the AcceleRISE event, we produce programs year-round for professional development, for networking and for fun.


  • Join us for career-growth webinars
  • Gain foundational training on security topics
  • Attend career tracks at ISC West and ISC East
  • Apply for annual professional development