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August 14-16, 2019 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown


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.

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A Gathering of Tomorrow's Security Leaders

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

ISC West

Your 2019 Guide to SIA Events at ISC West

March 1, 2019

Make the most out of your trip to ISC West with these special Security Industry Association (SIA) events! Whether you’re looking to connect with young professionals, interested in interoperability, wanting to catch up on official association business or looking for the best networking opportunities, SIA has these great FREE events for you. (All times PDT) The Advance Tuesday, April 910:30-11:30 a.m.Sands Expo, Rooms 505 and…

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SIA RISE Chair Matt Feenan

SIA RISE Welcomes Matt Feenan as New Committee Chair

January 18, 2019

Read our interview with the RISE Committee’s new chair, Matt Feenan, as the Security Industry Association (SIA) spotlights a young professional on the rise! Matt Feenan of Axis Communications has been named the chair of SIA RISE, a networking group that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. Matt joined Axis –…

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wireless security

Offering More With Your Security Installs

December 12, 2018

Most dealers are familiar wireless intrusion detection devices – motion detectors and door/window transmitters, and the like – and understand the advantages of wireless. Because wireless eliminates the labor costs running of cable and trenching, the economic advantages are clear. Likewise, wireless avoids the difficulties presented by traditional hardwiring. Wireless devices can be simply mounted…

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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

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