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Stories From AcceleRISE
I was proud to be part of the AcceleRISE conference, which addressed a gap in the security industry. I made a lot of meaningful connections that I've been able to nurture into professional relationships. The best part was the ability to get a broader perspective; working for a security company gives you a view of the industry, but only as far as it concerns your role. Attending AcceleRISE allowed me to survey the whole industry and understand the bigger picture and where each service and company fits in the ecosystem, and it really gave me insight I was able to take back to my company. For anyone wanting to build their career in this field, AcceleRISE is a must-attend.
Christina Pryka, Executive assistant/communications coordinator
Guidepost Solutions LLC
The AcceleRISE conference is a unique opportunity to meet security professionals from across the U.S. I enjoyed hearing about emerging trends and the increased importance of the security industry. I left feeling motivated with powerful new connections that I have already leveraged in my day-to-day role. I would encourage any professional interested in a long-term career in the security industry to take part in this incredible event. Thank you to SIA for making the event a great success.
Dan Katz, Senior regional sales manager, Mid-Atlantic
AcceleRISE was an amazing experience. I not only learned so much from each of the unique sessions and speakers, but I also was able to network and meet some inspiring new industry young professionals. Connecting with future leaders and sharing experiences and best practices truly make this conference unique and exciting. Many larger shows can be nonstop, but AcceleRISE is a great place for young professionals in this industry to speak openly about their experiences, share challenges and brainstorm together on how we can bring the security industry to the next level and futureproof the market. This is a conference I look forward to each year. I am excited to learn, grow and network with my newly connected friends in the industry!
Chair, SIA RISE Steering Committee
Taking time to attend a conference can be a hard decision when you are really busy, but I am so incredibly glad I decided to attend the inaugural AcceleRISE conference! I gained incredible industry insight from the seasoned security speakers and connected with so many new faces and fresh perspectives. The conference is geared toward young security professionals, making it fun and unlike other industry conference I have attended.
Nicole Riggs, Office Coordinator – Recruiting Research/Team Support
Bayne Consulting & Search, Inc.
AcceleRISE is a fantastic testament to the industry's focus on diversity. It brings together ideas from all areas of the security industry and opens doors and communication paths for bright young minds to connect with established industry resources outside their organizations. I would highly recommend the event to young professionals hoping to advance their careers.