I'm still enjoying Security Congress 2020 as it's going to take at least a couple more days to get through all the sessions.Even if we're able to attend next year's conference in person, I hope that we'll also have the virtual option available. I imagine many organizations will be re-examining their travel budgets in the wake of COVID-19 as they find much of what used to require travel can now be accomplished remotely.
For a global organization, I was somewhat surprised to see session times scheduled around and expressed only in Eastern Standard Time (EST) instead of Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). I suspect most people outside the US don't immediately know their time zone offset from EST but do know their offset from UTC. Both the global nature of (ISC)² and the virtual conference format lend themselves more to live sessions running serially across multiple time zones rather than multiple sessions running in parallel for only a few hours in a single time zone. Instead of only being able to watch 20% of the sessions live, it would be great if that was 50% or higher.
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@Xenophore insightful and thoughtful suggestions are right on target. I'll second his suggestions here in this forum. I'm still enjoying Security Congress 2020 as it's going to take at least a couple more days to get through all the sessions. Even if we're able to attend next year's conference in person, I hope that we'll still have this *NEW* virtual option available. I imagine many organizations from big to small will still be re-examining their travel budgets under a microscope in the wake of COVID-19 as they find much of what used to require travel can now be accomplished remotely. Please keep this avenue open for those ISC2 members who can't attend any other way. As a CISSP these CEU friendly events are ultra valuable and very much appreciated. Take care and stay awesome.
Aloha and mahalo @Vsam403 for those words. I agree and hope ISC2 Congress will take these into account at their next planning meetings. Take care. 🙂