A training and technology forum for government, industry, and academia
On behalf of the military/industry community and the city of Colorado Springs, I invite you to participate in the AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s 16th annual CYBERSPACE Symposium. Last year we had record breaking attendance and a star-studded program, but this year promises to be even better.
Why? Because while last year we lowered rates for government employees, this year ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ATTEND FREE. We did this for two reasons: To increase government attendance while accommodating new austere government attendance rules, and, simply, to attract more attendees and make the venue more valuable for industry sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees.
SO WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
Will be dazzled by a hundred exhibitors showcasing the latest technology and solutions to government and industry cyber and IT challenges.
Listen to and interact with some of America’s most brilliant strategic thinkers and policy makers in keynote speeches, presentations, and panels.
Earn Continuing Education Units required annually for certifications such as Program Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), CompTIA Security+ and Network+, and more.
Contribute to STEM scholarships for Colorado students.
Contribute to The Home Front Cares, a Colorado-based non-profit organization directly benefitting wounded veterans and their families.
Provide awareness to government leaders and employees of commercial technology available to enhance mission effectiveness.
Free admission, which includes Presentations, Panels, Tuesday Reception, Exhibit Floor, and even parking! AND, the first 500 government registrants will get two free keynote luncheons!
But fundamentally CYBERSPACE 2014 is a world-class professional development opportunity. If you work in the Front Range, it is a professional development and training activity that is coming to you, at a time when government employers lack funds for sending you to other conferences and training events.
Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Network with customers and industry partners in an approved, ethical, equal-opportunity forum for government /industry interaction.
Unlike other events scaling down, our symposium is actually a growing interaction between government and industry. Last year we had just shy of 1800 attendees. This year’s official goal is 2000 but my personal goal is 2500.
I am honored to chair the event for the second year in a row, leading a motivated volunteer staff working hard to ensure you will enjoy our entire 2014 program. Please join us for our 16th exciting year!
- Frederick W. Mooney
DEFENDING AMERICA CYBERSPACE 2014
Thanks to all of you, Cyberspace Symposium 2013 was a huge success! The Symposium featured participants from the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Army Cyber Command, 24th Air Force, USMC C4/CIO, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Information Systems Agency, and leading industry partners as well as thought-provoking panel discussions chaired by some of the most elite minds in today’s cyber and space community.
About AFCEA and the Rocky Mountain Chapter. The AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) is part of AFCEA International: http://www.afcea.org/about/. AFCEA is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. AFCEA runs symposiums, exhibits, and conferences around the world. AFCEA also raises money for education. The AFCEA RMC has provided $1M in scholarships to military veterans, ROTC students, and STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) students in Colorado.