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Getting The Most Out of ISC West 2020

Nov 5, 2019 12:30:15 PM

ISC brings more than 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors from the security world. It can be a lot to navigate without a bit of insight and pre-planning. We want you to maximize your experience there. It’s a great way to rub shoulders and share ideas with the most important people and businesses in the security industry. Below are some tips on how to prepare for ISC West 2020.

As you begin to plan, you should consider the following:

  • Book a hotel ahead of time
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Set appointments
  • Review The Floor Plan
  • Plan a Route
  • FAQs

Book a Hotel Ahead of Time

ISC West book a hotel

To get the best deals and get a hotel that’s near or sponsored by ISC West, you are going to want to book a hotel room early. Discounts for this year’s event ends on Friday, February 21st, 2020. Booking before then will save your and your company money.

There are several ways to book a hotel, but ISC West has a page dedicated to booking. Through the ISC West website, you can book a hotel that is an official ISC West hotel and get discounts and special perks like free shuttles to the event. You can book an ISC West hotel here.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

comfortable shoes

If you’ve ever been to any major showcase, whether CES, or ISC West, it is critical that you wear comfortable shoes. You don’t realize now, but if you are attending the event, or if your company has a booth for the first time, you are going to be on your feet for 12-14 hours. That is a long time, especially if you are wearing uncomfortable shoes. Wearing comfortable shoes will make the event much more manageable. It is hard to be at your best when all you can think about is how sore your feet are.

You’ll also want to take breaks and relax when you can. AvantGuard will have a room to kick your feet back, have a drink and relax. All you need to do to enjoy this is fill out the free registration form.

Click below to register for AvantGuard’s annual Relax event at ISC West.


Set Appointments

setting appointments

A schedule will help you maximize your time, and ensure that you are able to meet with the people that you want to speak to. Reach out to specific companies and see if you can schedule a time to meet. This will help you better manage your time and obtain an uninterrupted meeting.

There are fewer things that are more frustrating at ISC West than running late to a booth and swimming through people to try and get a bit of time with an already occupied company. To get their full attention, and present yourself in an organized way, you’ll want to schedule appointments to meet.

Review the Floor Plan & Plan Your Route

isc west 2020 floor plan

ISC West is huge. It is really easy to get lost or turned around, trust us. It’s a great idea to review the floor plan to see where all the exhibits are going to be. The showroom floor can truly be overwhelming if you don’t have a sense of where you are, or where you are going.

Once you have mapped out where you are going and what time, you can begin to plan how to get there. Again, because of the amount of people and how big ISC West is, you don’t realize how long it takes to get from one place to another. Scheduling meetings with 10 minutes between one another is not a good idea. Having a good grasp on the floor plan allows you to plan accordingly and gives you a realistic idea on exactly how much time you need to get from one area to another.

Also, make sure you leave time for you to do some exploring. We know you are there for business, but ISC West is a great opportunity to learn and discover what’s new in the security world. We highly recommend giving yourself enough time to see what’s happening on the showroom floor.

ISC West: Frequently Asked Questions

Getting prepared for ISC West can be time consuming, and frankly, a bit confusing. AvantGuard wants to help you have the best experience possible. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about ISC WEST, so you can maximize your experience there. Have a great ISC West!

When Does ISC West Start?

Education seminars and trainings on network and security happen take place on:

  • Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

The exhibit hall hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, March 20th, 2020 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where is The Event Being Held?

Sands Expo & Convention Center
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109-2617

Do I Get CE Credit for Courses?

Yes! There are over 85+ sessions that will cover a large variety of topics, and the best part is you can earn CE hours with many industry accredited authorities. You will receive certificates for attendance after the show. This document will be used to report yours to the correct industry accredited authorities.

How Much Does it Cost to Attend ISC West?

If you pay to attend from now until March 16th, 2020 the cost is $100. After the 16th, the price jumps to $150.

For media the event is free as long as you register before April 12th 2020.

The three day education package costs $1,050. The two-day education package runs $850 and a one day education package costs $650.

How Do I Register for ISC West?

You can find a link to the registration here. You may also register on the day of in person, but we recommend you complete the registration early.

When Will ISC West Badges Be Issued?

ISC West will not be mailing badges. Instead, you are asked to print out your confirmation and bar code and bring it to registration at the event.

Can I Bring My Kids to ISC West?

Unfortunately, no. You must be at least 18 years of age to be on the showroom floor.

Does ISC West Have a Cancellation Policy?

In the event that you can’t go, but you are registered, ISC West permits you to transfer your registration to another person in your organization. You will need to submit a letter beforehand with the person’s information who is taking your place to the address below:

ISC West 2019
Reed Exhibitions 383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

If you can’t make it to an educational course, you will not be eligible to receive a refund. Your registration for educational courses can be transferred to another member in your organization. You will need to send a letter identifying the person who will be replacing you to the address above.

How Do I Get To ISC West From My Hotel?

There is a free shuttle service to the event from all registered ISC West hotels. If you are staying at non-partner hotel you will need to find your own way. We recommend using a taxi or ride share service for this.

Where is the AvantGuard Booth?

This year AvantGuard has a booth. Our Booth number is 31089 located in the “Connected Security” section.

Will AvantGuard be hosting its “RELAX” Event this year?

Yes we will. It will be located in the same room, Titian 2202. Registration is required for entry. You can register for the event here here.

Where is the ISC West 2020 Floor Plan?

You can find a list of all ISC West exhibitors and booth locations here.

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