This post was originally published here by  (ISC)² Management.

Security Congress is less than three months away! This year’s biggest and best cybersecurity conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 8-10. Attending this year’s event can earn you as many as 46 CPEs for the year. To make sure you get the most out of #ISC2Congress, here are five things to do before you get to NOLA:

  1. Register for workshops

Reserved seating workshops are new to Security Congress this year. We will have five workshops available throughout the conference that require a registration. If you’ve already signed up for Security Congress, great! You can login to your registration and add them to your schedule. If not, hurry! Only 60 seats will be available in each workshop and most are close to full already. Security Congress workshop session numbers are 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014 and 3015 and can be found in the online agenda.

  1. Make cybersecurity personal

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is hosting their annual orientation session to fill you in on the latest with the Garfield program, as well as other opportunities to engage with your community. The session kicks off Tuesday aka “Center Day” at Security Congress, which will be capped off with the Center Celebration on a riverboat cruise down the Mississippi River. The cruise is a separately ticketed event, but space is extremely limited on the Creole Queen. Make sure you save your spot soon for dinner, jazz and southern hospitality!

  1. Write your questions for Town Hall

Monday afternoon will include an (ISC)² Town Hall meeting open to both members and non-members. Management and Board of Directors members will be on the panel to talk about future developments, as well as answer your questions about membership, certification and more. You can submit your questions to congress@isc2.org or ask in person.

  1. Expand your network

Meet fellow Security Congress attendees online on the (ISC)² Community Security Congress board. You can chat with speakers, find out about upcoming webinars and earn a badge for registering for the conference. When you get to Security Congress, you’ll already know your fellow attendees and can celebrate a successful few days of learning and development at the closing event: “A Night in NOLA” Networking Night at Mardi Gras World.

  1. Leave room for swag in your bag

It’s not a conference without seemingly limitless swag! You can plan out your swag collection route with this Exhibit Hall map. Sponsors from the top cybersecurity training, product and software companies will be on hand to load you up with knowledge on their latest developments – plus probably a fidget spinner or two.

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