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Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

  • 1.  Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 19 days ago
    CSA is hosting our first in-person (limited to 50 in attendance, lots of social distancing, and masks) event since RSA next week outside of Washington DC.   It seems that we may be the first to host an in-person event since then.

    How are people feeling about getting back to in-person events?  Are you planning on attending any in-person events this year or not and why?     Have you seen other conferences moving forward with their in-person schedule?  What have you seen as far as in-person guidelines?

    I would love to hear everyone's thoughts.


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    Melisa Williams
    Event Manager
    Cloud Security Alliance
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  • 2.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 18 days ago
    I am comfortable attending in-person events if everyone practices safety like wearing a masks, social distancing, etc.

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    Angela Dogan
    Founder & CEO
    Davis Dogan Advisory Services, LLC
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  • 3.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Angela!  That is great to hear.  I am curious is your comfortability tied to the size of the audience?

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    Melisa Williams
    Event Manager
    Cloud Security Allianc
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  • 4.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 18 days ago
    I will prefer virtual. Last 4 months I am working remotely and it feels to me as normal and secure/protected.

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    Anzar Hasan
    Aventiv Technologies
    Aventiv Technologies
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  • 5.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Anzar, do you think you will ever feel comfortable with an in-person event, if so, what will it take?

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    Melisa Williams
    Event Manager
    Cloud Security Allianc
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  • 6.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 18 days ago
    Edited by Erik Johnson 18 days ago
    I'm planning on attending the CSA Federal Summit next week.​ I'm glad that I'm local and don't have to deal with flying, which is where I'd have concerns.

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    Erik Johnson
    Sr. Enterprise Cloud Security Specialist
    Federal Reserve
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  • 7.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Erik, Is there a length of a flight that will stop you from potentially attending events in the future?  Or just any flying?

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    Melisa Williams
    Event Manager
    Cloud Security Allianc
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  • 8.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 15 days ago

    Hi @Melisa Williams 

    I hope you are doing good.

    I personally doesn't have any preference for the conferences, but i do prefer in-person of course.​

    Interaction with Associate or futur Prospect can be more visible and will give more control around sharing anything relevant, promotion, or simply reaching any desired members in a short matter of time. Online is great, you can reach user that is often not reachable, but to have a maximised impact in a specific subject, in-person will remain my first choice. The link we build person to person is different than online. 



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    Armand Jr Brunelle
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  • 9.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi Armand, do you feel comfortable in attending in-person conferences now or do you think it will be sometime in the future?  If so, what will make you feel comfortable in attending?

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    Melisa Williams
    Event Manager
    Cloud Security Allianc
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  • 10.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi @Melisa Williams,

    I sure do feel comfortable attending in-person conferences. A little bit of humour here is my system is immune to almost everything...
    I think there is serious risk involving in-person events, each of them must be seen individually in terms of necessary security measure, either on Covid-19 related or generally speaking.

    I see this case by case, i am sure that each business or company, will have their preferences and measurements on the impact that in-person can occur.

    Have a great evening!​

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    Armand Jr Brunelle
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  • 11.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 14 days ago
    I don't feel comfortable attending any public event until one of these three things happen:
    • vaccine
    • readily available cure
    • significant decrease in infection rates
    If that takes until 2021 or longer, it's what it takes.

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    Roger Grimes
    Data-Driven Defense Evangelist
    KnowBe4, Inc.
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  • 12.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 7 days ago
    I think I am sticking to virtual events for 2020.  However, we really need to contemplate a way for the virtual events to be more valuable to sponsors.  It is sponsors that provide the majority of the funds for these events.

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    Tim Albrecht
    GM Cloud Practice
    Cloud Storage Security
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  • 13.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi Tim! I would love to hear your ideas on this, as we are always looking to make our events valuable to attendees and our sponsors.

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    Melisa Williams
    Event Manager
    Cloud Security Allianc
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  • 14.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 6 days ago
    Edited by Imran Pirzada 6 days ago
    I would prefer attending in person considering all the protocols of social distancing are in place.  Makes it more worthwhile from the aspect of focus as you're geared towards the event without other distractions.

    Imran Pirzada
    Lead IT Security Specialist - Data Protection & Governance
    Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
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  • 15.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 5 days ago
    I definitely expect to avoid in-person events until there is a vaccine. It's not me that I worry about, it is the many people that I come into contact with in my personal life that are immune compromised in some way.

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    Paul Rich
    Executive Director
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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  • 16.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 4 days ago
    Edited by Paul Simmonds 4 days ago

    Melisa,

    Currently, no way!   As the year goes on, and dependant on 2nd spikes (or lack of them), and the current status of the region you are going to, then European travel for really important meetings / events may be considered.

    Currently, given the state of infection (and response) in the US then I would not consider it. So "Sectember" in Seattle is definitely not on my travel agenda, or even putting in a speaking proposal.

    Looking at how things may go, and given that RSA have moved 2021 to mid-May, then potentially that may be my first trans-Atlantic trip, but too soon to tell.

    It's not the events themselves, as I believe it's viable to put in practices to minimise potential infection/transmission; it's the need to travel, take cabs, stay in hotels, eat in restaurants etc.

    My 2 cents



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    Paul Simmonds
    CSA UK Chapter
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  • 17.  RE: Are you willing to attend in person events in 2020? Or are you sticking to only Virtual events?

    Posted 2 days ago
    Hi Melissa,

    Current course and speed, I will likely wait until 2021 before I consider in person events. This is a tough decision because I enjoy meeting folks but I think it is the right decision at this time especially since I live in the current US hot spot for the pandemic!

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    Pierre Dorion
    Owner
    My Organization
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