Speaker Requirements


ISSA Des Moines members are a diverse group of information security professionals, ranging from information security analysts and engineers to consultants and CIOs. Speakers have ranged from CTOs of high-tech security companies to lawyers speaking about regulation. The chapter holds monthly meetings from 11:30 AM - 1 PM on the fourth Monday of each month.


  • All presentations should be of interest to information security professionals (this could include technical, legal, or business) dimensions
  • All presentations should last no more than 60 minutes excluding a brief question and answer session
  • Vendor presentations should be kept at an educational level and not be a sales pitch
  • Presentations that include demonstrations are preferred, however, not mandated


  • Provide a presentation title, abstract, and speaker bio to ISSA Des Moines Chapter's Communications Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • The Communications Director will contact you after receipt of the materials
  • After you have been scheduled to speak, provide a softcopy (PDF or PowerPoint) of the presentation to the Program Director
  • Permission to post presentation materials on the chapter website is assumed unless specifically denied in writing

Audio/Visual Requirements

  • ISSA Speakers are provided an LCD projecter and use their own laptop
  • Other requests for Audio/Visual equipment should go to the Program Director


  • The speaker does not have to provide lunch, but a larger crowd can be expected if it is