2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Carolina Advanced Digital, and the 13th anniversary of our annual IT Hot Topics Conference. New for 2015, we have a great lineup of certification trainings, extended social activities, new content, and special guest speakers.

The venue is beautiful and easy to access. The content is driven by the attendees. The speakers are always top-notch. In recent years, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting Katie Moussouris, Chris Hoff, Chris Nickerson, Mike Rothman, Zach Lanier, Deviant, Mike Murray, Shannon Tufts, Johnny Long, John McCumber, Ryan Linn, Tyler Shields, Patrick Miller, and more. The CFP is still open, so speakers for 2015 haven’t been unveiled yet, but the updates will start flowing in the next two weeks.CVENT-HEADER2

If you’re in mid-Atlantic, Southeast or Southern US regions, you should definitely come join us for the conference!

With certification trainings being held at the same venue the week of the conference, there’s a great opportunity to maximize your time. Even if you’re not in the immediate region, the discounts and bundles we have are likely more cost-effective than attending a training elsewhere. You’ll get 30-40% off, food, a full conference pass, and great hotel rate.

IT Hot Topics Conference & Trainings 2015
May 4-8th, 2015
Grandover Resort and Conference Center
Greensboro, NC

Call for Speakers
The CFP (Call for Papers) is still open for a bit. You can submit your talk at http://cfp.hottopicsconference.com

Trainings- CWTS (Wireless) and HCISPP (Healthcare Security)
We’ve worked out great pricing on certification trainings. Both classes are being held Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5th at the conference venue. Courses are $1,295/person or $1,195 for multiple registrations, and include meals and conference pass. The CWTS also includes an exam voucher and onsite test (optional). View more and register online.

Registration is Open
Conference passes start at just $59/day or $99 for both days and include meals, keynotes, breakouts, vendor expo, and entrance to the Wednesday night anniversary bash. Register at http://www.hottopicsconference.com

Sponsorships Available
Limited sponsorships are available and include a range of options from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, and range from marketing opportunities to expo space, showcase presentations, and the option to put live demo gear in our IT Hot Topics Conference Demo Rack, where engineers and attendees can poke and play (with limited access). Recent sponsors include HP, Dell SonicWALL, Barracuda, Bradford Networks, Aruba, Juniper, Blue Coat, Citrix, Winmagic, Xirrus, Motorola, Airtight, Exinda, Varonis, Maas360. Community partners include (ISC)2, ISSA, CWNP and the UNC School of Government.  View sponsorship details.

We’ll be having some new updates that I can’t yet share. To follow along with conference activities, please visit http://www.cadinc.com/news/blog.

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Author, speaker, and recognized authority on network and wireless security architectures, Jennifer (JJ) Minella helps organizations solve technical problems and align teams.

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