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CanSecWest 2018

The 18th annual CanSecWest conference will be held March 14-16th, 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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CanSecWest, the world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, is about bringing the industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking. The conference lasts for three days and features a single track of thought provoking presentations, each prepared by an experienced professional and talented educator who is at the cutting edge of his or her field. We give preference to new and innovative material, highlighting important, emergent technologies, techniques, or best industry practices.

The conference is single track, with one hour presentations over the duration beginning at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee includes the catered meals, and there will be a vendor display and lounge/eating area, where wireless internet access will be available (as well as in the speaking theater).

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2015-02-14-10:00:00 Whistler Decompression

CanSecWest post-conference "Whistler Decompression" bookings worked out really well this year. We have five, four bedroom cabins at Fitzsimmons Walk complex in the village within walking distance of the village center and lifts, some adjacent, some interconnected by heated underground garage. For stay durations of 3, 4, and 5 days (2 day weekend only stays also negotiable), at $250/night (for three nights, $220 for longer) which includes some food and meals and dinner party Saturday night. Even if you don't ski there is the hot-tub/bar/videogames/sectalk track and other activities such as snowmobiling if you are interested - we are are bringing up ps4s and xbone units again. To reserve a spot (they are about half full already) message secwest15@cansecwest.com with your preferred travel dates, and room-mate or some occupation preference (single occupancy is ok, you just have to cover the whole room), Most rooms have private baths but some are shared between two rooms. Each cabin sleeps about 10 if you count the two couches, and/or folding beds.

Most people drive up Friday night after the conference, so March 20th this year, and we try to send an advance party to minimally stock the fridges for arrival. On the Friday at the conference we arrange car pools and it's usually easy to get a ride up. For returns there are buses to the city and airport no matter what your schedule, and usually lots of folks going back at various times to hop rides with. Please let us know if you are renting a car or have room in your car for extra bodies.

For those that are interested in booking their own more secluded cabins for a small group, there are still plenty of village walking distance vacancies left in the adjacent Montebello complex and slightly farther Northern Lights area, and We would be glad to assist in booking if you need it (we get better discounts with the agents after doing this for so many years, and it may be in your interest to contact us). In addition, most of the village hotels still have lots of vacancies. As usual, we will also have one early rising focused skiier, quiet designated cabin at the end of the complex for those who wish to enjoy the more meditative aspects of beautiful Whistler. It's much smaller, relaxed, and more social than the big conference, and usually a lot of fun, and fills up fast, so contact us at secwest15@cansecwest.com ASAP if you are interested.