Thursday, June 25 & Friday, June 26, 2020


The University of Washington’s Center for Information Assurance and Cyber Security (CIAC) participated in The Great Conversation in Seattle in March 2019. Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Executive Director and Professor, exposed the talent gap in our current physical security and cyber security workforce on the fundamentals of information assurance.

It generated many questions from the 250+ attendees and was one of the most popular conversations at the forum.

Barbara and her team then approached The Sage Group, the producers of The Great Conversation, to sponsor the next 2020 Seattle forum at the University of Washington campus and become an academic partner.

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The University of Washington is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, the university was first established in downtown Seattle approximately a decade after the city's founding to aid its economic development. Today, the university's 703-acre main Seattle campus is situated in the University District above the Montlake Cut, within the urban Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest. The university has two additional campuses in Tacoma and Bothell, Washington.




The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Group rate expires 5/22/20
The Great Conversation Room Block Group rate: $197

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The hotel will honor the group rate from Wednesday, June 24 - Sunday, June 28 for those attendees that would like to extend their stay and enjoy Seattle during this perfect time of year!