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Filter Definitions

Below are definitions of some of the new, advanced filtering options on our Session & Events page.

Delivery Format

Birds of a Feather
Get your morning’s fill with these early gatherings (7:00 - 7:45 AM) on Wednesday and Thursday at Moscone West! Grab your breakfast and bring it to the discussion rooms. Some topics are pre-defined and led by speakers, others will develop organically. By design, this is loosely structured to give you an opportunity to network and set the agenda for discussions of interest to you. Only open to Full Conference attendees.

Briefing Center
Get tactical help with the pressing challenges you face each day. Technical experts present short demonstrations to help you make strategic plans and purchase decisions for your organization.

Classroom
Classroom sessions are traditional presentations delivered by 1-2 presenters, following slide decks that are available from the Conference site. Presentations are concluded with audience Q&A. 

Focus-On
Focus-On sessions take place directly after classroom presentations, allowing for a deeper, smaller group discussion and Q&A with the presenter. These are discussion based—no new slides will be presented. Attendance is strictly limited to allow for a small group experience.

Forum
Open to all attendees, RSA Conference Forums are a place to hear from major leaders in government and the enterprise on the top issues in information security.

Learning Lab
Learning Labs provide a highly interactive, facilitated 2-hour learning experience. All of the content is very hands-on and small group oriented. Labs are limited to 64 attendees, assuring maximum engagement and participation. Labs are open to Full Conference attendees only; utilize Reserve a Seat to schedule your participation. Due to the popularity of the Learning Labs, you can only reserve one Lab on your schedule, so pick carefully from our 16 great offerings. Note: Press is not permitted in Lab sessions.

Panel Discussion
Panel sessions are traditional format, featuring a moderator and several panelists representing different viewpoints. The discussions are concluded with audience Q&A. 

Peer2Peer
Interested in up-to-the-minute information from your colleagues? P2P sessions enable groups of no more than 25 people that share a common interest to come together and productively explore a specific security topic, facilitated by an experienced practitioner. Note: Press is not allowed in Peer2Peer sessions.

RSAC TV
The RSAC TV studio features a wide range of presenters and interviews, recorded for future broadcast on rsaconference.com. RSA Conference attendees can watch these live from different viewing locations across the Conference campus.

Sandbox
RSAC Sandbox 2017 offers hands-on experiences addressing, discussing and simulating threats and vulnerabilities in IoT devices, Industrial Control Systems, and Network Security. It is open to all badge types.

Seminar
Start your Conference week on a high note, meeting other practitioners and engaging in these Monday seminars presented by leading security technologists. Our seminar portfolio has expanded this year, so be sure to explore all of the options.

Trainings & Tutorials
Immerse yourself in an intensive, skill-building 2-day session on Sunday/Monday of Conference week. Trainings & Tutorials are led by respected authorities from the SANS Institute, ISACA and (ISC)².

Specialty Tracks

Association Special Topics
Navigate the association landscape and learn about opportunities in training, best practices, credentialing, special programs and career development from leaders in the field.

CyberSafe Parents
The internet is a wonderful tool but dangers are always present. Learn how you can become a CyberSmart Parent and help your kids to be safe online.

Industry Experts
With speakers drawn from top rated RSAC presenters, listen to leading information security professionals talk about today's most pressing matters.

Keynote
RSAC keynote speakers are inspiring leaders, thinkers, and innovators that will share perspectives and knowledge on the information security industry.

Security Mashup
Security Mashup includes interesting speakers and sessions on a wide range of topics not found anywhere else during the week.

Sponsor Special Topics
Listen to a spectrum of experts and security issues delivered and discussed by leading edge companies.

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