SecTor FAQ

The Event

 Where and when is SecTor held?

SecTor is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in the South Building on the 800 level. SecTor 2018 will take place October 2 and 3 with our optional pre-conference day on October 1.


What is the conference schedule?

We have 7 tracks consisting of three technical, one management, one security fundamentals, one tool and one sponsor track. The schedule for our 2018 event will be posted after second round speaker selection.


Who is speaking and what topics will be covered?

Speakers and their sessions for 2018 will be announced in mid-May for our round one selections, and the full lineup in August after round two. This ensures that content for the conference is current and relevant.  To review speakers and sessions from previous years, visit our website at:


Where can I find out about speakers and sessions?

Speakers and session information is posted on our website: as speakers are selected and confirmed.  We also provide updates through social media.


Who should attend?

IT Security Practitioners, Management and CxOs should attend SecTor.  For all levels of attendee there is a plethora of material to consume.  Content is selected by the SecTor Advisory Committee based on timeliness, relevance and practicality, ensuring it is both current and useful.


Why attend SecTor?

SecTor has built a reputation of bringing together IT security experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques. The primary goal of the SecTor team is to ensure the highest possible value to the security community. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals and Managers to connect with their peers and learn from their mentors.  Speakers are true security professionals with depth of understanding on topics that matter, making SecTor is a must attend event for every IT Professional.


Will the sessions be available after the conference?

Yes. Session presentations and keynote videos will posted after the conference at


Who can I contact if I have questions about the conference?

Please direct questions to and someone will respond to your inquiry.


How much is the conference?

Please visit the register section of the website for current rate information.


What is included in the full conference registration fee?

Full conference registrants receive access to all tracks and sessions, including access to the expo hall and the keynote hall. Full conference registrants have access to the networking reception and party, receive a conference bag and are provided lunch and light refreshments both days of the event.


Can I attend the training sessions but not the conference?

Yes, you can sign up for the expo only and add one of the training sessions to your registration.  The expo registration allows you to access the expo hall during the conference.


Can I modify my existing SecTor registration to add a training course?

Yes. On your original electronic receipt there is an edit profile option. Select this option to edit your existing registration and add a training course.


Are there any discounted conference rates?

10% discount codes are available from all SecTor sponsors.  We also offer 20% off for groups of 5 or more.  Note these codes do not extend to pre-conference training.  The pre-conference training is already discounted by $100 for full conference attendees.


How can I register to attend?

You can register online at  For group of 5 or more please contact to obtain 20% off the registration price.


When will registration open?

Registration is currently closed, and will open early 2018. Stay up to date with all of latest news by joining the SecTor mailing list. Please subscribe to our newsletter available from our homepage at


How can I pay for the conference?

We accept MasterCard, Visa and Amex.


What is your cancelation and refund policy?

Depending on the time you cancel you will get a refund less $75 administrative charge.  Please see our refund/substitution policy for more information Sector_Refund_Subsitution_2017


Is there a discount if I sign up for both the training and the full conference?

Yes.  Full conference registrants will receive $100 off the price of the pre-conference training.


What do I need to bring to the conference?

In order to collect your badge, please bring valid photo identification and your registration confirmation bar code (printed out or visible on your mobile device; names must match).  Note pads and pens are provided. If you elect to bring a device, Wi-Fi will be available.


What do I need to bring for training?

Requirements are set forth by the trainer. For more information please check your specific course online:


I am registered as an Expo Only attendee, what can I see and do at the conference?

Expo Only attendees have access to the Expo Hall.  Here you can engage with vendors, attend Expo Theatre sessions, watch simulcast keynote sessions in the Expo Theatre and participate in any of the Expo Hall activities and competitions.


If I have registered and cannot attend am I able to get a refund?

Refunds are subject to our refund and substitution policy – see Sector_Refund_Subsitution_2017 for more details.


Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Yes, however you must update your profile to show the new attendee’s name and contact details.  If this is not done the substitute will not be in our database and consequently will not gain entry to the conference.


What if I lose or forget my badge?

All misplaced or forgotten badges are subject to a $300 reprint fee.

Venue and Conference Logistics

What time does the conference begin and end?

Conference begins at 8:50am.  However, we encourage you to come early to avoid registration lines and to leave you enough time to grab a coffee before opening remarks and the morning keynote.


What are the hours for the Expo Hall?

The Expo Hall is open on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Where is the MTCC?

The MTCC is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The North Building is located on 255 Front Street West and the South Building is located on 222 Bremner Boulevard.


How can I get to the MTCC?

You can drive or take transit to the MTCC.   Paid parking is available for both the North and South building.  The MTCC is a short walk (indoors or out) from Union Station.  Budget 10 minutes to walk from the North building on Front Street to the lower (800) level of the South Building, or 20 minutes from Union Station. More detailed information can be found here:


Is there parking available for people who aren’t staying at a hotel?

Parking is available at the MTCC


Is there local accommodation available?

There are a number of hotels within the vicinity of the MTCC that we have negotiated discounted rates with.  For more information:


Will there be food served at the conference?

For full conference attendees, a light selection of pastries is offered both mornings and a hot buffet lunch with vegetarian options is provided both days of the conference. Coffee and tea are available during breakfast, lunch and the afternoon break.


Will WiFi be available?



Will you be selling merchandise at the conference?

Yes. Merchandise varies from year to year. Transactions are cash only and an ATM is available near registration. We accept both Canadian and American currency.


What parties or activities are available at SecTor?

Full conference attendees are encouraged to join us at the Steam Whistle party after day one of the conference.  Other activities occurring during SecTor within the expo hall available to all attendees are listed at

CPE Credits

How are my CPE credits recorded by ISC2?

Include your CISSP number when registering.  Following the conference, SecTor will forward your number, along with the number of days in attendance at SecTor, to ISC2.


How many CPEs can I earn?

You will receive one CPE credit per hour, including pre-conference training.  For the two day SecTor conference you will receive 16 credits.  The number of credits for pre-conference training is dependent on the number of hours scheduled for the training.


I am an Expo Only Attendee, can I earn CPE credits?

Expo only guests will receive up to 2 CPE credits for attending SecTor (one per day).  You are also entitled to CPE credits for any pre-conference training you attend (one per hour of training).


Can I earn CPE credits for other certifications through your training/event?

At this time we do not automatically send credits for other certifications e.g. ISACA.


I have a question about my CPE credits, who should I contact?

Please direct all CPE relation inquiries to:


How can I become a sponsor?

Please email for a copy of our prospectus and to discuss available sponsorship opportunities.


I would like to speak at SecTor, who should I contact?

More information about SecTor’s Call for Speakers can be found here:


Are there volunteer opportunities?

There are no volunteer opportunities for SecTor 2017.