The Event

 Where and when is SecTor held?

SecTor is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in the South Building on Level 800.


What is the conference schedule?

We have seven tracks consisting of three technical, one management, one security fundamentals, one tools and one sponsor track.


Who is speaking and what topics will be covered?

Speakers and their sessions for 2019 will be announced in spring for our round one selections, and the full lineup in summer 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: sector.ca/past-events/


Where can I find out about speakers and sessions?

Speakers and session information is posted on our website: sector.ca/schedule/ 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 be posted after the conference at sector.ca/presentations.


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

Please direct questions to info@sector.ca 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 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 pre-conference activities but not the conference?

Yes, you can sign up for an Expo pass and add one of the pre-conference activities to your registration. Visit our Expo page for more information: sector.ca/expo.


Can I modify my existing SecTor registration to add a pre-conference activity?

Yes. On your original electronic receipt there is an edit/change registration option. Select this option to edit your existing registration and add a pre-conference activity.


How can I register to attend?

You can register online at sector.ca/register.


When will registration open?

Registration is now Open. Please visit sector.ca/register to register today.


How can I pay for the conference?

We accept MasterCard, Visa and Amex.


I have already registered and forgot to use/just received a discount code. Can you offer a price adjustment?

We are unable to perform price adjustments.

What is your cancelation and refund policy?

Depending on the time you cancel you will get a refund less $150 administrative charge.  Please see our refund/substitution policy for more information Sector_Refund_Subsitution_2019


What do I need to bring to the conference to collect my badge?

To collect your badge, please bring valid photo identification and your registration confirmation QR code (printed or visible on your smartphone). Note, your registered name must match that of your valid ID.


What if my ID and preferred name don’t match? What name should I register with?

Please register using your name as it appears on your valid ID.

If you have a different preferred name please contact us at management@sector.ca as soon as possible to request a change.


What do I need to bring for training?

Requirements are set forth by the trainer. For more information please check your specific course online: sector.ca/pre-conference.


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

A full breakdown of the expo attendee experience can be found at sector.ca/expo.


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_2019 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?

On day one, the conference begins at 08:50 with opening remarks and the morning keynote. The last sessions on day two conclude at 15:40.


What are the hours for the Expo?

The Expo is open on day one from 08:00 to 17:00 and on day two from 08:00 to 16:00.


Where is the MTCC?

The MTCC is 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.  SecTor is held in the South Building of the MTCC.


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: http://www.sector.ca/travel


Is there parking available?

Parking is available at the MTCC


Is there local accommodation available?

There are many hotels within the vicinity of the MTCC. We have negotiated discounted rates with a select few – for more information: http://www.sector.ca/travel


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.  Food for purchase will be available at a grab and go cafe located on Level 700.


Is WiFi available?



Do you sell 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 Networking Reception and Party at Steam Whistle Brewing after day one of the conference. Other activities occurring during SecTor are listed at sector.ca/activities and on our Community Events page sector.ca/community

CPE Credits

How are my CPE credits recorded by (ISC)2?

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 (ISC)2.


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 activities is dependent on the number of hours scheduled.


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

Expo attendees will receive up to 2 CPE credits for attending SecTor (one per day). You are also entitled to CPE credits for any pre-conference activity you attend (one per hour of activity). You are responsible for manually submitting additional CPE credits to (ISC)2.


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. We will happily stamp verification attendance forms or registration receipts for validation at the event only.


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

Please direct all CPE relation inquiries to: info@sector.ca


How can I become a sponsor?

Please email renu@sector.ca 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:  sector.ca/cfp


Are there volunteer opportunities?

There are no volunteer opportunities for SecTor 2019.


Does SecTor use information submitted during the CFP process for marketing purposes?

No, information gathered during the CFP process is not used for general marketing purposes and is only retained if you are selected as a conference speaker for the purposes of facilitating your speaking at the conference.


As a conference speaker, is my information shared with sponsors?

No, speaker information is not shared with anyone unless requested by the speaker, such as allowing your badge to be scanned during the conference.