10 Things To Do at Detect ‘19⁠


Detect ‘19: September 29 – October 02, 2019
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

Detect ‘19 is fast approaching, and we can’t wait to see everyone in National Harbor! Detect is the single largest conference dedicated to threat intelligence, and brings together the best and brightest minds in the industry. We’ve gathered our top recommendations for you to make the most of your stay.

1. Rosa Mexicano
Enjoy top-notch Mexican cuisine overlooking the Potomac River. Rosa Mexicano is located in the center of the National Harbor complex and is known for its tableside guacamole and creative margaritas. The restaurant offers a wide selection of flavorful dishes to choose from. What more is there to taco ‘bout? Take a look at their menu and see for yourself. 

2. Welcome Reception
Sunday, September 29th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Meet your sponsors and fellow conference-goers at the Detect Welcome Reception. The Welcome Reception will take place on Sunday night from 6-8pm in the exhibit space. Enjoy passed horderves and drinks while you network with your peers. What better way to kick off your week than with a relaxing evening and new acquaintances. View the agenda. 

3. The Capital Wheel
Take in breathtaking views at the top of The Capital Wheel! This ferris wheel sits at the end of a pier on the Potomac and has 1.6 million LED lights that create a spectrum of 16,387,064 colors. Sights visible from the wheel include the Washington Monument, City of Alexandria, Masonic Temple, Georgetown, and more. Book your ride today.

4. Fireside Chat and Book Signing with Joe Menn
Monday, September 30th, 4:40-5:30 PM, 6:00-7:00 PM
Get a signed copy of, “Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World,” from Joe Menn. Among other things, this new bestseller revealed that presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to the oldest surviving group of US hackers. He’ll be giving a fireside chat Monday evening at 4:40 pm, followed by a free book signing at 6:00 pm. Check the schedule.

5. MGM Casino
Win it all at the MGM Casino. The MGM Resort at National Harbor opened in 2016 and features a casino, several restaurants, a spa, retail space, and a 3,000 seat theater. Test your luck at slot machines, table games, and more. You’ll enjoy your classic Las Vegas atmosphere all the way across the coast. Browse the games.

6. Keynotes
Monday, September 30th, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Hear from leading industry luminaries on today’s top trends. The Detect keynote speakers are renowned thought leaders, and they’ll share their wisdom, experiences, and valuable insights directly with attendees. This year’s keynotes will be presented by Michael S. Rogers, Ray Mabus, Hugh Njemanze, and Intel 471. Learn more about keynote speakers.

7. Ben & Jerry’s
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Get your ice cream fix from the famous chain in a cup, cone, or shake. The first Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop opened in 1978 in a renovated gas station in Vermont. Today there are over 500 locations across the country, and the brand is a household name. Discover your favorite flavor. 

8. Expo Hall
Sunday, September 29: 6:00-8:00 PM
Monday, September 30: 12:30-2:30 PM, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 1: 12:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2: 12:00-1:00 PM

See the sights in our exhibit space and come say hello! Stop by the booths during select hours each day of the conference to meet our sponsors. Sponsors range from threat intelligence providers, SOAR platforms, malware specialists, and more. You’ll learn from the experts, watch live demonstrations, and walk away with cool swag. We hope to see you there. Learn about our sponsors.

9. Top Golf, National Harbor
Hit some golf balls at Top Golf, National Harbor. Top Golf is a three-story-tall driving range with a bar and kitchen. The range is populated by several dozen bays, which you and your group can rent by the hour. Top Golf is fun and inclusive for all levels of experience, and offers several games to choose from. Reserve a bay and show off your skills.

10. Conference Party
Tuesday, October 1st: 6:00-10:00 PM
Get your party on! The conference party will take place on Tuesday, October 1st, from 6:00-10:00 pm. We’re going all out with the Guardians of the Cyberverse theme, so be prepared to enter another universe with signature cocktails, music, and comfort food. Oh, and if anyone can pass a message to the Star-Lord, please let him know we’d love to see his whole crew there! Bring your conference badge. 

For more information on Detect ‘19, check out Everything You Need to Know to Become a Guardian of the Cyberverse along with last year’s Detect ’18 Recap Video. You can also view sessions from Detect ‘18 on-demand now.

Elayne Hovsmith

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