March 31 -Update: Virginia issued stay at home order through June 10.
The governor of Virginia issued a ‘Stay At Home’ Order through June 10. Our Annual General Meeting is currently scheduled for June 11. While we are keeping this date intact due at this time, we are preparing to postpone if necessary or switch to a virtual format if needed. Stay tuned.
March 23 -Update: Review courses postponed indefinitely:
Given the latest updates and lack of venue availability, we are going to postpone our review courses indefinitely and try to either offer them virtually or in person at a time deemed more appropriate by health experts and government officials. Our website will be updated soon and refunds will be provided to those who have registered.
March 16 – Update: New Virtual Training Opportunities and a Conference Cancellation:
Given the latest information and guidance from the CDC to not hold gathering of more then 50 people for the next eight weeks, we are going to be canceling our Emerging Technology Conference on April 21 and postponing the Multi-organizational Mixer. Full refunds will be issued for anyone who has already registered for the conference. Thanks for your patience as we deal with this unprecedented situation.
Despite having to postpone or cancel many large in person events, we are actively working to deliver online cybersecurity learning as soon as this Thursday and continuing weekly to give everyone a chance to earn CPEs from home and continue to build their knowledge and connect with fellow practitioners. Please see our latest post for more information.
March 13 -Update: Review courses pushed back to Mid April:
The CISA and CISM Review courses scheduled to begin on March 28 will be pushed out to start in mid April. We are working with the venue to secure new dates and will notify existing registrants and all chapter members of this change. As previously noted, refunds will be provided for anyone who cannot attend or does not wish to attend given the ever changing COVID-19 developments.
Original Communication (March 11):
The Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter’s first and foremost concern is the health and safety of our members, volunteers, sponsors, and partnering organizations. Due to the rapidly escalating health concerns related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the chapter Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone our Women In Technology (WIT) Conference on March 19th.
We are hopeful we can reschedule the event sometime between now and the end of August pending venue availability and stabilization of the COVID-19 health crisis. We recognize there is a good deal of uncertainty at this time, and we will provide refunds to any person registered for the WIT event.
We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation closely and make determinations about whether or not we should hold future conferences. At this time, our small programs that typically have under 20 attendees such as review courses and special seminars are still moving forward as scheduled. We will provide refunds for these currently scheduled GWDC events upon member request. If we cancel other upcoming events, refunds will be offered to all registered participants.
In the interim, the chapter Board of Directors is actively looking into how we could offer additional programs virtually or through our BrightTalk channel.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the chapter through the contact page.
We recognize this is a challenging time for many and we are actively monitoring the situation as it unfolds. We will continue to provide updates to our membership as it relates to future programs. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but appreciate your understanding of our decision.
CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CISA, PMP
Jason joined ISACA in 2006 and presently serves as GWDC President. He’s served on the Chapter Board of Directors since 2014. Jason is very involved with ISACA International and some of his volunteering consists of serving on the Chapter Services Working Group, Leadership Development Advisory Council, and contributing significantly to CISA and CISM exam preparation content. Jason is an Associate Partner within IBM’s Cybersecurity and Biometrics Practice. He holds the CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CISM, and PMP.