The 2024 VASCAN Conference
registration is now open!

VASCAN 2024 Attendee Registration Information

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to VASCAN 2024 for all Virginia higher education, state government, and local government employees.

If you are a higher ed, state or local gov’t employee and ARE presenting – only use the link below to register for training. Do NOT register for the conference!

If you are looking for sponsorship opportunities or are a vendor representative, please email Hope Adams, adamsh@vcu.edu or hope.adams@vascan.org for assistance. Do not register via this link.

For all other individuals who are interested, please get in touch with Hope Adams at hope.adams@vascan.org for further assistance.

Registration Information

  1. Visit our registration website at: https://wm.irisregistration.com/Site/VASCAN24ATTEND (Please disregard any account login request as this site does not require login. Simply click the Register button to begin registration.)
  2. Registration deadline: Monday, September 30th at 11:59PM (EST). Please note that registration for both the conference and training class will close at this time.
  3. Important: Onsite registration will not be available. Advance registration is mandatory for this conference.
  4. If you have submitted a proposal to speak at the conference, please do not register at this time. Non-vendor speakers will receive a complimentary registration (training class will require a payment of $250.00). For assistance in completing your registration, please contact Hope Adams at hope.adams@vascan.org.

Training Information

Title: Advanced Search Engine Intelligence and Information Integrity
Abstract: The Advanced Search Engine Intelligence and Information Integrity course offers a comprehensive exploration of search engine intelligence. Delving into the intricate workings of search engine algorithms, it extends beyond mainstream platforms like Google, Yandex, and Bing. Participants gain proficiency in utilizing specialized and regional search engines, empowering them to gather intelligence with precision. Through mastery of advanced search operators and insights into non-Google and regional search engines, students acquire invaluable skills for optimizing search results in intelligence operations. Additionally, the final two hours of the course are dedicated to understanding Misinformation, Disinformation, and Malinformation (MDM), including how these phenomena can be exploited in phishing attacks. This comprehensive approach equips attendees with a holistic understanding of information manipulation in the digital era.

Registration Fees

  • Conference Only: $150
  • Conference + Training: $400 (Training is only for higher ed, state & local government attendees)**
  • Training Only (only higher ed, state, and local government presenters can opt for this): $250***

Registration fees include: the cost of registration for both days, all sessions, keynote, breakfast, lunch, breaks, vendor meet & greets, and evening social events. CPEs will be available.

**Attendees must register for the conference in order to attend the training.
***If you select this, and are NOT a presenter, your registration will be canceled and you will be refunded, minus the $10 cancellation fee

Cancellation Policy: No cancellations will be allowed. Substitutions only – please contact Hope Adams, adamsh@vcu.edu or hope.adams@vascan.org, to facilitate the substitution. In the event of day-of illness, your registration can be moved to the next conference year.

We look forward to your participation at VASCAN 2024!