What is Converge and how did it start?
Converge is centered around the idea that everyone in an organization needs to be aware of Information Security at various levels for a security policy to have a real impact. Where other conferences have focused on the communication between the influencers and implementers in information security, Converge goes beyond to help bridge the gap between the influencers, implementers, and decision makers. We believe that the only way to move forward and face the new challenges of security is by engaging all levels of the business in the discussion.
At Converge we want to get the executives talking to everyone on their information security teams. When executives understand the problems facing the professionals on the front lines and, in turn, those professionals understand what drives management to make decisions on information security, everyone wins.
Converge grew out of the community around BSides Detroit and is organized by the same core group that has been putting on the Detroit conference since 2011.
Where is there parking?
Converge Conference and B-Sides Detroit will be located at Cobo Hall in Detroit Michigan. Since this is a large conference space and there is a chance other events will be held at the same time, Converge and BSides will be located in rooms 110-116.
Parking will be available at Cobo Hall’s Rooftop parking.
Cobo Rooftop Parking From front of Cobo Center, go north to Congress St. Turn left, stay in right lane to circular ramp between Second and Third Streets. From the Lodge US-10 south, take the Howard St. exit to Fort St. Left on Fort one block and turn right on Third St. Proceed to circular ramp to roof parking.
Is there a hotel block?
Converge has arranged a room block for the conference at the Hilton Doubletree.
The hotel is located at 525 West Lafayette Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226.
Please call the Hilton Doubletree to book your stay or use the link below! +1-313-963-5600
Other hotels in the area are listed below. These do NOT have discount codes.
Crowne Plaza Detroit – https://www.crowneplaza.com/hotels/us/en/reservation
Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center- http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwdt-detroit-marriott-at-the-renaissance-center/
The Westin Book Cadillac – http://www.bookcadillacwestin.com/