Unfortunately I’m not able to attend this event but if you’re in the area I encourage you to drop by:
ChicagoCon combines a professional security conference, certification training and a hacker con into a single, unique event. Not just another bootcamp, ChicagoCon adds value to your training dollars by providing top instructors, recognized certifications, keynotes, evening presentations, hacking demos, gift bags with t-shirts, an EH-Net version of BackTrack with Metasploit 3 and packaged as a VMware Virtual Appliance & much more. 11 courses with exams on site including CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Expert Pen Testing, Web App Hacking, Cisco (CCNA & SNPA), SOX/COBIT, Security+, Linux+, and PMP. From the novice, to the ultimate techie, to the CISO chair… everyone interested in a career in security will find something at ChicagoCon, your one-stop shop for security training and certification. Keynotes: John C. Dvorak, Steve Hunt, Lance Spitzner, Symantec, and Doug Steelman of the DoD.
More information can be found here: http://www.chicagocon.com/