International Conference on Cyber Engagement 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017


Georgetown University's seventh annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Gaston Hall on the Third Floor of Healy Hall.  This gathering promotes dialogue among policymakers, academics, and key industry stakeholders from across the globe, and explores the worldwide community’s increasing interconnectivity in this domain. 

Drawing on the experience of government practitioners, industry representatives and academic scholars, this event brings a multidisciplinary and international approach to the challenges in cyberspace from technical, corporate, legal, and policy perspectives in both the United States domestic and international realms – with several topics targeting private sector interests.  The 2016 conference covered: National Cyber Readiness, Cyber Accountability, International Norms, Deterrence, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Wassenaar Arrangement, EU-US Privacy Shield, Encryption and Deterrence.

Past speakers have included: Director/FBI, the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Deputy Secretaries from the US Departments of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, the former and current Directors of the NSA and DNI, the cyber coordinator for the State Department, the President and Secretary General of INTERPOL, Executive Director of INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation, the ICANN Chairman of the Board, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, international representatives from the Netherlands, Switzerland, China, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Italy, France, the UK, Estonia, South Korea, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Russia and Pakistan among others, senior leaders from the US Cyber Command, FCC, FBI, DHS, NSA, and CIA and leading private industry experts.

For any questions pertaining to the conference, please email:



A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center at the rate of $179/night.  To book a room please visit the online reservation system before March 24, 2017.   

Alternatively, you may call the hotel at 888-902-1606 or 202-687-3200.  Please reference the “GU Cyber Security Conference” block.

Georgetown University is just a few miles from Washington Reagan Airport (DCA), and is also accessible from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI).


Arriving on campus:

The morning and afternoon portions of the conference will be held in Gaston Hall (located in the Healy Building) on Georgetown University’s main campus.  If you are taking a cab or car service please have them bring you to the campus entrance at 37th and O Streets NW.  From there, proceed directly into the Healy Building to the registration tables.  



Please know that street parking is limited around Georgetown and is restricted to 2 hours.  Arriving via taxi or car service is recommended.  

A limited number of daily parking spaces are available on campus in the Southwest Garage and can be reached by entering campus from Canal Road.  The hourly parking rate is $3.00.  Daily parking is $20.  This garage is a 5-minute walk to the Healy Building, and these spaces tend to fill early in the morning.  For more information and a map of this garage, please click HERE.  Please plan to arrive early if you would like to ensure you get a space in this garage.  

Additional on-campus parking can be found at the Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center at 3800 Reservoir Road.  Daily parking is $25, and this garage is a 10-15 minute walk to Healy Hall.  Again, spaces are limited and available first come-first serve.  For more information, please click HERE.