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2021 GAM Conference Program Information 

2021 ​General Audit Management Virtual Conference — Program

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Tuesday, March 16 – Thursday, March 18, 2021

GAM 2021 – A Premier Virtual Event!

2021 GAM, Internal Audit Recharged: Ready. Relevant. Resilient., is a high-quality program uniquely focused on supporting the professional growth and development of our emerging and seasoned internal audit leaders through education, strategic insight, peer-to-peer engagement, and takeaways for positive outcomes.

GAM is considered a premier conference for internal audit leaders. Participants rave about the interactive formats designed to impart strategies and valuable takeaways that are immediately applicable.

With world-renowned keynote presenters, timely concurrent session topics, and insights from experienced industry leaders, GAM is Where Leaders Evolve.

GAM virtual and in-person attendees can earn up to 16.5 NASBA CPEs for all General Session and Concurrent Session content. Earn additional CPEs when you purchase a Workshop or Forum registration.

Keynote Speakers

​​John CarryrouJohn Carreyrou

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Best-selling Author

Bad Blood — The Rise and Fall of Theranos: A Conversation With John Carreyrou

Richard ChambersRichard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Internal Auditors

Being an agent of Change in an Era of Disruption

William MichalisinWilliam Michalisin CIA, CAE

EVP & Chief Operating Officer


John ManzellaJohn Manzella

World-Recognized Speaker, Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Global Business, Trade Policy, Labor & the Latest Economic Trends

Economic Forecast, Emerging Risks and Survival Strategies

Shirley DavisShirley Davis, Ph.D.

President and CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.

Cultivating Cultures of Inclusion and High Performance

Geoff WhiteGeoff White

Investigative Journalist and Technology Specialist

Crime DotCom

Pre-conference Workshop

Monday, March 15, 2021

Ready & Relevant

Tim BerichonTim Berichon
Director, Insights & Intelligence
The Institute of Internal Auditors
Author of the “Ready and Relevant: Prepare to Audit What Matters Most”

This workshop will focus on getting internal auditors to the point where they have the confidence to say yes and not lose great opportunities to be strategically relevant. Ready and Relevant is for internal audit leaders, department heads, and managers who are looking to transform their teams to a more risk-based approach.

Post Conference

Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday Town Hall

Anthony PuglieseAnthony Pugliese

GAM registrants are invited to join an Exclusive Virtual Town Hall to meet the incoming IIA CEO, Anthony Pugliese. Gain insight on his vision for the organization and the future of the Internal Audit.

Educational Tracks

  • Track 1: 2020 Re-envisioned: Plan, Respond, Recover
  • Track 2: Managing Data and Leveraging Technology
  • Track 3: Keeping Pace With the Velocity of Risk
  • Track 4: Rising From a Crisis and Fostering Resilient Teams

Virtual Program Features

  • 5 General Sessions
  • 28 Concurrent Sessions
  • World-renowned keynote and general session speakers
  • Presentations uploaded in the virtual platform, if available
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits: 16.5
  • Discount for post-conference OnDemand sessions

CPE Available

  • Conference: 16.5
  • Additional 4.2 CPE available with Pre-conference Workshop (Virtual)
  • Additional 3.9 CPE available with Pre-conference CAE Forum (Virtual)

Program Overview

Conference times are listed in Eastern Time

Pre-conference: Monday, March 15, 2021

  • Pre-conference Workshop: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Day 1: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • 2 General Sessions
  • 8 Concurrent Session options
Day 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • 1 General Session
  • 12 Concurrent Session options
Day 3: Thursday, March 18, 2021
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • 2 General Sessions
  • 8 Concurrent Session options