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Call for Speakers

2017 Governance, Risk, and Control Conference

Aug. 16–18
Gaylord Texan Resort / Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Continuing its successful partnership, The IIA and ISACA are joining together again to develop the 2017 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference.

We are looking for dynamic presenters who can engage their audience and have thought-provoking discussions. You are encouraged to participate by submitting a proposal to speak, suggesting a topic you would like to see addressed within the education tracks noted below. We also invite you to recommend high-caliber presenters with whom you are familiar and provide us with their contact information.

The 2017 GRC Conference features these four educational tracks:

  • Deep Dive Interactive Discussions*
  • Privacy/Security in the Technology World
  • Integrated Auditing of GRC
  • Attributes for Professional Improvement and Advancement
Submit Proposal to Speak

*Deep Dive Interactive Discussions are interactive 60-minute sessions highlighting strategies, tools, resources, and innovative methods for positive outcomes. These sessions will incorporate interactive discussion techniques such as case studies, problem solving exercises, hands-on use of tools, and instant polling technology. Proposals should include no more than 10 minutes of PowerPoint slides and provide practical takeaways for implementation in the practice setting.

Topics of interest within these tracks include, but are not limited to:

Deep Dive Interactive ​​Discussions:

  • Auditing data
  • Data analytics/data mining
  • How to audit governance
  • Data management and risk analysis
  • ERM
  • Interpreting dashboards and performance reports
  • Technology solutions
  • Using frameworks

Privacy/Security in the Technology World

  • Cloud computing controls: Auditing the cloud
  • Cybersecurity – mitigating risk, cyber resilience
  • Data analytics/security
  • IT Control – creation and implementation
  • Social media
  • Technology risk analysis
  • Using IT to provide reliable assurance
  • Bring your own device

Integrating Auditing of GRC

  • GRC of enterprise use of IT assets and resources
  • How to audit governance and the impact on  third-party relationships
  • Integrated audit collaboration of business processes
  • Leveraging IT resources for audit risk assessment
  • Collaborative auditing of corporate compliance
  • Audit efficiency tools as they apply to GRC
  • How to use COBIT as a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT
  • Building an internal control structure

Attributes for Professional Improvement and Advancement

  • Communication
  • Persuasion and collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Crisis management
  • Personal brand management
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing the audit function
  • Meeting stakeholder expectations

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • A proven track record as a speaker (you are welcome to submit past evaluation scores, comments, or recommendations).
  • The ability to share leading practices and innovative tactics implemented in your internal audit function.
  • The ability to address an issue critical to the internal audit profession.
  • The level of interaction the session will provide the attendees including Q&A, polling technology, case studies, and takeaway tools.
  • Service providers are required to provide a current practitioner with whom they will be co-presenting. If the proposal is accepted, the practitioner will need to be identified two weeks after confirmed participation.

This conference program not only brings together members from two international organizations but will offer world-class education that addresses success stories, challenges, opportunities, tangible action items, and valuable takeaways to apply in a practice setting.

Speaking at the conference is a volunteer opportunity. Compensation for speaking fees and travel is not provided unless otherwise indicated. If you will need assistance with travel, please indicate that in your submission. All speakers receive a full complimentary registration for the GRC Conference.

Please submit your proposal here. Please read the directions for submission.

Important timeline events include:

Deadline for submission of proposals February 21, 2017
Proposals reviewed by GRC Conference Committee and The IIA and ISACA Leadership Team February 17–27, 2017
Invitations issued to selected speakers March 15–18, 2017
E-mail notification to speakers who were not selected April 5–8, 2017

We look forward to hearing from you!