2019 Conference Program
The Conference teams are hard at work building a dynamic and engaging educational conference! As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!
The IIA and ISACA need you! Are you an industry expert, thought-leader or passionate professional willing to share your experiences, insights and knowledge with colleagues and peers?
The IIA and ISACA are joining together again to host the 2019 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference. This conference brings together members from two international professional organizations to offer world-class education that addresses success stories, challenges, opportunities, tangible action items, and valuable takeaways to apply in a practice setting.
We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 GRC Conference educational sessions which will be held August 12-14 at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida! We are looking for dynamic speakers on industry-leading GRC topics that will provide the best possible experience for attendees. This is a great opportunity for you to give back to your profession by sharing your knowledge and insights!
The 2019 GRC Conference features four educational tracks:
- Track 1 – Cyber & Digital Disruption
- Track 2 – Technology & Artificial Intelligence
- Track 3 – Governance, Risk, Control, & Compliance
- Track 4 – Leadership, Career, Communication, Culture, & Ethics
Topics of interest within these tracks include, but are not limited to:
Cyber & Digital Disruption
- Cybersecurity advancements
- Risk intelligence and threat management
- Adoption of emerging technologies
- Anatomy of a cyber breach & response
- Surveillance & Data Privacy
- Cyber threat mitigation
- Evolution of attack vectors and threat actors
- Incident response planning
- Measuring and improving your security effectiveness
- Advances in Encryption
Technology & Artificial Intelligence
- Continuous monitoring
- Auditing data
- Software assurance
- Auditing Blockchain
- Information management strategies
- Designing information dashboards & performance reports
- Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
- Machine Learning
- Audit analytics
Governance, Risk, Control, & Compliance
- Anatomy of a mature GRC program
- Governance and management of enterprise information and technology – COBIT 2019
- Audit efficiency tools applicable to GRC
- Corporate Board Oversight Responsibilities
- Managing Regulatory Complexity
- Business stakeholder engagement strategies
- Security, risk, compliance program alignment
- Assurance Challenges & Opportunities
- Ethical considerations of AI
- Risk based approach to data governance
Leadership, Career, Communication, Culture & Ethics
- Career Development
- Effective communication to executives and the Board
- Culture & Ethics
- Personal Branding
- Critical Thinking
- Marketing audit and risk functions
- Communication planning for data breaches
- Cross functional collaboration
Important timeline milestones include:
Deadline for submission of proposals
Proposals reviewed by GRC Conference Subject Matter Experts
January 31 – February 15, 2019
Invitation issued to selected speakers
Email notification to speakers who were not selected
Submissions received after 11:59PM EST on Monday, January 28, 2019 will not be considered for the 2019 GRC Conference program.
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 complimentary, non-transferable full registration for the 2019 GRC Conference. Registration for pre-conference workshops is not included with complimentary conference registration.
Access the submission portal and review additional instructions for submission.
Please review the Speaker Proposal Guidelines document in advance of submitting your proposal. This document outlines all the key information to ensure your proposal meets our guidelines, requirements, and includes a sample submission form for reference.
If you have questions regarding the 2019 GRC Call for Speakers or have technical difficulties with the submission form please email IIASpeakers@theiia.org for assistance.
The Benefits of Speaking at GRC 2019
Two international professional organisations with more than 300,000 combined constituents worldwide.
- The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.
- ISACA is a leading provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems audit, security, governance of enterprise IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. ISACA education is recognised throughout the industry.
Speakers associated with the education events of both organizations are similarly recognised as industry leaders and subject matter experts.
Speakers who are selected to present at the conference will also receive the following benefits:
- Complimentary registration* for the conference – a $1,550 value! This includes the opportunity to earn up to 18 CPE hours for conference participation
- Additional CPE hours for the session they present
*Complimentary registration is not transferable or able to be used as a credit. Registration for the pre-conference workshops are not included with complimentary conference registration.
Continuing Professional Education Credits
To maintain ISACA certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a three-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 25.5 CPE credits; 18 by attending GRC 2019, and 7.5 for the pre-conference workshops. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.
ISACA certification holders will need to allocate the CPE hours earned at GRC 2019 in “My ISACA” following the conference. Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to attendees 2-4 weeks following the event.
Your Certificate of Attendance details the total number of CPE hours you could have earned by attending this event. CPE policies for each ISACA certification, as well as details on how to report your CPE hours, are available here on ISACA’s website. Reporting can also be done by submitting information on the annual renewal invoice.