Why This Year’s ACFE Annual Fraud Conference Will Be Better Than Last Year’s



Kevin Taparauskas, CFE

ACFE Director of Marketing and Events

At the conclusion of each ACFE Annual Fraud Conference, we ask attendees for feedback on the event. We get comments on nearly every component of the 2000+ attendee conference – from speaker and topic selection to room temperature to networking opportunities. We take this feedback very seriously and scour each and every response in detail. What we are really trying to learn is how we can make it better.

I like to think we do make it better each and every year. ACFE staff works tirelessly to upgrade our flagship conference to make it more valuable for our members and attendees. This year’s 23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibitionin Orlando, June 17-22, is no exception.

Here are a few reasons I am convinced this year’s event will be better than last year’s:

Keynote Speakers – I am not exaggerating when I say that this year’s keynotes will be our highest-rated group on record. I have seen several of them speak and heard great things about the others. They are a dynamic group of individuals with truly fantastic stories to share.

Conference Program – Based on numerous requests, we have added a 12th track focused entirely on Professional Development. In addition, we have updated our speaker and topic lineup to better reflect our growing global presence. For the first time, many of our top speakers from our international conferences will be coming to Orlando to share their expertise.

Shuttle Services – While we aim to hold the Conference in very close proximity to a majority of the hotel rooms, some Conference locations are better for walking, dining, shopping and entertainment. Orlando is not necessarily one of those cities. We listened to attendees and are providing evening shuttle service to some great local hotspots. Whatever you can’t find on-site at the Gaylord Resort, you will be able to get to conveniently by taking a short shuttle ride.

Career Fair – While the Career Connection offers something for all attendees, whether they are looking for a job or not, this year’s new Career Fair is primarily for those looking to make their next moves. The event will be Monday, June 18 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and will feature top employers from nearly every sector.

Conference App – This one is still in development so I can’t reveal too much at this point. But I will say that, beyond the basics of the Conference, our new app will be a great way to connect with other attendees and engage in social media.

Just a few months to go…see ya in Orlando!