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  • 2014 - 2015 ACFE Call for Speakers

    General Information
    In our continuing effort to provide the best training and events possible to our members and event attendees, the ACFE invites experienced anti-fraud professionals and subject matter experts to provide proposals for future ACFE conferences and webinars.

    In an effort to facilitate this process we are soliciting proposals through an online form. Please read these pages carefully as they contain all of the information you will need to make an informed decision as to whether you want to submit a topic for consideration.

    There are three steps to submit a presentation: 

    Provide information about your proposal, including title, abstract, personal data and contact information.

    Confirm that your contact information is correct and check the proposal for clarity.

    Submit your information to the ACFE for consideration.


    Once received, you will receive confirmation and your proposal will be reviewed by the ACFE. The selection process follows a rigorous review and evaluation. Many more proposals are submitted than can be selected, and it is important that you include all required and relevant information to be properly and fairly considered. If selected, you will be contacted directly by the ACFE by the speaker notification dates below. 

    Events and Dates 
    The following are the dates, locations and proposal deadlines for our upcoming 2014 events. It is important to note that proposals submitted for one event can also be considered for another conference or webinar at the discretion of the ACFE and approval of the speaker. Note: For the regional conferences we select speakers who reside, work, and have knowledge of the anti-fraud trends in that region.


    2014 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference: September 7 - 10, 2014 

    Submissions Close: May 1, 2014
    Speaker Notification: August 1, 2014


    2014 ACFE Asia Pacific Fraud Conference: November 16 - 18, 2014 

    Hong Kong
    Submissions Close: July 1, 2014
    Speaker Notification: August 1, 2014


    2015 ACFE European Fraud Conference 
    Submissions Close: October 1, 2014 
    Speaker Notification: November 1, 2014


    26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference: June 2015 

    Baltimore, MD
    Submissions Close: November 1, 2014
    Speaker Notification: December 31, 2014


    Each conference session is 80 minutes in length; webinars are 100 minutes in length.

    Shortly after you have submitted a proposal, you will receive an email notification with a copy of your proposal confirming receipt by the ACFE.

    If selected for one of our events, you will be contacted by the notification date listed above. Please do not email or call to verify that we have received your proposal or to check on its status; you will be notified in due course. If you feel you must contact the ACFE (e.g. to report a change in contact information) send your message to:

    Selection Criteria 
    For full consideration, the proposed session must clearly apply to the identified target audience and be delivered by a speaker with substantial topic knowledge (Subject Matter Expert) and experience facilitating a learning environment and/or speaking to large groups.

    Proposals are evaluated using the following criteria: 

    Content that is current, practical and cutting edge or innovative as it relates to the anti-fraud profession.

    Programs and best-practices that demonstrate measurable impact and results in the fight against fraud.

    Global issues addressing interests of the international community and multinational organizations.

    Clear, specific and informative content that is directly linked to the learning objectives.

    Application-focused learning objectives that can realistically be met in the time allotted.

    Completeness, accuracy and clarity of the proposal.

    Certified anti-fraud skills you can "begin to use Monday morning."

    Due to the short sessions and the economics of travel, coordination, etc., the ACFE rarely entertains proposals for panels or more than one speaker. Co-presenters should be noted in the proposal.

    Advanced and intermediate level topics are preferred over basic instructional level sessions.

    Thank you, and let us know if there is anything we can do to make this process easier. Email:

    Speaker Requirements Guidelines and Agreement 
    The ACFE requires all speakers who have had their proposals accepted for presentation at one of our events to review, sign and return a Speaker Guidelines document. Sample Speaker Guidelines from the 25th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference are available for you to review here.

    Please take some time to review these guidelines. Once you have reviewed these guidelines, proceed to the  ACFE speaker submission form.