• 2018 ACFE Call for Speakers

    Upcoming Events and Dates

    The ACFE is currently accepting proposals for the following events:

    2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia Pacific 
    September 23-25, 2018, Sydney 
    Submissions Deadline: March 1, 2018          
    Speaker Notification: April 16, 2018

    2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada 
    October 28-31, 2018, Ottawa                                                              
    Submissions Deadline: March 5, 2018           
    Speaker Notification: May 7, 2018

    2018 ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Anti-Fraud Summit
    October 25, 2018, Washington, D.C.
    Submissions Close: April 2, 2018           
    Speaker Notification: May 14, 2018 

    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 submit proposals to speak at future ACFE conferences and webinars. (Conference sessions are either 75 or 80 minutes long; webinars are 100 minutes long.)
    Selection Criteria
    For full consideration, a proposed session must clearly apply to the identified target audience and be delivered by a speaker with substantial topic knowledge (i.e., a subject matter expert) and experience facilitating a learning environment and/or speaking to large groups. For the regional conferences, we select speakers who reside, work and have knowledge of the anti-fraud trends in that region.  

    Proposals are evaluated using the following criteria:  

    Advanced and intermediate-level topics preferred over basic or overview-level sessions

    Current, practical and innovative content that 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

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

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

    Completeness, accuracy and clarity

    Anti-fraud skills that attendees can "begin to use Monday morning"

    Proposals submitted for one event can also be considered for another conference or webinar at the discretion of the ACFE and with approval of the speaker.

    NOTE: Due to the short session duration and the economics of travel, coordination, etc., the ACFE rarely entertains proposals for panels or co-presenters. If necessary, co-presenters should be noted in the proposal in the Abstract section.

    Submission Process

    To submit a proposal, click on the link at the bottom of this page. Please read the proposal form carefully, as it contains specific information you will need to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to submit a topic for consideration. The selection process involves a rigorous review and evaluation. Many more proposals are submitted than can be selected, so it is important that you include all required and relevant information to be properly and fairly considered.

    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 you would like to contact the ACFE regarding a previously submitted proposal (e.g., to report a change in contact information), send your message to SpeakerProposal@ACFE.com.

    Speaker Requirements, Guidelines and Agreements
    If selected for one of our events, you will be contacted by the notification date listed above.
    The ACFE requires all accepted speakers to review, sign and return a Speaker Guidelines and Agreement document. Review the Sample Speaker Guidelines from the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

    Speaker Frequently Asked Questions  
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