• 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 submit proposals to speak at future ACFE conferences and webinars.

    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 (subject matter expert) and experience facilitating a learning environment and/or speaking to large groups. 

    Proposals are evaluated using the following criteria:  

    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.

    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.

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

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

    NOTE: 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.

    Submission Process

    To submit a proposal, click on the link at the bottom of the 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. 

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

    Speaker Requirements, Guidelines and Agreements
    The ACFE requires all accepted speakers to review, sign and return a Speaker Guidelines and Agreement document. Review the Sample Speaker Guidelines from the 25th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

    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. Each conference session is 80 minutes long; webinars are 100 minutes long. Note: For the regional conferences, we select speakers who reside, work and have knowledge of the anti-fraud trends in that region.

    If selected for one of our events, you will be contacted by the notification date listed below. If you would like to contact the ACFE (e.g., to report a change in contact information), send your message to SpeakerProposal@ACFE.com .  
    Upcoming Events and Dates

    The ACFE is currently accepting proposals for the following events:

    27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference  
    June 2016, TBA          
    Submissions Close: November 1, 2015
    Speaker Notification: December 31, 2015

    2015 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference 
    August 30-September 2, 2015, Ottawa
    Submissions Deadline: May 1, 2015 
    Speaker Notification: July 1, 2015


    2015 ACFE Asia Pacific Fraud Conference 
    November 4-6, 2015, Singapore 
    Submissions Deadline: July 1, 2015
    Speaker Notification: August 1, 2015

    2016 ACFE European Fraud Conference 
    Submissions Close: October 1, 2015 
    Speaker Notification: November 1, 2015

    Submit a Proposal