Expand your Horizons: Learn and Network at Conferences
Posted by Pamela S. on Monday, June 11th, 2012
We all lead busy lives. Sometimes we don’t have time to learn about the latest developments in our industry, or network with our peers. Take a few days to attend a conference or exhibition. If you plan ahead and register early for conferences, you usually get a better price and choice of seminars.
You still have time to register for the The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition. Non-members may attend. The conference will be held from June 17 to 22, 2012 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The price for the full conference is $1,695.00 for non-members. Members receive a $200 discount. Register here.
Certified Fraud Examiners will want to attend. If you are interested in becoming a CFE, you can learn about the association, listen to some expert speakers and participate in educational seminars. Sign up for courses or purchase ACFE learning materials at the exhibition.
For a preview, read this interview in Fraud Magazine with Keynote speaker Pamela Meyer, CFE. Pamela is the Best-Selling author of ‘Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception’.
Other keynote speakers are:
- Senator Christopher J. Dodd, U.S. Senator from 1981 to 2011 and Co-Author of the Dodd-Frank Act
- Michael Woodford, MBE, Former Olympus Corp. CEO and Whistleblower
- Diana B. Henriques, Senior Financial Writer, The New York Times
- Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. The feature film “The Informant!” starring Matt Damon is based on the life of this convicted fraudster and FBI informant.
If you plan to attend and want to take part in the ACFE silent auction, the auction is live online now. Place your bid until June 15, 2012. The live event takes place on June 17, 2012. Proceeds go to The ACFE Foundation in order to support the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarship fund.
As I mentioned, you are going to pay more for late registration. If you are interested in Information Security, Black Hat USA 2012 takes place from July 21 to 26 at Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Some of the events and seminars are already sold out. Register here. The cost is $2195 until July 20, and $2595 on site. If you had registered before February 1, you would have paid $1495. It is still worth the money if you want to hear speakers like Shawn Henry, a recently retired FBI EAD, currently President CrowdStrike Services. Take a course, such as “Digital intelligence gathering using Maltego”. (courses are priced individually).
Plan now to attend the ICDF2C 4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime in Layfayette, Indiana. The conference takes place from October 24 to 26. Registration opens August 1, 2012. The conference is being held in cooperation with the Purdue University Cyber Forensics Lab, Dept. of Computer & Information Technology. Law enforcement and investigative professionals who are interested in learning more about the following topics, should attend:
- Civil Litigation Support
- Incident Response
- Cyber Crime Investigations
- Online Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Malware & Botnets
- Sexual Abuse of Children on Internet
- Software & Media Piracy
- And much more!
The American Society for Industrial Security ASIS 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA , from September 10 to 13. The ASIS conference is one of the largest security events in the U.S., with more than 20,000 security professionals expected to attend. Register here. If you register before August 3, you will save $100. The fees for the full event for early registration are $875 for members and $1125 for non-members. There are discounts for government employees and students. Spouses may also register to attend certain events.
You will have the opportunity to hear keynote speakers such as Mohamed El Baradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1997 to 2009 and
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Robert Gates, the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011.
Networking is a key component of ASIS events. There are many social events attached to the conference, such as the Former FBI Agents Breakfast and Former Secret Service Breakfast or the Law Enforcement/Military Appreciation Day Luncheon.
The California Association of Licensed Investigators is the largest private investigator association in the world. They are holding their 2012 West Coast Super Conference from June 28th to 30th at the Westin, San Diego, California
Private investigators from all states are welcome. Attend seminars such as “ How to Double Your PI Income & Client Base” and “Advanced Internet Profiling & Intelligence Gathering”.
Attending a conference is a good excuse to take a mini vacation and visit the attractions in a different part of the country, or travel internationally.
Allconferences.com lists international conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibits, workshops, events and business meetings. Check their site for upcoming conferences and exhibitions.
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