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2012 Houston IIA Conference


Don’t miss out on our 3rd Annual Conference, April 2, 2012, at the Reliant Center!  We have two dynamic keynote speakers from Fortune 500 companies providing their tips for success.  You will hear session speakers sharing their tools and techniques in an innovative and creative manner. The sessions will cover a variety of topics including enhancing audit’s effectiveness, managing fraud before it manages you, leveraging IT, it’s about the people and responding to the regulations.  We have something for everyone.   And you will have ample time to network with colleagues and friends in our extensive exhibit hall. 

This event was a sell-out last year so plan to register early.  All early registrants will be eligible to win two First Class domestic roundtrip tickets on United Airlines.  (Payment must be received by February 6, 2012, to be included in the drawing.)


  • General Session Address by Larry Harrington, Chairman of the North American Board of the IIA and VP of Internal Audit at Raytheon Company

  • Luncheon Session by Carolyn Saint, VP of Internal Audit at Lowes

  • 8 hours of CPE with 20 break-out sessions

  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and a postconference networking reception

  • Vendor booths and an opportunity to network with conference sponsors

  • IIA Bookstore and discounts for conference participants

Registration System Website: http://www.cvent.com/d/qcq9bl

Registration Fees

On or before


2/7/12 – 3/16/12

IIA Member






IIA Members who are educators, retirees, full-time students, or unemployed



Group Registration

  • Groups of five or more from the same organization receive a discount of $25 off per person.  

  • In order to receive the group discount, groups of 5 or more have to sign up in one registration.

  • Please have the IIA member number (if applicable) and session selections available for each registrant to expedite the registration process.  These are required fields.

  • For group registrations, the first registrant must be a member.  Use the member registration button on the “Register Now” page.  After the first member signs in, additional members and non-members can be added to the group.  Please be sure to follow the instructions of each registration page / menu prompt carefully to ensure that discounts are applied appropriately for members and non-members in a group.

Additional Registration Information

CPE information

  • There are no prerequisites for the sessions at the conference.

  • Please note that you must sign in at the conference to receive CPE credit.

  • You will receive CPE credit for each session you attend.  The credits are issued as follows: morning general session: 1.4 credits, luncheon general session: 1 credit, and each breakout session: 1.4 credits.

  • A CPE certificate will be emailed to you within two weeks after the conference ends.

Thank you very much for your continued support.  We look forward to seeing you on Monday, April 2, 2012!



 Click here for a downloadable program matrix

April 2, 2012

Enhancing Audit's Effectiveness  

Managing Fraud Before it Manages You

Leveraging IT

It's about the People

Responding to the Regulations


Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Morning General Session and Keynote Address
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Larry Harrington (Raytheon) - "Leadership = Relevance"


Networking Break / Vendor Exhibits
9:30 - 9:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 1
9:50-11:00 a.m.

Leveraging Operational Risk Modeling and Internal Audit to Avoid Catastrophic Losses

Paul Campbell
Kim Detiveaux

Training Ground for Fraud, How the Internet Enables Fraudsters

Ryan Hubbs
(Matson Driscoll & Damico) 

You can't spell ERP without using IA: Leading Practices in ERP Implementations to Manage Risk and Enable Sustainable Controls

Rob Brant/Keith Young

Internal Audit’s Role in Value Creation: Hype or Reality?

Paul Sobel
(Georgia Pacific)

United Kingdom Bribery Act:  Preventing Strict Criminal Liability

Stacy Williams
(Locke Lord)


Networking Break / Vendor Exhibits
11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Breakout Session 2
11:20 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.

Risky Business: Building Partnerships to Improve Internal Audit’s Effectiveness

Bethmara Kessler
(The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group)

Fraud and Forensics: Trends and Techniques

Brad Preber
(Grant Thornton)

Two Halves don’t make a Whole!  How to successfully integrate IT into Operational and Financial Audits

Jamie Dubray

Virtual Virtuoso: Orchestrating an effective virtual team that “rocks” your audits, not your budget!

Sabrina Hurst/
Tracy Stiba
(Hewlett Packard)

Keep Your Agents in Line…So You Don’t Do Time!

Keith Shuffler

Luncheon General Session and Keynote Address
12:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Carolyn Saint (Lowes) - "Auditing 2.0" 


Networking Break / Vendor Exhibits
1:50 - 2:05 p.m.

Breakout Session 3
2:05 - 3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: What your Audit Committee Wants You to Think About

Moderator Bob Herrin

Fraud and Embezzlement:  Lessons from the Trenches

Angela Morelock

Smart Phones, Ipads and Blackberries, Oh My!  How Secure is Your Company's Data…Really?

Richard Peters

Decision Making in an Uncertain Reality

Sy Aslan
(UMT Consulting)

Responding to
Dodd Frank

Tom Lord


Networking Break / Vendor Exhibits
3:15 - 3:35 p.m.

Breakout Session 4
3:35 - 4:45 p.m.

Demystifying Enterprise Risk Management

Alyssa Martin
(Weaver LLP)

Coralling the Bounty Hunters – How New Rules and Regulations are Turning Auditors and Fraud Specialists into Treasure Seekers

Jeff Mathews
(Charles River Associates)

Excel in Managing Spreadsheet Risk

Jordin Reed/
Evan Campbell

Finding the Next Superstar…Recruiting and Retaining MVPs

Steve Goephert

Panel Discussion:  Creating Efficiencies Within Your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

Moderator Michael Schwartz


Networking Reception / Vendor Exhibits
4:45 - 6:00 p.m.




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