Governance Risk and Control Conference 


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The 2017 GRC Conference will take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX. Please continue to check back, as additional information is forthcoming.



2017 Governance, Risk and Control Conference
16-18 August 2017 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | Grapevine, TX

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The IIA and ISACA are pleased to once again collaborate to bring you the 2017 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference. Please continue to check back, as additional information is forthcoming! 

Join more than 600 governance, risk, and control professionals from 40+ countries at the event that draws together the best and brightest minds to embrace challenges, forge solutions, and define the future of global GRC.

Who Should Attend?

IIA and ISACA members and all other savvy audit, governance, risk management, control, and business professionals from around the world.

The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity to expand your network, build on your knowledge and sharpen your skills.

Details coming soon on the expert-led workshops and sessions in four learning tracks.

What's In It For You?

Experience customized learning

Choose the sessions that matter most to you and your enterprise.

Interact face-to-face

Gain insights and share ideas with colleagues at this world-class networking event.

Update your knowledge and skills

Earn valuable CPEs.

What's In It For Your Organization?

Exceptional value for your training dollars

Receive documentation from every session that can be shared with colleagues.

Access to industry experts

Discover tested solutions that work for successful professionals and could be adapted for your organization.

Meet leading vendors

Visit the Expo Hall to discover products that decrease enterprise expense and increase return on investment. Get answers directly from product representatives.

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Earn up to 18 CPE hours by attending this conference.

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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

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Educational Tracks

  • Deep Dive Interactive Discussions
  • Privacy/Security in the Technology World
  • Integrated Auditing of GRC
  • Attributes for Professional Improvement and Advancement

Pre-Conference Workshops


2017 Keynote Speakers

Introducing 2017 GRC keynote speaker John Sileo!

2017 Opening Keynote Address

John Sileo, CSP
CEO of The Sileo Group

John Sileo’s identity was stolen by a business insider and used to embezzle $300,000 from his clients. The exposure destroyed John’s company and consumed two precious years as he fought to stay out of jail. Combining real-world experience with years of study, John became an award-winning author, trusted advisor and leading speaker on managing privacy and reputation in an economy plagued
by digital overexposure.

John leverages his story of transforming risk into reward and the emotional connections it creates to evoke the skills of instinct, inquiry, and initiative that empower his clients to take control of their data exposure before it’s too late. John is the CEO of The Sileo Group, which advises clients on balancing risk, defending privacy and multiplying profits by building a culture of deep trust.

Call for Speakers

2017 Governance, Risk, and Control Conference

16-18 August 2017
Gaylord Texan Resort / Grapevine, TX

Continuing its successful partnership, ISACA and The IIA are joining together again to develop the 2017 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference.

We are looking for dynamic presenters who can engage their audience and have thought-provoking discussions. You are encouraged to participate by submitting a proposal to speak, suggesting a topic you would like to see addressed within the education tracks noted below. We also invite you to recommend high-caliber presenters with whom you are familiar and providing us with their contact information.

The 2017 GRC Conference features these four educational tracks:

  • Deep Dive Interactive Discussions*
  • Privacy/Security in the Technology World
  • Integrated Auditing of GRC
  • Attributes for Professional Improvement and Advancement

*Deep Dive Interactive Discussions are interactive 60 minute sessions highlighting strategies, tools, resources and innovative methods for positive outcomes. These sessions will incorporate interactive discussion techniques such as case studies, problem solving exercises, hands on use of tools, and polling technology. Proposals should include no more than 10-15 minutes of PowerPoint slides and provide practical take-a-ways for implementation in the practice setting.

Topics of interest within these tracks include, but are not limited to:

Deep Dive Interactive Discussions

  • Auditing data
  • Data analytics/data mining
  • How to audit governance
  • Data management and risk analysis
  • ERM
  • Interpreting Dashboards & performance reports
  • Technology solutions
  • Utilizing Frameworks

Privacy/Security in the Technology World

  • Cloud computing controls: Auditing the cloud
  • Cybersecurity – mitigating risk, cyber resilience
  • Data analytics/security
  • IT Control – creation & implementation
  • Social media
  • Technology risk analysis
  • Using IT to provide reliable assurance
  • Bring your own device

Integrating Auditing of GRC

  • GRC of enterprise use of IT assets and resources
  • How to audit governance and the impact on 3rd party relationships
  • Integrated audit collaboration of business processes
  • Leveraging IT resources for audit risk assessment
  • Collaborative auditing of corporate compliance
  • Audit efficiency tools as they apply to GRC
  • How to use COBIT as a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT
  • Building an Internal Control Structure

Attributes for Professional Improvement and Advancement

  • Communication
  • Persuasion and collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Crisis management
  • Personal brand management
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing the audit function
  • Meeting stakeholder expectations

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • A proven track record as a speaker (you are welcome to submit past evaluation scores, comments, or recommendations).
  • The ability to share leading practices and innovative tactics implemented in your internal audit function.
  • The ability to address an issue critical to the internal audit profession.
  • The level of interaction the session will provide the attendees including Q&A, polling technology, case studies, and takeaway tools.
  • Service providers are required to provide a current practitioner with whom they will be co-presenting. If proposal is accepted, the practitioner will need to be identified two weeks after confirmed participation.

This conference program not only brings together members from two international organizations but will offer world-class education that addresses success stories, challenges, opportunities, tangible action items, and valuable takeaways to apply in your practice setting.

Speaking at the conference is a volunteer opportunity. Compensation for speaking fees and travel is not provided unless otherwise indicated. If you will need assistance with travel, please indicate that in your submission. All speakers receive a full complimentary registration for the GRC Conference.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please click the button and follow the directions for submission.

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Important timeline events include:

Deadline for submission of proposals:

21 February 2017

Proposals reviewed by GRC Conference Committee and
The IIA and ISACA Leadership Team:

21–27 February 2017

Invitation issued to selected speakers:

15–18 March 2017

E-mail notification to speakers who were not selected:

5–8 April 2017

We look forward to hearing from you!

2017 Conference Registration Fees

Our Conference Team is hard at work developing a world-class program and conference experience. Please check back for more information as it becomes available.

Early-Bird Registration

Register by Monday, 12 June 2017

US $1,345

Groups of 4-8:

US $1,280

Groups of 9+:

US $1,215

Regular Registration

Register by Saturday, 12 August 2017

US $1,545

Groups of 4-8:

US $1,470

Groups of 9+:

US $1,395

Late Registration

Register after Saturday, 12 August 2017   

US $1,645

Groups of 4-8:

US $1,645

Groups of 9+:

US $1,645

*All pricing is per person, in USD. For groups of 4 or more, please contact the IIA Customer Relations team at +1.407.937.1111 or [email protected] to register.

Your registration includes:

  • All general and concurrent sessions.
  • Welcome networking reception on Wednesday night.
  • Continental breakfast daily.
  • Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Conference app with presentations uploaded (when available from speaker).


Obtaining a VISA is solely the responsibility of the registrant. Please contact the local government of the host country for details. Once a paid registration is received, a letter of invitation will be provided by ISACA, on request. 

Terms and Conditions

ISACA is pleased to co-host this event with The IIA. Please see The IIA’s Registration Terms and Conditions for information regarding the event and The IIA’s privacy policy for details on how The IIA stores and uses personal information that is collected by or provided them.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and may be emailed to [email protected] at least four (4) weeks before the event start date to receive a full refund. Cancellation notifications submitted via social media are not acceptable. A per-person cancellation fee of US $495 is assessed for cancellations received from four (4) to two (2) weeks before the event start date. No refunds will be given for cancellations received two (2) weeks or less before the start of the event. You may substitute another individual for the same event date and location without incurring the cancellation fee.

Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed and videotaped during the event. The resultant photographs and videos may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site, in social media and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs and videos will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs or videos now or in the future.


2017 Venue and Accommodations

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
Reservations: Call the Hotel Directly Toll Free: 1.877.382.7299

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Rooms are available at a special rate of US $209 per night for a single or double occupancy for reservations made before Friday, 13 July 2017. To obtain the preferred rate, remember to mention that you are attending the 2017 GRC Conference. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be honored on a space-available basis only. All reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit of one night's room cost.

Individuals are responsible for securing their own deposit at the time reservations are made. ISACA strongly encourages all conference delegates to stay at the host hotel. Staying at the host hotel helps keep the cost of the conference and membership dues down by helping us fulfill our negotiated guest room commitments to the hotel. You will also enjoy the benefits of being onsite for conference activities at a reasonable price.

Cancellation Date/Policy: One-night room deposit (excluding taxes) is required at time of reservation. 3-day cancellation policy. If a reservation is cancelled within 3 days of arrival, the full deposit will be forfeited (non-refundable). If a reservation is reduced in length of the stay within the cancellation period, a penalty fee applies. All reservations require a valid credit card and picture identification at time of check in. All reservations and cancellations regarding hotel rooms must be made with the hotel directly.

A daily resort fee of US $20.00 will be added to the guest room rate. The fee will cover in-room amenities which at this time include:

  • Wired and wireless high-speed internet access in guest rooms
  • 2 bottles of water per day in guest rooms
  • Local telephone calls
  • Discounted transportation service to designated Grapevine locations
  • Admission for 2 to Glass Cactus Nightclub (21+ only)
  • Admission to Paradise Springs (4 per standard room)

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