Governance Risk and Control Conference 


GRC 2018 Conference Invitation Video

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Opening Keynote

Luke WilliamsLuke Williams, Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business; Founder and Executive Director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs


General Session Keynote

Paul SobelPaul Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, Vice President, CAE of Georgia-Pacific, LLC



General Session Keynote

Rob ClydeRob Clyde, CISM, Managing Director of Clyde Consulting, LLC



Closing Keynote

Terry GrafenstineTerry Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CPA, CISSP, CIA, CGMA, CGAP, Managing Director | Risk and Financial Advisory of Deloitte & Touche LLP




2018 Governance, Risk and Control Conference
Aug. 13-15, 2018 | Omni Hotel | Nashville, TN

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ISACA and The IIA are pleased to once again collaborate to bring you the 2018 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.


IIA and ISACA members and all other savvy 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. As well as giving you the opportunity to earn up to 18 CPEs.


  • 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 from around the world.
  • Update your knowledge and skills — Earn valuable CPE credits. Gain techniques, tools, strategies, and leading practices for successful outcomes.


  • 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 exhibit area to discover products that decrease enterprise expenses 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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The Omni Nashville
250 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

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Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!







2018 Conference Program

Educational Tracks

  • Deep Dive Learning Labs
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Cyber (Security, Resilience, Mitigation)
  • Leadership, Career and Communication Development

Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Workshop 1: COBIT NIST Cybersecurity Framework – Mark Thomas, CGEIT, CRISC, President, Escoute Consulting
  • Workshop 2: details coming soon!

General Session Speakers

Paul SobelPaul Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Vice President, CAE
Georgia-Pacific, LLC



Rob ClydeRob Clyde, CISM
Managing Director
Clyde Consulting, LLC




As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!



Opening Keynote Address

Luke WilliamsLuke Williams
Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business;
Founder and Executive Director
of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs




Closing Keynote Address

Terry GrafenstineTerry Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CPA, CISSP, CIA, CGMA, CGAP
Managing Director | Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP



Continuing Professional Education Credits

To maintain ISACA certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a three-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 25.5 CPE credits; 18 by attending the main GRC 2018 Conference and an additional 7.5 CPE credits for attending one of the pre-conference workshops. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

ISACA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site:

Please note that the session scanners at the Conference do not track CPE credit hours. You will still need to allocate your CPE hours in “My ISACA” following the conference. Certificates of Attendance will be accessible via your MyISACA account. To view your certificate, log into your account and navigate to the “myDOWNLOADS & CERTIFICATES” tab. There you will find a “MY CPE CERTIFICATES” section where all of your ISACA event CPE Certificates will live.

Your Certificate of Attendance details the maximum number of CPE hours you could have earned by attending this event. CPE policies for each ISACA certification, as well as details on how to report your CPE hours, are available here on ISACA’s website. Reporting can also be done by submitting information on the annual renewal invoice.

2018 Conference Registration Fees

Register and pay before 11:59PM CDT (UTC-6) on Monday, June 18, 2018

Register and pay before 11:59PM CDT (UTC-6) on Monday, July 30, 2018
Register and pay after Monday, July 30, 2018
Individuals:  US $1,350 US $1,550 US $1,650
Groups of 4-8:  US $1,280 US $1,470  
Groups of 9+:  US $1,215 US $1,395  
Pre-Conference workshop:  US $550 US $550 US $550

*Pricing is per person. Groups of 4 or more please contact ISACA’s Customer Experience Team at +1.847.660.5505 or Early bird discounted registration rate will automatically be reflected in the registrant’s shopping cart at checkout.

Cancellation Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018

Your registration includes:

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

Registration and Payment Policy

Registration submissions for this conference and any additional workshops are not processed, and a seat is not confirmed or reserved, until full payment is received. All submissions not paid in full will be placed on a waitlist and priority will be given to paid registrants in a payment first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited, so it is highly recommended that payment is provided at the time of submission to guarantee a seat within the conference and all related events.

It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. Should we receive payment after a registration rate deadline, your account will be adjusted to reflect the current due amount. Entrance to the conference and all related events is contingent upon full payment.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received by the published deadline to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $295 will be subtracted from conference refunds, and US $50 per workshop from workshop refunds. No refunds can be given after the cancellation deadline date specified. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference.

NOTE: Registration is contingent upon full payment of the registration fee. To guarantee registration, conference fees must be received by the published deadline. It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. If, for any reason, ISACA must cancel a course or event, liability is limited solely to the registration fees paid. ISACA is not responsible for other expenses incurred, including travel and accommodation fees. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact the ISACA conference department.
Phone: +1.847.660.5505
Fax: +1.847.253.1443

Payment Methods

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  2. Mail your payment to:
    1055 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674 USA
  3. Bank Wires—send electronic payments in US dollars to: Bank of America
    135 S. LaSalle St.
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    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-71578
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    * Please include attendees name on the Advice of Transfer.


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 can be provided on request. Please contact ISACA’s Customer Experience team at +1.847.660.5505 or


ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.

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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.


Business casual is appropriate for this and all ISACA conference events.


2018 Venue and Accommodations

The Omni Nashville
250 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

  • Room Rate: $253 plus tax
  • Room Cut-off Date: July 12, 2018
  • Check in: 4:00PM | Check out: 11:00AM
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which will be supplied at the time of reservation. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to one-night room and tax cancellation fee.
  • Hotel reservations

Help Us to Help You!

For the best possible experience, we strongly encourage all conference delegates to stay at the host hotel. It is the most convenient location for attendees to be able to participate in all conference activities at a reasonable price. Also, every reservation made for those attending will help us to fulfill our commitment to the hotel, which in turn allows us to continue to keep the cost of the conference fees and membership dues as low as possible.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors! 







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Sean Stringer
Director, Sponsorship
Phone: +1.847.660.5729
Fax: +1.847.253.1443



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