Governance Risk and Control Conference 

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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Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!



2017 Program Information coming soon check out the 2016 Program Information:

Educational Tracks

Pre-Conference Workshops

General Session 1: Big Data and the Internet of Things: Boon or Bust for Your Cybersecurity Efforts?

Theresa Payton
Former White House CIO, Cybersecurity Authority & Expert on Identity Theft and the Internet of Things

Marketing databases, customer analytics and behavioral patterns are easier to manage with big data—but will these data elements be safe from hackers? And what is the impact of the Internet of Things? Payton will explain how to harness the power of big data and build your big data to achieve business goals while adding in safeguards to fight cybercriminals. She’ll also explain how the Internet of Things may be the ultimate driver of global change.


General Session 2: Driving Success in a Changing World: 10 Imperatives for Internal Audit

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA
President and Chief Executive Officer

Internal auditors face many challenges in serving their organizations. Bringing a systemic and disciplined approach to enhancing governance, risk management, and controls is challenging enough in organizations with a strong tone at the top and healthy enterprise cultures. However, when the culture is toxic, the work of internal audit becomes much more complex.

In this session, attendees will:

  • Explore how an organization’s culture influences its governance, risk, and controls
  • Discuss internal audit’s role in considering the impact of organizational culture
  • Determine the factors that influence internal audit’s assessment of organizational culture



General Session 3: Panel Discussion: COSO ERM Framework Update

Moderator: Robert Hirth

Originally issued in 2004, the COSO ERM framework has been updated and released for public comment. Entitled Aligning Risk with Strategy and Performance, this revised framework builds on key foundational concepts developed in the original framework but provides new and important distinctions, improvements, and additions. Key individuals involved in the review process will present this session and take questions.

In this session, attendees will:

  • Gain valuable insight on the rationale for the revisiting the framework and the process undertaken to complete the update
  • Identify the key elements of the original framework being
  • Get a glimpse of new concepts and proposed significant changes
  • Learn how to get involved by participating in the public comment process


General Session 4: Agile Leadership: How to Lead Up, Across, and Down in a VUCA World

Andrew Tarvin

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

We live in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous world. Strategies change frequently, businesses rise and fall overnight, and the only certainty is change.


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, 10 June 2017

US $1,345

Regular Registration

Register after Monday, 10 June 2017   

US $1,545

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. 

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available to organizations sending 4 or more employees to a single conference. Please contact the IIA for more details at +1.407.937.1111 or

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

If your plans change and you won’t be able to attend the conference contact The IIA at to cancel your registration. All cancellations must be received by 2 August 2017 to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $495 will be subtracted from conference refunds. No refunds can be given after 2 August 2017.

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

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 $18.00 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)

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors! 

For information about 2016 sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, please contact or call +1.847.660.5729.​


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For Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact: 

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

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