Governance Risk and Control Conference 


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2019 Governance, Risk and Control Conference
Aug. 12-14, 2019 | The Diplomat Beach Resort | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ISACA and The IIA are pleased to once again collaborate to bring you the 2019 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference. Please continue to check back, as additional information is forthcoming!

Join more than 700 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 Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood
3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019
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2019 Conference Program

The Conference teams are hard at work building a dynamic and engaging educational conference! As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!

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New Ideas

The IIA and ISACA need you! Are you an industry expert, thought-leader or passionate professional willing to share your experiences, insights and knowledge with colleagues and peers?

The IIA and ISACA are joining together again to host the 2019 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference. This conference brings together members from two international professional organizations to offer world-class education that addresses success stories, challenges, opportunities, tangible action items, and valuable takeaways to apply in a practice setting.

We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 GRC Conference educational sessions which will be held August 12-14 at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida! We are looking for dynamic speakers on industry-leading GRC topics that will provide the best possible experience for attendees. This is a great opportunity for you to give back to your profession by sharing your knowledge and insights!

The 2019 GRC Conference features four educational tracks:

  • Track 1 – Cyber & Digital Disruption
  • Track 2 – Technology & Artificial Intelligence
  • Track 3 – Governance, Risk, Control, & Compliance
  • Track 4 – Leadership, Career, Communication, Culture, & Ethics

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

Cyber & Digital Disruption

  • Cybersecurity advancements
  • Risk intelligence and threat management
  • Adoption of emerging technologies
  • Anatomy of a cyber breach & response
  • Surveillance & Data Privacy
  • Cyber threat mitigation
  • Evolution of attack vectors and threat actors
  • Incident response planning
  • Measuring and improving your security effectiveness
  • Advances in Encryption

Technology & Artificial Intelligence

  • Continuous monitoring
  • Auditing data
  • Software assurance
  • Auditing Blockchain
  • Information management strategies
  • Designing information dashboards & performance reports
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Machine Learning
  • Audit analytics

Governance, Risk, Control, & Compliance

  • Anatomy of a mature GRC program
  • Governance and management of enterprise information and technology – COBIT 2019
  • Audit efficiency tools applicable to GRC
  • Corporate Board Oversight Responsibilities
  • Managing Regulatory Complexity
  • Business stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Security, risk, compliance program alignment
  • Assurance Challenges & Opportunities
  • Ethical considerations of AI
  • Risk based approach to data governance

Leadership, Career, Communication, Culture & Ethics

  • Leadership
  • Career Development
  • Effective communication to executives and the Board
  • Culture & Ethics
  • Personal Branding
  • Critical Thinking
  • Marketing audit and risk functions
  • Communication planning for data breaches
  • Cross functional collaboration

Important timeline milestones include:

Deadline for submission of proposals

January 28, 2019

Proposals reviewed by GRC Conference Subject Matter Experts

January 31 – February 15, 2019

Invitation issued to selected speakers

Week of March 25, 2019

Email notification to speakers who were not selected

By April 30, 2019

Submissions received after 11:59PM EST on Monday, January 28, 2019 will not be considered for the 2019 GRC Conference program.

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 complimentary, non-transferable full registration for the 2019 GRC Conference. Registration for pre-conference workshops is not included with complimentary conference registration.

Access the submission portal and review additional instructions for submission.

Please review the Speaker Proposal Guidelines document in advance of submitting your proposal. This document outlines all the key information to ensure your proposal meets our guidelines, requirements, and includes a sample submission form for reference.


If you have questions regarding the 2019 GRC Call for Speakers or have technical difficulties with the submission form please email for assistance.

The Benefits of Speaking at GRC 2019

Two international professional organisations with more than 300,000 combined constituents worldwide.

  • The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.
  • ISACA is a leading provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems audit, security, governance of enterprise IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. ISACA education is recognised throughout the industry.

Speakers associated with the education events of both organizations are similarly recognised as industry leaders and subject matter experts.

Speakers who are selected to present at the conference will also receive the following benefits:

  • Complimentary registration* for the conference – a $1,550 value! This includes the opportunity to earn up to 18 CPE hours for conference participation
  • Additional CPE hours for the session they present

*Complimentary registration is not transferable or able to be used as a credit. Registration for the pre-conference workshops are not included with complimentary conference registration.

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 GRC 2019, and 7.5 for the pre-conference workshops. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

ISACA certification holders will need to allocate the CPE hours earned at GRC 2019 in “My ISACA” following the conference. Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to attendees 2-4 weeks following the event.

Your Certificate of Attendance details the total 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.


Conference Registration Fees

Register and pay before 11:59PM CDT (UTC-6) on Monday, 17 June 2019
Register and pay before 11:59PM CDT (UTC-6) on Monday, 29 July 2019

Register and pay after Monday, 29 July 2019

Individuals: US $1,350 US $1,550 US $1,650
Groups of 4-8:
(rate is per person)
US $1,295 US $1,495  
Groups of 9+:
(rate is per person)
US $1,250 US $1,395  
  Pre-Conference workshop: US $600 US $600 US $600

*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, 28 June 2019

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 $345 will be subtracted from conference 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

  1. Pay online at
  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.
    Chicago, IL 60603
    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-71578
    S.W.I.F.T. code BOFAUS3N
    * 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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I agree irrevocably and free of charge that ISACA or any third party who is acting on ISACA’s behalf may create images, videos and/or sound recordings of me (“works”) at the event for marketing purposes. For these purposes, the granting of rights in the works also includes the rights to adapt, reproduce, distribute, perform, making available to the public, broadcast, retransmit or sublicense the works to ISACA’s affiliates. The granting of rights in the works also includes all current and future media, goes beyond the repetition of an event and is not restricted to time or territory. View ISACA’s Privacy Notice >>


Business casual is appropriate for this event.


The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

2019 Venue and Accommodations

The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019

Phone: +1.954.602.6000
Hotel Website

Click Here to Make Your Reservation!

Or call +1.855.689.2911 to reserve your room today!
ISACA Group Rate: $209.00 + $10 resort fee + taxes per night, single/double occupancy

Group Rate Deadline: Thursday, 18 July 2019

There are a limited number of rooms available at the GRC 2019 Group Room Rate and reservations will be handled on a first come-first served basis. All reservations made after the deadline or after the room block fills, are subject to space and rate availability. A sleeping room must be secured with a valid credit card, along with a first night's deposit. All credit cards used to prepay the room deposit will be charged immediately. Rooms can be cancelled without penalty up to 3 days prior to the arrival date.

Help Us to Help You!

For the best possible experience, ISACA strongly encourages 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 negotiated price. In addition, every reservation made for those attending CSX 2018 North America helps ISACA fulfill its commitment to the hotel, in turn allowing ISACA to continue to keep the cost of both conference fees and membership dues as low as possible.

Please note: ISACA will never contact you with guest room promotions offering a better deal. With the advent of discount aggregators or housing “pirates,” if you experience a problem with a “pirate” reservation, ISACA cannot assist you. However, please know that ISACA staff will work with you to resolve issues that may arise if you make your reservation through the ISACA-provided housing registration link.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors! 




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2018 Innovation Sessions

Monday, August 13 | 7:45AM – 8:05AM

Monday, August 13 | 9:50AM – 10:10AM

Monday, August 13 | 4:05PM – 4:25PM

Tuesday, August 14 | 7:45AM – 8:05AM

Tuesday, August 14 | 9:50AM – 10:10AM

Tuesday, August 14 | 4:05PM – 4:25PM

Wednesday, August 15 | 9:50AM – 10:10AM


For Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact: 

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


Contact ISACA's Customer Experience Team:
Tel: +1.847.660.5505
Fax: +1.847.253.1443
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