The Explorers Conference

October 08, 2020 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Join the ACFE San Diego Chapter virtually at The Explorers Conference 2020. Earn 4, 8, or 16 hours of CPE credit, including 2 hours of ACFE Ethics credit, featuring fraud expert John Hall, Dr. Toby Groves, and others.

 

We are excited to announce that The Explorers Conference 2020, will be taking place on October 8th and 9th  from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm PDT (each day), offering up to 16 hours of NASBA qualifying credit.  The format for the conference is fresh, with engaging, interview-style sessions and panel discussions instead of traditional presentations. 

About the conference: The Explorers Conference, a virtual event that is a cross-discipline, cross-organizational collaboration featuring top speakers who will be addressing the most important topics of our time.  Hear from industry experts and thought leaders about the future of automation, advanced strategies in foresight, forward thinking aspects of diversity and equity, and groundbreaking leadership.

Choose to attend the whole 2-day conference or pick any of your favorite sessions, attendance is flexible!

Early Bird Registration through September 30, 2020  October 3, 2020

$89 per half day (4CPE), $159 per day (8 CPE), or $259 for entire conference (16 CPE)

After October 3, 2020

$99 per half day, $179 per day, or $299 for entire conference

 

Registration Links (select ACFE San Diego as the Organizational Membership):

Full Conference (16 CPE)

Day 1 Only (8 CPE)

Day 2 Only  (8 CPE)

Session 1 Only  (Specialized Knowledge 2 CPE + Behavioral Ethics 2 CPE)

Session 2 Only  (Personal Development 4 CPE)

Session 3 Only  (Business Management and Organization 1 CPE + Information Technology 2 CPE + Personal Development 1 CPE)

Session 4 Only  (Auditing 4 CPE)

 

Time, Agenda & Conference Tracks (Speakers & Their Topics of Discussion)

 

Conference Day 1 - Session 1

October 8, 2020  7:30 AM-11:10 AM PDT

4 CPE Hours

7:30 AM-9:15 AM 
Foresight & Futurethink: Making Intelligent Predictions
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Speakers: Dr. Amy Zalman
Major Subjects: • How to develop foresight • The benefits and pitfalls of prediction • Identifying and defining “business-intelligence”

9:25-11:10 AM 
Ethics and Equity: Uncomfortable Conversations and Inconvenient Truths
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Speakers: Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Ozo Nnamadim, and Rashmi Airan
Major Subjects: • New research in the field of diversity and inclusion • Equity and corporate culture • Change management in the area of diversity and inclusion • Organizational psychology and diversity in teams

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Conference Day 1 - Session 2

October 8, 2020  11:50 AM - 3:30 PM PDT

4 CPE Hours

11:50 AM - 1:35 PM 
The Intersection of Technology and Wellness
Field of Study: Personal Development
Speakers: Amy Vetter
Major Subjects: • Unlearning past routines, embracing technology and learning how to take advantage of some of the latest developments that focus on connecting people in business and improving company culture • Self-discovery and mindfulness techniques • Integrate mindfulness into how you work yourself and with your teams • Develop healthy technology practices for better human connections


1:45 PM - 3:30 PM 
Leveraging Change and Inspiring Innovation
Field of Study: Personal Development
Speakers: Nick Tasler and Tammy Daugherty
Major Subjects: • How to develop creativity and resilience • Decision-making guidance for growth and adaptability • Inspiring innovation in your team

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Conference Day 2 - Session 3

October 9, 2020  7:30 AM -11:10 AM PDT

4 CPE Hours

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM 
The Future is Now!
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
Speakers: Kimberly Ellison Taylor
Major Subjects: • Future of work • Business model disruption • Customer expectations • Change initiatives • Transformational process changes

8:25 AM – 10:15 AM 
Blazing a Digital Trail: Making Friends with Robots
Field of Study: Information Technology
Speakers: Jody Padar and Byron Patrick
Major Subjects: • Emerging technologies • Spotting opportunities to use automation • Resources to learn more about specific technologies

10:20AM – 11:10 AM 
Authentic Leadership: Developing a trailblazer’s Mindset
Field of Study: Personal Development
Speakers: Dr. Jen Welter
Major Subjects: • Building strong bonds • Mental characteristics, attitudes and behaviors associated with authenticity • Motivation and performance

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Conference  Day 2 - Session 4

October 9, 2020  11:50 AM -3:30 PM PDT

4 CPE Hours

11:50 AM – 12:40 PM 
Fraud Recon: A New Look at Fraud, Data Analytics and Behavioral Analysis

Field of Study: Auditing
Speakers: John Hall and Toby Groves

In this program we’ll address how to replace outdated theories on fraud, and what we should be using instead.  We’ll tackle advanced methods of detection and deterrence in a new world of exposure to fraud risk.  Learn three steps of handing fraud exposure, and what to do (and not do!) once wrongdoing is suspected or found. Our emphasis will be on steps leaders, managers and auditors can and should take every day – regardless of industry, organization culture, years of experience, or leadership style.

Major subjects:

  • Replacing outdated theories and tools of fraud detection and deterrence
  • Steps for handling suspected fraud
  • Everyday actions that can be taken to detect and deter fraud
  • Data and behavioral analysis in fraud detection and deterrence

Learning objectives:

  • Identify three steps for handling fraud risk
  • Identify at least one outdated theory related to fraud and what we should use instead
  • Identify at least one data analysis tool and one behavioral tool for fraud detection

 

Person of Interest: How to Read Body Language (Including Virtual)

(Interview style session)

Jan Hargrave

October 9, 2020 12:45 PM – 1:35 PM

Field of Study: Auditing

Prerequisites: None

Level: Basic

Detecting fraud relies on the ability to detect deception in a fraud interview.  It’s a scientific fact that a person’s body gestures give away his true intentions.  Over ninety percent of all face-to-face or face-to-computer conversations derive from nonverbal clues. The body’s silent messages reveal much more information than the spoken word does.  As the nation’s leading behavioral authority, Jan provides you with the nonverbal behaviors/practices that help you understand and interpret body language, including deception, whether in person or virtual.

Major subjects:

  • How to detect deception in an audit interview
  • Detect liars: read the “micro-expressions” of deception during virtual conversations
  • Understand the facial expressions of emotion (interest, curiosity, attention) through “reading” facial expressions
  • Interpret body language and what it may mean in a given context

Learning objectives:

  • Identify three silent cues of deception
  • Identify at least three facial expressions of emotion
  • Identify at least two methods of interpreting meaning related to body language

 

Fraud Recon: A New Look at Fraud, Data Analytics and Behavioral Analysis (continued) (Interview-style session and panel discussion)

Steve Biskie, John Hall and Toby Groves

October 9, 2020 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Field of Study: Auditing

Prerequisites: At least 2 years of education or experience in auditing, accounting or governance and at least some exposure to and knowledge of fraud-related terminology.

Level: Intermediate

In this program we’ll address how to replace outdated theories on fraud, and what we should be using instead.  We’ll tackle advanced methods of detection and deterrence in a new world of exposure to fraud risk.  Learn three steps of handing fraud exposure, and what to do (and not do!) once wrongdoing is suspected or found. Our emphasis will be on steps leaders, managers and auditors can and should take every day – regardless of industry, organization culture, years of experience, or leadership style.

Major subjects:

  • Replacing outdated theories and tools of fraud detection and deterrence
  • Steps for handling suspected fraud
  • Everyday actions that can be taken to detect and deter fraud
  • Data and behavioral analysis in fraud detection and deterrence

Learning objectives:

  • Identify three steps for handling fraud risk
  • Identify at least one outdated theory related to fraud and what we should use instead
  • Identify at least one data analysis tool and one behavioral tool for fraud detection

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Additional Event Information

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor- Chief Executive Officer, KET Solutions, LLC Oracle, recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Accounting”
Dr. Jen Welter- Trail blazing as 1st female NFL coach and Gold Medalist Nick Tasler- Thought leader, organizational psychologist, four-time #1 best-selling author. Expert on the art and science of making decisions and leading change
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings- Author, Strategist, Founder, President, and CEO of Global Policy Solutions Rashmi Airan- Internationally Recognized Corporate and Motivational Speaker
Amy Zalman- Forbes’ “World’s 50 Leading Female Futurists in 2020”
Toby Groves Ph.D.- Thought leader and researcher in Behavioral Science
Jody Padar- Author and entrepreneur, recognized as Top 100 Most Influential People
John J. Hall- Entrepreneur, fraud expert and award-winning author
Steve Biskie- Thought leader in sustainable audit analytics and continuous monitoring technologies
Jan Hargrave- Nation’s leading body language expert author of multiple books
Byron Patrick- Writer and industry technology leader, bridging the knowledge and technology gap
Amy Vetter- CPA, Yogi and technologist, recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Accounting”
Tammy Daugherty- Change Management Expert and Talent Strategist
Ozo Nnamadim- Supporter of the advancement of social justice-sits on the Board of Directors for a local policy think tank and serve as Vice President of my local chapter of NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants

and many more!

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