FRAUD FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to John E.Grimes, III, CFE, CFI. John received the Hohenstein Fraud Fighter of the Year Award at the conference. See our Hohenstein Fraud Fighter Award page for details.
Successful End for the
Mayland Fraud Conference in 2020
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We all learned to cope this year. Our first totally online conference ended this month with more than 500 participants attending remotely. Thank you to all who attended.
Our message about the genesis of the first virtual conference is described below.
This year has been a challenge in many respects. The 2020 conference was originally scheduled for April. As you can imagine, it became prudent to reschedule to September 14 and 15, 2020. We are very fortunate and grateful that all of our speakers, except one, were able to reschedule and speak live in September.
By the end of February, we had just over 400 registered attendees. This was prior to knowing what was on the horizon regarding the oncoming coronavirus pandemic. As events unfolded, we temporarily suspended registrations until we had a better understanding of what was to come.
As a result, and with your best interests in mind, we have made a decision to present the conference as a virtual (online-only), NASBA-approved conference with 16 CPE credits.
Beginning from our first conference in 2003, each year you have come to expect a first-rate conference from top-to-bottom. We promise you that this year will be no exception.
This year we will be endeavoring to present a conference as close to a live, in-person experience for you as possible. Most of our speakers will be traveling to Baltimore and they will be presenting live, from Martin's West, at their scheduled times, in real-time.
Having participated in recent online meetings and conferences with various organizations, we have observed that the enthusiasm and energy of speakers do not always translate well when ‘broadcasting’ from an office chair, or from a kitchen table chair via a laptop computer. We want to bring our speakers’ enthusiasm and energy to you.
We have arranged for a professional video company to broadcast all of the presentations live, in real-time. You will be able to enjoy the look and feel of the conference in its entirety from the comforts of your home or office.
For those of you who have already registered, please know how grateful we are for your support during these uncertain times.
If you have been thinking about attending, but have not registered to date, please take a look at what we are offering. You won’t be disappointed.
The Maryland Chapter #21 ACFE is hosting the 18th Annual Maryland Fraud Conference, offering a 2-day, 16-hour CPE training event with an outstanding lineup of dynamic, entertaining presenters of national and international reputations. Join us in Maryland’s Largest Gathering of Anti-Fraud Professionals at Martin’s West September 2020 (previously April 27-28, 2020).
16 credits (including 2 Behavioral Ethics CPE credits). Here is the original (April) Printable Fraud Conference Brochure. It will be revised.
NASBA Sponsor No.125230
ACFE Maryland Chapter #21 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 website: www.nasbaregistry.org. The ACFE Maryland Chapter contracted with BPN to livestream the event. BPN will be the sponsor of record for NASBA purposes for online attendees.