September 15-19, 2019

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD

About the Conference

The Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) is an international professional organization serving institutions of higher education around the globe.  Since its establishment in 1958, ACUA has provided its members a collegial forum for exchanging and sharing knowledge and generating new ideas.  ACUA is committed to increasing members’ knowledge of auditing, regulatory compliance and risk management in higher education.  AuditCon, ACUA’s reimagined annual conference, allows members to network and socialize with likeminded professionals.  The combination of camaraderie and a focus on internal auditing problems and solutions in higher education continues to serve as the foundation for all ACUA activities.
Important Deadlines: Early Bird registration deadline is July 29. Regular registration deadline is August 26.

The AuditCon 2019 conference format was changed to better meet member needs.
  • The traditional Tuesday networking time was shortened and moved to Wednesday afternoon.
  • The business meeting will now be held virtually following the conference. 
  • You can choose to attend the conference through Wednesday morning for a 2.5-day, 20 CPE experience or enjoy the entire 3.5-day conference for a 28 CPE learning opportunity. 
  • The traditional Wednesday evening networking event has been moved to Tuesday night to ensure all attendees can participate. 
  • On Thursday morning, there will now be longer 100-minute deep dive sessions.
  • Join us for the new Coffee Topics on Thursday morning at breakfast.  Look for the topics on the breakfast tables.  Pre-registration is not needed. 
  • Bonus sessions will be offered Wednesday afternoon and topics include fraud awareness training, data analytics for labor cost transfers, audit shop management, and using Tableau to identify travel fraud. 
AuditCon will offer four different concurrent tracks this year. 
  • Track A will focus on leadership, governance, and risk.  Sessions offered will cover annual risk assessment and audit planning, ERM, building relationships, and CAE roundtables.
  • Track B will focus on IT/IS, cybersecurity, and data privacy.  Sessions will cover topics such as IT for the non-IT auditor, cybersecurity trends, GDPR, and access management.
  • Track C will focus on research and compliance.  Sessions will cover topics such as Clery Act, protection of human subjects, and state and local taxes.
  • Track D will focus on a variety of special topics.  Sessions will cover areas such as construction auditing, hotline management, fraud, auxiliaries, and gift acceptance.