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We usually offer at least six training opportunities each calendar year. Be sure to mark these important dates on your training schedule and plan to attend!

We announce the most up to date information about our training in the Chapter’s bi-monthly newsletter. To sign-up to receive a copy of the newsletter, visit our Chapter’s Award Winning Newsletter web-page.

Training:

Chapter Fraud Training Seminars
PNW Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
Chapter Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting
ACFE 30th Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition
Joint ACFE and Chapter Fraud Classes



Chapter Fraud Training Seminars

Dates/Times:
We meet on the second Wednesday of February and August; and the first Wednesday of December of each year from 2:30–4:45 p.m. This includes a half-hour networking session at approximately 3:30p.m. Unless otherwise stated, all fraud training seminars are held in the Training Room on the 28th Floor of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s offices (see location information below). The known 2018 training dates are tentatively set as the following:


***THE BELOW TRAINING IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***
***THE RESCHEDULED DATE WILL BE POSTED WHEN KNOWN***

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The topic for this fraud seminar is Digital Forensic Diaries: Tales from the Field. The speaker will be Mike Sheward, the Senior Director of Information Security at Seattle-based Accolade Inc., who also runs Secure Being LLC, a digital investigation consultancy firm. He has worked in information security, primarily in incident response and digital forensics, in both the UK and US for 12 years. Mike has published multiple books including the 2018 title, Hands-on Incident Response and Digital Forensics. He previously published tales of his work in the field in his 2017 book, Digital Forensic Diaries. Mike has another book based on his vast experience with penetration testing. And he even has a book for kids! Harry the Information Security Hero: Audit Time which is a great introduction into the world of information security for children, as well as corporate budget holders.


Note: This meeting will be held in the 28th floor training room.


***THE ABOVE TRAINING IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***
***THE RESCHEDULED DATE WILL BE POSTED WHEN KNOWN***

Location:
We meet in downtown Seattle at 1000 Second Avenue in the 28th floor training room of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission's offices. This training facility is in the old Key Towers Bank Building, but the building does not have a name on it. It is located across the street and one block North of the Jackson Federal Building (corner of Second Avenue and Spring Street).

Parking:
If you’re looking for automobile parking, Special Events parking rates (approximately $12-$16) usually apply for the parking garage at Benaroya Hall, just two blocks North of the training facility on Second Avenue.

CPE:
The training includes 2 hours of CPE.

Costs:
The cost of each two-hour fraud seminar is $20 for Chapter members and $25 for non-Chapter members. There is no cost for students members who attend these seminars. If you paid for the "Dues and Seminars" package for this year, you will not be charged an additional amount to attend these seminars.

Registration Info:
Registration by Credit Card via PayPal using the link below; or pay by cash, check, credit card or money order at the door.

Chapter Fraud Training Seminar
Attendee's Full Name
No need to pre-register. Just show up, sign-in, register and pay at the door.

Other Info:
Attendees should report directly to the training room and sign-in for all fraud seminars. There are no special sign-in procedures for use of the building.

The Chapter has not yet announced the topics or speakers for the upcoming December 2019 fraud training seminar.

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PNW Chapter Annual Fraud Conference

Dates/Times:
Monday, May 13, 2019. The Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends around 4:30 p.m. Sign in for registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Location:
The Conference will be held at La Quinta Inn & Suites (1425 East 27th Street), Tacoma, WA.

Parking:
There is no charge for parking at the hotel.

CPE:
There are 8 hours of Continuing Professional Education available to all who attend this event.

Costs:
Registration fees will be $150 for registration and payment received on or before April 22, 2019, $175 between April 23, 2019 and May 6, 2019, and $200 after May 6, 2019. Chapter members will receive a $50 discount from these rates.

Registration Info:
Find out about registration options at our web site by clicking
here.

Session / Speaker Info:
Speakers and Topics include:

Jerry Balistreri
Reading the Tells – Learning How to Read Body Language

Jaydra Perfetti
My Time as an IRS Auditor: The Subtle Madness of Tax Fraud Investigations

Dr. Brian K. Steverson
An Ethics Primer for CFE's

Ethan Via
To Be Announced

A detailed list of sessions, speakers and topics are available by clicking here.

Other Info:
ACFE Chapter President Nancy Pasternack and Board Member At Large Mike Nurse will serve as the co-chairs for the event.

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Chapter Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting

Date/Time:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The luncheon begins promptly at noon, followed by a brief Chapter annual business meeting. The fraud training seminar begins at approximately 1:00 p.m. and lasts for one hour.

Location:
***NEW LOCATION***
The offices of Clark Nuber, PS in the Skyline Tower at 10900 NE 4th St, Suite 1400, Bellevue, WA 98004

Parking:
Parking in the Skyline Tower building can be accessed from 110th Ave NE. Please approach 110th from NE 4th St due to construction for Sound Transit blocking access from the other direction.
Skyline Parking Fees There are other parking garages in the area. All charge a fee. The Bellevue Transit Center is about 2 blocks from Clark Nuber.

CPE:
The training includes 1 hour of CPE credit.

Costs:
The luncheon and continuing professional education for the fraud seminar is $10 for Chapter members and $15 for non-members. If you paid for the "Dues and Seminars" package for this year, you will not be charged an additional amount to attend this seminar.

Registration Info:
Registration by Credit Card via PayPal using the link below; or pay by cash, check, credit card or money order at the door.


Speaker Info:
Mike Sheward is the Senior Director of Information Security at Seattle-based Accolade Inc., and runs Secure Being LLC, a digital investigation consultancy firm. He has worked in information security, primarily in incident response and digital forensics, in both the UK and US for 12 years.

Topic:
The topic for this fraud seminar is Digital Forensic Diaries: Tales from the Field with Mike Sheward. This was the topic for the February meeting that was cancelled due to weather

Other Info:
Door prizes will be awarded but you must be present to win.

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ACFE 30th Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition

Dates/Times:
Sunday to Friday, June 23-28, 2019.

Pre-Conference
Sunday - usually 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Main Conference
Monday and Tuesday - usually 8:30a.m. to 4:50p.m.
Wednesday - usually 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Post-Conference
Thursday and Friday - usually 8:30a.m. to 4:55p.m.

Location:
The Conference will be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX at 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701.

Parking:
Parking information has yet to be announced.

CPE:
The full conference includes up to 40 hours of CPE credit.

Costs:
Costs vary from $925 to $1,900 depending on which events you choose to attend, when you register, and whether you work for the government. See the 'Registration Info' section below for a link to more information. See 'Other Info' section below about special pricing options for group registrations.

https://www.fraudconference.com/30th/pricing.aspx Registration Info:
Find out about registration options at the ACFE web site by clicking
here.

Speaker Info:
See the official Fraud Conference web site for these details here.


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Joint ACFE and Chapter Fraud Class - Investigating on the Internet

Date/Times:
Monday to Tuesday, October 28-29, 2019
Class times are usually 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. each training day. Sign-in for registration begins at 7:30a.m.

Location:
The training will be at the Hilton-Seattle, 1301 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

Parking:
There is a daily parking fee if you drive your car and park in the hotel parking lot. Car pooling is recommended to reduce the cost of parking.

CPE:
This course provides 16 hours of CPE credit.

Costs:
The cost is $695 for ACFE Members and $845 for non-members.

Registration Info:
Find out about registration options at the ACFE web site by clicking
here.

Speaker Info:
The speakers have yet to be announced.

Topic:
Investigating on the Internet. Are you using online resources in your internal and external investigations to your best advantage? Presented in non-technical terms, Investigating on the Internet: Research Tools for Fraud Examiners will teach you how to use the Internet to find and follow leads and make your fraud examinations more effective. With a better understanding of the information available online, you can increase the efficiency and success of your fraud examinations. In this seminar, you will learn how to locate evidence online using search engines, commercial databases and social-networking sites. This seminar will also discuss methods for researching foreign corporate records and various techniques for optimizing online searches, including advanced search functions and alternative search engines with unique features that might improve search quality.

Other Info:
This class is jointly sponsored by the ACFE and the Chapter. The ACFE sets the registration fees for these classes, and the actual training dates vary each year. The Chapter Board of Officers assists the ACFE with registration duties for this class.

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