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2024 Conference FAQs

Information is subject to change.

General Information

Can I register for the DFW Fraud Conference by phone?

At this time, we only accept registration online or by email. However, If you have any problems registering, please let us know and we can walk you through the registration process over the phone if needed.

How do I know if I'm registered?

You will receive an email confirmation once we process your completed registration form or handle the registration over email.

How do I request a manual invoice?

Once you have registered you may login to your account and view your invoice. If you need assistance you may contact the Chapter Treasurer.

How can I pay my balance?

You can pay with a credit card via PayPal or check. Registration fees are due upon registration. If you need alternative payment plans please contact the Chapter Treasurer.

I have a group of employees that I'd like to register for the conference, how can I do that?

Group registration is only available for groups of 5 or more. To register a group, Register Online or use the Group Registration Form to email a list of people in the group by First Name, Last Name and email address to registration@dallasacfe.org, and we will register the group manually.

We also have Sponsorship opportunities that include registration for up to 5 attendees and feature a prominent location in the conference call with sponsor logo and conference recognition. Visit the Conference Sponsors page, or contact Chris Mabile at the following link for more information: Conference Sponsor Information.

Is continuing education credit available?

We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) as a CPE sponsor for Certified Public Accountants, and the program is recommended for up to 8 hours of CPE credit.  If you arrive late or leave early, you should claim only the number of CPE credits for the actual time attended (based on a 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit). Our TSBPA sponsor number is 010158. Registration with TSBPA does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.

Additionally, the program will include an optional 2-hour Ethics course. This course meets the annual requirement for Ethics training for the ACFE. 

Are there any prerequisites for CPE credit?

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Where can I find information about course content and learning objectives?

This information is available on the Conference Speakers page.

How will CPE be reported?

In-person attendees will be checked in upon arrival. It is the attendees' responsibility to accurately report CPE based on actual time attending conference sessions. 

In accordance with TSBPA rules, each virtual session will feature at least 3 polling questions in order to monitor attendee participation. Attendees must respond to at least 3 polling questions in order to receive credit for the session. Chapter members will be present in the session to attend to technical difficulties.

TSBPA rules for CPE sponsors require that all programs include a process for evaluating quality by participants. After the conference, you will receive a short survey asking you to evaluate the programs. The CPE certificate is generated upon completion of the survey and may be printed or saved as a PDF. You must take the survey to get your CPE certificate - we are not able to print CPE certificates for you. The survey will be sent to the email address used to register for the conference.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Please contact the Chapter Treasurer to cancel your registration.

What is the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by the chapter, you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee.

Travel and Conference Day Information

Where can I find information on the venue?

Please see the Conference Location page.

Where should I park to access the conference center?

The Plano Event Center offers over 900 free parking spots. Parking is available on both the east and west sides of the building. It is recommended attendees review the building's floor plan to determine the best parking lot for the event. See the Event Center's website for directions from wherever your starting point is. Parking & Directions

What do I wear to the conference?

Dress for the conference is business casual. To ensure your comfort during the event, please bring a sweater or light jacket. The average August temperatures in Dallas range from 76°F to 95°F.

Will there be a conference photographer?

This year, we will NOT have a professional photographer documenting the conference; however, our officers will likely be taking pictures throughout the day. Following the conference, we will post a photo gallery on the website. Attendees are welcome to download gallery photos for their use. Conference attendees agree to allow all photographs to be published by the ACFE Dallas Chapter.

Can I take photos or videos?

Please limit any camera use to still photos only. Please do not record audio or video.

What is the meal policy?

Food and beverages will be provided at the following:

  • Main Conference: Breakfast, mid-morning refreshment break, lunch, mid-afternoon refreshment break
  • Happy Hour: Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.

What if I have a special dietary need?

We will gladly arrange for special accommodations if you have a dietary need that might otherwise limit your participation in the conference. Simply check the appropriate box on the registration form or contact us at registration@dallasacfe.org prior to August 9, 2024. Requests submitted after August 9, cannot be guaranteed.

Virtual Conference Information

Where can I find information on the virtual platform?

This year's conference is a hybrid format and will use the Zoom webinar platform for the virtual conference livestream. We recommend using the following link prior to the conference in order to test functionality: Zoom Test Meeting.

How will I access the virtual sessions?

Links to each virtual session will be located on the Conference Agenda page on the day of the conference. More information will be emailed to conference registrants ahead of the conference.

What if I am unable to install the downloadable Zoom app or ActiveX plugin (e.g., due to organizational restrictions)?

All sessions will be accessible via web browser (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Safari). When joining the session, click on the "Join From Browser" link that appears. More information on accessing Zoom webinars can be found at this link: Zoom Web Client

Note: attendees joining from a web browser may not be able to see or respond to polling questions. In order to register participation, please type "HERE" into the Zoom Chat during each polling question. Our online moderator will announce when polls open and close. "HERE" responses will only be counted within the moderator's open windows.

What if I have technical difficulties?

Chapter members will be present in each conference session to respond to questions and technical concerns via the webinar chat function. If you are unable to access a webinar session, please visit the Zoom Support Center for troubleshooting information. You may also contact us at registration@dallasacfe.org with any questions or issues.

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