International Conference at Capacity

The IIA's International Conference 2005, July 10-13 in Chicago, has reached capacity, and registration is closed. This is the first time in Institute history that an International Conference has sold out. Visit the training section to explore other training opportunities.


Tuesday Evening Gala Event

The IIA’s International Conference Gala has been a traditional highlight of this annual gathering and this year’s event promises to be no exception. You’ll join delegates from around the world for a special cocktail hour and sumptuous dinner. Music enthusiasts will be delighted with an authentic Chicago Blues concert, and everyone can dance the night away.

The night's entertainment headliners include Lonnie Brooks and his Voo Doo Blues Band. Long before Lonnie was headlining major blues festivals and sharing stages with the likes of Eric Clapton, he was forging his bayou-swamp-music-meets-Chicago-blues-via-Texas style.  

Also performing is The Chicago Blues Review which is led by pianist/composer/arranger, Marshall Vente, one of Chicago ’s most popular local musicians.  This band centers on Marshall ’s love for all forms of Chicago blues and features the legendary Cash McCall, one of the stalwarts of Chess Records in the late 1950’s.  

Tickets for the Gala cost US$150 and may be purchased on-site at the Hyatt at the IIA registration desk (staffed by IIA),
located to the left of the entrance to the Grand Ballroom.

Dress: Cocktail attire, jackets required.

Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Conference Overview

The IIA's International Conference 2005 is the largest annual worldwide professional development event for internal auditors, featuring:

  • 10 comprehensive tracks
  • Four keynote speakers
  • Informative panel discussions
  • Global networking
  • Optional workshops and roundtables
  • Vendor exhibits
  • Special hotel rates
  • 20 CPE hours
At this top-notch educational program, you will:
  • Learn from top experts
  • Explore best practices and cutting-edge technology
  • Expand your global connections
  • Discover innovative products and services
  • Receive outstanding value for your educational dollar

Participate in CAE Roundtables

Chief audit executives are invited to take part in the CAE Roundtables to network and share best practices with their industry group. For more information, call Customer Service at +1-407-937-1111. Learn more.

Earn a Specialty Certification at the International Conference

The Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) exams will be offered on July 13 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. local time at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, following the conclusion of The IIA’s International Conference events. The exam registration deadline is July 1. Learn more.

Selected Sessions Simultaneously Translated into Spanish

The basic language of International Conference 2005 is English; however, all general sessions and one concurrent session during each time period will be simultaneously translated into Spanish.

New Block of Hotel Rooms Offered for International Conference 2005

The block of rooms at The IIA’s International Conference venue, the Hyatt Regency Chicago, has sold out. The IIA has secured a new block of rooms at the Swissôtel Chicago, conveniently connected to the conference venue via a walking tunnel. This limited number of rooms is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The IIA has also secured a block of rooms at the Fairmont Chicago, which is next door to the Hyatt and not more than a three-minute walk from the conference venue.

To reserve your room at the Swissôtel Chicago at the special rate of US $179, click below:

Reserve online

Swissôtel Chicago
323 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: +1-312-565-0565
Fax:  +1-312-565-0540

To reserve your room at the Fairmont Chicago at the special rate of US $179:

Fairmont Chicago
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: +1 312-565-8000
Fax: +1-312-856-1032
Reserve Online

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