GAM 2021

We are excited to announce that registration for GAM is now open and the conference is fully virtual for 2021.

For 42 years, GAM has been the essential experience audit executives trust to be influential, engaging, and informative. This tradition of excellence will continue under the theme: Internal Audit Recharged: Ready. Relevant. Resilient.

In addition to an outstanding GAM program, AEC members will enjoy access to exclusive workshops, networking, and peer-to-peer sharing opportunities.

All Access and Expanded members receive one complimentary registration and Essential members receive a discounted rate. Register now or contact Lori Gagnon at for more information.

AEC Exclusive GAM Event Lineup

Monday, March 15

1:00–1:45 p.m. ET
Welcome & In Conversation With Anthony Pugliese
In this session, exclusive to AEC members, chief audit executives will have the opportunity to meet The IIA’s incoming president and chief executive officer, Anthony Pugliese.

1:45–2:45 p.m. ET
CPE: 1.2
Getting Real With Diversity, Equity & Inclusion "Sponsored by Crowe"
Come join your executive colleagues for a continued panel discussion and virtual roundtable on how to create and integrate a vibrant diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy that positively advances your company culture. With all that is going on in our workplaces and our world, new leadership in Washington D.C., and other key cultural events that have occurred, we’ll examine how these variables will shape internal audit’s role in DE&I going forward.

3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
CPE: 1.2
Board Perspective on ESG
The NACD will present board member discussion on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics. Organizations are increasingly being challenged to address ESG issues. Boards of directors are giving consideration to priorities and where they can and should look for assurance. Opportunities abound for internal audit functions in all industries and sectors. However, for many chief audit executives, there is great uncertainty as to how resources should be allocated and efforts prioritized.

4:15–5:30 p.m. ET
CPE: 1.5
2021 Pulse of Internal Audit Discussion
The IIA’s Audit Executive Center has gathered insight from leaders in the profession through the annual Pulse of Internal Audit survey since 2010. The survey collects information about internal audit leadership, including valuable benchmarking information such as staff level changes and audit plan allocations. This year’s Pulse of Internal Audit provides particularly valuable insight into how well internal audit weathered the storm caused by COVID-19.

Tuesday, March 16–Thursday, March 18

AEC Member Zoom Lounge

The Lounge has an exciting line-up of exclusive opportunities:

  • Exclusive Q&A sessions with keynote speakers John Carreyrou, Shirley Davis, Richard Chambers, and John Manzella
  • Three virtual roundtables covering cybersecurity and more
  • Ask the Expert sessions on IPPF guidance, QAIP, and CAE services
  • Peer networking
  • Hours:
    • Tuesday: 11:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ET
    • Wednesday: 11:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET
    • Thursday: 11:15 a.m.–2:45 p.m. ET

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

 Wolters KluwerGrantThorntonIDEA

Please note: Zoom Lounge events do not offer CPE.

As a GAM registrant, you will have access to all conference session recordings for up to 30 days post-conference; these are eligible for IIA self-reported CPE.

Have additional questions? Please contact Lori Gagnon at

We look forward to seeing you at GAM!



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