ISACA to Host Inaugural ISACA Conference North America for IT Professionals

Schaumburg, Ill. (April 15, 2021) — ISACA will host the first-ever ISACA Conference North America next month, a new event focused on emerging technologies, innovation and best practices. Held virtually from 4-6 May 2021, the event features expanded topics and learning formats for business technology professionals as they navigate the transformational roles they play in their organizations.


First-ever ISACA Conference


ISACA Conference North America offers sessions ranging from 25-75 minutes in length and provides the opportunity to earn up to 21 continuing professional education (CPE) credits. The conference tracks focus on IT audit, risk, cybersecurity, governance, information security, capability and maturity models, privacy, and emerging technologies.


The virtual sessions will be presented live via ISACA's conference platform, and many will feature a live Q&A with speakers. Attendees will have extended access to the sessions and content so that they may view them at their own pace. Session topics include artificial intelligence, machine learning, remote team management, cloud compliance, blockchain, 5G security, the evolving privacy landscape, post-quantum cryptography, CMMI v2.0 appraisal and much more.


Opening keynote speaker Sebastian Terry, founder of the 100 Things philanthropic movement, author and TV host, will use storytelling and the principles of psychology to inspire attendees' personal achievement and goal setting for their organizations. Astronaut, performance specialist and technology futurist Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will share provocative and awe-inspiring stories from his four space missions, including nail-biting tales of real emergency situations, and explain how lessons learned from operational spaceflight can impact organizations. Michelle Poler, founder of the viral Hello Fears movement, will close the virtual event with her keynote on challenging your comfort zone to tap into your full potential.


One In Tech, an ISACA Foundation, will host two interactive workshops with speaker Rachel Williams, Head of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity at X, the moonshot factory, titled "Diversity in Last Place: Getting to the Real Business Case for Equity and Inclusion." The workshops will explore case studies of corporate diversity efforts and firsthand accounts of the impacts. Participants will be guided through exercises to build their own initiatives and predict outcomes.


ISACA Conference North America is a new comprehensive event that encompasses the topics previously found at ISACA events like CACS, CSX and CMMI Capability Counts. More details and registration for ISACA Conference North America can be found at Companies interested in participating as a sponsor can contact


The new ISACA Conference (#ISACACon) series includes ISACA Conference Oceania, held virtually 28-30 September 2021, and ISACA Conference Europe, a hybrid event taking place both online and in Helsinki, Finland, 20-22 October 2021. In 2022, ISACA will also host ISACA Conferences in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Additional ISACA Training


ISACA has additional online and in-person offerings this quarter to provide training, certification and educational opportunities for IT professionals. These include:


Virtual Instructor-Led Training and Training Weeks on topics including:


  • Advancing Your IT Auditing Skills, 19-23 April
  • COBIT 2019 Foundations, 19-20 April
  • Cybersecurity Essentials, 10-13 May
  • Data Analytics and Visualization for Auditors, 17-20 May
  • Certificate in Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK), 8-11 June
  • Automation for Auditors, 21 May
  • Training week in Denver, CO, 14-17 June, featuring ISACA certification exam preparation for CISA, CISM, CRISC and CDPSE. This is an in-person event with safety practices in place: masks are required, and the classrooms will allow for optimized social distancing.
  • Free webinars on topics including quantifying cyber risk, microsharding, emerging IT compliance and risk challenges, and preparing for security and compliance certifications.


Later this year, ISACA and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) will also host GRC Conference 2021, a hybrid event taking place 9-11 August 2021, both online and in Denver, CO.


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For more than 50 years, ISACA® ( has advanced the best talent, expertise and learning in technology. ISACA equips individuals with knowledge, credentials, education and community to progress their careers and transform their organizations, and enables enterprises to train and build quality teams. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the expertise of its more than 150,000 members who work in information security, governance, assurance, risk and privacy to drive innovation through technology. It has a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide. In 2020, ISACA launched One In Tech, a philanthropic foundation that supports IT education and career pathways for under-resourced, under-represented populations.