GAAE Annual Meeting

The GAAE 2023 Annual Meeting will convene on February 3-4, 2023 at Georgia Gwinnett College, just northeast of Atlanta in Lawrenceville. Registration is from 11-11:45 am on February 3. To attend the conference, you need to do these three steps: (see below for links) Step 1: Complete Registration Form. Step 2: Payment for Conference Registration – Please note the following: Early Bird Special ($75) if paid by 11/30/22; Regular Registration ($100) if paid after 11/30/22 but before 1/13/23; Late Registration ($150) if paid after 1/13/23 but before 1/31/23. Please disregard any transfer fees for payment by PayPal as GAAE will cover this fee. Step 3: (optional) Hotel Reservation at Country Inn & Suites – Please make your reservations by January 22, 2023 to receive a group rate of $119 (plus tax) per night.

Dr. Kelly Pope, 2023 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Kelly Richmond Pope is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago, IL and founder of Helios Digital Learning, Inc. She earned her doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech and she is a licensed certified public accountant. She worked in the forensic practice at KPMG, LLP on anti-money laundering engagements, insurance fraud investigations, and fraud risk management projects. Kelly is a recognized expert in the forensic accounting field and has conducted forensic accounting seminars around the world for universities, corporations and governmental entities.

Her research has been published in the Behavioral Research in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, CPA Journal and WebCPA. She co-authored A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Using Psychology to Prevent, Detect and Deter Fraud published by John Wiley & Sons. Additionally, she writes for and has published articles in The Daily Beast, The Washington Post and PBS Need To Know.  

Kelly is the creator and executive producer of two award winning educational white-collar crime documentaries: Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime and All the Queen’s Horses which chronicles the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. She was selected by the TED Ed team to develop a teaching lesson on “How People Rationalize Fraud” which can be found on the TED Ed website. Her TEDx talk “Why We Hate Whistle-blowers” discusses the whistle-blower dilemma and the need for whistle-blowers in fraud discovery.

Kelly is a past board member of the Illinois CPA Society, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project, serves on the Board of Directors for Mercy Hospital and is faculty advisor to DePaul National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) student chapter.

To submit a proposal or presentation for the annual conference click the link below to fill out a short form. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 30.

To provide feedback after the conference for 2023 Please click the link above.

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