2018 Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum Meeting

San Diego, California
Wednesday, September 05, 2018



Wednesday, September 5
7:15am -8:00am      Registration and continental breakfast 
8:00am - 5:10pm  General session
5:15pm - 6:45pm          Networking reception

Thursday, September 6
7:15am - 8:00am       Registration and continental breakfast 
8:00am - 12:10pm General session 


To the extent possible, the WIAF will make speaker presentations and other meeting materials available electronically prior to the meeting.  Please check this page often for updates.  

ATTENDEE LIST (password protected- please refer to confirmation email)
  • SESSION 1:  Critical Questions for Technological Changes (Pattillo)
  • SESSION 2:  Auditing Mental Health Programs Requires Unique Approaches (Howle/Locke)
  • SESSION 3:  Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for Auditors (Civitate)
  • SESSION 4: Homelessness -- The Problem, Programs, and Oversight Challenges and Opportunities (Carlson/Chavez/Itoga*/Jones/Kohler)
  • SESSION 5:  Homelessness Audit (Genz/Hart)
  • SESSION 6A:  Cannabis:  How Does It Impact the Auditor Role? (Koski/McPherson)
  • SESSION 6B:  Auditing the Police...In Their Element (Phillips)
  • SESSION 7A:  Understanding Unconscious Bias: What It Is and Why It Matters (Diosomito)
  • SESSION 7B:  You've Got a Fraud Hotline...Now What? (Ahrary/Flaherty)
  • SESSION 8:  Data Matters:  Making the Most of Data (Ho/Scoggin/Yakus)
  • SESSION 9:  Transformational Initiatives in Oversight and High Profile Audits (Horowitz)
  • SESSION 10:  Cybersecurity Auditing:  Why It's More Important Than Ever (Gamache)
  • SESSION 11:  Audit Leaders -- Addressing Challenges and Complexity (Doud/Howle)*
  • SESSION 12:  Ethics for Government Auditors (Lager)*
*Slides not used or not approved for posting.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration fees may be remitted through either of the following methods:

    Credit Card:

    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diner's Club International

    Payable to "Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum" and mailed to:

    U.S. Government Accountability Office
    Attn: Juanita A. Aiken, SPEL 
    441 G Street NW
    Washington, DC 20548