2022 ISACA Conference Africa Program Development Task Force

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Signup Deadline: 15 Dec, 2021
Starts: 10 Jan, 2022
Ends: 31 Aug, 2022
Location: Sheraton Kampala Hotel: Ternan Ave, Kampala volunteer opportunity location

Description:

The ISACA Conference Africa 2022 Program Development Task Force will support the successful program development, planning and execution of the regional event, 20-22 July 2022. Volunteers’ local perspectives, contacts, and networks can ensure that the program meets the needs of ISACA members and professionals across Africa interested in learning and networking and delivers an incredible experience. Selected task force members will be responsible for influencing the session topics and speaker selection and then providing input to ISACA Event Operations Staff (EOS) on venues, marketing opportunities, and unique local experiences. ISACA EOS has final decision-making authority. While onsite, task force volunteers are invited to work with ISACA event staff to facilitate a great experience for attendees, and then participate in a debrief to continually enhance the opportunities and deliverables for future Africa Conferences.

Anticipated outcomes:

  • Support Program Development:
      • Evaluate conference presentation abstracts based on a provided scorecard/metrics and collaborate with ISACA Global on development of program schedule.
      • ISACA Global will have final decision-making authority on which conference sessions are selected and placed in the program.
      • Each volunteer will be required to score all abstracts submitted.
  • Support Conference Planning
    • Attend monthly meeting via Microsoft Teams to discuss the strategy in how we will execute a successful event. Including one post event debrief call.
    • Marketing - Task Force will recommend appropriate vehicle and communication techniques to increase attendance and awareness of the Conference. Ensure ISACA Global Marketing plan resonates with regional audiences. Utilize Task Force in various promotion activities (i.e. social media, chapter outreach, industry connections, etc.).
    • Sponsorship – Volunteers understand companies within the region who would have benefit to sponsor at an ISACA event. Volunteers will not act as salespeople but rather provide introductions to grow ISACA’s connections.
    • Provide recommendations for promotional items and vendors to produce onsite materials

Volunteer Criteria:

  • ISACA membership required
  • Someone who has attended several ISACA conferences (and plans to attend this conference)
  • Has a good understanding of all the ISACA domains: IT audit, information security, risk, governance, privacy
  • Reliable internet connection to be able to conduct the abstract evaluations online and connect to virtual meetings
  • Primary residence within Africa region to fully understand local needs and interests while building the conference program and topics
  • Have not submitted an abstract to speak at this conference.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of topics, speakers, and selection process. ISACA Global is responsible for communication with all interested speakers.

Volunteer benefits:

  • Up to 20 CPE credits (max. 20 annually) in the area of Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups upon successful completion of the term.
  • Complimentary full conference registration for ISACA Conference Africa 2022. Economy airfare and 3 hotel nights for the conference will be covered by ISACA, per the ISACA travel policy. 
  • Opportunity to support conference activities onsite.
  • Conference CPEs may be claimed for session attendance during the conference, if schedule permits.

 

Failure to fully engage in task force discussions and assignments may result in being ineligible to claim volunteer CPEs, receive travel reimbursement or utilize the conference registration discount.

 

All volunteers must have an ISACA Participation Agreement on file.  To see if your agreement is active, visit your volunteer profile. Access all volunteer policies here.

Interests:

Audit & Assurance
COBIT
Emerging Technologies
Governance
Information Technology
Infosecurity/cybersecurity
Privacy
Professional Membership
Risk

Volunteers Needed:

5 (5 open slots)

Experience Required:

1 to 3 Years Industry Experience

CPE Credits:

20

Staff Facilitator:

Shalini D'Souza


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ISACA’s Philosophy on Volunteer Engagement

ISACA encourages the active participation of our dedicated professional community in relevant, compelling and innovative activities at both the regional and international levels. With appreciation for the talent, expertise and experience each person contributes, volunteers and staff work collaboratively to fulfill ISACA’s purpose and promise, while benefiting from incredible experiences and accomplishments that instill confidence in our professional and personal growth.