UWCISA Symposia


Why attend a UWCISA symposium?

UWCISA's symposia are recognized for the extensive interaction between practitioners and academics. Professional Development (PD) Workshops, expert panels, and research presentations are presented by academics and practitioners addressing risks, controls, assurance, and emerging issues. Past panels and presentations have included:

  • Generative AI: an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of Large Language Models (and their image counterparts)
  • Building digital trust in the age of cyber threats
  • The Costs of Disclosing Firm-Specific Cybersecurity Risk Disclosures
  • Assurance issues for the future
  • Internal audit competencies for the future
A presenter at a podium with an online presenter on a screen behind them during a symposium event

Each symposium is preceded by a day of PD sessions. Previous PD sessions have included:

From 2023 onward, symposia have been hosted in a hybrid format. In-person and online sessions make the event accessible to attendees all across the world.

UWCISA symposia are eligible for earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

2025 Symposium

The 14th biennial symposium will take place in Fall 2025. It will be held in a hybrid format with online and in-person sessions. Details about registration, location, and programming are forthcoming.

The Announcement & Call for Papers for the 2025 symposium is available.

Past Symposia

UWCISA keeps an archive of the programming and speakers at our recent symposia.

What attendees are saying

Great variety of speakers and topics. Each speaker had just enough time to keep my attention — plenty of time for Q&A.

Academic, 2023 symposium (AI workshop)

As always, the quality of researchers and discussants was very high. There was sufficient diversity in topics and current relevance to be meaningful I think to everyone. I would attend again.

Practitioner, 2023 symposium

symposium presentation

I loved the workshops I was able to attend, and found the panels particularly inspiring.

Academic, 2023 Symposium

I liked the mix of professionals in the field and academics discussing applications for RPA. I was surprised by how informative the academic discussion was for me personally.

Practitioner, 2021 Symposium (RPA Workshop)