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February 2018 Networking Event with CPE

  • February 05, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
  • Abel's on the Lake


  • Free - please bring two items of canned food to be donated.
  • Please bring two items of canned food

Topic: The Importance of Networking

Speaker: James D. Ratley
President of the ACFE


This is a free event for Chapter members ($10 for non-members) with a suggested donation of two items of canned food.  

please Note the different time, fee, and location

There is an early deadline for registration - please no walk-ins

Program Description: In this presentation Mr. Ratley will discuss the importance of networking as a tool for fraud examination and prevention.


4:00 p.m. Check-in
4:15 – 5:15 Presentation by James D. Ratley (1 hour CPE)
5:15 – 6:30 Networking with appetizers and cash bar

About the Speaker

James D. Ratley

In 2006, Mr. Ratley was named President of the ACFE, and in 2011, he was also named CEO. Mr. Ratley works to promote the ACFE to the public and other professional organizations and continues to assist in the development of anti-fraud products and services to meet the needs of the ACFE's members. In addition to his executive duties, Mr. Ratley serves as a member of the ACFE's faculty, and teaches regularly at workshops and conferences on a variety of fraud-related subjects. Mr. Ratley has been certified as a Master Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. He is a member of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE.

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None required


Abel's on the Lake
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703


From MoPac and Lake Austin Blvd, go west on Lake Austin Blvd, drive 1.6 miles.  Abel's will be on your left in the Oyster Landing Marina. Parking is available both in Oyster Landing and up the hill on the right.

Follow this link for a map to the venue

Registration Prices

This is also a community service event.  We will be donating food to the Capital Area Food Bank.  We suggest that everyone who attends bring two items of canned food that will be donated.

Chapter Members: Free
Non-Members: $10.00

Registration includes appetizers and snacks

Registration is required so that we can have an accurate head-count for food.  Registration will end earlier than usual for this event, so please register early!

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Cancellation Policy and No Shows

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email no later than January 29th at noon, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue within 7 days of the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. Cancellations received later than January 29th at noon will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

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