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Sean Ballington, Regional Systems & Process Assurance Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom whistleblower
David Davidson, Partner, Accenture
Mary Doyle, Vice President Corporation Accounting, Sallie Mae
Ron Edmonds, Director Global Accounting, The Dow Chemical Company
Chip Morris, Partner, Integral Capital Partners
Harvey Pitt, Former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ron Shapiro, Author, The Power or Nice
Mark Slicer, Executive Financial Advisor & Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Leader, General Electric Company


Contact: Kim Nichols, (410) 403-1528
Internet: http://www.sarboxconf.com
Email: info@tife.org
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

noon - 4:30 p.m.
P, TEM

Pre-Game Luncheon Followed by Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox at 1:35 p.m.
1 - 6 p.m.Registration
5 - 6:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
PTEM



Exhibit Hall Open
7 - 9 a.m.
Registration
7 - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Welcoming Address
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Better Markets Through Better Information
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.Worldcom: What Went Wrong & Corporate Governance Lessons Learned
10:30 - 11 a.m.
Refreshment Break
11 a.m. - noon
What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go?
noon - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Enterprise Risk Management — Compliance and Bottom-Line Benefit
Concurrent Sessions
Session 1 — Sustaining Compliance through Tax Technology
Session 2 — Technical Accounting Update
Session 3 — SOX for Non-Accelerated Filers
Session 4 — Electronic Communication Policies and Procedures in the Financial Services Industry
Session 5 — Linking SOX Compliance to Business Improvement
Session 6 — IT Control Assessment and Sustaining Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Sarbanes-Oxley From the Investor Perspective
3:30 - 4 p.m.
Refreshment Break
4 - 5 p.m.
Dealing With Difficult Times and Difficult People
7 - 11 p.m.
Sports Extravaganza at the ESPN Zone (All Delegates Welcome)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
PTEM

Exhibit Hall Open

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Remarks
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Victory Through Teamwork
9:30 - 11 a.m.
AMR Research SOX Roundtable
11 - 11:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Dealing with Changes in the Liability Landscape for Corporate Directors
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
SOX Compliance Years Two and Three
Concurrent Sessions
Session 7 — Tax Function Resourcing in a SOX World
Session 8 — EBR Roundtable
Session 9 — After Sarbanes-Oxley: Finance is More Than Compliance
Session 10 — Sarbox and the Purchase to Pay Process
Session 11 — Simply Comply — Making SOX Stick
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Global Compliance — Dealing with SOX Challenges
3:30 - 4 p.m.
Refreshment Break
4 - 5 p.m.
The Impact of SOX on Merger and Acquisition Activity
5 - 5:15 p.m.Closing Remarks