Present your research (idea) at the Larry Sawyer Educators’ Symposium


​Educators’ Symposium Call for Papers/Proposals Now Open

In January 2019, the Internal Audit Foundation launched Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition. Since 1973, the Sawyer’s publication has been a mission-critical resource for internal audit professionals around the globe.

In his bequest, Larry Sawyer, often called “the father of modern internal auditing,” indicated that the royalties from the sale of Sawyer’s Internal Auditing be invested back into the profession through the Internal Audit Foundation.

With the support of the Sawyer family, it is with great pleasure that in alignment with his wishes and the release of the seventh edition, the Internal Audit Foundation introduces the Larry Sawyer Educators’ Symposium.

The symposium, scheduled for Sunday, 7 July, from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in Anaheim, California, will be held in conjunction with The Institute of Internal Auditors’ 2019 International Conference.

The Call for Papers/Proposals is now open, with the Internal Audit Foundation seeking submissions of recent research and proposals for future research to be presented and discussed during the symposium.

The Internal Audit Foundation is seeking submissions regarding recent research and proposals for future research to be presented and discussed during the symposium. Preferred topic areas of focus include:

  • Audit Practice
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Technology
  • Audit Committees and Boards

A review task force will evaluate submissions and select up to three papers and three proposals for presentation at the event. Selected presenters will receive complimentary registration and travel assistance to the symposium.

Submission, Review, and Selection Timeline
1 Feb – 15 March: Call for Papers Open
15 March – 22 March: Internal Review Staff Evaluation
23 March – 15 April: External Review Committee Evaluation
15 April – 22 April: Staff Review and Aggregation-Selection of Presenters
22 April – 30 April: Notification of Acceptance and Decline

The educators’ symposium is designed to fulfill three distinct objectives:

  • Establish a forum for researchers to present end-stage or completed research and share aspects of classroom and practitioner applicability.
  • Provide educators with new and innovative techniques for teaching internal auditing.
  • Create an opportunity for researchers to present research concepts and proposals and receive feedback to refine the scope further to enhance value for practical application.

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