2018 CIGIE/GAO Financial Statement Audit Conference

SAVE THE DATE! - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Event Details


Please arrive early to avoid long lines as the conference is expected to be full. While the doors open at 7:30 am, you cannot enter the auditorium until 8:00 am. There is no coat rack or closet available. If weather permits, please do not bring a coat.

Entry into the Building

Extra efforts have been made to make entry into the building as smooth and quick as possible. However, bags will still need to go through the magnetometer. You will need to pass through the metal detectors.

All attendees must have government-issued identification badges. Please enter the building through Wing 5.

Do not enter through the Visitor’s Entrance (Wing 3) or through the main entrance (Wing 1) next to the Smithsonian Metro Station (Independence Avenue exit) as this entrance is reserved for USDA employees only.


Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring or purchase a lunch and eat in the USDA Cafeteria. If you do leave the building for lunch, please allow enough time to clear security upon your return.

Conference Materials

Session materials and speaker bios below. No hardcopies will be available at the conference. As the conference date approaches, check the conference webpage for the latest information and materials.

Special Needs

If you need accommodation for special needs, please contact Sony Brown at sony.brown@oig.usda.gov.

Map and Directions

Directions Using Metro Rail:

Smithsonian Metro station on the Blue/Orange line (the Independence Avenue Exit is in front of the USDA South building by “Wing 1”). “Wing 1” entrance is reserved for USDA employees.

Participants in the conference should enter the building from Independence Avenue through the “Wing 5” entrance located in the middle of the block. All visitors must show Government photo identification.

Speaker Bios and Slides


Thank you for your interest in attending the 2018 Financial Statement Audit Conference. Unfortunately, registration is closed because the conference venue has reached capacity.