We are currently preparing the 25th Annual Anti-Fraud Conference, which marks a quarter century of fighting fraud through education and networking. This Annual Conference, scheduled for April 16-18, in Monterey, California, will continue our tradition of excellence. With our strategic partners, the California District Attorneys Association, the California Department of Insurance, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau, we will again present an excellent curriculum that provides many opportunities to learn from, and interact with, top experts and other attendees. Beyond providing a wide selection of basic to advanced courses, the Conference brings together the entire anti-fraud community and creates an environment for industry and government leaders to productively discuss common issues in the fight against fraud.
In each of our most recent years, the Conference has drawn hundreds of attendees from across the country to attend presentations by dozens of nationally and internationally known speakers, as well as local specialists.
NCFIA is an anti-fraud alliance that brings together investigators, prosecutors, law enforcement, civil attorneys, corporate leaders, insurance personnel, and experts in fraud-related fields. As fraud schemes become more sophisticated, we respond to the challenge. We increase our effectiveness by anticipating illegal activity, by providing briefings, presentations, interactive educational classes, and by sharing substantive information relevant to fighting fraud. Our emphasis on coordination, as well as on education and networking, is especially important because fraud schemes extend across boundaries, and criminals benefit from divisions that exist among us. Accordingly, NCFIA encourages and facilitates cooperative efforts, and promotes the optimal use of all resources available to those who fight fraud and related offenses.
Our members are from throughout the United States and represent a broad cross-section of the anti-fraud community, ranging from top experts in their fields to those who are just starting assignments or careers. Our comprehensive membership in many ways facilitates the successful identification, investigation, and prosecution of fraud. We also excel at anticipating and preventing evolving frauds through our ability to coordinate and act swiftly.
In addition to pursuing justice for fraud victims in criminal and civil courts, members are active in legislation, regulation, and other bipartisan efforts to eradicate fraud, and related crimes.
The Annual Anti-Fraud Conference, our Newsletter, Quarterly Meetings, and website all contribute to our goal of facilitating cooperation, education, and communication. We look forward to your joining and participating in our educational activities and other anti-fraud efforts.