ACAMS Las Vegas 2021

Attendee information

    Policies and special services

    Fees and Payment Policy

    The fee for attending the conference is outlined on the pricing pages. This registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, and access to presentation materials (pdf only, where applicable). 

    You will be invoiced for the conference (and where appropriate, workshop) fees within one week of registering online. Payment is due within 30 days of receipt of invoice. If registering within 30 days of the conference, payment is due immediately upon receipt of invoice.

    If registering with an early bird discount rate, or any special rates, payment must be submitted by the discount expiration date.

    If payment has not been received prior to the event, a credit card guarantee will be required at the onsite registration desk to facilitate entry to the conference. 

    Public Sector Pricing

    ACAMS is proud to be a community of private and public sector industry professionals. In order to facilitate wider participation in our events, and in keeping with most ACAMS programs, offer special rates for public sector delegates. 

    Representatives of the following types of organization are eligible for these preferential rates: 

    • Government and public organization (at federal, regional and local levels) including central banks, state regulators, FIUs, law enforcement and military

    • International bodies e.g. FATF

    • NGOs and Arm’s Length Bodies

    • Publicly funded academic institutions - both academic staff and students

    • Think tanks

    • 3rd Sector, not-for-profit, registered charities

    Special Services 

    Please email if you require specific aids or services during the conference.

    Substitution and Cancellation 

    Las Vegas Refund Policy

    ACAMS Las Vegas Conference 2021 passes are non-refundable. Pass holders may request a pass transfer to another person, colleague or client up until September 14, 2021.


    Covid-19 Policy: pass holders will only be entitled to a refund of your conference pass if you are unable to attend the in-person event in Las Vegas because you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or if government-issued travel restrictions are in place during the event dates. If you are unable to attend because of the Covid-19 illness, you will be asked to provide proof of a positive diagnosis. If you have been potentially exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19, you can request to transfer your pass to virtual or a future in-person event. 

    Government-issued travel restrictions include: 

    • The country/state that you live in closes its borders to travel
    • The country/state you live in issues advice not to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada
    • The country/state you live in has imposed an unavoidable quarantine on return from travel
    • There is an unavoidable quarantine on arrival in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • There is a further lockdown phase in the country/state you live in that prevents you from leaving your home except for essential requirements


    Covid-19 refunds are not available for virtual events.

    In the event Las Vegas announces a return to Covid-19 restrictions, ACAMS will abide by local government and CDC guidelines. Due to new limited seating your conference pass may be subject to change to your choice of a virtual pass or the next in-person event. Seats will be allocated based on time of purchase. If you choose to transfer to virtual, the difference in pricing (if applicable) could be used as a credit towards a future ACAMS purchase.


    If the state of Nevada governing body imposes a new restriction that prohibits ACAMS from holding an in-person event you will be able to transfer your pass to virtual or the next in-person event. Refunds will not be available.

    In-person attendance


    Health and Safety Guidelines

    ACAMS considers the health and safety of all those on-site at the ACAMS Las Vegas annual conference as our priority.


    ACAMS is offering in-person attendance at the Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada in compliance with local government orders permitting such gatherings at this time. The Aria’s safety protocols, local government and CDC guidelines require all guests and conference attendees to wear masks indoors. All attendees and staff are expected to fully comply with applicable safety precautions, such as staying home if exhibiting signs of illness. Masks are provided for anyone in need of one and sanitization stations will be available throughout the meeting space.


    As of June 1, 2021, the Nevada Clark County Commission has lifted restrictions involving capacity limits, large gatherings, and other safety protocols. However, in the event that hospitalization rates rise, the Clark County Commission could re-instate capacity limits, which could impact the number of attendees permitted at the ACAMS Conference 2021. If this were to occur, you would be notified as to the status of your registration. If state or local capacity restrictions require ACAMS to reduce the number of attendees at the ACAMS Conference 2021, and you are unable to attend the conference in person, you will be provided alternatives, such as the ability to attend virtually or to transfer your pass to the next in-person event. Refunds will not be available. If the state of Nevada, Clark County or South Nevada Health District mandate guests of an event to be fully vaccinated ACAMS will notify in person attendees of the vaccination validation requirement and process. To help protect the privacy and security of your personal information proof of vaccination would be collected through a third party. ACAMS will not be collecting or maintaining information on vaccinations.


    If you subsequently test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you contact the Aria Hotel at They will provide your information to the local health department to support their contact tracing efforts. In accordance with local health department authorities, ACAMS will comply with any contract tracing and/or notification protocols if we are notified that any attendee has tested positive for COVID-19.

    Stay connected while staying safe

    To help with the safety and enjoyment of all attendees we strongly encourage responsible networking. Think fist bump or elbow tap over a handshake, and remember to give people space.

    What to do if you feel unwell?

    • We ask guests to stay in their room if they have COVID-19 related symptoms
    • If you experience severe symptoms please contact the nearest medical care center

    What if I develop COVID-19 after the event?

    If you subsequently test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you contact MGM at so they can provide your information to the local health department to support their contact tracing efforts.


    Venue Safety Plan

    View the Aria Resort and Casino safety plan on their website.

    ACAMS Credits

    ACAMS members can receive up to 21 ACAMS credits for attending this event; 15 credits for the main conference, 3 credits (up to 6) for each pre-conference workshop, or 6 credits for the CAMS Live Preparation Seminar. 

    Certificate of Participation 

    Yes. The Certificate of Participation will be sent to participants’ email address within two weeks after the conference.

    Session Materials 

    Attendees will receive a link to the conference materials website prior to the event. Please note that materials will be available online only (where applicable).

    Dress Code

    Business attire is suitable for all conference sessions and receptions. For the pre-conference training day, business casual is appropriate. Conference Center room temperatures can be on the cooler side, so we recommend dressing with this in mind. 

    Dietary Requirements

    If you have any special dietary requirements, please email specifics, at least 30 days before the start of the event. Our team will do their best to accommodate these requests, however requests received less than 30 days before the conference cannot be guaranteed. 

    Name Badges

    You will be asked to present photo ID before being issued with a conference badge onsite. It is very important to wear your badge during the conference as entrance to all sessions, the exhibition hall, and networking receptions is by badge only. There is a US$50 replacement charge for lost badges, payable at the registration desk. Conference badges are not transferable and must not be shared. 


    Your registration and attendance at this conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ACAMS’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproduction and audio reproduction. 

    Event venue

    ARIA Resort & Casino 
    3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158


    A block of rooms at the Aria Resort and Casino have been reserved at a special rate for this conference. Rooms will be available at the group rate until August 25, 2021 or until it is sold out. Due to the high demand for rooms, we recommend that you book as early as possible.

    ARIA Resort & Casino 
    3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

    The Aria Resort & Casino Guest Room Cancellation can be found on their website.

    Booking details will be sent in your registration confirmation email.

    Virtual attendance

    Certificate of Participation 

    If you are joining us during the live 3-day event, you will receive your certificate of participation two weeks after the live broadcast ends on September 29, 2021. If you are not able to join us live, or able to log in to watch the playback videos after the live 3-day conference broadcast has ended, you will receive your certificate of participation after the 90-day playback period has ended on December 26, 2021.

    Session Materials 

    Attendees will receive a link to the conference materials website prior to the event. Please note that materials will be available online only (where applicable).

    ACAMS Credits 

    ACAMS members qualify for 15 ACAMS credits, which will be applied to your profile within 48-hours after the completion of the live event. 

    Session Evaluations

    CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar


    Workshop A: SAR Case Study: From Suspicion to Conviction


    Workshop B: In It Together: Building Stronger Public-Private Partnerships


    Keynote Address with Q&A


    Regulatory Roundtable: News, Views and AML Previews from Top Financial Regulators


    Senior Concerns: Strategies to Detect and Disrupt Elder Financial Exploitation


    There Are No Small Sanctions: Managing the Risks at Community Institutions


    Next: Using New Technologies to Strengthen AML


    Brokering Solutions: Strategies to Strengthen Compliance at Securities Firms


    Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking… One Transaction at a Time - Presented by Abrigo


    Transforming Financial Crime Compliance for Our New Digital Normal - Presented by LexisNexis® Risk Solutions


    Negative News Now: Bigger Risks, New Rules, Better Tools - Presented by TRSS


    Connection Corner: Networking for FinTech Professionals


    AML Knowledge Luncheon: Presented by WorkFusion


    AML Knowledge Luncheon: Presented by Tookitaki


    20/20 Vision: Analyzing the AML Act of 2020


    Generation Next: FinTech Faces the Future


    Law Enforcement Deep Dive: Will Your Subpoena Miss the Smoking Gun?


    Time to Audit How You Do Audits?


    Schemes, Evasion, and Bad Actors: Strengthening Your Sanctions Screening Program - Presented by Thomson Reuters


    DeFi for Financial Institutions: Understanding the Opportunities and Risks - Presented by TRM Labs


    Learn How to Launder Money Online - Presented by EverC


    Connection Corner: Networking for Law Enforcement Professionals


    Hot Topics: Your Burning AML Questions — Asked and Expertly Answered


    Special Presentation with Q&A


    Remarks and Fireside Chat with Q&A


    A Changed World: Remembering 9/11 and Preparing for Future Threats


    Mastering “Cryptocracy”: Safe Banking Strategies for the Era of Virtual Currencies


    COVID Cases: Lessons Learned from Pandemic-Related Fraud


    Arrested Development? Law Enforcement Veterans on How to Steer Your Career


    Getting into the Weeds on Managing Cannabis Banking Risks


    Modernizing Adverse Media Screening to Enable Continuous KYC at Scale - Presented by Quantifind


    Will This Really Work? Lessons from the Media Industry on Scaling AI for AML - Presented by willis


    Connection Corner Networking for Women in AML


    AML Knowledge Luncheon: Presented by Quantexa


    AML Knowledge Luncheon: Presented by TigerGraph


    Sanctions Solutions: Deploying a Disciplined Approach to Fortify Oversight


    MSB Focus: Retooling AML for an Age of Disruption


    Couples Counseling: Solving Legal and Regulatory Issues of Bank/FinTech Partnerships


    The Faults In Our SARs — and How to Fix Them


    Everything Bankers Need to Know About Cryptocurrency: The Intersection of Fiat and Crypto - Presented by CipherTrace


    Connection Corner Networking for Community Banks


    On Battling Evil: AML and Allies Unite to Fight Human Trafficking


    Special Presentation: A Good Clean Fight: Inside the Biden Administration’s Battle Against Corruption


    Special Presentation with Q&A


    This Just In: Reviewing Late-Breaking AML and Financial Crime News


    Clear Answers on the Corporate Transparency Act’s Beneficial Owner Registry


    Dancing with the SARs: The Choreography of SAR Narrative Writing


    Artificial Intelligence: AML Gets Smart


    Financial Crime Focus: Rethinking Public-Private Partnerships for a Digital Age


    Enhancing Your Organization's Controls to Identify Exposure to Threat Networks - Presented by CRDF


    Modernizing BSA Compliance Programs: Exploring the AML Act and the AML and CFT National Priorities - Presented by Verafin


    How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Advancements can drive further Efficiency and Prioritize Investigation Efforts for your AML program - Presented by BAE Systems


    Crooked from the Start: Cybercriminals and New Account Fraud Schemes


    What Are the Alternatives? Crafting AML for Alternative Payment Systems


    Sanctions Update: Analyzing Recent Policy Changes to Keep Compliance Current


    The High-Risk Risk Based Approach: Mitigating AML Challenges of High-Risk Clients


    Recovering from Covid? How the Pandemic Changed AML & Closing Remarks

    2:30pm-3:25pm, 3:25pm-3:30pm