ACAMS 17th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference

IMPORTANT: For security purposes, upon check in at the Registration Desk you will be asked to provide a valid government-issued form of identification.

Venue and Hotel Accommodations

Aria Resort & Casino
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89158

A block of rooms at the Aria has been reserved at a specially discounted group rate for this conference. The last day to reserve rooms at the discounted group rate is August 25 or until the room block is sold out. Due to high demand for rooms, we recommend that you book your room reservation as early as possible.

Reserve Online

Reserve over the phone:
(866) 359-7757 or (702) 590-7757

Group Code: ACAMSM18

Fees and Payment Policy

The standard fee for attending the conference is outlined in the pricing section. This registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, as well as presentation materials (available only in PDF electronic format). You may submit payment with your registration or request to be invoiced.

Payment is due within 30 days of registering. If registering within 30 days of the conference, payment is due immediately. If registering with an early bird discounted 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 to attend the conference.


Business casual attire is appropriate for all sessions and receptions. Hotel meeting room temperatures are difficult to regulate and tend to be on the cooler side. It is a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you have special dietary restrictions (Kosher, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, etc.), please email at least 30 days prior to the conference. Our team will do their best to accommodate your dietary request; however, requests received within less than 30 days of the conference cannot be guaranteed.

Special Services

Should you require special services pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please email stating the specific aids or services needed during the conference.

Guest Policy

If you wish to invite a guest to the networking receptions, the cost is US$125 per reception. Please send your request to by 12:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, September 26, 2018. Payment must be submitted at the time of the request. Upon check-in at the conference, please have your guest present a valid government-issues form of identification at the Registration Desk to pick up their name badge. Requests that are submitted after the eligible time-frame will not be considered.

Name Badge Policy

It is very important to wear your name badge during the conference. Admission to all functions, including sessions and the networking events, is by badge only. If you lose your badge, there is a US$50 charge to replace it. Please pay the replacement fee at the Registration Desk to obtain a replacement badge. Conference badges are not transferable and may not be shared.

Pre-Conference Training

Upgrade your registration to enhance your learning experience and participate in the pre-conference training opportunities on Tuesday, October 2, 2018:

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
FREE CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar*

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Workshop A: SAR Trek – Mastering the Next Generation of Suspicious Activity Reports

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Workshop B: Gone to Pot – Producing a Coherent Risk-Based Approach to Banking Marijuana Related Businesses

Please note that seating capacity is extremely limited and participation must be reserved in advance. To upgrade your registration, contact your ACAMS account manager or our Service Team at +1 305.373.0020 or

2. *The CAMS seminar is free for conference delegates who purchase the CAMS6 certification package or are in the process of certifying and will be sitting for the CAMS6 Examination. Advance registration is required to attend the seminar. To ensure your seat contact your ACAMS account manager or our Service Team at +1 305.373.0020 or

Session Materials

Attendees will receive a link to the online conference materials one week prior to the event start date. Please note that materials will be available online only. If you would like hard copies to reference during the sessions, we suggest that you download and print the presentations prior to the conference. Updated conference materials will also be available online after the conference.


Certificate of Participation

Certificates will be emailed up to 3 weeks after the conference (in PDF electronic format).

Continuing Education Credits



ACAMS members will automatically receive 16 CAMS credits for attending this event. Additional continuing education credits may also be available from outside organizations. Please contact your accrediting body directly for instructions on submitting an application. ACAMS is not responsible for securing non-CAMS credits on behalf of conference attendees.


3. ACAMS is a registered sponsor through the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the Nevada CLE Board. We are currently seeking accreditation for the amount of CPE and CLE credits for this conference. Check back here for credit updates.


On-Demand Recordings

All attendees will have access to audio recordings of select sessions within 2 weeks after the conference.


Registrations and attendance at, or participation in this conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ACAMS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.

Substitution and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to August 08, 2018 will receive a full refund minus a US$250 administration fee. Cancellations received August 09 – September 06, 2018, will be issued a credit voucher to be used towards next year’s conference. Cancellations received on or after September 06, 2018, will not be refunded.

Substitutions of registered attendees must be submitted in writing to by 12:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, September 26, 2018. Please note that if the transfer is made from an ACAMS member to a non-ACAMS member, you will be charged the difference in cost. If you neither attend the conference nor designate a substitute prior to the event, you are still responsible for the full registration fee. Requests submitted after the eligible time-frame will not be considered.

If for any reason ACAMS cancels or reschedules the conference, we do not accept responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants.

Need Assistance?

+1 305.373.0020