Meeting/Event Information

The State of Ethics and Values: Past, Present, and Future

February 26, 2020
5:00 PM PST to 8:00 PM PST
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The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

This presentation will:

• Review the foundation for personal and professional ethics and values
• Discuss the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics
• Discuss values, stakeholders, and potential conflicts of interest
• Discuss ethical leadership and organizational culture
• Describe recent examples of unethical behavior
• Discuss why it is so difficult to be ethical
• Describe emerging and future ethical challenges stemming from technology
• Provide an applied ethical decision model to reflect on and make decisions about ethical dilemmas.


Lawrence Kalbers holds the R. Chad Dreier Chair in Accounting Ethics and is a full professor of accounting and associate dean for faculty and graduate programs at Loyola Marymount University. He earned a B.A from Wittenberg University, an M.S. from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. from Penn State University. His teaching interests are in the areas of accounting and business ethics, auditing, and financial reporting. He has published more than 25 articles in academic and professional journals and has made numerous presentations to academic and professional groups. Kalbers gained auditing and accounting experience working for J.K. Lasser & Co., Ernst & Ernst, Kalbers and Sturges, Inc., Ernst & Young, and as a sole practitioner.  He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the California Society of CPAs.

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of Ethics CPE (Continuing Professional Education).


5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion

Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert. Entrée choices are Veggie, Chicken, or Salmon.

538 S. Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

Please do not park at the California Club itself.

Established in 1887, the beautiful California Club is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and serves as an outstanding home for our monthly meetings. The California Club is located at 538 South Flower Street in Los Angeles. Many parking structures are located within one block of the Club, the nearest (next door) being the Westlawn Garage at 524 South Flower Street. The after 4:00PM rate at the Westlawn Garage is $8.The dress code is business casual (no denim, shorts, sneakers, etc.)



$70.00 LA ACFE Chapter Member
$60.00 Earlybird rate before February 14

$80.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$70.00 Earlybird rate before February 14

$60.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before February 14