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Canvas is a one-day conference for high-impact AML professionals interested in the most pressing topics in compliance and in shaping the future of financial crime investigations.

Canvas earns you 5 Non-ACAMS and CFCS credits for continuing professional education!

March 29, 2023
SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Canvas is a one-day conference for high-impact AML professionals interested in the most pressing topics in compliance and in shaping the future of financial crime investigations.

until the the most important event in compliance

Scenes from Canvas 2023

Explore our conference theme – The Art of Investigation – at the inspiring San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Spend quality time with industry experts and thought-leaders.
Expand your horizons and get the latest thinking with our tailored presentations and conference agenda.
Build relationships and forge new connections in a relaxed and inspiring setting.


Check out who'll be making an appearance at Canvas 2023!

Andy Greenberg


Author, Journalist

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Angel Nguyen Swift


SVP, Head of Financial Crime Compliance, BSA/AML Officer


Ana Davila


Head of AML Intelligence and Strategy

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Candace Kelly

Stellar Development Foundation

Chief Legal Officer
(Former U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI)

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Catherine Gu

Visa Crypto

Head of CBDC & Protocols


CJ Rinaldi


Chief Compliance Officer


Carole House

Former National Security Council & U.S. Treasury

Jennifer Lassiter

Digital Dollar Project

Executive Director


Joe Robinson


Chief Executive Officer

Kathryn White

Kathryn White

World Economic Forum, Digital Trust & Metaverse

Accenture Fellow

Rafi Aliya Crockett

Rafi Aliya Crockett


Director, Financial Intelligence Unit

Robert Whitaker

Robert Whitaker

Dept. of Homeland Security

Former Supervisory Special Agent, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit


Shannon Eng


Head of Financial Crimes Compliance Services


Tim Davis

Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Practice

Blockchain and Digital Assets Lead


More speakers being announced soon!


Just a glimpse of some of our amazing programming.
Tuesday, 03/28/2023

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Happy Hour

Novela, 662 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Come get to know your fellow conference-goers in a relaxed setting at Novela, a literary-themed bar and San Francisco highlight. Food, drink, and good conversation are all on the menu. 

Wednesday, 03/29/2023

8:30 AM


SFMOMA, arriving through the special guests entrance at 147 Minna St.

Doors will open at 8:30 am. Sign in, grab your badge and some breakfast, and take advantage of any extra time by acting as a VIP guest to one of the world’s top art museums.

9:00 AM

The Hunt to Bring Down the Crypto Crime Lords of the Dark Web

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Andy Greenberg, Author of Tracers in the Dark.

10:15 AM

Complex Investigations in the Fintech Space: the Dance Between Rigor and Flexibility

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Ana Davila, Head of AML Intelligence and Strategy at Stripe.

10:45 AM

[ Networking Break]

SFMOMA - Rooftop Pavilion and Art Exhibits

11:00 AM

The Other Side of the Coin: A Law Enforcement View of Financial Crime Investigations

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Robert Whitaker, former Supervisory Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security.

11:30 AM

Looking Forward: Policy Challenges and Fixes Affecting the Future of Crypto Investigations and Compliance

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Carole House, former National Security Council and U.S. Treasury.

12:00 PM

[Break] Rooftop Lunch & Guided Tours

SFMOMA - Rooftop Pavilion and Art Exhibits

Fuel up and stretch your legs as we enjoy lunch on SFMOMA’s beautiful rooftop pavilion – a magical space with birds-eye views of the living wall and yerba buena gardens. Once you’ve finished eating, be sure to jump onboard a guided tour of the Fisher Family collection for the backstory on some of SFMOMA’s most important pieces. (Meaning you can finally figure out what Warhol is all about…)

1:30 PM

The Future of Money: Security and Privacy at a Crossroads

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Jennifer Lassiter, Executive Director of the Digital Dollar Project, Tim Davis, Blockchain and Digital Assets Lead at Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Practice, and Katherine White, Accenture Fellow at the World Economic Forum - Digital Trust and Metaverse.

2:15 PM

Kraken Financial Crime Investigations: Practical Crypto Compliance Insights

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by CJ Rinaldi, Chief Compliance Officer at Kraken.

2:45 PM

[ Networking Break]

SFMOMA - Rooftop Pavilion and Art Exhibits

3:00 PM

Detect, Disrupt, Deter: The Transformational Role of Open Networks in Preventing Illicit Activity

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Candace Kelly, Chief Legal Officer at Stellar Development Foundation, and former U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI.

4:00 PM

Polaris: A Financial Crimes Approach to Human Trafficking

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Rafi Aliya Crockett, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit at Polaris.

4:15 PM

Closing Remarks

SFMOMA - White Box

Presented by Joe Robinson, CEO of Hummingbird.

4:45 PM


SFMOMA - Rooftop Pavilion

After a full day, a good break is in order! Once the conference has concluded, we’ll head upstairs for a happy hour on the SFMOMA rooftop. We’ll enjoy the sunset while sipping drinks, enjoying casual conversation, and connecting with friends or new acquaintances.


Plan your visit to Canvas 2023


SFMOMA is located in the heart of San Francisco, just a few blocks from Market street. A world-leader amongst contemporary art collections, it features a collection of over 30,000 pieces showcasing the greatest masters of 20th and 21st century art. Directions available here.

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Canvas attendees should enter the museum using the private entrance located in the SFMOMA parking garage, located at 147 Minna St.

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Air Travel

For attendees flying in from out of town, the closest airport is SFO.

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Public Transit

SFMOMA’s local BART station is Montgomery Street. From there, walk a few blocks down 2nd Street until you reach Minna Street. Turn right on Minna street and walk approximately two blocks to the SFMOMA parking garage and private entrance to the museum. Full map of BART routes.

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Ride Share

Those arriving via Uber or Lyft should tell their driver they’re heading to the SFMOMA Parking Garage (151 3rd Street, San Francisco). Canvas attendees will use the private entrance to the museum inside the garage.

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Downtown San Francisco is home to many excellent hotel options. We recommend the following for their proximity to the venue:

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