5 Conferences for CPAs

Taking time to attend accounting conferences for CPAs is an important investment in your business. These events let you network with other professionals, learn about upcoming regulations that can affect you and provide necessary continuing professional education (CPE) credits for your license. Plus, 2017’s conferences are being held in exciting locations so you can combine business and pleasure on your next professional development trip.

2017 Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference

This academic conference for accountants, students and professors meets only once every 3 years. It brings a unique perspective to the field of accounting by applying social science principles. Attendees can view or present research on accounting’s important role in modern economic structures and how the discipline relates to management-labor conflicts, interactions between the field and government structures and how social justice can be an important part of accounting studies. This international conference takes place in Quebec City, Canada, from July 3-5; new scholars are invited to attend a special pre-conference colloquium on July 2.

American Accounting Association’s Annual Seminar

The 2017 meeting of the American Accounting Association offers a variety of topics for certified public accountants. The schedule features keynote speakers, panel discussions and small group seminars discussing hiring, certification and recruitment practices. Many slots offer multiple options so you can find the best presentations for you. In your spare time, you can enjoy the exciting city of Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will be held February 10 and 11.

Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference

As a certified public accountant, you spend a substantial amount of your work time helping individuals and families plan their finances. This conference is designed to improve your knowledge and efficiency for personal financial planning. It features six educational tracks covering estate planning, taxes for high-income earners, firm marketing and technology. You can attend workshops from any of the tracks to customize your educational experience. The conference is sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and will be held in Las Vegas, NV, from June 12-15, 2017.

Western CPE Conferences

Western offers a traditional conference experience with exciting locations like Sonoma County, Cancun, Jamaica and Hawaii. Each of their conferences for CPAs are held at five-star all-inclusive resorts with amazing cultural, natural and relaxation attractions. They also provide after-hours excursions so you can have a great experience. Every gathering offers educational opportunities specifically for CPAs and includes up to 15 hours of CPE credits. Most days start early so you can finish in the afternoon and enjoy your get-away; online courses are available after the conference ends to maximize your CPE hours. Conferences take place throughout the year, and you can choose your preferred location.

110th Annual NASBA Meeting

If you’re interested in public accounting regulations, political advocacy or continuing education standards, then the annual meeting of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is the place to be. This long-running conference features updates on legal matters, regulations and political trends that impact public accountants, and it’s your change to make your voice heard in your profession. It’s also an excellent place to network with important leaders from your state and region during the annual regional breakfast meetings. 2017’s conference will take place October 29-November 1 in New York City, NY.

Public accounting is hard work. These five conferences for CPAs are an opportunity to reward yourself and your associates for all of your efforts throughout the year.

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