NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AICPA ENGAGE, an event that combines six public accounting, tax, personal finance and marketing conferences under a single roof, offers one of the most unique opportunities for career advancement, networking and practice development in the accounting and finance professions.
The full agenda for the event, which will be held in collaboration with the Association for Accounting Marketing from June 11-15, 2017, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is available at aicpaengage.com.
“We have more than 275 speakers scheduled for AICPA ENGAGE, and it’s unprecedented to have the breadth and quality of keynotes, breakout sessions and workshops in a single location like this,” said Clar Rosso, the American Institute of CPA’s vice president of member learning and competency. “This is an immersive event where every member of a practice, from entry-level staff to owners and partners, can gather insights, fresh perspectives and new ways of better serving his or her clients.”
Besides professional learning and networking opportunities, AICPA ENGAGE will offer several innovative programming features, including:
- An expanded exhibit hall, with over 150 relevant companies, CPE-eligible learning labs, interactive product demos and an “expert access” zone where participants can mingle with speakers after their sessions for more in-depth discussions
- A “professional impact” track staffed by AICPA experts on such topics as peer review, the CPA Exam, regulatory and legislative updates from our D.C. tax team, and competency-based renewal requirements for AICPA credentials, among other issues
- Increased interaction for online conference attendees, including morning wake-up conversations for remote participants and online moderation of select sessions
- More than a dozen pre-conference, specialty workshops, including the Private Foundation Summit and a session on cybersecurity risk management program essentials
“The combination of technical training and access to soft skills such as marketing and business development offers attendees the chance to learn new ways to grow their practices,” said Lauren Clemmer, the Association for Accounting Marketing’s executive director.
The conferences included in AICPA ENGAGE are: the AICPA’s Advanced Estate Planning Conference, Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference, Conference on Tax Strategies for High-Income Individuals, National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium and the Practitioners Symposium/TECH+ Conference, as well as the Association for Accounting Marketing Summit. Each individual conference will retain its core offerings and identity, but the co-located setting will permit more opportunities for collaboration and cross-pollination.
Previously announced keynote speakers include “Shark Tank” panelist and entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary, Google executive Abigail Posner and Millennial researcher Jason Dorsey, as well as AICPA President and CEO Barry C. Melancon and AICPA Chairman Kimberly Ellison-Taylor. In addition, “power pose” researcher Amy Cuddy, one of the most popular TED Talk participants, will kick off AICPA ENGAGE on June 11.
Reporters who would like to attend the event, either in person or remotely, should contact Jeff May, firstname.lastname@example.org, for credential information.
About the American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives professional competency development to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession.
About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) combines the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. It represents 650,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMAs and accounting and finance professionals globally.
About the Association for Accounting Marketing
The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) is a network of marketing, business development and growth strategists formed in 1989 to provide education, community and resources for accounting firms, CPAs, consulting firm marketing and sales professionals, partners, firm administrators, and representatives of businesses offering products and services to the accounting industry and marketing professionals. The mission of AAM is to promote excellence and elevate the professional stature of marketing, business development and other practice growth professionals through education, networking and thought leadership to grow both people and accounting practices.