The Illinois CPA Society’s (ICPAS) annual educational event for accounting and finance professionals aims to help attendees navigate the future and expand their possibilities. Returning to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. on August 22-23, ICPAS SUMMIT23 is set to offer unparalleled in-person and virtual learning opportunities from some of the most influential people in the accounting profession during the two-day event.
ICPAS SUMMIT23, which carries the theme, “Expanding the possibilities,” will offer 44 educational sessions hosted by 46 unique thought leaders, including four keynote presentations.
The keynote, “State of the CPA Profession: Embracing the Possibilities,” presented by ICPAS President and CEO Geoffrey Brown, CAE, and ICPAS Board of Directors Chairperson and KPMG Partner Jonathan Hauser, CPA, will highlight the trends and challenges impacting certified public accountants (CPAs) and discuss navigating the profession’s future and ensuring its continued relevance.
Other keynotes include “Techs, Trends, and Disruptors” by technologist Roman Kepczyk, CPA, CITP, CGMA, LSS BB, director of firm technology strategy at Right Networks; “All Eyes on the Economy” by Derek Sasveld, CFA, director of investment strategy and research at Busey Wealth Management; and “Running a Business in a Chaotic Environment” by Dorri McWhorter, CPA, CGMA, CIA, MBA, president and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
Beyond the keynotes, innovative learning tracks will cover the areas of accounting, auditing, corporate finance, ethics, personal development, tax, and technology. Attendees will also be able to learn about the latest products and services from exhibitors like Asure, Cook County Department of Revenue, Corporate Tax Incentives, CPA Charge, Drake Software, CSSI, CTI, Drake Software, Expensify, Illinois Department of Employment Security, IRS, Justworks, KBKG, LeaseQuery, Practice ERP, Robert Half Talent Solutions, SafeSend, TaxConnex, TLC Companies, Your Part-Time Controller, and more.
“Once again, we’re excited to welcome accounting and finance professionals from near and far to our premier education event, which can be attended in person in Rosemont or virtually from anywhere. We’re bringing together an exciting lineup of thought leaders to help inspire a new mindset and approach for navigating the future of the CPA profession,” says Geoffrey Brown, CAE, ICPAS president and CEO. “Today’s strategic accounting and finance professionals are in high demand, and this event offers a great opportunity for them to gain new insights and skills to help them better serve their clients, companies, and communities.”
ICPAS SUMMIT23 attendees can earn up to 16 hours of CPE credit, including 1 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, 2 Ethics, 6.75 CLE, 7 EA, and 11.5 CFP. For more information or to register, visit www.icpas.org/SUMMIT.