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Schedule of Events

Times listed or in the Mountain time zone!

Sunday, August 19

1:30 - 4:30      Registration
3:00 - 4:30     Wooly Boys Hospitality Room
4:00 - 4:30     New CPA Orientation
4:30 - 5:00     Social Hour
5:00 - 6:30     Dinner
7:30                  Musical
9:30 - 12:00    Wooly Boys Hospitality Room

Monday, August 20

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7:00 - 8:00    Registration/Full Breakfast
7:00 - 3:00    Exhibits
7:30 - 8:00    Annual Meeting
8:00 - 9:55     A. Issues Update by AICPA Vice Chair, Bill Reeb
10:15 - 11:55   B. Crisis Leadership: September 11, 2001 - The White House
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch (golfers to eat at course)
12:30               Golf - Bully Pulpit
1:00 - 2:40     C1. GAO's Fraud Risk Management Framework*
                         C2. Mid Year Tax Update: What Lurks Beneath
                         C3. Career Strategy: Program for Workaholics
                         C4. Tales of True Tech Crime
3:00 - 4:40    D1. Ponzi, Madoff, and the Social Security Program?*
                         D2. Estate, Gift, Fiduciary and Succession Planning Update
                         D3. The TEDx Talk Killed Toastmasters
                         D4. Tech Security: A Practical Guide
6:00 - 6:30     Social
6:30                 Recognition Dinner to honor new CPAs and Members
                         Hospitality room following Dinner

Tuesday, August 21

6:00 - 7:00     Convention Hike - Sponsored by the YPs
8:00 - 9:40     E. On Fire - John O'Leary
10:00 - 11:45  F1. Fraud Brainstorming and Interviewing Techniques*
                          F2. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Individual/Investment Update
                          F3. They Don't Teach Success in College
                          F4. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - A Primer
11:45 - 12:45   Lunch
12:45 - 2:25    G1. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas*
                          G2. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: ยง199A Pass-Through Deduction 
                              & Business Update
                          G3. How to be a MasterMind through a Mastermind
                          G4. Tech Update
2:45 - 4:25      H. It's About Time - Bill Sorenson

*May qualify for Yellow Book Credits

Details

CPE: 16 hours available

Fees include: electronic handouts, continental breakfasts, lunches and dinners on Sunday and Monday evening.

Handout Material:  A link to download materials will be sent the week prior to  the conference. 

Convention Location:
Medora Community Center

Hotel Information:

Badlands Motel

501 Pacific Ave (beside community center)
800 Medora - 1 (800-633-6721)
Group Name: North Dakota CPA
Room Rate: $129.20 + tax
Room Release Date: 7/19/18

Elkhorn Quarters

(New to Medora)
800 Medora - 1 (800-633-6721)
Group Name: North Dakota CPA
Queen Room: $80.10 + tax
Family Unit: $134.10 + tax
Sleeps 5 with twin/full bunk bed
Room Release Date: 7/19/18

Rough Riders Hotel

301 3rd Ave
800 Medora - 1 (800-633-6721)
Group Name: North Dakota CPA
Room Rate: $171.70 + tax
Room Release Date: 7/19/18

AmericInn

75 East River Road South
701-623-4800
Group Name: ND CPA Convention
Room Rate: $189.90 + tax
Room Release Date: 7/19/18


Please reference the ND CPA Society room block.

CPE:  16 hours available (including 6 Yellow Book credits if applicable)

Fees
:
Add $50 if after Aug 3
$450 Society member
$499 Nonmember
$0 Exam Passer from 7/17 to 6/18
$250 Lifetime Member
$375 One day Soc member
$425 One day nonmember
$40 Sunday Dinner Only
$85 Golf

Dress: Business attire is appropriate for Monday's Recognition dinner.  For all other events dress for the old west!  Please dress in layers. Meeting rooms are typically cool and personal comfort zones vary.

Cancellation and Refunds: Full refund if received by August 3.  A $50 administrative fee is charged if canceling after August 3. No refunds after August 17 or once you have downloaded the materials. Exceptions considered on a case by case basis.

Golf Cancellation: Refunds if cancellation occurs by August 17. After this, refunds are issued only if the entire event is cancelled due to weather.

Special Pricing: ND candidates who passed the CPA exam from July 2017 through June 2018 may attend the convention for FREE.

Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Conference Sponsors:

Bank of the West - Golf Drink Tickets
Starion Bank - Monday Reception

Exhibitors:

Bank of ND - College Save
CPA Charge
ND Community Foundation
Network Center Communications

Golf Sponsors:

Starion Bank


Visit Us:

3325 South Washington Street
Suite B2
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Contact Us: 

 (701) 775-7111
or (877) 637-2727
Email: info@ndcpas.org

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