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Sunday, September 22

3:00 - 5:00     Registration
3:00 - 5:00     Hospitality Room Open
4:00 - 5:00     New CPA Orientation
5:00 - 6:00     Social Hour 
5:00 - 6:30     Dinner
6:00 - 9:00     Recognition Dinner followed by The LineBenders

Monday, September 23

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7:00 - 8:00     Registration/Breakfast
7:00 - 3:00     Exhibits Open
7:30 - 8:00     Annual Meeting (in breakfast room)
8:00 - 9:55     A. Life at Performance Level - Curtis Zimmerman
10:15 - 11:55   B. Professional Issues Update - AICPA Representative Carl Peterson
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch (golfers to eat at course)
12:30               Golf - Oxbow Country Club
1:00 - 2:40     C1. Yellow Book & Single Audits*
                         C2. Individual Tax Update
                         C3. Ticking Time Bomb: Don't Get Caught without a Succession Plan
                         C4. Personal Technologies 
3:00 - 4:40    D1. Advanced Single Audit Topics*
                         D2. Complex Partnership Issues 
                         D3. Your Greatest Leadership Challenge: A Look in the  Mirror at Self-Leadership
                         D4. Excel's Best New Features 
6:00 - 6:30    Social
6:30                Dinner followed by Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos

Tuesday, September 24

7:00 - 8:00     Registration/Breakfast
7:00 - 3:00     Exhibits
8:00 - 9:40     E. Economic Forecast: What's on the Radar - Chris Kuehl
10:00 - 11:45  F1. FASB Accounting Update, Rev Rec, Leases and other Changes*
                          F2. Business Tax Update
                          F3. Leading Up: The Superpower Every Finance Professional Needs
                          F4. A Scary Ride on the Dark Web
11:45 - 12:45   Lunch
12:45 - 2:25    G1. Nonprofit Financial Reporting*
                          G2. New Opportunities with the TCJA to use the Cash Method of Accounting
                          G3. What to do When the IRS Comes to Collect
                          G4. Tech Update
2:45 - 4:25      H. Surviving Change, Chaos, and Confusion – Dane Wysocki

*May qualify for Yellow Book Credits


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

Fees include: Electronic handouts, breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners and entertainment.

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

Convention Location:
Fargo Holiday Inn
3803 - 13th Ave South
Fargo, ND 58103
Special Room Price $118.00
Room Release Date: 8/22/19
Please reference the ND CPA Society room block.

FeesAdd $50 if registering after Sept 6th
$435  Society member
$485  Nonmember
$    0  Exam Passer from 7/18 to 6/19
$200  Lifetime Member
$360  One day Society member
$410  One day nonmember
$  40  Sunday Dinner Only
$  70  Golf - convention attendee
$  90  Golf only - not attending convention

Dress: Business attire is appropriate for Sunday's Recognition dinner. Please dress in layers. Meeting rooms are typically cool and personal comfort zones vary.

Cancellation and Refunds: Full refund issued if received by September 6th.  A $50 administrative fee is charged if canceling after September 6th. No refunds after September 20th or once you have downloaded the materials.

Golf Cancellation: Refunds if cancellation occurs by September 17th. After that date refunds issued only if the entire event is cancelled due to weather.

Special Pricing: ND candidates who passed the CPA exam from July 2018 through June 2019 may attend the convention for FREE!

Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Conference Sponsors:
FM area foundation
Thomson Reuters


CPA Charge
Bank of nD/ college save
ND Community foundation
Thomson Reuters

Golf Sponsors:
Netcenter technologies
Alliance Management group
starion bank
Bell Bank
Bank of the west

Visit Us:

3100 South Columbia Road
Suite 500
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Contact Us: 

 (701) 775-7111
or (877) 637-2727

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