PCPS Events and Webcasts

PCPS Events & Webcasts

Each year, PCPS is involved with the planning and support of several AICPA events. These events provide opportunities for earning technical, personal development and firm management CPE hours while attending presentations from the profession's top speakers. The learning extends to countless networking and best practice sharing occasions among practitioners.

PCPS members generally receive discounts on registration for events relevant to the PCPS member community. A list of discounts and discount codes is available.

Below are some upcoming conferences and events relevant to PCPS. Be sure to check back with us regularly for new event postings. Also explore the many learning opportunities available through the AICPA.

Featured PCPS Conferences

Emerging Partner Training Forum: June 21-22, 2016 – Durham, NC, and New York, NY

Take a leap forward with the AICPA Emerging Partner Training Forum, where you can hone the next phase of your career goals.  Learn how to be impactful as a new or future firm leader and gain practical examples, best practices and insights to apply right away.

Plus, the forum’s collegial roundtable setting is ideal for peer-to-peer dialogue, for a motivating exchange of ideas and a deeper understanding of what other firms are doing within the competitive marketplace. You’ll walk away from the forum with a new network of professionals and a roadmap for career success.

With your registration, you’ll join a community of new and emerging partners for support and advice throughout the year. Your forum experience includes:

  • Monthly follow-up coaching calls
  • Access to the Emerging Partner Alumni Group on LinkedIn
  • Invitation to an annual in-person networking event

Register here: Durham, NC or New York, NY

Upcoming Conferences

Featured Webcast - Discounted for PCPS Members

An Overview of the Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule:
June 23, 2016, 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
July 14, 2016, 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

On May 18th, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule related to overtime pay. This rule will have a significant impact on firms and businesses. Join Kate Kiley, Director of Congressional and Political Affairs at the AICPA, and David Lindsay, Partner at K&L Gates, LLP, as they discuss this impact and actions taken by the profession.

Learning Objectives:
During this webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Review the current rule
  • Review the final rule
  • Identify the rule’s impact on firms and businesses
  • Identify the impact to employees
  • Learn about the AICPA’s advocacy efforts

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None

Register here

Small Firm Updates

Carl Peterson, CPA, AICPA Vice President Small Firms, discusses the trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face, as well as best practices being used at successful firms across the country.

Carl spends much of his time on the road speaking to practitioners and getting feedback about the issues that most concern them. These informative, interactive audio webcasts include an environmental scan of the challenges and opportunities practitioners face today as well as best practices for common practice problems. Participants are also able to submit questions about the issues facing their own firms.

If you have topics or concerns of interest that you would like to hear discussed in the next small firm update webcasts series, please email PCPS.

These webcasts are free.

Date Title Presenter

2:00-3:00 pm ET

Small Firm Update 

Carl Peterson

2:00-3:00 pm ET

Small Firm Update

Carl Peterson


Networking group meetings provide a forum for in-depth practice management discussions and an exchange of best practices with firms throughout the country. Group members can be connected with PCPS tools and resources to tackle practice management issues and can be updated on trends in the profession through nationally recognized speakers and roundtable discussions. Through each group's informal system, networking group members may take advantage of the valuable knowledge of their colleagues and share their own knowledge with their peers.  While many group members are firm owners/partners, any member of a PCPS firm is welcome to attend networking group meetings.

Meeting Details
  • Meetings are typically one-and-a-half days long and are held twice a year (spring and fall) at locations determined by each group
  • Agenda topics for individual meetings are developed by the groups themselves
  • Groups have approximately 20-25 members and each group has a chair who helps to arrange meeting logistics and facilitates conversations
  • All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses, along with the meeting registration fee, which is based on cost-sharing
  • Meetings account for continuing professional education

Small Firm Networking Groups (sole practitioners and firms with up to 10 CPAs)

There are currently five Small Firm Networking Groups. Three are named according to the year in which they were formed. All groups are accepting new members! If you are interested in joining one of these groups, email mapsmall@aicpa.org for more information.

2002 Group: November 2-4, 2016, Austin, TX
2005 Group: October 23-25, 2016, Asheville, NC
2007 Group: November 9-11, 2016, Albuquerque, NM
NEW Women's Group: November 1-2, 2016, Boston, MA (prior to the 2016 Women's Global Leaderhsip Summit)
NEW Young Owners/Decision Makers Group: November 10-11, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
Spring 2016 Agendas: 2002 Group | 2005 Group | 2007 Group | Women’s Group | Young Owners Group

Medium Firm Networking Groups (11-20 CPAs)
There are currently two Medium Firm Networking Groups and Group II is still accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email mapmedium@aicpa.org for more information.

Group I: October 23-25, 2016, San Antonio, TX
Group II: November 4-6, 2016, Madison, WI
Spring 2016 Agendas: Group I | Group II

Large Firm Networking Group (more than 21 CPAs)
There is currently one Large Firm Networking Group and it’s accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email maplarge@aicpa.org for more information.

October 31-November 1, 2016, New York, NY

Spring 2016 Agenda

Join the PCPS Executive Committee and PCPS staff for a meet and greet event in your area! Meet and greet events happen three times a year in various locations around the country, and are exclusively for PCPS member firms. All employees of your firm are invited to mix and mingle with the members of the volunteer committee that sets the direction for PCPS and staff members you can turn to for information about the latest PCPS tools and resources.

Our next event will be held in Boston, MA on September 21!  Boston firms, mark your calendar and stay tuned for details!

PCPS members receive discounts on a variety of conferences and webcasts. You can find the discount codes to use at the AICPA Store here. Browse other PCPS member discounts to ensure you’re utilizing your PCPS membership benefits to the fullest!

Featured Events

Title Date Location PCPS Member Savings 

AICPA Emerging Partner Training Forum (NY)

June 21-22, 2016

New York, NY


AICPA Emerging Partner Training Forum (NC)

June 21-22, 2016

Durham, NC


An Overview of the Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule June 23, 2016 Online $10
AICPA National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium July 21-22, 2016  Salt Lake City, UT, and Online $100
AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit Nov. 2-4, 2016 Boston, MA, and Online $100

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