Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference 

The AICPA Practitioners Symposium & TECH+ Conference in Partnership with the Association for Accounting Marketing Summit is the complete “firm retreat” and the event will help you win your race and define clear path to success by providing the latest learning tools and technological information to keep you on the cutting edge. With the latest developments in auditing & accounting, creating new revenue opportunities through innovative cloud-based solutions, and essential guidance on new tax legislation, standards and regulations implementation, as well as technology exploration and marketing to further develop your business, this year’s conference will inspire innovation and provide insight that will boost immediate profits and create new opportunities moving forward.

Once again, the 2013 AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference is being held in conjunction with the Association for Accounting Marketing’s Annual Summit to give you the best practice management, technology and marketing guidance available in one location. This is your opportunity to access marketing and business development sessions, learn how to create your brand, develop strategic messaging, find your prospects, and build your firm.

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Who should attend this Conference? 

These conferences are perfect forum for public practitioners, senior level partners, firm administrators, CFOs, controllers, CIOs, emerging leaders, IT technical staff, marketing and business development professionals to receive necessary training in key areas such as: A&A, Tax, Practice Management, Information Technology, marketing and business development.   

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Past Speakers

James Bourke, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Management Committee at WithumSmith+Brown, Red Bank, New Jersey
Jim has been a frequent speaker to many State CPA Societies, the AICPA and other organizations on topics specifically related to technologies used by the business community today. He has been consulted by numerous Firms throughout the United States on appropriateness of technologies being employed within the Firm and has also been a frequent speaker on related topics for the New Jersey Technology Council, NJ Biz Magazine and other organizations. Jim has authored many articles dealing with firm technology issues and was featured on the cover of past issues of Accounting Technology Magazine and Practical Accountant Magazine. In addition, Jim currently Chairs the AICPA’s Tech+ Conference and current member of AICPA Council. Jim is also a member of the board of directors for the New Jersey Technology Council. Jim has been named by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Most Influential people in Accounting for the last three years.
Jim Boomer, Shareholder & CIO, Boomer Consulting, Inc. 
Jim is the director of the Boomer Technology Circles ™ and an expert on managing technology within an accounting firm. He also serves as a strategic planning and technology consultant and firm adviser in the areas of performance and risk management. In addition, Jim is leading a new program, The Producer Circle, in collaboration with CPA2BIZ and the AICPA. Jim was selected for the inaugural class of the KSCPA’s "20 Under 40” Leadership Program and has been named to The CPA Technology Advisor’s "Forty Under Forty” list multiple times. He is an active member of the KSCPA and AICPA serving on the AICPA’s CITP credentials and TECH+ Steering Committees. Jim currently sits on the KSCPA board of directors and acts as the champion of the technology task force. He is also a frequent writer and has been published in a number of industry publications including Accounting Today, Accounting Web, the International Group of Accounting Firms and the State Society Publications for Arizona, Arkansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Michelle Golden, CPF, President, Golden Practices, St. Louis, MO
Michelle is a consultant exclusively with CPA and law practices advising them on marketing and profit growth strategies. She's a frequent speaker for the AICPA and numerous other organizations.  Michelle also writes for professionals having authored "Social Media Strategies for Professionals and Their Firms: The Guide to Establishing Credibility and Accelerating Relationships" (Wiley, 2010), the AICPA's "Social Media Toolkit" (AICPA, 2010), and is a co-author for "Bull's-Eye! The Ultimate How-To Marketing and Sales Guide for CPAs" (AICPA, 2010).
Randolph Johnston, NMGI/K2 Enterprises, Hutchison, Kansas
Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS has been a top rated speaker in the technology industry for over 30 years. Randy writes a monthly column for The CPA Practice Advisor, articles for the Journal of Accountancy, and creates articles for both accounting and technology publications, as well as being the author of numerous books. His influence throughout the accounting industry is highlighted once again this year by being a recipient of the 2010 Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting award for the eighth consecutive year. Among his many other awards he holds the honor of being one of nine technology stars in the U.S. by Accounting Technology Magazine. He was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2011. He has started and owns multiple businesses including K2 Enterprises in Hammond, Louisiana and Network Management Group, Inc. in Hutchinson, Kansas. In 2010, NMGI announced their national support of CPA firms.
Jennifer Wilson, Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC
is co-founder and partner of ConvergenceCoaching, LLC, a national consulting firm that develops customized leadership, succession, marketing, and training and development strategies for organizations in various industries. Named as one of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 10 Most Recommended Consultants, and CPA Technology Advisor’s Top 25 Thought Leaders in public accounting, Jennifer has worked in both the public accounting and IT development sectors before co-founding ConvergenceCoaching, LLC. As a partner for the top ten accounting firm, BDO USA, Jennifer ran the National Financial Solutions Group practice with nearly 100 consultants providing financial systems selection, implementation, and support services to clients. Prior to BDO, Jennifer was Vice President of Sales and Customer Services for State Of The Art, Inc. (now known as Sage Software, Inc.) where she was responsible for the publicly-traded software publisher’s marketing, sales, education, and customer services functions. Jennifer is a frequent speaker, teacher, facilitator, and writer within the profession and is a member of the Association for Accounting Administration, the Association for Accounting Marketing, American Marketing Association, the New Horizons Group, and the International Coaching Federation.


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