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.

Upcoming Conferences

  • AICPA Engage: June 9-14, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV, and Online
  • Annual Peer Review Conference: July 30-August 1, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN
  • Emerging Partner Training Forum: November 5-7, 2018 – Atlanta, GA
  • Women’s Global Leadership Summit: November 14-16, 2018 – New York, NY

Small Firm Updates

Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Vice President of Small Firm Interests, 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.

Upcoming PCPS Webcasts

Registration Links Coming Soon

PCPS Webcast Archives

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

If you have questions regarding networking groups, please call us at 1-800-CPA-FIRM or email us at pcps@aicpa.org.  We would love to hear from you!

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

There are currently five Small Firm Networking Groups, and they are all accepting new members! If you are interested in joining one of these groups, email mapsmall@aicpa.org for more information.

Group I: May 2-4, 2018 | Baltimore, MD  | Fall 2017 Agenda
Group II: May 20-22, 2018 | Austin, TX  | Fall 2017 Agenda
Group III: May 30-June 1, 2018 | Portland, ME  | Fall 2017 Agenda
Group IV: May 3-4, 2018 | Denver, CO  |  2017 Fall Agenda
AWSCPA Group I: May 16-17, 2018  | 2017 Fall Agenda

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: May 9-11 | Destin, FL  | Fall 2017 Agenda
Group II: April 25-27 | Philadelphia, PA  |  Fall 2017 Agenda

Large Firm Networking Group (more than 20 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.

May 8-9 | Chicago, IL (prior to G400 meeting)  | Fall 2017 Agenda

Networking Groups

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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.

If you're in the Durham, NC area, be sure to attend the next event on May 16, 2018, from 5:30 - 7:30PM. Additional details will be coming soon. See you there!

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!

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