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Coeur d'Alene CPE Conference

August 7 - August 11, 2017  |  Coeur D'Alene, ID

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Coeur d’Alene is a spectacularly beautiful summertime destination.

Situated on a brilliant turquoise-colored lake in the Idaho Panhandle, Coeur d’Alene is a spectacularly beautiful summertime destination. The town rests directly adjacent to a 25-mile long lake and is surrounded by the heavily wooded peaks of the Rocky Mountains. In lakeside Coeur d’Alene, you’ll find a multitude of art galleries, boutiques, dining options, and guided adventures catering directly to visitors. The lake itself and the surrounding area are an outdoor-lover’s paradise, with activities ranging from sightseeing to whitewater rafting. We’ll be staying at the Coeur d'Alene Golf and Spa Resort, centrally located in the downtown area and resting on the shore of the lake. You’ll want to check out their golf course, renowned for the world’s only floating green. With the resort as your base, you can easily stroll along the lakeside, peruse the downtown area, book an adventure in the surrounding wilderness, or relax and enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments.

Custom-Planned Local Activities To Complement Your Conference

You deserve a break! That’s why we carefully select and plan premium after-class Group Activities for conference attendees and their guests. After all, all work and no play is never a good plan! So join the fun, experience something unique, make new connections, or reunite with old friends. This is your vacation—we want you to enjoy every moment!

Please note: Prices are subject to change. Prices include service fees and taxes, where noted. Activity fees are nonrefundable.

Register Early! Tickets and transportation for our optional Group Activities may be limited and are sold on a first come, first served basis.



Conference Reception

Sunday, August 6, 2017

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials. We’ll be available to answer any questions you might have about the courses and activities that are scheduled during the week.

Golf at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Course

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tee Time 1 – 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $185.00
Tee Time 2 – 2:40 p.m.–5:40 p.m. | $185.00

Coeur d'Alene Golf Course

Since its opening in 1991 to sensational reviews and multiple awards, the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course quickly established itself as a premier destination, debuting as the #11 resort golf course in the nation. It also received an astounding #1 ranking for "Beauty and Esthetics" by Golf Digest. Designer Scott Miller's vision was to create a golf course that offered a stimulating round of golf in a park-like environment, and he hit a home run here. The result is a course whose fairways play from tee to green on lush carpets of grass accented with beds of brilliant red geraniums, acres of fragrant junipers, and mountain water challenges. The course's famous movable, floating green is one of the most recognizable golf holes in the world.

Tee times are at 2:30 pm and 2:40 pm. Participants will pay the course directly.

Price is $185.00 and includes tax, gratuity, green fees, shared cart, unlimited floating practice balls, personalized bag tag, one forecaddie per foursome, and a sports massage on the practice range. Golfers will take a complimentary water taxi from the resort to the course. Gratuity for forecaddie not included, customary is $20 per player.

Clubs rent for $63. Options include TaylorMade or Mizuno, left or right-handed, men’s or women’s, regular flex or stiff flex shaft. Please contact the course to reserve clubs.

Phone: 208.667.4653

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | $54.00

Dinner Cruise

There’s no better way to see Lake Coeur d’Alene than this! Come aboard and marvel at the prism-like colors of sunset as you cruise around the lake and enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by the chefs at Coeur d’Alene Resort. Enjoy USDA Choice roast beef, fresh baked salmon, mashed potatoes with beef gravy, summer salad, sautéed buttery green beans, pasta salad, bread, and a delicious summer cobbler with whipped cream for dessert.

Price includes tax, entertainment, and dinner buffet. The boat leaves directly from the resort.

Million Dollar Quartet at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | $60.00

Million Dollar Quartet

Join us for a night with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins at Million Dollar Quartet. Based on the true story of when Sam Phillips, the father of rock ‘n’ roll, brought these four artists together, this Tony Award-winning musical will be unforgettable. On December 4, 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis, this legendary jam session occurred and has never been duplicated. Featuring many classic songs including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Great Balls of Fire,” this show will leave you moving in your seat.

Price includes tax. Transportation is not included and is on your own.

Enjoy a Luxurious Getaway...and Earn the CPE Credit You Need!

Vacation-worthy destinations. Industry-leading experts. Your 2017 CPE credits earned. Complete your CPE requirement and still have ample time to enjoy any of our 24 hand-picked locations when you attend a Western CPE Conference. You’ll get the very latest in accounting and finance continuing education, and earn up to 40 CPE credits when you attend!

Customize Your Learning Time

Every conference includes both public and industry accounting tracks. Select courses from either track to custom-design your learning time. Then, get out of class by early afternoon each day.

Choose One OR Multiple Destinations

Mix & match your conference registration to split your five days of CPE across multiple locations within the same calendar year. Maximize your learning and your fun!

Don’t forget your Bonus CPE Credits!

Receive TWO bonus online CPE credits per day of attendance, redeemable for online webcast or self-study courses on WesternCPE.com.*

*Bonus CPE credits may not be used for Federal Tax Update, Federal & California Tax Update, and premier courses.


The Coeur d'Alene Golf and Spa Resort

The Coeur d'Alene Golf and Spa Resort

The Coeur d'Alene Golf and Spa Resort is a majestic hotel located on the shores of one of the most picturesque lakes in the country. You’ll revel in the incredible views of the mountains and lake while enjoying their impressive list of services and amenities. The downtown galleries, boutiques, and dining options are all just a short walk away—and you won’t want to miss out on their immaculately-manicured golf course with the world’s only floating green.

For more details, download Western CPE's Travel Guide »


*To secure our Escape Rate, please make your room reservation as early as possible. Due to market demand, Western CPE does not guarantee room availability and rate. The starting price is based on one adult guest; please review detailed pricing, outlined in the Travel Guide. Rate does not include taxes and fees.


Starting at


per night*

To book, please call 1-800-688-5253 and identify yourself as a member of Western CPE’s group.

The variety of courses is exceptional, and the instructors are top notch. Thank you, Western CPE, for covering all my needs.

Robyn Warren, CPA


Courses are selected when you register for the conference. Click on a course or instructor for more details.

Date Time Course Title Instructor CPE Credits Topic
August 07, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2017 Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
August 08, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM IRS Collections Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 6 Taxes
August 08, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017 Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
August 09, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM 2017 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 6 Taxes
August 09, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Reporting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
August 10, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM The New Economy and the New CFO Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 6 Accounting
August 10, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
August 11, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Annual Update of Essential Information for Controllers and CFOs Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 6 Accounting
August 11, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Beyond GAAP Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting



1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
$549 $949 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649  

6 CPE Credits

+ 2 Bonus CPE

12 CPE Credits

+ 4 Bonus CPE

18 CPE Credits

+ 6 Bonus CPE

24 CPE Credits

+ 8 Bonus CPE

30 CPE Credits

+ 10 Bonus CPE


Group Discounts

Western CPE offers registration discounts to organizations that send 5 or more poeple to a conference. Attendees can choose the same or different conference destinations and still qualify for the group discount.

5-9 People: 5% off

10-19 People: 10% off

20+ People: 15% off

Call 844.690.2167 for more details or to register