Flathead Lake sits just south of Glacier National Park in a glacially-carved valley ringed by jagged peaks. Quite simply, it’s one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the U.S. This beauty is on full display in June, with the Montana countryside lush and green below the towering, snowy peaks. The rich biodiversity of the area, plentiful outdoor activities, and incredible vistas provide opportunities to relax and take it all in or play as hard as you like. Whether you want to sightsee, hike, ride horses, fish, golf, or relax to the laid-back rhythm of the West, it’s all within reach from our location for the conference, Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge. Don’t miss this chance to stay on the crystal-clear waters of the lake, considered one of the many jewels in what is known as the Crown of the Continent.
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.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
After arriving, please stop by the Saddle Sore Saloon 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials and enjoy happy hour with hors d’oeuvres. We’ll be available to answer any questions you might have about the courses and activities that are scheduled during the week. Horseback rides and a boat cruise on the lake are also available at 7:45 p.m.
Monday, June 5, 2017
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Included in Flathead Lake All-Inclusive Fee
Join us for a sunset bonfire with roasted marshmallows, cowboy songs, and sing-alongs. Joe Zambrano will entertain us.
Wednesday June 7, 2017
5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Included in Flathead Lake All-Inclusive Fee
You’ve never enjoyed a barbecue as grand as this! The site of the barbecue overlooks beautiful Flathead Lake. To get there, ride a horse, hop in a surrey, or pile on an antique fire engine. You’ll enjoy a steak “bigger than your plate,” plus all the fixings. A singer and musician will provide the finishing touch on a truly magical Montana evening.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Included in Flathead Lake All-Inclusive Fee
This is no urban cowboy stunt—it’s the real thing! The barn is swept out, the country band starts playing, and after some dance instruction, everyone kicks up their heels! You may even want to enter the dance contest!
Family Rodeo followed by Fire Truck Ride for Ice Cream
Saturday, June 10, 2017
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Included in Flathead Lake All-Inclusive Fee
This is a great opportunity for kids and adults to show off their riding skills (or lack thereof)! The rodeo is held in the lodge's corral and is filled with fun, games, and contests. The rodeo has something for everyone and is a great way for you to enjoy the friends you've made during the week.
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 all-inclusive Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge sits on the shore of a private bay on Flathead Lake, with gorgeous views of the towering Montana mountains all around you. The resort provides guests the cozy comfort of traditional log furnishings with the cleanliness and service you’d expect from the best luxury destination. You’ll want to take advantage of their myriad of options when it comes to outdoor activities, whether its horseback riding, playing on the lake, or guided fly fishing or whitewater rafting. After a few days at Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge, the simple comforts, relaxing atmosphere, and spectacular setting will have you looking for your next opportunity to come back.
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.
for an all-inclusive, seven-night stay*
Vern's classes always exceed my expectations. Love, love, love his classes. He makes tax interesting for a CFO like myself.Previous Conference Attendee
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|
|June 05, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2017||Vern Hoven & Sharon Kreider, CPA, MTA & CPA||6||Taxes|
|June 05, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Mastering PivotTables: Excel's Best Feature||K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA)||6||Computer Software and Applications|
|June 06, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Data Security and Identity Theft: Managing the Risks||K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA)||6||Computer Software and Applications|
|June 06, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017||Vern Hoven & Sharon Kreider, CPA, MTA & CPA||6||Taxes|
|June 07, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Tax Strategies for Wealthy Individuals||Karen Brosi, CFP, EA||6||Taxes|
|June 07, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||The Art and Science of Strategically Managing in Today's Uncertain World||August Petersen, CPA, MPA||6||Business Mgmnt and Org|
|June 08, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Advanced Strategies for Game-Changing Success in 2017||August Petersen, CPA, MPA||6||Business Mgmnt and Org|
|June 08, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||World's Liveliest Reporting Update 2017||Jeff Sailor, CPA||6||Accounting|
|June 09, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017||Jeff Sailor, CPA||6||Accounting|
|June 09, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Tax Strategies for Real Estate Investors||Karen Brosi, CFP, EA||6||Taxes|
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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
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