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Flathead Lake CPE Conference


June 5 - June 9, 2017  |  Bigfork, MT



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Flathead Lake sits just south of Glacier National Park in a glacially-carved valley ringed by jagged peaks

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.


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, 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.

Beach Bonfire

Monday, June 5, 2017

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Included in Flathead Lake All-Inclusive Fee

Beach Bonfire

Join us for a sunset bonfire with roasted marshmallows, cowboy songs, and sing-alongs. Joe Zambrano will entertain us.

 

Steak Fry

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Steak Fry

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.

Barn Dance

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Barn Dance

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

Family Rodeo

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.


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.

Accommodations

Flathead Lake Lodge

Flathead Lake Lodge

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.

CPE ESCAPE RATE

Starting at

$1,745

for an all-inclusive, seven-night stay*

 

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Vern's classes always exceed my expectations. Love, love, love his classes. He makes tax interesting for a CFO like myself.

Previous Conference Attendee

CPE COURSES AT THE FLATHEAD LAKE CONFERENCE

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

Pricing
  

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