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Jackson Hole CPE Conference

June 27 - June 30, 2017

Teton Village, WY

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Jackson Hole, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges

Jackson Hole, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, is a small western town with an upscale gloss. The town square offers opportunities for shopping in high-end boutiques, art galleries, and fine dining options. Outside of town, the fun really starts. Visit Grand Teton National Park, just north of town; raft, kayak, and fly fish on the pristine headwaters of the Snake River. Take the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram to the top of Jackson Hole Resort for stunning panoramic views of the Tetons and the valley below. Just outside of town, you can enjoy the National Elk Refuge, with up-close views of these majestic animals. We’ll be staying at the Snake River Lodge and Spa, an upscale, western-themed hotel with luxury amenities so you can relax and pamper yourself after a long day of playing in this incredible natural setting.

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 25, 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.

Sunset Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

Monday, June 26, 2017

4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | $199.00

Early July is an ideal month to see the abundant wildlife in this exquisite corner of Wyoming and sunset is a particularly active time of the day for many species, including elk, mule deer, moose, antelope, bison, and bears. In the cool of the evening, you may see animals grazing on the enormous open meadows around us. During our four-hour safari, we’ll travel in comfort as our guide shows us how to use high-powered spotting scopes to zero in on the “locals.” Be sure to bring your camera, because the quality of the natural light at dusk is sensational.

Price includes hotel pick-up, an experienced local guide, use of their optics, snacks, guide gratuity, and park entrance fees.

Whitewater Rafting Trip

Whitewater Rafting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Adults $119.00 │Children 6-12 $99.00

Beneath the towering peaks of the Teton Range, the picturesque Snake River winds its way through one of the most stunning valleys in the country. For more than 40 years, Dave Hansen has guided whitewater outings on these Class II and III waters. An afternoon on the Snake is the perfect way to experience a rollicking raft trip that is geared to all levels of experience. Our guides provide detailed safety information and explain how to sit and paddle properly before we head downstream. There are calm sections where we’ll gently float until we reach the next set of exciting rapids. This might just be the highlight of your Jackson Hole vacation! Participants must be at least six years old. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Wetsuits are available for rent. If you bring a camera, be sure that it is waterproof.

Price includes transportation, the guided raft trip, tax, and gratuity.

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. | $45.00

A local tradition for more than 100 years, the rodeo provides the opportunity to see some highly talented cowboys and cowgirls team up with their incredibly well-trained horses to compete in a number of events. We’ll see team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and other specialized events patterned after the real skills required on working ranches. The rodeo also features edge-of-your-seat excitement when the bull riders and bareback riders take to the arena while attempting to hang on for the longest eight seconds in sports. Seats are reserved.

VIP Behind the Chutes Experience
6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. | $130.00

This is a very special opportunity to go behind the chutes where the cowboys and cowgirls prepare to do battle in the arena. You will see the raw untamed, unedited, and uncovered underbelly of the sport, where getting dirty goes from possibility to inevitability. Price includes reserved rodeo seats behind the chutes. We need to warn you that this is not the sterile version of the rodeo that most of the public sees you will be exposed to livestock and contestants, harsh language and manure are very possible. We will give you a tour of the back pens and give you a chance to meet cowboys and cowgirls as they prepare their equipment.

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!


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.


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!


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.


Snake River Lodge

Snake River Lodge & Spa

Like the town of Jackson Hole itself, the Snake River Lodge and Spa mixes the charms of Western culture with an upscale flair. Located next to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and just 12 miles from downtown Jackson Hole, the hotel features Western decorum and plush accommodations in a beautiful natural setting. You’re also a relatively short and aesthetically dramatic drive from both Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Whether it’s the five-story tall spa, indoor waterfalls, or incredible views of the Tetons, you’re sure to see why this unique hotel is the resort of choice in Jackson Hole.

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*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.



The cut-off date for this location has passed. Please call the property directly at (855)342-4712 to book accommodations. Please note, reservations will be booked based on prevailing rates and availability.


I now have over ten consecutive years of Western CPE and I fully expect to have at least ten more consecutive years ahead of me. They're the best.

Allen Patterson, CGMA, CPA, FACMPE, MHA


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 27, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 6 Taxes
June 27, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM The CPA's Work Program for Understanding the Complexities of Investment Planning Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 6 Taxes
June 28, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Tax Strategies for Wealthy Individuals Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 6 Taxes
June 28, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Reporting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
June 29, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Beyond GAAP Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
June 29, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Business Intelligence: Tools, Techniques, and Tips for Success K2 Enterprises (Steven M. Phelan, CPA, CITP) 6 Computer Software and Applications
June 30, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
June 30, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Mastering PivotTables: Excel's Best Feature K2 Enterprises (Steven M. Phelan, CPA, CITP) 6 Computer Software and Applications


1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days
$549 $949 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,849

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

36 CPE Credits

+ 12 Bonus CPE

Group Discounts

Western CPE offers registration discounts to organizations that send 5 or more people 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


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