If you’ve never been to Kauai, it’s time you check it off your bucket list. If you have, you won’t need our convincing to go back. The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands is home to perfect beaches, towering mountains, beautiful rivers, lush rainforest, and some of the most dramatic, rugged coastline you’ll ever see. A day on the beach or in the surf is almost requisite. You’ll also want to check out the stunning Napali Coast—with cliffs jutting out of the ocean thousands of feet, dotted with lush vegetation and waterfalls—it’s a sight you won’t soon forget. Venturing inland you’ll find hidden gems via guided trips in the mountains and jungles that cover much of the island. You can also spend some quality time on the links, with signature courses framed by jungle mountains, surf, and sand. We’ll set up at the St. Regis Princeville Resort, with lavish amenities and astonishing panoramas that might make it hard to leave your room at all.
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, November 12, 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.
Hanalei Bay Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Monday, November 13, 2017
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | $99.00
If you want to learn to stand up paddle board, this is the perfect opportunity. Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest-growing water sports today. Not only does it provide the best workout on the water, it’s just plain fun. Plus, while you’re paddle boarding, you’ll be able to take in the beauty of Hanalei Bay.
Price includes stand up paddle boarding lesson and all equipment. Transportation from resort to surf shop not included.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. | $269.00
Perhaps the best way to see the breadth and majesty of Kauai is by air. On this 50-minute helicopter tour, you’ll experience the magnitude of the Na Pali Coast, hover above the deep chasms of Waimea Canyon, and see the majestic Manawaiopuna Falls that were featured in the movie Jurassic Park. With much of Kauai’s lush wilderness inaccessible by car, an aerial tour is the perfect way to fully appreciate all of Kauai’s hidden natural wonders.
Price includes 50-minute helicopter tour. Transportation from resort to helicopter not included. Weight limit of 290 lbs.
Smith Family Garden Luau
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | $129.00
Join us in paradise near the sacred Wailua River, a place once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. Receive your shell lei and take either a narrated tram tour or a leisurely stroll around the lush 30-acre gardens. During the imu ceremony, we’ll learn about the Hawaiian cooking method called kālua, where a kālua pig is wrapped in ti leaves and cooked in an earthen imu oven. We’ll enjoy cocktails from the open bar while listening to the Smith family sing Hawaiian songs. Then the feast will begin with traditional flavors and island favorites, such as kālua pork, beef teriyaki, chicken adobo, and sweet-and-sour mahi-mahi. After dinner, the Rhythm of Aloha Show will feature colorful, authentic performances in the torch-lit Pele Amphitheater.
Price includes transportation, dinner, show, cocktails, tax, and gratuity.
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 St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai provides guests with a luxurious, relaxing setting in one of the most beautiful destinations on Earth. The hotel offers dining options with local seafood, a tranquil spa, and spectacular vistas of Hanalei Bay and the majestic Na Molokama mountain range. Snorkeling, surfing, pristine beaches, and world-class golf are all just a few steps out your door as you stay in this incredible location that wholly deserves its reputation as paradise.
*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.
Please call The St. Regis Princeville Resort at 800-826-9644 to book your accommodations. Be sure to reference the Western CPE group when booking.
Excellent presentation. I always look forward to learning about new tech that could be useful in my job and this course achieved that with flying colors.Past 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|
|November 13, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||2017 Individual Tax Update||Mark Mirsky, CPA, CGMA, MST||6||Taxes|
|November 13, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Data Security and Identity Theft: Managing the Risks||K2 Enterprises (Val D. Steed, CPA, CITP, MA)||6||Computer Software and Applications|
|November 14, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||2017 Business Tax Update||Mark Mirsky, CPA, CGMA, MST||6||Taxes|
|November 14, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Business Intelligence: Tools, Techniques, and Tips for Success||K2 Enterprises (Val D. Steed, CPA, CITP, MA)||6||Computer Software and Applications|
|November 15, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Leading the Various Generations in Your Firm||Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP||6||Business Mgmnt and Org|
|November 15, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Pass-Through Entities||Mark Mirsky, CPA, CGMA, MST||6||Taxes|
|November 16, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||OCBOA Fundamentals: Going Where Financial Statements Haven't Gone Before||Tom Noce, CPA||6||Accounting|
|November 17, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Planning for Businesses: From Cradle to Grave||Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM||6||Business Mgmnt and Org|
|November 17, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017||Tom Noce, CPA||6||Accounting|
|November 18, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Fraud: Not Just for Audits Anymore||Tom Noce, CPA||6||Auditing|
|November 18, 2017||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Critical Elder Care Issues||Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM||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