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San Diego CPE Conference

July 10 - July 14, 2017  |  Coronado, CA

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Known for its laid-back vibe, beautiful beaches, and year-round pleasant weather, San Diego offers endless opportunities for exploration

Known for its laid-back vibe, beautiful beaches, and year-round pleasant weather, San Diego offers endless opportunities for exploration. Downtown San Diego provides all of the entertainment you’d expect from California’s second largest city, with a plethora of dining options, shopping opportunities, and cultural attractions. Out of the city center but still close at hand, the nearby beach communities are a great way to spend an afternoon. Coronado, with its stunningly mica-glinted beaches, gentle surf, and quaint small town charm is a popular getaway for locals and tourists alike. Or relax in La Jolla, a famous surf community with warm waters and wide beaches. If you feel like getting out a bit more, miles of majestic coastline and ocean-based activities are waiting for you to discover your next adventure.

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, July 9, 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.

Old Town Trolley Tour

Monday, July 10, 2017

2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | $48.00

Trolley Tour

Showcasing the best of San Diego and Coronado Island, the Old Town Trolley Tour is the ideal way to get acquainted with this extraordinary American city. Our friendly conductor will offer up a lively mix of humorous tales and trivia as we make our way around town. On the tour, we’ll see Balboa Park, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Old Town Market, the Whaley House, and Seaport Village. We’ll see Coronado Island; we’ll spot the famous Hotel del Coronado, which has hosted world-famous glamorous guests since 1888. We’ll also be able to hop off the trolley and spend an hour strolling through Old Town, with its charming shops, galleries, and restaurants. The trolley will pick up participants at the hotel and will return us there at the conclusion of the tour.

Price includes pick-up at hotel, tour of Old Town and downtown San Diego, and one-hour stop at Old Town.

San Diego Seal Tour

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Adults $48.00, Children (ages 4-12) $28.00, Children (ages 3 & under) Free

Seal Tour

Jumping aboard the colorful amphibious Hydra-Terra, we’ll embark on a unique guided land tour starting at Seaport Village. Weaving our way through San Diego, we’ll see many points of interest, including the Maritime Museum, the USS Midway, Lindbergh Field, Little Italy, and many other notable attractions. Hang on as our Hydra-Terra drives straight into San Diego Bay for the next part of our adventure! We’ll glide past sea lions and brown pelicans as we head out into the harbor. Additional attractions include Point Loma, North Island Naval Air Station, the Marine Mammal Training Center, and Shelter Island.

Taxis to Seaport Village are available at the hotel. One-way price is approximately $25.00; you may also drive to Seaport Village on your own. Price includes the Seal Tour.

USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Tour

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

3:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | $49.00

USS Midway

America’s longest-serving naval aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, first opened for public tours in 2004, with more than 800,000 visitors that year. Currently ranked as the top San Diego attraction by TripAdvisor, the Midway continues to dazzle visitors. With over 60 exhibits and 25 restored aircraft, this floating museum offers a great view of nearly 50 years of naval service. Midway veterans share recorded tales of their lives aboard this massive floating city, and visitors can test their flying skills on two simulators. Don’t miss exploring the crew’s sleeping quarters, the ship’s jail, the impressive engine room, and the bridge that sits high over the flight deck.

Taxis are available at the hotel. One-way price is approximately $25.00; you may also drive to the dock on your own. Price includes a docent-led tour.

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.


Loews Coronado Bay

Loews Coronado Bay

Let the soothing sounds of the Pacific set you at ease with us at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Set on a private 15-acre peninsula, the resort gives you the feel of a private island oasis, with picturesque views of the San Diego skyline set with palm trees in the foreground. You can use this as your base to explore the Pacific via jet ski, kayak, or sailboat, or venture inland to San Diego and the incredible coastline.

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.


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Going on 8 years now, Western CPE has been my only resource for the quality education I need to maintain my license and stay ahead of changing conditions. I love the live courses, and the quality of instructors is superb!

Simon Brewer, CPA, CGMA


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
July 10, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Business Intelligence: Tools, Techniques, and Tips for Success K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 6 Computer Software and Applications
July 10, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 6 Accounting
July 11, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Making the Most of the Generations in Your Firm Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
July 11, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Mastering PivotTables: Excel's Best Feature K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 6 Computer Software and Applications
July 12, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Pass-Through Entities Mark Mirsky, CPA, CGMA, MST 6 Taxes
July 12, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Powerful Presentation Skills for Financial Professionals Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
July 13, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM The New Economy and the New CFO Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 6 Accounting
July 13, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2017 Mark Mirsky, CPA, CGMA, MST 6 Taxes
July 14, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Annual Update of Essential Information for Controllers and CFOs Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 6 Accounting
July 14, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017 Mark Mirsky, CPA, CGMA, MST 6 Taxes


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