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Seattle CPE Conference

June 19 - June 23, 2017  |  Seattle, WA

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Seattle is a city with its own wholly unique style

Seattle is a city with its own wholly unique style. The birthplace of grunge and the capital of coffee is as diverse as it is singular. Located on the fertile fishing grounds of Puget Sound, the Emerald City is a lush oceanside metropolis with incredible views of Mount Rainier. You’ll definitely want to check out the thriving downtown area while you’re there. Iconic Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, and the EMP Museum are all attractions essential to the Seattle experience. If you’re looking for the funkier side of Seattle, travel the short distance to Capitol Hill, where the city’s nightlife, entertainment, and famed counterculture are on full display. Our headquarters for the conference is Seattle Marriott Waterfront, conveniently located near many of the city’s well-known attractions and with picturesque views of Elliot Bay. It’s the perfect starting point to meander through the downtown area, shop, eat fresh seafood, and explore the city’s many wonders.

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 18, 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.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Monday, June 19, 2017

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | $99.00

Experience the incredible beauty and color of Dave Chihuly’s glass masterpieces at the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. Join us for a VIP experience like no other as we explore eight galleries, the Glasshouse, and the Gardens of this artistic venue. Filled with amazing glass sculptures including a 100-foot long suspended palette of reds and oranges and an outdoor garden of beautiful glass flowers, this exhibit is a must-see for everyone.

Price includes tax, galleries, gardens, photographs, and art catalogue. Transportation is not included.

Pike Place Food Tour

Pike Street Market

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | $60.00

One of Seattle's most beloved landmarks, Pike Place Market is a haven for food lovers and anyone who savors fresh Northwest cuisine. Now more than 100 years old, it's the ultimate public market situated on nine acres perched high over the waterfront. Seattle Bites will guide us from one end of the market to the other, peppering the tour with historical nuggets and opportunities to sample some of the city's best offerings including smoked salmon, seasonal fruits, seafood chowder, and Seattle's trademark coffees. This is a walking tour so comfortable shoes are recommended.

Price includes the guided tour of Pike Place market, generous food samples, tax, and guide gratuity.

Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers Baseball Game

Mariners Baseball

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | $52.00

If you're a baseball fan, you won't want to miss the chance to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Detroit Tigers—especially from your seats on the third base line behind the Tigers’ dugout. Cheer on your favorite player and enjoy a hot dog as you watch America's pastime at Safeco Field.

Price includes ticket and taxes. Seats are located in Section 139, Rows 35-36, Seats 1-10.

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.


Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Located right on the shores of Elliot Bay in exciting downtown Seattle, the Seattle Marriot Waterfront puts you right in the middle of the action in one of America’s most unique cities. The hotel has incredible views of the bay—a perfect place to sit and enjoy fresh, local seafood and a local craft beer. From here you can easily venture out to many of the famous landmarks in downtown Seattle, just a few minutes outside your front door.

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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Very thorough and comprehensive presentation of complex tax issues for individuals. Highlights were on point, relevant, and of current interest. Not a single minute was wasted.

Gloria Shontz, CPA, MBA


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 19, 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
June 19, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2017 Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
June 20, 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
June 20, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017 Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
June 21, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Pass-Through Entities Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
June 21, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Beyond GAAP Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
June 22, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Reporting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
June 22, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Annual Update of Essential Information for Controllers and CFOs Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 6 Accounting
June 23, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM The New Economy and the New CFO Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 6 Accounting
June 23, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting


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