Universal Orlando CPE Conference

November 19 - November 22, 2017

Orlando, FL



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The theme parks of Universal Orlando Resort™ take you to the magical worlds

The theme parks of Universal Orlando Resort™ take you to the magical world of your favorite movies with rides, elaborately constructed sets, and even the characters themselves. Everything within Universal Orlando is designed to put you and your family into the fantastical worlds of your favorite films, providing endless fun and inspiring imagination. Whether it’s Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, Universal’s Volcano Bay™, or the Universal CityWalk™, this destination is guaranteed to create thrills, fun, and lasting memories for the whole family. We’ll spend the week at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, a Caribbean-themed hotel right at the center of all the fun.

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.


 

 

 

WCPE Reception

Conference Reception

Saturday, November 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.

Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™

Walk through the streets of London and into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Diagon Alley™. Need a new wand? Stop by Ollivanders™ wand shop and watch as your new wand chooses you! Purchase your new robe at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions™, and make sure you have all your quidditch gear from Quality Quidditch Supplies™. 


Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Watch your favorite cartoons and comic book characters come to life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Unleash your inner superhero, engage your imagination in the world of Dr. Seuss, escape the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic Park, and more!

Hogsmeade

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™

Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Hogsmeade where a magical adventure awaits. Walk the halls of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and visit Dumbledore’s office, the Defense Against the Darks Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, and the Room of Requirement before joining Harry Potter on an epic adventure through the castle. 

 

Volcano Bay

Universal’s Volcano Bay®

Experience the thrills of the newest park at Universal Studios Resort®, Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Experience life as a Waturi islander in this tropical paradise of thrills and relaxation. 

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

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™

An incredibly lavish, tropically-themed property, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™ is our home for excitement and family fun for our Universal Orlando conference. The resort holds plenty of entertainment of its own, with a massive pool surrounded by cascading waterfalls and tropical vegetation. But the real fun starts when you cash in on your exclusive theme park benefits, including early entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and complimentary water taxi and shuttle service to and from the theme parks and Universal CityWalk®. It’s the perfect way to stay while you and your family are exploring all of the enchantments at Universal Orlando™.

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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.

CPE ESCAPE RATE

Starting at

$179

per night*

 

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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

CPE COURSES AT THE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 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
November 19, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM 2017 Individual Tax Update Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
November 19, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Powerful Presentation Skills for Financial Professionals Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
November 20, 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
November 20, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM 2017 Business Tax Update Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
November 21, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Driving Dysfunctional Behavior from an Organization and Retaining Quality Staff Jane Boucher, CSP, MBC 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
November 21, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
November 22, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Reporting Update 2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 6 Accounting
November 22, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Resilience: The Ultimate Leadership Skill - Building it from the Bottom Up Jane Boucher, CSP, MBC 6 Business Mgmnt and Org

Pricing
  

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

 

Activities

WCPE Reception

Conference Reception

Saturday, November 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.

Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Hours change daily)

Walk through the streets of London and into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Diagon Alley™. Need a new wand? Stop by Ollivanders™ wand shop and watch as your new wand chooses you! Your new wand interacts with various sites throughout the park so be sure to say your spell and watch the magic happen. Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes™ has all the jokes and novelty items you need, including Pygmy Puffs and Skiving Snackboxes. Purchase your new robe at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions™, and make sure you have all your quidditch gear from Quality Quidditch Supplies™. If you’re feeling hungry stop by the Leaky Cauldron™ for a bite to eat. Don’t forget Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™. This multidimensional ride takes you from the marble lobby, past goblins, and deep into the heart of Gringotts™ Bank. Escape from Voldemort™ and Bellatrix Lestrange along with Harry, Ron, and Hermione on this exciting 3D adventure.

Purchase a park-to-park pass and board the Hogwarts Express™ to Hogsmeade™ Station at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®.

Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Hours change daily)

Watch your favorite cartoons and comic book characters come to life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Unleash your inner superhero and battle evil forces alongside your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man or experience the twisting, high-speed thrills of The Incredible Hulk Coaster® at Marvel Super Hero Island®. Bigger is better as you escape the jaws of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex at Jurassic Park River Adventure® or hope for rescue with each chest-pounding roar of Skull Island: Reign of Kong™. Enter the imagination of Dr. Seuss in Seuss Landing® but make sure you watch out for that troublesome trio of Thing One, Thing Two, and The Cat in the Hat™. There’s a new and exciting adventure around every corner!

Hogsmeade

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Hours change daily)

Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Hogsmeade where a magical adventure awaits. Walk the halls of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and visit Dumbledore’s office, the Defense Against the Darks Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, and the Room of Requirement before joining Harry Potter on an epic adventure through the castle. Choose your dragon, the feisty Chinese Fireball or the aggressive Hungarian Horntail, and you’re off on a high-speed, twisting adventure aboard the Dragon Challenge™ coaster. Feeling famished after your adventures? Stop by Honeydukes™ for a Chocolate Frog or Cauldron Cake, enjoy a refreshing Butterbeer or Pumpkin Juice, or stop by for an authentic British meal at the Three Broomsticks. If you’re ready for more, walk past Hagrid’s hut and board Flight of the Hippogriff to experience a soaring flight with Buckbeak. Whatever your level of adventure, there’s plenty of magical adventure in this park.

Purchase a park-to-park pass and board the Hogwarts Express™ to Hogsmeade™ Station at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®.

Volcano Bay

Universal’s Volcano Bay®

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Hours change daily)

Experience the thrills of the newest park at Universal Studios Resort®, Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Opening May of 2017, you can experience life as a Waturi islander in this tropical paradise of thrills and relaxation. Ride through the dark twists and turns of a volcano in a fourperson canoe before plunging down a raging waterfall in the Krakatau™ Aqua Coaster. If you need an adrenaline rush, experience the 70-degree fall through a drop door followed by 125 feet of dizzying descent at the Ko’okiri Body Plunge™. If relaxation is your speed, drift along the Kopiko Wai Winding River™ or take in some sun at Waturi Beach. Whatever your style of play, Universal’s Volcano Bay® has something for everyone.

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