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Woodstock CPE Conference

July 24 - July 28, 2017  |  Woodstock, VT

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Woodstock boasts all the charms of a quintessential New England village

With its colonial-era architecture, numerous historic sites, and rolling wooded countryside, Woodstock boasts all the charms of a quintessential New England village. Situated on the Vermont Scenic Byway and nestled in the Green Mountains, Woodstock is the perfect location to relax and enjoy summertime in New England. Woodstock offers visitors a plethora of summertime activities, both in town and throughout the surrounding area. In the village, you’ll find art galleries, boutiques, local artisan crafts, and covered bridges as you stroll along the Ottauquechee River. Just a short drive though the green pastures and rolling hills surrounding the village, you’ll find the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, where you can learn about the evolution of conservation and land stewardship in America in a beautifully peaceful natural setting. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, the area also offers incredible biking, hiking, golf, and water sports, all set in the picturesque Vermont countryside. We’ll be staying at the Woodstock Inn and Resort, a historic, award-winning hotel centrally located near downtown Woodstock.

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 23, 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.

Sugarbush Farm

Monday, July 24, 2017

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $20.00

Nothing says “Vermont” like pure, homemade maple syrup! Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience as we tour a local maple farm and learn the process of making syrup. Stroll down the nature trail through a sugar maple forest, and then proceed to the sugar house where your guide explains how the tree sap is transformed into several grades of syrup. Enjoy delicious samples of locally made goods including several varieties of cheeses, maple syrup, and other foods. It’s so delicious, you’ll want to stop by the gift store and bring some home!
Price includes tax, gratuity, and guided tour.

Falconry Demonstration

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | $369.00

Perhaps the best way to see the beauty and majesty of the falcon is in this amazing demonstration. On this tour, you’ll learn the origins of this 4,000-year-old pastime and sport of kings. Enjoy a demonstration with an experienced falconer on handling and flying a Harris’s hawk, learn about their special adaptations, and discuss the value of conserving this incredible species. Afterward, get up close and personal with a Eurasian Eagle Owl.
Price includes tax, gratuity, and demonstration.

Kelly Way Gardens Tour

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | $159.00

Did you know that all the produce from your meals at the inn is grown right at Kelly Way Gardens? Learn from the gardeners what goes into your meal on this informative tour that takes you through the sustainable organic farming techniques used to produce over 200 varieties of vegetables, 50 varieties of herbs, 75 varieties of fruits, the mushroom glen, and all 200 varieties of flowers used in all the inn’s floral pieces. Watch as produce is picked and sent for preparation before ending up in your dinner. Learn the tricks of the trade for growing your own garden vegetables and flowers at home.
Price includes tax, gratuity, and garden tour

Brewery & Winery Tour

2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | $85.00

Get a taste of Vermont’s finest handcrafted beers, fruit wines, and hard ciders on this entertaining tour. Learn about the brewing and winemaking processes as we visit two local breweries and a winery. Stop by the Long Trail Brewery, a local favorite since 1989, and savor the variety of ales brewed on-site. From hearty stouts infused with coffee and chocolate to citrus IPAs, this brewery has something for everyone. Next, it’s on to Brook Farm Vineyards, where six wine grape varieties are ripened to perfection to create the most flavorful red and white wines in the area. Finally, it’s off to the Harpoon Brewery, where a variety of handcrafted brews tantalizes the taste buds, including Irish handcrafted IPAs and crisp fruit ciders.
Price includes tax, gratuity, transportation, brewery & winery tour, and tastings.

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.


Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock Inn & Resort

Tracing its roots back to the 1700s, the Woodstock Inn and Resort is a lovely, historic resort with elegant craftsmanship and modern amenities. When you step on the property, you’re immediately surrounded by an environment and architecture that are classically Vermont. The history, array of fantastic dining options, and 10,000 square foot spa all combine to make this one of New England’s most awarded resort destinations. When in Woodstock and exploring the beautiful Vermont countryside, there’s nowhere else that comes close to the Woodstock Inn and Resort.

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.


Starting at


per night*

To book, please call 1-866-592-9611 and identify yourself as a member of Western CPE’s group.


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
July 24, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2017 Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
July 24, 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
July 25, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Driving Dysfunctional Behavior from an Organization and Retaining Quality Staff Jane Boucher, CSP, MBC 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
July 25, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017 Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
July 26, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM A Stroll Down GAAP Memory Lane Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 6 Accounting
July 26, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Pass-Through Entities Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
July 27, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Powerful Presentation Skills for Financial Professionals Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
July 27, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 with Rod Redding Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 6 Accounting
July 28, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Juggling the Numbers: Financial Reporting and Analysis Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 6 Accounting
July 28, 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


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