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Yellowstone CPE Conference

August 14 - August 18, 2017

West Yellowstone, MT

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West Yellowstone is a wonderland for sightseeing, wildlife viewing, and outdoor adventures

Surrounded on all sides by Yellowstone National Park and the Gallatin National Forest, West Yellowstone is a wonderland for sightseeing, wildlife viewing, and outdoor adventures. The West Entrance of the park provides easy access to the geologic features and biodiversity that make the world’s first national park a national treasure. From your hotel or while strolling through town, elk, moose, and bison are a common sight. From West Yellowstone, you can choose your own adventure. Drive through the park and stop at Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. If you want to get away from the crowds, any excursion off the main roads will afford you privacy in an environment unparalleled on Earth. Or book a guided trip for wildlife viewing, fly fishing, an outdoor cookout, or horseback riding. When it comes to outdoor activities, all of which put you in stunningly beautiful natural settings, there are a lifetime of opportunities to explore here.

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, August 13, 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.

Yellowstone National Park Upper Loop Tour


Monday, August 14, 2017

1:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | $95.00

Enjoy the majestic beauty and incredible wildlife of northern Yellowstone National Park on this exciting guided tour. Perhaps you’ll see bison and elk, the most common wildlife in the park, or even moose, wolves, or grizzly and black bears. Meandering quietly out of Yellowstone Lake, the Yellowstone River travels 20 miles through the park before cascading 417 feet over the Upper and Lower Falls into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Lower Falls is the largest waterfall in Yellowstone and the second most photographed sight in the park. Hike the rim of the canyon or climb to the bottom of the canyon and take a picture of the rainbow mists at the base of the falls. No matter your level of adventure, there’s something for everyone on this tour.

Price includes guided motor coach tour, park entrance fees, gratuity, and lunch.

Yellowstone National Park Lower Loop Tour


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

1:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | $95.00

Experience the unique hydrothermal features and biodiversity that led to the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. Hike the boardwalks through Midway Geyser Basin while viewing several hot pools before arriving at Grand Prismatic Spring, a geothermal pool boasting an incredible display of color. Then, it’s off to the Upper Geyser Basin, home to a majority of the world’s active geysers, including the most anticipated feature of the park, Old Faithful itself. Watch as Old Faithful erupts up to 185 feet in the air, expelling as much as 8,000 gallons of water. Enjoy the beauty of Yellowstone Lake and many other features of this incredible natural treasure.

Price includes guided motor coach tour, park entrance fees, gratuity, and lunch.

Singin’ in the Rain at the Playmill Theatre

Playmill Theatre

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | $32.00

The rustic Playmill Theatre in West Yellowstone is known for over four decades of outstanding family entertainment. The tradition continues with the energetic and musical production of Singin’ in the Rain. This beloved play tells the story of a starlet, a leading man, and a love that could change their lives. Join Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont behind the scenes of Tinsel town in this fantastic family production.

Price includes show and tax.

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!


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.


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!


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.


Yellowstone National Park

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

Located just three blocks from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Holiday Inn West Yellowstone is the ideal place to begin all of your Yellowstone adventures. After you’re done visiting Old Faithful, viewing the incredible wildlife that makes the region special, taking in the dramatic mountains of the park, or enjoying a guided outing, this is the place to kick your feet up and enjoy a cocktail and some great food while you share stories of your adventures with your friends.

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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.


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Use group code CRC for the Western CPE escape rate.

Great content that was well presented. Excellent take-home materials. Very worth the money and time.

Tim Whipple, CFP, EA


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
August 14, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2017 Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 6 Taxes
August 14, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM The Art and Science of Strategically Managing in Today's Uncertain World August Petersen, CPA, MPA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
August 15, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2017 Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 6 Taxes
August 15, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Advanced Strategies for Game-Changing Success in 2017 August Petersen, CPA, MPA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
August 16, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Fraud: Not Just for Audits Anymore Tom Noce, CPA 6 Auditing
August 16, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Pass-Through Entities Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 6 Taxes
August 17, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM OCBOA Fundamentals: Going Where Financial Statements Haven't Gone Before Tom Noce, CPA 6 Accounting
August 17, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Business Intelligence: Tools, Techniques, and Tips for Success K2 Enterprises (Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA) 6 Computer Software and Applications
August 18, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM Data Security and Identity Theft: Managing the Risks K2 Enterprises (Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA) 6 Computer Software and Applications
August 18, 2017 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017 Tom Noce, CPA 6 Accounting


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


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