Bar Harbor CPE Conference

June 25 - June 29, 2018

Bar Harbor, ME



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A Stunning Getaway at the Entrance to Arcadia National Park

The gateway to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a stunning getaway located on Mount Desert Island along Maine's Frenchman Bay. The island is rich with history, with walking tours offering a glimpse into a past where wealthy elites used the island as an exclusive getaway. Today the town also serves as a launching point for exploration of the beautiful Atlantic coastline and Acadia National Park. On the island, sightseeing and outdoor recreation opportunities exist everywhere you look. Offshore, you'll find more of the same, with whale watching and boat tours of the rugged, cliffy coastline. When you're done exploring for the day, sampling the seafood that the region is famed for-lobsters and clams especially-is a must. We'll use the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina, located right next to the water in downtown Bar Harbor, as our base to explore the region's rich history and beautiful natural attractions.

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. It's true what they say, 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

After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials. 

Trolley Tour of Acadia National Park

Enjoy this fully narrated tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. You’ll pass the mansions of a bygone era and learn the history of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. 

Bar Harbor Lobster Bake

This traditional lobster bake restaurant has been serving outstanding food since 1979. Your seafood, potato, and corn on the cob are expertly steamed together in a large stainless-steel cooker right where you can watch and take pictures.

Historic Lighthouse Boat Tour

Learn about Maine’s legendary lighthouses and the brave men and women who maintained them. Along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of Acadia National Park’s most scenic highlights. 

Enjoy a Luxurious Getaway... and Earn the CPE Credit You Need!

Vacation-worthy destinations. Industry-leading experts. Your 2018 CPE credits earned. Complete your CPE requirement and still have ample time to enjoy any of our 28 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

THe Harborside

The HARBORSIDE

Sitting directly adjacent to the water with incredible views of the bay, the Harborside is the ideal place to begin your Mount Desert Island adventures. The features of this hotel include multiple dining options, a wine bar, a bayside pool, and a full-service spa. You’ll be right at the center of the shops and restaurants in downtown Bar Harbor and just minutes away from Acadia National Park when you stay with us here.

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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. Please review detailed pricing outlined in the Travel Guide. Rate does not include taxes and fees.

The cut-off date for this location has passed, and the hotel is likely sold out.

Reservations booked from this point forward will be booked based on prevailing rates and availability. Please call the hotel directly at (800) 328-5033.

Take $150 off conferences with early bird pricing. 

Use code: WEB18C
* Must purchase a minimum of three days.

I was surprised how dynamic the instructors were, and the twist they were able to put not the subject matter to keep my interest. I will definitely be making Western CPE my in-person conference CPE vendor of choice in the future.

Patricia W., SVP, Finance and Operations

CPE COURSES AT THE BAR HARBOR 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
June 25, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2018 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 6 Taxes
June 25, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Excel's Best Features for Accounting and Financial Professionals K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 6 Computer Software and Applications
June 26, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Data Security: Risks and Solutions for Today's Busy Professional K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 6 Computer Software and Applications
June 26, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2018 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 6 Taxes
June 27, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2018 with Rod Redding Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 6 Accounting
June 27, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Creative Problem Solving: The First Steps for Innovation Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
June 28, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Key Guide to Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting with Rod Redding Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 6 Accounting
June 28, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Understanding the Federal Gift and Estate Tax: Preparing Forms 709 and 706 Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 6 Taxes
June 29, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Business Succession: Choice of Entity and Tax Considerations Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 6 Taxes
June 29, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Effective Financial Statement Analysis: Practical Advice to Guide Business Strategy Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 6 Accounting

Pricing

Customize your conference experience with just one purchase. Choose the total number of conference days you want to attend in 2018 based on the pricing below. The more you choose, the more you save!


Act Now! Use code WEB18C for $150 off your purchase of 3+ days. 
 
 
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7-10 Days
$549 $949 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $1,849 Add $150 per day

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

42+ CPE Credits

+ 14+ 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

Conference Reception

Sunday, June 24, 2018

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk from 4:30 p.m. to 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.

Trolley Tour of Acadia National Park

Monday, June 25, 2018


2:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $55.00

Enjoy this fully narrated tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. You’ll pass the mansions of a bygone era and learn the history of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park, including the great forest fire of 1947. Sit back and relax as you take in the breathtaking scenery of the most beautiful island in America. Learn about beautiful homes, famous names, geology, the ocean, and plant and animal life. You’ll visit the most interesting places in the park, including Cadillac Mountain, Sieur de Mounts Spring, and Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive.

Bar Harbor Lobster Bake

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | $45.00


This traditional lobster bake restaurant has been serving outstanding food since 1979. Your seafood, potato, and corn on the cob are expertly steamed together in a large stainless-steel cooker right where you can watch and take pictures. Dinner includes Maine lobster, Atlantic mussels, corn on the cob, potato, coleslaw, freshly baked bread, homemade blueberry cake, and coffee or tea. Haddock, sirloin steak, and a vegetarian option are also available. Mixed drinks, beer, wine, and soda are available for purchase. Transportation is not included.

Historic Lighthouse Boat Tour

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


3:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | $60.00

Join us aboard the Bay King III to visit five offshore island lighthouses. Learn about Maine’s legendary lighthouses and the brave men and women who maintained them. Along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of Acadia National Park’s most scenic highlights. This fully narrated trip offers excellent photo opportunities. Participants will walk to the dock. Price includes narrated boat trip where you’ll learn the history of five lighthouses

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