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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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|
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|$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
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.
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.
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.
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