Chicago CPE Conference

September 17 - September 21, 2018

Chicago, IL



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A Bustling Metropolitan Hub with Iconic Architecture, Distinct Culture, and Every Type of Entertainment

Chicago is a bustling metropolitan hub with iconic architecture, a distinct local culture, and every type of entertainment you can imagine. A river cruise through downtown will give you a unique perspective of the city, with guides offering a wealth of knowledge on the history and architecture central to the city's flavor. Art lovers will absolutely want to check out the Art Institute of Chicago, which houses one of the country's most renowned collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art. Even if you don't have time for a game, a trip to Wrigley Field is a must; if the Chicago Cubs are playing, the energy at the Friendly Confines won't leave you disappointed. The options for nightlife are nearly endless, but a stop at Second City, the famous improv group that has started the careers of many of our greatest comedians, is a great way to start the evening.

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.–5:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials and area welcome packet. 
Chicago City Tour

Discover Chicago on this 3-hour tour designed to cover history and architecture. You’ll visit all the major sites, including such favorites as the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast neighborhoods, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and more!
Tour of Wrigley Field

Stroll through the home of the Chicago Cubs and see what happens behind-the-scenes at the park Chicagoans call “The Friendly Confines.” Explore the field’s history in person and observe the grounds from the best views in the house.
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

On this gentle cruise down the Chicago River, you’ll travel aboard the First Lady for a sweeping tour of the city’s most famous structures.
Art Institute of Chicago Tour 

Learn the fascinating history of this unique museum as you enjoy an inspiring collection of notable artistic treasures, including works by Pablo Picasso, PierreAuguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. 

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

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Kimpton HOTEL MONACO

Hotel Monaco sits right in the heart of the city, with incredible waterfront views framed by the city’s famous skyline. Inside the hotel, you’ll find posh, modern rooms, in-room spa services, and great food and drinks. Outside your room, you’re closely situated to many of the attractions and great food that Chicago is well known for. Whether you choose to relax on site or explore the city, you’ll be set up

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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.

CPE ESCAPE RATE

Starting at

$249

per night* 

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Take $150 off conferences with early bird pricing. 

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

Every class was great, and every instructor was highly qualified and kept us engaged and interested.

Elizabeth W., CPA, EA, CFP

CPE COURSES AT THE CHICAGO 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
September 17, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2018 Daniel T. Moore, CPA 6 Taxes
September 17, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Excel's Best Features for Accounting and Financial Professionals K2 Enterprises (Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA) 6 Computer Software and Applications
September 18, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Data Security: Risks and Solutions for Today's Busy Professional K2 Enterprises (Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA) 6 Computer Software and Applications
September 18, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2018 Daniel T. Moore, CPA 6 Taxes
September 19, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM 2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 6 Taxes
September 19, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Business Development to Grow to the Next Level Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
September 20, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Representing Clients in Face-to-Face IRS Audits Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 6 Taxes
September 20, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2018 with Rod Redding Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 6 Accounting
September 21, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Succession Planning for Tomorrow Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
September 21, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Key Guide to Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting with Rod Redding Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 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, September 16, 2018

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 

After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk from 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials and area welcome packet. We’ll be available to answer any questions you might have about the courses and activities that are scheduled during the week.

Chicago City Tour

Monday, September 17, 2018

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $69.00

Discover Chicago on this 3-hour tour designed to cover history and architecture. You’ll visit all the major sites, including such favorites as the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast neighborhoods, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Museum Campus, President Obama’s home, the public art and skyscrapers of the Loop, and more. During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see some sites on foot and to take photos.

Price includes transportation, guided tour, tax, and gratuity.
Tour of Wrigley Field

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $69.00

Familiarize yourself with the history of legendary Wrigley Field. Stroll through the home of the Chicago Cubs and see what happens behind-the-scenes at the park Chicagoans call “The Friendly Confines.” Explore the field’s history in person and observe the grounds from the best views in the house. This guided tour may include visits to the seating bowl, press box, bleachers, visitor's clubhouse, the team clubhouse and dugout, and may even include a chance to step onto the field. All stops and locations are subject to availability, and specific tour routes are established each day based on events and activities in the ballpark. Price includes transportation and guided tour.
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

Wednesday | September 19, 2018 

3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $49.00

You’ll be amazed by the architectural wonders of Chicago. On this gentle cruise down the Chicago River, you’ll travel aboard the First Lady for a sweeping tour of the city’s most famous structures. You’ll see and learn about 50 buildings on this unique trip. Expert guides will provide an overview of historic and modern architectural styles, spiced with stories about the people who designed and built this great city. You won’t want to miss the chance to soak in the skyline on this exciting, world-class cruise!

Price includes guided river cruise and taxes. We’ll walk to the dock.
Art Institute of Chicago Tour

Thursday, September 20, 2018

1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $45.00

The Art Institute of Chicago came into being like a phoenix, rising from the rubble of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Learn the fascinating history of this unique museum as you enjoy an inspiring collection of notable artistic treasures, including works by Pablo Picasso, PierreAuguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. You’ll enter the Beaux-Arts building through doors guarded by two famous bronze lions and be guided through the many masterpieces within its walls. Come and see why the museum has charmed and delighted visitors for over 125 years.

Price includes entrance fee and guided tour. We will walk to the museum or share the cost of cabs. 
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