Key West CPE Conference

June 4 - June 8, 2018

Key West, FL

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Slip Into Island Time and Explore the Aquamarine Waters and White-Sand Beaches

Slip into island time with us as we explore the wonders of Key West. Everything there-the aquamarine waters, white-sand beaches, fresh seafood, and unique culture of the Conch Republic-will leave you relaxed and recharged. If you feel like leaving the beach for a bit, the Ernest Hemingway and Harry S. Truman Little White House museums are popular attractions. Out on the water, you can easily book a charter for a sightseeing adventure, snorkeling, or deep sea fishing. Key West is also known for its exciting nightlife, with an eclectic mix of cozy island-themed bars and clubs. Whether by day or by night, after a few days in this island paradise, you'll know why it's gained a reputation as America's Caribbean hot spot.

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.–5:30p.m. to pick up your conference materials.  

City Trolley Tour & Hemingway House

Hop aboard the Town Trolley Tours! We’ll stop for a guided tour of the Ernest Hemingway House and Museum, and also visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.
Jet Ski Excursion

See beautiful Key West from an entirely new perspective—
on a jet ski! Join us for a fun-filled Jet Ski tour that circles the entire island! 
Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy premium beers, fine wines, soft drinks, prosecco, hors d’oeuvres, and music as another beautiful sunset sparkles across the blue seas. 

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!


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*

*Bonus CPE credits may not be used for Federal Tax Update, Federal & California Tax Update, and premier courses.


Casa Marina

Casa Marina

Set on Key West’s largest private beach, the elegant Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, perfectly blends the relaxing ambiance of Key West with modern luxury and amenities. It’s been known as the place to stay for visiting businesspeople and dignitaries for almost a century. Dining options from upscale to casual, an oceanfront pool, and rooms with incredible views are just a few of the features that make this resort spectacular.
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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.


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Use code ZZWCPE

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


Courses are selected when you register for the conference. Click on a course or instructor for more details.


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.



Conference Reception

Sunday, June 3, 2018

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk from 4:30 p.m.–5:30p.m. to pick up your conference materials. Well be available to answer any questions you might have about the courses and activities that are scheduled during the week. 
City Trolley Tour & Hemingway House

Monday, June 4, 2018

1:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $65.00

Key West is known for its clear blue waters, sun-filled skies, and laid-back attitude. A vibrant vacation spot, the island
has also served as an artistic refuge, a presidential retreat, a military post, and a vital seaport. Hop aboard the Town Trolley Tours and you’ll experience “transportainment,” a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. We’ll stop for a guided tour of the Ernest Hemingway House and Museum, where the Nobel Prize winner lived and wrote for a decade. Built in 1851, the Hemingway House has superb architectural details, furnishings, and gardens. We’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, where more than 50 species of butterflies and an array of tropical birds take flight in a glass enclosure filled with flowering plants and waterfalls.  

Price includes city tour, entry to the Hemingway House and Butterfly Conservatory, transportation, tax, and gratuity.


Jet Ski Excursion

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

1:40 p.m.–4:20 p.m. | $140.00

See beautiful Key West from an entirely new perspective—
on a jet ski! Join us for a fun-filled Jet Ski tour that circles the entire island! After an instructional safety session, you’ll be ready to hop on your jet ski for a guided circumnavigation of Key West. Along the way, we’ll encounter a variety of marine wildlife visible from your jet ski, and your guide will make five stops, including the Southernmost Point, Sunset Point, and the Key West Bight. It’s a 28-mile journey you’ll never forget.

Price includes instruction, single or double rider jet ski rental, and tax. Price does NOT include gratuity for tour guide. If you are 30 years of age or under and plan to operate a jet ski you will be required to take the state boating safety exam. The test is $3 and will be taken at the dock prior to boarding.


Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

5:45 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | $99.00

At the end of a busy day, what could be more relaxing than a sunset catamaran cruise
through tranquil waters off the island’s shores? Enjoy premium beers, fine wines, soft drinks, prosecco, hors d’oeuvres, and music as another beautiful sunset sparkles across the blue seas. Sunsets are legendary in Key West, so why not experience one on a spacious and comfortable catamaran?

Price includes transportation, beverages, appetizers, tax, and gratuity.

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