Rapid City CPE Conference

July 23 - July 27, 2018

Rapid City, SD

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East of the Black Hills and the Gateway to Mount Rushmore National Park

Sitting just east of the Black Hills, Rapid City, SD serves as the gateway to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Downtown Rapid City mixes the feel of an Old West town with a modern small city. You'll find galleries and museums celebrating the region's history alongside fashionable boutiques and an array of restaurants. Outside of town, the fun really starts. You're within a one-hour drive of six national parks and monuments, and the surrounding area offers bountiful opportunities for sightseeing and outdoor-related activities. If you're looking for a little piece of the Old West, the historic town of Deadwood is a 45-minute drive, still paying homage to its roots as a rough and tumble outpost for cowboys with live entertainment and gaming venues.

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! 

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Please note: Prices are subject to change. Prices include service fees and taxes, where noted. Activity fees are nonrefundable.


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 WesternCPE.com.*

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


Best Western Ramkota

Best Western RAMKOTA

Blending western-themed décor and Midwestern-style hospitality, the Best Western Ramkota will be our home in Rapid City. With one of the Black Hills’ largest indoor waterparks, your family can play the day away while you’re at class before you set out on adventures together. The hotel is conveniently located just a short distance from downtown Rapid City and its shopping and dining options.

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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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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


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
July 23, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2018 Sharon Kreider, CPA 6 Taxes
July 23, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM The Competent Accountant: Mastering the Role of the Controller or CFO Jim Lindell 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
July 24, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Is Your Business Wobbling: Business Entropy and Renewal Jim Lindell 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
July 24, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2018 Sharon Kreider, CPA 6 Taxes
July 25, 2018 9:20AM - 1:00PM Practical Tax Research Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 Taxes
July 25, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Excel's Best Features for Accounting and Financial Professionals K2 Enterprises 6 Computer Software and Applications
July 25, 2018 7:30AM - 9:20AM IRS Representation: Collection Client Analysis Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 2 Taxes
July 26, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Key Guide to Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting with Dr. Ray Thompson Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 Accounting
July 26, 2018 10:10AM - 1:00PM Mastering Schedule D and Form 8949 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 3 Taxes
July 26, 2018 7:30AM - 10:10AM The Tax Impact of a Change in Accounting Method Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 3 Taxes
July 27, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 Accounting
July 27, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Data Security: Risks and Solutions for Today's Busy Professional K2 Enterprises 6 Computer Software and Applications


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.


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