Scottsdale CPE Conference

October 22 - October 26, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ

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Explore All Scottsdale Offers or Simply Relax in the Arizona Sun

The rugged Sonoran Desert landscape, with the McDowell Mountains as a backdrop, provides a beautiful setting for explorations in arts and culture, outdoor adventures, savory cuisine, and trend-setting boutiques in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale is known as a mecca for art, upscale shopping, and challenging golf courses. With dozens of restaurants, lounges, and clubs, downtown Scottsdale delivers diverse and exciting nightlife options as well. Whether you're looking to hit the links or treat yourself to some of the finer things in life, in Scottsdale, options abound. We'll be staying at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, just minutes from downtown, Scottsdale Fashion Square, and McCormick Ranch Golf Club's two championship courses. From here you can easily explore all that Scottsdale offers or simply relax at the resort and enjoy the spa or one of the resort's five pools as you soak in the Arizona sun.

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*

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


Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Scottsdale Plaza resort

Just a brief jaunt away from championship golf courses and bustling downtown Scottsdale you’ll find the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, our home for the conference. The hotel is a Mediterranean themed resort with multiple pools, lighted tennis courts, a relaxing spa, and wonderful vistas of Camelback Mountain. You’ll be right next to all the action in Scottsdale in a quiet, estancia-style setting where you can relax when you’re done playing the links or on the town.

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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.

Quality instructors and fantastic destinations; an overall GREAT experience with Western CPE!

Jennifer D., CPA, CGMA Corporate Controller


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
October 22, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM 2018 Individual Tax Update Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
October 22, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Excel's Best Features for Accounting and Financial Professionals K2 Enterprises 6 Computer Software and Applications
October 23, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM 2018 Business Tax Update Doug Stives, CPA 6 Taxes
October 23, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Data Security: Risks and Solutions for Today's Busy Professional K2 Enterprises 6 Computer Software and Applications
October 24, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Representing Clients in Face-to-Face IRS Audits Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 6 Taxes
October 24, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM The Art and Science of Strategically Managing in Today's Uncertain World August Petersen, CPA, MPA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
October 25, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Key Guide to Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting with Dr. Ray Thompson Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 Accounting
October 25, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM 2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 6 Taxes
October 26, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Advanced Strategies for Game-Changing Success in 2018 August Petersen, CPA, MPA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
October 26, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 Accounting


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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