Surrounded by the craggy peaks of five mountain ranges, Tucson, Arizona, is a beautiful Sonoran Desert city full of culture. Often referred to as the Old Pueblo, the city manifests a vibrant mix of the Mexican and American cultures that have been intermingling there since its founding. Long known as a destination for some of the best Sonoran-style cuisine on either side of the border, Tucson became the first city in the U.S. to earn the prestigious designation of UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2015. Downtown Tucson is a mix of modern and historic, with art, music-and of course food-taking center stage. In the surrounding areas, you'll find challenging golf courses cutting a swath of green through the desert landscape. If you venture just a bit further, you'll find plenty of adventure and tranquility in the desert canyons and mountains that encompass the city.
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!
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.
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.
Delicious cuisine, an award-winning spa, and two highly acclaimed golf courses make the Omni Tucson National Resort an impeccable mix of desert tranquility and outdoor recreation. Soak in the warm desert colors poolside, relax on an outdoor dining terrace, or enjoy a drink at the cabana bar. Whatever you choose to do in your free time, with the Santa Catalinas towering in the background, you’ll be treated to incredible sunsets at this alluring desert oasis.
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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.
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|
|November 12, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||2018 Individual Tax Update||Doug Stives, CPA||6||Taxes|
|November 12, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Excel's Best Features for Accounting and Financial Professionals||K2 Enterprises (Val D. Steed, CPA, CITP, MA)||6||Computer Software and Applications|
|November 13, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||2018 Business Tax Update||Doug Stives, CPA||6||Taxes|
|November 13, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Data Security: Risks and Solutions for Today's Busy Professional||K2 Enterprises (Val D. Steed, CPA, CITP, MA)||6||Computer Software and Applications|
|November 14, 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|
|November 14, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||What You Thought You Understood about Investments and Why It Isn't So||Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP||6||Taxes|
|November 15, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Why Insurance Is the Center of the Financial Planning Universe||Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP||6||Taxes|
|November 15, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||World's Liveliest Accounting and Reporting Update||Jeff Sailor, CPA||6||Accounting|
|November 16, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Key Guide to Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting with Jeff Sailor||Jeff Sailor, CPA||6||Accounting|
|November 16, 2018||7:30AM - 1:00PM||Advanced Strategies for Game-Changing Success in 2018||August Petersen, CPA, MPA||6||Business Mgmnt and Org|
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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, November 11, 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.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Monday, November 12, 2018
1:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | $79.00
TripAdvisor has named the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as the number-one attraction in Tucson and a 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors. The 98-acre museum is a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and an aquarium—all in one! The grounds comprise 21 acres, with 2 miles of walking paths, 16 individual gardens, 1,200 native plant species, and 56,000 individual plants. Currently, the animal collection includes 230 native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds, including a multispecies hummingbird aviary. You’ll find yourself eye to eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more.
Price includes entrance to museum, docent presentation, and transportation.
Golf on the Sonoran Course at Omni Tucson National Resort
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1:30 p.m. Tee Time - $108.00 for 18 Holes, $86.00 for 9 Holes
2:00 p.m. Tee Time - $86.00 Twilight Rate
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Omni Tucson National Resort has been the home to countless NCAA and PGA Tour events, including the prestigious Chrysler Classic of Tucson. Selected as one of Golf Digest’s 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America and a Condé Nast Traveler Silver Medal Winner, this magnificent retreat boasts two distinctly different 18-hole courses. The Sonoran Course, designed by Tom Lehman, is a desert-style course with 2 lakes and 69 strategically placed bunkers. You’ll also find excellent long- and short-game practice areas just steps from the well-appointed golf shop.
Price includes green fees, unlimited practice balls, shared cart, and taxes. Taylor Made golf clubs are available to rent from the Pro Shop for $65.00
Best of the Barrio Sonoran Cuisine Tour
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
1:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m. | $119.00
A “must-do” when visiting Tucson is to experience the Sonoran-influenced cuisine. The Best of the Barrio tour features family-owned eateries that are truly eager to share their passion for food with those who visit their restaurants. You’ll ride on a luxury vehicle to get an inside look at several restaurants and learn their recipes for success. Tastings vary, but could include handmade pastries and tortillas, carne asada, Sonoran hot dogs, fresh seafood, and other tasty treats. This award-winning tour, which combines cuisine, history, and fun, has proven to be a hit with visitors and locals alike. It’s guaranteed you won’t leave the tour feeling hungry!
Price includes transportation, tour, and tastings.
Dinner at Guadalajara Original Grille
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Attendees will pay the restaurant directly
Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Emma Yolanda Vera felt inspired to open and operate the Guadalajara Original Grill in Tucson. Since 2002, her restaurant has been offering a wide variety of delicious Mexican dishes as well as a colorful and warm ambiance that keeps customers coming back again and again. Considered one of Tucson’s top Mexican restaurants, the Guadalajara Original Grill features fresh salsa, the highest-quality beef and fresh seafood, handmade fresh corn and flour tortillas, a variety of delectable margaritas, and live mariachi music nightly!
Transportation is not provided; however, the resort’s concierge can help with cab arrangements. Address: 7360 N Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85704