Whitefish CPE Conference

June 25 - June 29, 2018

Whitefish, MT



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An Exciting Mountain Town Surrounded by Impressive Scenery

Located just outside Glacier National Park, Whitefish is an exciting mountain town surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery on the entire continent. June is the perfect time to visit, with lush, green valleys framed by grandiose snowcapped peaks. Lovers of the outdoors will find plenty to do. Rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback tours, and sightseeing are all popular among both locals and visitors alike. In town, you'll find an abundance of galleries, boutiques, craft breweries, and dining options. Just outside of town, you'll find Whitefish Mountain Resort, a popular summer destination with a vast array of outdoor activities offering panoramic views of the valley below. Stay with us at Grouse Mountain Lodge and find out why this wild and scenic region is known as the Crown of the Continent.

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. 

White-Water Raft and BBQ Dinner Trip—Montana Raft Company

You’ll have a blast on this three-hour white-water raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River on the southwestern boundary of Glacier National Park. 

Red Jammer Bus Tour of Glacier National Park

You’ll journey back in time as you take in the wonders of Glacier National Park in style on this Red Jammer Bus Tour.

Dinner at Ciao Mambo

We hope you’ll join us for dinner at Ciao Mambo, a lively ristorante and favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.

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

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Just outside of Whitefish and a short, scenic drive from Glacier National Park, Grouse Mountain Lodge offers a modern, comfortable atmosphere with western flair and Montana hospitality. Relaxing by the massive fireplace at Logan’s Bar and Grill, you can recall your Montana adventures with a cocktail in the evenings in a warm, inviting atmosphere. The lodge also sits adjacent to one of Flathead Valley’s nine golf courses, all of which feature views of the towering peaks above.

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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.

The cut-off date for this location has passed, and the conference hotel is likely sold out.

Please contact the hote directly at 406-892-2525 for current rates and availability.

  

Take $150 off conferences with early bird pricing. 

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

Western CPE has perfected CPE. They coordinate the best speakers with the best locations and hotels.

Starla R.

CPE COURSES AT THE WHITEFISH 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
June 25, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2018 Vern Hoven, CPA, MT
Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP
6 Taxes
June 25, 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
June 26, 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
June 26, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2018 Vern Hoven, CPA, MT
Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP
6 Taxes
June 27, 2018 7:30AM - 10:10AM Financial Planning: Challenges for the Astute CPA Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 3 Taxes
June 27, 2018 10:10AM - 1:00PM Practical Tax Planning Solutions for Divorce Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 3 Taxes
June 27, 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
June 28, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Why Insurance Is the Center of the Financial Planning Universe Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 6 Taxes
June 28, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Key Guide to Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting with Dr. Ray Thompson Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 Accounting
June 29, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Advanced Strategies for Game-Changing Success in 2018 August Petersen, CPA, MPA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
June 29, 2018 7:30AM - 1:00PM Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 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, June 24, 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.

 

White-Water Raft and BBQ Dinner Trip—Montana Raft Company

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (approximately) | $119.00 adults, $78.00 children ages 6–12

You’ll have a blast on this three-hour white-water raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River on the southwestern boundary of Glacier National Park. This lively and splashy adventure takes you through John Stevens Canyon where the rapids are rated Class II and III. By following your river guide’s simple instructions, you’ll become part of the crew that maneuvers the boat downstream. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet. After your rafting adventure, you’ll have time to change into dry clothes and look at photographs taken of you coming down the river. During that time, your guide will prepare a delicious BBQ dinner that includes your choice of steak, chicken, or salmon.

Price includes raft trip, wetsuit, BBQ dinner, transportation, 7% river-use fee, and gratuity.

 

Red Jammer Bus Tour of Glacier National Park

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

1:45 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | $119.00

You’ll journey back in time as you take in the wonders of Glacier National Park in style on this Red Jammer Bus Tour. These vintage motor coaches have canvas convertible tops that roll back, revealing gorgeous mountain views in all directions. The tour includes the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, the Garden Wall, Logan Pass, and St. Mary Valley. The return ride crosses the Crown of the Continent, where you’ll see slopes carpeted with wildflowers and cascading waterfalls.

Box lunches will be distributed at the hotel prior to departure.

Dinner at Ciao Mambo

Thursday, June 28, 2018

6:00–8:00 p.m.

We hope you’ll join us for dinner at Ciao Mambo, a lively ristorante and favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. The bright color scheme and the music are boisterous, but they complement the rich Italian fare, adding an interesting ambiance. You can even watch while food is prepared in the restaurant’s central open kitchen. For an appetizer, you can’t miss with the Italian Tootsie Rolls—sumptuous egg wrappers stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, and pesto. Main course options range from crackly crust pizza to Pollo Con Formaggio, a breaded chicken cutlet dripping with four cheeses. Participants will pay the restaurant directly. Transportation to restaurant not provided.

 

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