Charleston CPE Conference

May 13 - May 17, 2019

Charleston, SC



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Rich History, Unique Culture, and Antebellum Charm

Rich history, unique culture, and antebellum charm make Charleston, South Carolina, one of America's most beautiful cities. Touring the French Quarter and Battery districts is a must, whether via walking tour or horse-drawn carriage. Both provide wonderful examples of the architecture, history, style, and cuisine that the city is renowned for. Old forts, churches, and plantations are also popular attractions in and around the city, providing insight into the region's singular history still influencing its culture today. The city's residents create a welcoming atmosphere; it's often voted one of the friendliest cities in America. If you've never been, this is your chance. If you have, you won't need any convincing from us. We'll be staying at the Francis Marion Hotel, an elegantly restored 1920s-style hotel near many of the historic attractions you'll want to check out.

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

Sunday | May 12, 2019

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.

Historic Charleston Tour & Joseph Manigault House

Monday, May 13, 2019

2:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $45.00

This historic Charleston tour includes at least 100 points of interest, with a stop at Charleston's picturesque Battery for closer views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, and Patriots Point. 

Fort Sumter Tour

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

1:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $40.00

A pleasurable 30-minute cruise through Charleston Harbor will take you to Fort Sumter, the site where the Civil War began. On this self-guided tour, you'll learn about major events that led to the outbreak of war on April 12, 1861.

Charleston Culinary Tour

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $80.00

Voted “Best Plantation in Charleston” by USA Today, Boone Hall is one of America’s oldest working and living plantations. Approach the main hall through the plantation’s famous oak-lined lane, then step back in time as your guide takes you through the history of the plantation, beginning with its origins in 1681 and continuing to the present day.

Enjoy a Luxurious Getaway... and Earn the CPE Credit You Need!

Vacation-worthy destinations. Industry-leading experts. Your 2019 CPE credits earned. Complete your CPE requirement and still have ample time to enjoy any of our 29 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

Francis

Francis Marion Hotel

Built in the 1920s and restored in 1996 with National Trust for Historic Preservation funds, the Francis Marion perfectly exemplifies the style and grace that Charleston is so well known for. While the hotel retains the character of the era when it was built, it now includes all the modern amenities you would expect, including a spa and fitness center.





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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 Information Packet. Rate does not include taxes and fees.

CPE ESCAPE RATE

Starting at

$219

per night*

Use Code: CPE19

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Every class was great, and every instructor was highly qualified and kept us engaged and interested.

Elizabeth W., CPA, EA, CFP

CPE COURSES AT THE CHARLESTON 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
May 13, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Individual Tax Issues in 2019 Sharon Kreider, CPA 6 Taxes
May 13, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM Managing Strategically in Today's Uncertain World August Petersen, CPA, MPA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
May 14, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM Advanced Strategies for Game-Changing Success in 2019 August Petersen, CPA, MPA 6 Business Mgmnt and Org
May 14, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM Everybody's Critical Business Tax Issues in 2019 Sharon Kreider, CPA 6 Taxes
May 15, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM Critical Excel Tools Everyone Needs to Know K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 6 Computer Software and Applications
May 15, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM World's Liveliest Accounting and Auditing Update 2019 Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 6 Accounting/ Auditing
May 16, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM Personal Financial Planning for the Sophisticated CPA Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 6 Taxes
May 16, 2019 10:10AM - 1:00PM The Changing Face of A&A: AI, Blockchain, and Data Analytics Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 3 Auditing
May 16, 2019 7:30AM - 10:10AM Do You Need GAAP: Financial Reporting Framework for SMEs Rod Redding, Inactive CPA 3 Accounting
May 17, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM A Practical Guide to Today's Technology K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 6 Computer Software and Applications
May 17, 2019 7:30AM - 1:00PM Financial Pitfalls and Practical Solutions for Divorce Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 6 Taxes

Pricing

Customize your conference experience with just one purchase. Choose the total number of conference days you want to attend based on the pricing below. The more you choose, the more you save!

 
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 800-822-4194 for more details or to register.

 

Activities

Conference Reception

Sunday | May 12, 2019

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.

Historic Charleston Tour & Joseph Manigault House

Monday, May 13, 2019

2:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $45.00

This historic Charleston tour includes at least 100 points of interest, with a stop at Charleston's picturesque Battery for closer views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, and Patriots Point. You'll learn about the city's pivotal role in the history of our country and see many historic and architecturally significant sites, such as Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building, numerous churches, and White Point Gardens. Next, you'll visit one of Charleston's most graceful historic structures, the Joseph Manigault House. It reflects the lifestyle of both a wealthy, rice-growing family and the slaves who lived and worked there. Many of the rooms have been restored to their original (and often unexpected) color schemes, and a sweeping staircase provides access to the second floor. Furnishings include an outstanding collection of American, English, and French pieces of the early 19th century.

Price includes guided city tour, entry to the Joseph Manigault House, transportation, tax, and gratuity.

Fort Sumter Tour

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

1:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | $40.00

A pleasurable 30-minute cruise through Charleston Harbor will take you to Fort Sumter, the site where the Civil War began. On this self-guided tour, you'll learn about major events that led to the outbreak of war on April 12, 1861. The museum, filled with fascinating exhibits and a small gift shop, adds to the experience. While cruising back to Charleston, you're sure to delight in the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Charleston's bustling harbor. The ferry is equipped with rest rooms and a snack bar.

Price includes transportation, admission to Fort Sumter, tax, and gratuity.

Charleston Culinary Tour

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $80.00

The Upper King Street district has emerged as an area with tremendous energy; showcasing culinary innovation, experimental design, and boutique shopping. The restaurants featured on the food tour are trailblazers in Charleston’s culinary scene, edgy and innovative, with tremendous passion for their craft. This Upper King Street tour is designed to show off some of the best that Charleston has to offer and provide insight into Charleston’s ever-changing culinary scene.

Price includes fully guided tour, all food and non-alcoholic beverages, food tastings, gratuities for guides and restaurant servers, free admission to the Charleston Powder Magazine, Charleston’s oldest public building.

*This is a walking tour. Historic Charleston has a number of uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

 

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