Great Accounting Conferences for 2020

Accounting
By Team Bento January 20, 2020
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Accounting conferences can keep you up-to-date on the changes in your profession, help you develop important industry contacts, and give you continuing professional education hours. There are a lot of great conferences all over the US. Some cover specific industry issues or specific accounting platforms, others are of more general interest. Check out this list and find one that works for you. (No surprise, most are after busy season.)

February

SFVegas 2020

Hosting Organization: Structured Finance Association

Date: February 23-26, 2020

Location: Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada 

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What’s in it for me?

SF Vegas 2020 has the largest capital markets conference in the world. The conference is developed by industry leaders representing the full spectrum of market participants including investors, issuers, financial intermediaries, regulators, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees.

March

SAP Concur Fusion

Hosting Organization: SAP Concur

Date: March 9-12, 2020

Location: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL

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What’s in it for me?

SAP Concur Fusion is the annual conference that brings together 3,000+ SAP Concur customers, partners, and experts for four days of valuable educational and networking experiences. Attend Fusion to learn how to tackle business challenges and find opportunities to help your company run at its best. Experience endless opportunities such as visionary keynotes, educational sessions, hands-on product trainings, access to experts and support, as well as exhibitor and peer networking.

April

Smarter Faster Payments 2020

Hosting Organization: Nacha

Date: April 19-22, 2020

Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC

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What’s in it for me?

Technology and information make payments smarter and faster. New capabilities are enhancing the user experience, enriching decision making, and instilling greater security. The conference is for diverse organizations driving innovation, delivering value through new solutions and services, and employing these offerings to meet their business needs and transact with their customers.

May

Sage Summit US

Hosting Organization: Sage

Date: May 12-14, 2020

Location: Orlando, FL

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What’s in it for me?

The accounting conference brings together Sage customers, accountants, and partners from around the country for multiple days of learning, product training, thought leadership, and networking to help you perform at your best. Hear and learn from inspiring speakers and presenters who will lead impactful conversations, thought provoking ideas, and insights into the future of business using intelligent cloud technology.

APP2P Spring Conference & Expo

Hosting Organization: AP Professionals

Date: May 12-14, 2020

Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, FL

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What’s in it for me?

Participants can get certified by AP Professionals. They can increase their value as an AP professional by picking up the tools, strategies, tips, and skills needed to stand out and succeed! Learn proven best practices and solutions from experienced practitioners you meet at the conference. Experience live demos and connect directly with solution providers to learn about new technologies, services, and products.

2020 FINRA Annual Conference

Hosting Organization: FINRA

Date: May 12-14, 2020

Location: Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

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What’s in it for me?

The conference provides the opportunity for practitioners, peers and regulators to exchange ideas on today’s most timely compliance and regulatory topics. The conference offers industry professionals a variety of sessions related to current trends in technology, cybersecurity, risk management and much more.

Crush

Hosting Organization: Avalara

Date: May 12-14, 2020

Location: St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO

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What’s in it for me?

Wondering what further changes could be coming in the world of tax compliance? Join tax leaders and industry experts to gain insight so you’re prepared. We’ll decipher today’s most confounding tax challenges and help you navigate the future of tax compliance over three days of industry insights, peer guidance and networking, and hands-on technical training.

GMS SUMMIT 2020

Hosting Organization: Grants Management Systems (GMS)

Date: May 21-22, 2020

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee

RegistrationClick here to get in touch with GMS about registration

What’s in it for me?

The GMS RLSS Summit offers a variety of sessions for GMS Revolving Loan System Software users. Come network with your peers and receive valuable training specific to your needs.

GMS Summit 2020 is the 35th annual financial management conference for nonprofits, joined by hundreds of GMS clients from across the United States. The summit will feature an in-depth training workshop, and share insights into both the GMS Accounting System and the GMS Revolving Loan System. The seminar is a great opportunity for accounting professionals to meet, learn from mentors and grow their network.

June

IASA 2020

Hosting Organization: IASA

Date: June 7-10, 2020

Location: St. Louis, MO

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What’s in it for me?

The IASA conference is suited for finance professionals with a practical focus on technology, insurtech, finance, professional development, operations, and much more. Network with peers, hear from industry thought leaders, and have fun in a one-of-a-kind industry-focused experience.

AICPA Engage 2020

Hosting Organization:  AICPA

Date: June 7-11, 2020

Location: ARIA Resort, Las Vegas, NV

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What’s in it for me?

ENGAGE 2020 is the premier accounting and finance event that helps you evolve yourself, your organization, and your profession. There are 300+ sessions across seven interest areas and learning tracks with core concentrations on business focus areas. Experts will share accounting best practices. See where business and management intelligence is applied to real-world situations.

NABA National Convention & Expo

Hosting Organization: National Association of Black Accountants

Date: June 9-13, 2020

Location: JW Marriott Indianapolis and Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

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What’s in it for me?

Learn to navigate a future that rewards those with the courage to be first, to boldly rethink standard practices. Enhance your professional competencies, refine your technical skills, grow your networking circle and build your personal brand. Learn best practices from peers, industry experts, subject matter experts, and industry leaders. Take advantage of all the possibilities and opportunities.

ACE 2020

Hosting Organization: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Date: June 21-24, 2020

Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

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What’s in it for me?

ACE 2020 offers three different session formats to enhance your learning experience:

  • Deep Dives: Intensive, workshop-style sessions with high levels of interactivity to deepen attendee knowledge.
  • Specialty Tracks: Combination of classroom-style instruction, case studies, and interaction focused on knowledge needed to remain relevant.
  • General Sessions: Experts share their insightful and inspiring experiences, knowledge, and ideas with the ACE2020 community. 

2020 Scaling New Heights Conference

Hosting Organization: WOODARD Events LLC

Date: June 21-24, 2020

Location: America’s Center, St. Louis

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What’s in it for me?

“Rise of the Advisor” is the theme for the 2020 Scaling New Heights Conference, a rally cry to bookkeepers, accounting technologists, tax preparers, CPAs and other small business advisors to act on challenges. The focus of Scaling New Heights 2020 (and the new year-round Woodard Empowerment Package) turns to action to provide you with the tools and training you need to build highly effective, wealth-generating relationships with your clients.

July

Accounting & Finance Show

Hosting Organization: Terrapinn

Date: July 14-15, 2020

Location: Javits Center – River Pavilion, New York City

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What’s in it for me?

Over 150 finance & accounting innovators will be speaking. There are 130+ hours of CPE that is free. There are 100+ sponsors and exhibitors. The conference is also free.

IIA 2020 International Conference

Hosting Organization: Institute of Internal Auditors

Date: July 20-22, 2020

Location: Miami, FL

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What’s in it for me?

The conference theme is “cruise into internal audit.” There will be experts from across the globe and delve into timely issues impacting the profession, network with fellow internal auditors from 100+ countries, share ideas, and earn CPE credits.

NATP National Conference & Expo

Hosting Organization: National Association of Tax Professionals

Date: July 27-30, 2020

Location: San Antonio, TX

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What’s in it for me?

Through practical instruction as well as attention to today’s trending tax topics, we are confident that your knowledge and your ability to meet the diverse needs of your clients will grow. Your days at National Conference will be filled with learning and your evenings will allow time to enjoy new and old friends who share your passion for tax preparation. 

October

AICPA Corporate Finance and Controllers Conference

Hosting Organization: AICPA

Date: October 19-21, 2020

Location: Caesars Place, Las Vegas, NV

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What’s in it for me?

You get access to content from two accounting conferences: AICPA Controllers Conference and the AICPA Financial Planning and Analysis Conference. The new, reimagined event brings together the opportunities and challenges shared by leaders in function and industry for deeper insights, fresh perspectives, and breakthrough moments. You’ll walk away with new contacts for ongoing conversations and a set of strategies for reaching your next milestone.

Women Who Count National Conference

Hosting Organization: Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

Date: October 28-30, 2020

Location: Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

RegistrationClick here for registration information

What’s in it for me?

The AFWA’s conference has 30+ female speakers covering accounting, tax, finance, leadership, communications, and more. The conference features 200+ accounting and finance professionals from across the country with NASBA-sponsored CPE in technical and professional development, chapter development and leadership training, and career resources and support.

November

QuickBooks Connect

Hosting Organization: Intuit

Date: November 4-6, 2020

Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

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What’s in it for me?

QuickBooks Connect offers education, inspiration, and networking opportunities. Over 90% of accountants who attended a QuickBooks Connect event said it helped them serve their clients better. We at Bento love our friends at Intuit, and had fun meeting them at this conference. In fact, you can sync all your data on Bento to QuickBooks!

Here’s what you will get at QuickBooks Connect Event:

  • Learn first-hand advice from industry experts and influential advisors.
  • Meet and hear inspiring stories from peers, the who’s who of the accounting industry, and high-profile entrepreneurs.
  • Explore potential business opportunities and collaborate with mentors in an intimate environment.

Synergy 2020

Hosting Organization: Thomson Reuters

Date: November 4-7, 2020

Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

RegistrationClick here for registration information

What’s in it for me?

Conference participants can share expertise, network with peers, and gain practical knowledge from workshops and learn from the best and brightest in tax and accounting. Plus, you’ll spend four days earning CPE credit, getting hands-on training, learning about technology updates, and being inspired by nationally recognized accounting, technology, and motivational experts.

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