Be There: 10 Must-Attend Accounting Conferences in 2018

Doug Sleeter presenting his session “The Next Frontier In Accounting Technology” in AccountexUSA 2016, Image Credit — Ace Cloud Hosting

Conferences are a great way to network with people and learn new trends, technologies and strategies in the accounting industry.

As accounting industry is becoming more and more competitive, it’s vitally important to stay up-to-date and adapt to on the new strategies, concepts and technologies, such as — cloud, big data, blockchain, new tax rules and regulations, etc.

Moreover, such conferences present a great opportunity to discuss partnership opportunities, showcase your skill set and network with your potential clients, industry leaders and like-minded people, whether you’re hosting or attending the event.

There are hundreds of accounting conferences you could attend this year, but all may or may not be worth attending. To save your time and research efforts, we’ve helped you narrow down this long list of accounting events. So, mark your calendars for these inspirational and educational accounting events.

These are the top ten accounting conferences that every CPA, business owner, and an accounting professional must attend in 2018.

1. Intuit QuickBooks Connect 2018

Why: This multi-day event provides actionable takeaways that you can directly put into your practice to grow your business.

This event is full of entrepreneurs, small businesses, accountants & developers who network and reconnect to grow and learn with each other.

When: November 5–7, 2018

Where: San Jose, CA

2. AccountexUSA 2018

Why: This conference is one of the must-attend conferences in accounting industry with live demos and best-in-class speakers, to keep up-to-date on technology and trends all while earning CPE credits.

When: August 22–23, 2018

Where: Boston, MA

3. Sage Summit

Why: If you are looking for thought leadership, inspiration, and learning on relevant content, and Sage product knowledge, you must attend this event. It’s one spot learning place for start-up, scale-up, and enterprise business builders.

When: June 18–21, 2018

Where: Atlanta, US

4. Xerocon

Why: Xerocon offers you learn new skills, add new connections, discuss ideas and earn CPE credits by sharing the innovative and transformational strategies such as cloud accounting for your business.

When: June 6–7, 2018

Where: Atlanta, US

5. Scaling New Heights

Why: With this year’s focus on ‘Tame the Machines!’, Scaling New Heights will provide you the wide range of product training and how technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning can help you reduce your efforts and give you better results.

When: June 17–20, 2018

Where: Atlanta, US

6. AICPA Engage 2018

Why: AICPA Engage will provide you deep technical insights, new ideas, trends and thought-provoking questions, that you can use and apply to your CPA practice to help your clients’ address their challenges and grow their business.

When: June 9–14, 2018

Where: Las Vegas, US

7. Women Who Count National Conference

Why: AFWA’s Women Who Count National Conference will offer technical education and professional development courses to empower you and your accounting practice.

This is also a great opportunity to network with accounting and finance professionals, from newcomers to industry leaders.

When: October 28–30, 2018

Where: Kansas, US

8. AICPA EDGE 2018

Why: AICPA EDGE conference offers advice on leadership skills essential to CPAs and young professionals and what challenges they will face in their career.

If you are looking for what takes to be a standout CPA professional, this is a must-attend event for you.

When: June 10–14, 2018

Where: Las Vegas, US

9. IMA’s Annual Conference

Why: This year, IMA’s annual conference and expo — ACE2018, is offering specialty tracks for management accountants that will cover Governance, Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Small Business related topics, leadership and professional development to help you enrich your career.

When: June 16–20, 2018

Where: Indianapolis, US

10. AAA 2018 Annual Meeting

Why: The theme of this year’s American Accounting Association’s annual meeting is “Pathways to a Sustainable Future” which will explore opportunities, new technologies and challenges for accounting and the academy to shape the future.

When: August 3–8, 2018

Where: Washington DC, US

Did we miss any events you’re looking forward to? Feel free to share your thoughts below in the comments section.

About the Author: Deepanshu Gahlaut is a digital marketer and technical writer formally associated with Ace Cloud Hosting , Accountex 2016 User Favorite Award Winner for Best Application Hosting Provider and an authorized provide for QuickBooks Hosting Services and tax software hosting services to CPAs, Accountants, SMBs and Bookkeepers.

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