With 2018 rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to start preparing your professional calendar for next year.
Accounting conferences provide a great opportunity to widen your network of business partners, learn about the industry’s newest trends, and gain new customers. But figuring out which events to attend can be trickier than it sounds.
While there are many great events organized by and for accounting professionals, you have to prioritize and pick a couple you want to attend, otherwise you could spend the whole year hopping from conference to conference.
Here’s a list of the top 2019 accounting conferences.
September 5-6 – Boston, MA
Focusing on accounting technology, Accountex will provide an opportunity to exhibit and learn about innovative tech solutions in the field. Over a hundred exhibitors will showcase their newest inventions and products in accounting tech.
If you want to learn about real solutions you can put into action as soon as you get back to work, Accountex is the place to be.
November 6-8 – San Jose, CA
QuickBooks Connect brings together accountants, small businesses, influencers, entrepreneurs, and accounting clients. It’s a comprehensive event that helps participants connect with other professionals tied the accounting field.
Scaling New Heights
June 16-19 – Salt Lake City, UT
Each year, this conference has a different theme. In 2019, SNH is dedicated to “the Transformative Advisor.” The conference offers practice development and product training, as well as a chance to catch up with like-minded industry professionalshttps://medium.com/small-business-big-world/cid-medium-kid-takeway-quotes-scaling-new-heights-8ebf479be6ba/?cid=2019_Networking_Accountants&kid=Medium_SNH.
June 18-19 – San Diego, CA
Xerocon offers a chance for professionals to connect with each other, build their network, and learn about new technologies and solutions. If you’re keen to be on top of industry trends, the latest developments in accounting technology, and boost your network, Xerocon is an event you don’t want to miss.
If you’re up for some traveling or need to grow your international network, you may want to attend Xerocon Australia, the biggest Xerocon event on the planet. It’s happening on September 4-5 in Brisbane.
June 9-13 – Las Vegas, NV
AICPA, the American Institute of CPAs, offers various conferences and events helping CPAs and other accounting professionals build their networks and develop their skills.
Organized by AICPA, EDGE is a conference aimed at young CPAs and finance professionals. If you’re interested in valuable advice on career development, a chance at networking, and honing your skills as a CPA, check out EDGE next summer.
IMA Annual Conference and Expo
June 15-19, San Diego, CA
Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of IMA, the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business, this conference will provide an opportunity to earn CPE credits and learn a lot about what’s new in the profession.
More than seventy sessions in nine speciality tracks, including Budgeting, Small Business, Ethics, Technology, and Leadership, ensures participants have a valuable experience.
Whichever accounting conference you choose, make sure to get the most of it, both professionally and personally. Remember, other participants chose accounting as their calling for a reason, one that may very well correspond to your own.
Relax and enjoy the company of people who share your professional passion in life.