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Annual Convention

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Conference Schedule

These times are Mountain Time

Sunday, August 11

1:00 - 5:00 pm  |  Registration

2:30 - 4:10  | A. Building the Future: Pipeline Panel (In-Person CPE)

4:30 - 5:30 pm  |  Social Hour at Wooly Boys

6:15 - 7:00 pm  |  Pitchfork Fondue

7:30 pm | Medora Musical (Wooly Boys Hospitality Room After)

Monday, August 12

7:00 - 8:00 am  |  Registration/Breakfast

7:00 - 3:00 pm  |  Exhibits Open

7:30 - 8:00 am  |  Annual Meeting 

8:00 - 9:00 am
B. Professional Issues Update - Lexy Kessler, AICPA Vice Chair Elect

9:00 - 10:15 am
C. The Richest Man in Town - VJ Smith

10:30 - Noon
D. Become an Ethical Leader to Drive Crucial Business Results - Jon Lokhorst*

Noon - 1:00 pm   |  Lunch

12:30 pm  |  Golf - Bully Pulpit

1:00 - 2:40 pm
E1.Yellow Book Update - Bruce Shepard**
E2. Estate Planning Update - Art Werner
E3. Delegation, Feedback, and Accountability: A Primer on Core Leadership Skills - Jon Lokhorst

3:00 - 4:40 pm
F1. Uniform Guidance Update - Bruce Shepard**
F2. Corporate Transparency Act - Art Werner
F3. Develop Your Emotional Intelligence to Be More Successful in Life and Leadership - Jon Lokhorst

6:00 - 6:30 pm  |  Social

6:30 pm  |  Recognition Dinner (Wooly Boys Hospitality Room to follow)

Tuesday, August 13

7:00 - 8:00 am  |  Registration/Breakfast

7:00 - 12:45 pm  |  Exhibits Open

8:00 - 9:40 am
G1. GASB/FASB Update - Bruce Shepard**
G2. Mid-Year Business Tax Update - Art Werner
G3. Future-Proof Your Leadership: Building Flexibility, Agility, and Resilience - Jon Lokhorst

10:00 - 11:40 am
H1. Not-for-Profit Update - Bruce Shepard**
H2. Mid-Year Individual Tax Update - Art Werner
H3. Multiply Your Value with Strategic Management Thinking and Innovation Skills- Jon Lokhorst

11:40 - 12:45 pm  |  Lunch

12:45 - 2:35
I. Medora Story - Randy Hatzenbuhler 

2:35 - 4:15 pm
J. K2's Top Tech Productivity Tips and Tricks - Brian Tankersley (virtual attendees only)

CPE: 
16 Hours Available 
*1.5 Ethics Credit
** Yellow Book Credit

Electronic Handout Materials: A link will be sent to you to access the materials one week prior to the conference.

Other Details

Hotel Information:

Rough Riders Hotel 
$242.87 + tax

Phone number: 1.800.633.6721
Group Code: 081124CPASOCIETYRRH

Hotel Reservation Link
Booking Deadline July 11, 2024

Elkhorn Quarters (State Rate)
$192.60 + tax

Phone number: 1.800.633.6721
Group Code: 081124CPAELK

Hotel Reservation Link
Booking Deadline July 11, 2024
Badlands Motel 
$201.60 + tax
Phone number: 1.800.633.6721
Group Code: 081124CPASOCIETYBLM

Hotel Reservation Link
Booking Deadline July 11, 2024
AmericInn
$245.00 + tax

Phone number: 701.623.4800
Group: ND CPA Society Annual Convention
Booking Deadline July 11, 2024


Fees: Add $50 if registering after July 29th.

In-Person Registration

$499  Society member
$599  Nonmember
$    0  Exam Passer from July 2023 to June 2024
$250  Lifetime Member
$475 Group Discount (10 or more)
$425  One day Society member
$525  One day nonmember
$    40 Monday Recognition Dinner Only
$  85  Golf - convention attendee
$  95 Golf only - not attending convention (includes lunch)

Virtual Registration

$475  Society member
$575  Nonmember
$    0  Exam Passer from July 2023 to June 2024
$250  Lifetime Member
$450 Group Discount (10 or more)
$400  One day Society member
$500  One day nonmember


Guest Fees:
     $40 Pitchfork Fondue
     $48 Medora Musical (Kids are free)
     $35 Monday Breakfast & Lunch
     $40 Monday Recognition Dinner
     $35 Tuesday Breakfast & Lunch
     $95 Golf

Cancellation and Refunds: Full refund if received 10 working days prior to conference.  A $50 administrative fee is charged if canceling less than 10 working days before conference. If changing location of registration after August 3rd there is a $50 administrative fee. No refunds after August 7.  Exceptions considered on a case by case basis.