ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Your Comprehensive, Annual Update for All Things Related to Employee Benefit Plans!
In the AICPA’s signature learning environment, you’ll find everything you need for this year’s audit, administration and Form 5500 and filing season during the Employee Benefit Plans Conference. With speakers from government agencies, content developed by leading experts and numerous networking opportunities, this event is your chance to plug into the best in the employee benefit plans community. You’ll learn how to unravel the implications of the latest regulations, multiply your professional skill set and integrate critical know-how into your workplace.
NEW FOR 2014: LEARNING PATHS!
Our experts have curated six Learning Paths, groupings of goal-based sessions, that will help you build specific skills during your conference experience. These paths have been designed to give you key information, timely updates, quality resources and best practices for immediate implementation. Recommendations are suggested options based on interest area and not a required path as part of your conference participation.
ONLINE ATTENDANCE OPTIONS
There are 5 ways to attend this conference online. Note that all sessions are accessed in real-time, so you’ll have to prioritize sessions during time slots with concurrent sessions:
OPTIONAL HALF-DAY WORKSHOP
This half-day workshop is designed to educate attendees on the basics of health and welfare auditing. We will cover the health and welfare systems, terminology, audit risks, procedures, pitfalls and more.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
CPAs, auditors, tax practitioners, plan sponsors and accountants, and consultants involved in the administration, tax and financial areas of employee benefit plans.
ATTEND ONLINE/DEMO PAGE
Attending online means you'll save on travel and attend sessions from the convenience of your home or office, all while earning the same CPE credit you would earn by attending in person.
Check the System Requirements tab to make sure your computer is compatible, and then visit this demo page once you're ready to check for compatibility and to see what the Online Conference experience is like.
NOTE: Because everything happens in real time, you can only view one session per time slot. Choose the session you want at the beginning of each time slot, on each day of the conference.
Your attendance at these sessions is tracked through participation markers that randomly present themselves during each session. You are required to click on 75% of these markers within each session in order to satisfy the requirements and earn CPE Credit. We strongly advise you to select your session prior to the start time.
Switching mid-session may result in no CPE credit being earned.
Not convinced that online attendance is the right choice? You can still attend the conference on-site, which remains the most popular way for most attendees.
Benefits of attending in-person include better networking opportunities, and the opportunity to get away from your daily routine to deep-dive into the material. Visit the on-site conference page for more information and to register.
NEED TO GET APPROVAL?
If you want to attend the conference and need approval from your manager, we've created a justification letter that you can download and customize to your needs.
Tax Section and EBPAQC Members Save $100*:
Tax Section Members: When you log into this website with your AICPA member user account, the section/credential discount will be automatically applied during checkout. Should you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or email@example.com.
EBPAQC Members: Contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a $100 discount. You will need your AICPA user account information and be sure to mention that you are a member of the Employee Benefit Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC).
* Section discounts cannot be combined.
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