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About Mega CPE Conference

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Location and Date:
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Orlando, Florida
June 12-15, 2013

Mega CPE Conference 2013 is the ultimate bizcation that's designed for learning, fun and choices for the whole family. Expect a huge CPE offering with excursions built to excite and relax!

  • Customize your schedule AND price. Pay for the agenda you want.
  • Earn up to 42 hours of CPE. Mega's 30 hours of live CPE include A&A, ethics, tax, technology, industry conferences and leadership opportunities that are complemented by up to 12 hours of bonus on-demand CPE.* That's 42 possible CPE hours over four days! These entire conferences and leadership events will also be at Mega:
  • Get CPE easier. Every session and speaker at ONE location – a five-star Orlando resort.
  • Make it a vacation. Sign up for fun excursion packages and take advantage of special rates for area attractions that include Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour - SOLD OUT, a Golf Tournament, BASS Fishing, the Richard Petty Driving Experience and more. Spouses and guests will love Mega, so invite them to join you!
  • Certified Financial Planners won’t be disappointed at Mega – we are offering over 10 hours of CFP credit across 13 sessions. Look for the sessions marked “CFP” in the daily schedule.
  • For the Attorney, we’ve got CLE credit too – we are offering up to 14.5 hours of CLE credit across 13 sessions. Look for the sessions marked “CLE” in the daily schedule.
  • Connect with thought leaders. Go beyond the classroom with these networking opportunities.
    • Find products and services that work for you during the Vendor Reception
    • Get recognized at FICPA member award presentations
    • Celebrate incoming leadership with FICPA Magical Evening
    • Socialize and discuss at the PAC/President's breakfast
    • Take charge with FICPA leadership training and activities
    • Hear advice from a seasoned CPA with Meet Your Match Mentoring

Bring your family and plan your CPE agenda around awards, networking and excursions while enjoying the luxury and hospitality of a Walt Disney World® Resort.

It all happens June 12-15, 2013 at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Plan your bizcation and register here to be a part of the biggest accounting event of 2013.

For more information, click to view the Mega CPE Conference short brochure.

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*You will receive 2 hours of bonus CPE with the first 8 Mega CPE hours you purchase, plus 2 hours of bonus CPE for every 4 additional Mega CPE hours you purchase. See the registration page for more information.

Attendee List

Featured Speakers

Mega Featured Speakers
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The Hon. David M. Walker
Founder and CEO
Comeback America Initiative (CAI)

Dave leads CAI's efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability. He has served as the Comptroller General of the United States, complementing over 20 years of private sector experience including a leading role at Arthur Anderson LLP.

Dave’s latest of three books,"Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility", is a National Bestseller.

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Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR
Human Resource Consultant

Within the Society of Human Resource Management, Karl has acted as conference chair for the Indiana State SHRM Conference and has presented at six consecutive National SHRM Conferences

He has run career centers in Louisiana and Appalachia and played a role in the restructure of Apple computer in Silicon Valley. He has directed videos in Chicago; marketed software in Orlando; and launched an office of Right Management Consultants in San Diego.
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Charles E. Landes, CPA
Vice President
American Institute of CPAs

Chuck directs the AICPA’s Audit and Attest Standards Team, responsible for technical activities of the Auditing Standards Board and the Accounting and Review Services Committee.

He oversees the AICPA’s Accounting and Financial Reporting team, the Business Reporting Assurance & Advisory Services team and Hotline team. Chuck also is AICPA’s representative to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.
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George A Heyman, CPA, CGMA, MAS, MBA
AuditSense, LLC

George is Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Economics at Oakton Community College where he received the 2003 Harstein award for academic excellence. He draws on nearly 40 years of diverse experience to present on the work place environment, ethics, economics, auditing and accounting issues for CPA and IMA groups.

He has also given presentations for the National Association of Credit Managers and for the Treasury Management Association of Chicago. Presently, he belongs to the AICPA as well as theIllinois CPA society, where he serves as chair of the Ethics committee.
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Bruce A. Nunnally, CPA
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Bruce serves as the Partner and Director of Accounting and Auditing at Carr, Riggs & Ingram,LLC. He is also a member of the faculty at the AICPA for eight accounting and auditing courses.

As a member of the FICPA, Bruce was awarded the Outstanding Discussion Leader designation for the 1999-2000 CPE year. He has been a CPA since 1981 and is licensed in Florida, Texa sand Alabama.
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Sean Snaith, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness

Sean Snaith, Ph.D., is the director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness and a nationally recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting.

An award-winning forecaster, researcher and professor, Snaith has served as a consultant for local governments and multi-national corporations such as Compaq, Dell and IBM. Before joining UCF’s College of Business Administration. He held teaching positions at Pennsylvania State University, American University in Cairo, the University of North Dakota and the University of the Pacific.

Mega Fun

Mega Excursions
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Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour - Sold Out
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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Dine Around Orlando
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
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Golf Tournament
Thursday, 1 p.m.
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BASS Fishing
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Meet Your Mentoring Match
Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m.
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Kid's Nite Out Canceled
Thursday, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
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Dine Around Orlando
Thursday, 7 p.m.
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Vendor Reception
Thursday Evening
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Fantasy of Flight Canceled
Friday, 1 p.m
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Kid's Nite Out Canceled
Friday, 5:30-10 p.m.
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FICPA Magical Evening!
Friday Evening

Mega Gives Back

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Volunteer with Give Kids The World and Inspire Hope

On June 13, the FICPA invites Mega CPE Conference attendees and their families to the Give Kids The World Village and help create a memorable evening for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Anyone 14 years and up can volunteer to staff The Village and bring joy to the lives of others.

Learn more about being a volunteer.

Dress for Success Apparel Drive
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Drop off your donations at the registration desk when checking in for the Women’s Leadership Summit at Mega CPE Conference on June 13, 2013, and we will take care of the rest. All donations collected will be donated to Dress for Success Greater Orlando, the Central Florida affiliate of the international Dress for Success non-profit organization, and will go directly toward empowering women to achieve self-sufficiency.

Learn more about donating.