Mega CPE Conference (MEGA)

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Orlando, FL
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014

REGISTRATION STATUS:  CLOSED - Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (850) 224-2727 or (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.


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Location and Date:
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Orlando, Florida
June 11-14, 2014

Mega CPE Conference 2014 returns as the ultimate bizcation for CPAs at Walt Disney World® Resort, where fun activities abound for everyone!

Customize your schedule and price for 32 hours of CPE. Choose from: A&A, Tax, Industry, Government, Technology, Practice Management and Ethics – plus leadership events and the all-new Accel 2014, Florida’s Young CPE Leadership Forum.

Back by popular demand! Earn up to 8 hours of bonus OnDemand CPE with your registration… that’s 40 possible CPE hours over four days!*

  • These entire conferences and leadership events will also be at Mega:
    • Employee Benefits Conference
    • State Tax Conference
    • FICPA Annual Convention
    • Women's Leadership Summit
    • Chapter Officers Leadership Conference
    • Accel 2014
  • Get CPE easier. Every session and speaker at ONE location – a five-star Orlando resort.
  • Make it a vacation. Visit Disney’s activity page at to explore all the magical opportunities for you and your family.  

    As an attendee for this conference, you have the special opportunity to purchase tickets to Magic Kingdom® Theme Park, Epcot® Theme Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios® Theme Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at last year's lower prices!

    Hurry – these special prices will expire on March 21, 2014. To purchase your tickets, register for MEGA CPE Conference and then click here or call (407) 566-5600.

  • 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
    • Take charge with FICPA leadership training and activities

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Featured Speakers

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Image: Michelle Golden, CPF

Michelle Golden, CPF
Strategic Advisor
Kennedy and Coe, LLC

Michelle is a growth strategist. She teaches innovative practice management and marketing strategies to accountants around the world. She’s been named among the Ten Most Powerful Women in Accounting and the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting day. She's also among CPA Practice Advisor’s Top 25 Thought leaders. Recently, she joined Kennedy and Coe after leading her firm, Golden Practices Inc, for over 15 years and is a senior fellow of VeraSage Institute.

Image: Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA

Executive Director/CEO
Maryland Association of CPAs

Tom is passionate about leadership, learning and technology. Mr. Hood is a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant, and he has been featured in the Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today and AccountingWEB. He was named the second most influential leader in the CPA profession by Accounting Today, one of LinkedIn’s top 150 Influencers and one of HR Examiner’s Top 25 Influencers. Tom and his team have facilitated the Major Firms Group for the AICPA leadership Academy and led strategic planning sessions for the top CPA firms in the U.S.

Image: Bob Keats, CFP®, MSFP, RFP®

Bob Keats, CFP®, MSFP, RFP®
Owner and Founder

Bob is a founder and President of KeatsConnelly, the largest cross-border wealth management firm in North America. For over 30 years, Bob has been helping clients manage the complexities of cross-border planning between the United States and Canada. Attorneys in Estate Planning and Elder Care often call upon him for his expertise. He is the author of two books: The Border Guide and A Canadian’s Best Tax Haven: The US.

David H. Levine, CPA, CA
International Tax Manager

As the International Tax Manager at KeatsConnelly, David assists clients with tax planning and preparation of U.S. and Canadian tax returns. He has been working in the tax and financial services industry for over 30 years. He also practiced as a Chartered Accountant in Toronto, Canada for 20 years, specializing in U.S.-Canadian cross-border issues. David is a co-author of Taxation of Canadians in America: Are You at Risk?

Image: Peter J. Merrick, BA, FMA, CFP, TEP, FCSI

Peter J. Merrick, BA, FMA, CFP, TEP, FCSI

Peter’s career in business succession consulting and financial education is unparalleled in depth and experience. Sought after for his expertise in business succession planning; risk management; estates and trusts; cross-border planning; and executive benefits and pensions, he often speaks as a keynote for leading public and privately held businesses; property owners; financial institutions; accounting firms; and legal firms. Peter has authored three text books on tax minimization, business succession, estate planning and executive benefits.

Mega Networking Fun

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Mega Welcome Reception — 4-6 p.m. – Wednesday Evening

Mix and mingle with conference attendees and speakers before partaking in the many evening and dining options provided by Walt Disney World® Resort.

Vendor Reception — 5-6:30 p.m. – Thursday Evening

You’re always looking for ways to improve your practice. That’s why we’re providing you with the opportunity to personally discuss valuable products and services for your practice with diverse vendors in a relaxed setting.

FICPA Magical Evening! — 6-9:30 p.m. – Friday Evening

You’re invited to an exquisite dinner party where you’ll get to eat and socialize with other Mega attendees and enjoy the "Wishes" fireworks display over Magic Kingdom Park!

More Information

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 11-14, 2014, at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Plan your bizcation and register here to be a part of the biggest CPE event of 2014.

For more information, click here to view the Mega CPE Conference Brochure.

*You will receive 3 hours of bonus CPE with the first 12 Mega CPE hours you purchase and the option to receive up to 8 hours of bonus CPE by purchasing up to 32 hours of CPE!

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