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Innovative, impactful, engaging new events highlight MEGA 2022

The FICPA's all-new Bridge the Gap Conference and Newly Certified Ceremony place a MEGA spotlight on the future of the CPA profession.

The in-person return of the Florida Institute of Public Accountants’ premier event, the FICPA MEGA Conference, is now just a month away.

Set for June 7-11 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, MEGA is highlighted by exciting new events that promise to make this year’s MEGA bigger and better than ever.

Here’s a quick look at what’s new at MEGA 2022:

  • MEGA 2022 Connect (June 9): Our business round robin is an innovative, appointment-style networking opportunity designed to bring CPAs and financial professionals together with top industry suppliers and service solution providers.      
  • Bridge the Gap (June 10-11): This freshly conceived, nine-hour, professional development program will equip new and seasoned CPAs with the “Essential Skills to Build a Successful Career.” Led by seasoned firm administrator Erin Buss, each session will focus on essential leadership qualities necessary to successfully navigate, advance, and thrive in today’s professional landscape.
  • FICPA Scholarship Foundation Cornhole Tournament (June 10): A wonderful occasion to kick back, relax, and wind down MEGA Week, our Friday afternoon Cornhole Tournament – hosted by the Young CPA Committee and benefitting the FICPA Scholarship Foundation – puts your tailgate skills to the test. Grab a colleague, client, or friend to compete for the first-place prize and help support Florida’s top accounting students.
  • Newly Certified Ceremony (June 10): The FICPA is proud to launch a new annual tradition, honoring our state’s newly licensed CPAs. Scheduled for early Friday evening, this event is the prelude to our Chair’s Closing Night Celebration and will start the night off on a celebratory note, as we recognize the future leaders of the profession in Florida. 
  • Chair’s Closing Night Celebration (June 10): MEGA Week closes with a bang! Our reimagined and re-energized Chair’s Closing Night Celebration offers dinner, drinks, dueling pianos and a full Disney fireworks display. The Chair’s Closing Night Celebration is a fun-filled, family-friendly event and the perfect way to close the week alongside colleagues, friends and FICPA leadership.

MEGA Week offers attendees up to 32 hours of best-in-class CPE – all in one convenient location at an affordable price. This Florida-focused conference features more than 65 sessions hosted by more than 80 thought leaders.

Each attendee can craft a custom learning schedule from our list of dedicated learning tracks, including new offerings focused on sports management; environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG); corporate finance; fraud and forensic accounting; and diversity, equity and inclusion; in addition to longtime conference mainstays like accounting and auditing, employee benefits, state tax, technology and advisory services, and financial planning.

We’re also honored to be joined by our four keynote speakers. We’ll hear from:

  • AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, sharing important updates on the most pressing issues facing CPAs across the country;
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Melanie Griffin, providing her unique insight into the profession in Florida;
  • University of Florida Associate Athletic Director-CFO Melissa Stuckey, offering an inside look into economics of college athletics, NIL deals, SEC expansion, and more;
  • And motivational speaker and former Orlando Magic executive Lucas Boyce, explaining why “You Are Built for Something More,” and helping you overcome adversity to attain your goals.

Best of all, MEGA 2022 takes place at the Contemporary Resort, steps away from every amenity Disney offers, giving you the perfect opportunity to take a long-overdue vacation.

Head to FICPA.org/MEGA to register and take advantage of all that MEGA 2022 has to offer.

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