Practice Management

AICPA Engage 2019: Conference Recap & Highlights

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              author, Callie Hinman
Callie Hinman
Jun 25, 2019

If you were fortunate enough to attend this year's AICPA ENGAGE 2019 conference in Las Vegas, then you know why it remains one of the must-attend events for CPA and financial professionals each year.

As an exclusive AICPA member discount partner, the CPACharge team had the pleasure of exhibiting as well. Of the more than 200 events we attend or sponsor each year, AICPA ENGAGE consistently delivers high value (and fun)!

Here’s a recap of the event along with some of our favorite takeaways.

AICPA ENGAGE 2019 at a Glance

  • Official Website: aicpaengage.com
  • Date: June 9-13, 2019
  • Location: MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV
  • Attendees: ~4,100
  • Exhibitors: ~150
  • Sessions: 360+
  • Price: 3 Day = $1,495-1,794 | 4 Day = $1,795-2,095 | All Access = $1,995-2,295
  • CPE Credits Available: up to 41.5 hours
  • Keynote Speakers: John Elway, Simon Sinek, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Charles P. Rettig, Ian Bremmer, Barry Melancon, William Reeb

CPACharge's Recap and Highlights from AICPA Engage 2019

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“Closing the gap between idea and action”

Part of what makes ENGAGE the event for accounting and finance professionals is that it’s actually a collection of eight different conferences, each with its own set of workshops and presentations.

CPACharge was part of the AICPA Practitioners and TECH+ track, featuring sessions including “Transcending Technology: How to Ensure Competitive Advantage,” “Leading Digital Transformation,” and “Tech Update: Today's Biggest Trends, Solutions, and Opportunities.”

“Where your quest meets direction” and “Closing the gap between idea and action” were the overall and track-specific themes, respectively, this year. We especially appreciated the themes because of how well they capture the journey CPAs take on their way to partnering with CPACharge.

Prior to choosing CPACharge, each of our current users was on a mission to find ways to improve how they run their firm. Using an online payment solution is very often the first step toward this goal.

The opportunity to meet and connect with our customers is one of the other things we look forward to when attending events like ENGAGE. We were able to hear firsthand not only what users appreciated about the platform but also what kind of new features and updates they’d like to see. This valuable feedback allows us to continuously improve the software as well as level of service we provide.

While the opportunity to speak with current and potential future CPACharge users was a delight and getting to hear Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway speak on Wednesday was a treat, the most exciting part of the ENGAGE 2019 for us had to be when we announced the winners of our daily $100 cash prize giveaways and grand prize giveaway of an AWAY suitcase later that day.

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AICPA ENGAGE 2019 was definitely one for the books. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!

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