Event: 79th Annual Symposium
Date: November 12–14, 2018
Location: Grandover Resort and Conference Center, Greensboro
Symposium is like the “all of the above” answer on a multiple-choice test. The various topics, speakers, and attendees make this single accounting event one that comprises the most recent updates discussed across a multitude of different conferences.
With more than 800 CPAs, 30 vendors, and 45 sessions, Symposium is the conference to attend. Celebrating its 79th year, this annual gathering is NCACPA’s longest-running conference and is a tradition honored by CPAs across the state.
Whether you attend all three days or simply catch the first day via the live webcast, you don’t want to miss out on this renowned event.
Why attend Symposium?
- Value & Convenience
Receive one to three full days of comprehensive CPE covering a broad range of topics. Customize your schedule to best match your individual interests.
- Go Beyond Networking
Networking often results in a quick conversation and an exchange of business cards—but not at Symposium. With more than 800 CPAs and three days to connect with like individuals, you’ll have the opportunity to not only shake hands and exchange salutations, but really get to know and build lasting relationships with other CPAs.
- Earn up to 24 CPE Credits
Fulfill more than half your annual CPE requirements—and complete your two-hour ethics CPE requirement—in a single conference!
- Learn Hot CPA Topics
Receive updates from subject-matter experts across many areas of practice, including state and federal tax, technology issues, NC economic trends, healthcare, key management and regulatory issues, and more! Browse the schedule.
“Sessions are geared to real issues that you face in the workplace. It’s a venue where you can be heard. It’s a high-level update across many areas of practice.” – Alex Lehmann, Symposium Chair.
Meet Some of the Speakers
5 Hot-Topic Sessions to Attend
Cybersecurity Full Frontal Assault: Threats, Vulnerabilities & Countermeasures
Determine some best practices for electronic devices as well as your physical facilities to protect against fraud. Learn how to recognize different methods of on-site social engineering that are used to penetrate an organization.
Social Storytelling: Sharing Your Brand Through Social Media
Your brand is your story. This session explores strategies for understanding your brand and how to best communicate your story to your ideal audience using the most effective social media platforms.
The Leadership Challenges of Succession and Exit
This is a fast-paced, engaging session that dives into the complex leadership components of succession planning and exit in privately held or medium-sized businesses.
Leading Successful Change
Large or small, change occurs continually. In this session, participants will develop insight into an employee’s uniqueness and how to coach “potential” into increased gains within change efforts.
Fringe or Frontier: How Blockchain Technology will Transform Every Business and Why Crypto-Assets are Not Just for Lambo Owners
This session provides an overview of blockchain technology and how a blockchain works, differentiates crypto assets from cryptocurrencies, discusses use cases for blockchain, and so much more.
There’s a reason Symposium has been around nearly as long as the Association itself. This outstanding conference provides a unique CPE and networking opportunity for NC CPAs. Where else can you receive CPE for such a broad range of topics?
NCACPA’s 79th Annual Symposium Conference offers an early bird rate expiring October 29th and a room block for the Grandover Resort ending October 22nd.