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2017 ACT Annual Conference

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May 22-24, 2017

Hilton Clearwater Beach - Clearwater Beach, Florida 


CPE Information


Earn up to 19 CPE Credits


ACT is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its

Conference participants can earn up to 19 CPE credits in Accounting, Audit, Personal Development and Taxation and vary based on session. Credit is granted based on the NASBA 50 minute standard (16hrs. x 60min./50min.=19 CPE credits). 

Delivery method is Group-Live. Prerequisite is Tax/IT Background, course level is update, and goal is to learn about the current technology trends in corporate tax automation. Advance Preparation: None.

Attendees must confirm attendance for each session to receive CPE credit. CPE certificates will be accessible on the ACT website and made available to you by July 31st for those who signed up for CPE. Look for further CPE instructions provided prior to and at the conference.

Conference Registration Fees
Conference Registration Fees:
Before March 1, 2017 (includes a $150 early bird discount)

Member Non-Member
Regular: $900 $1200
Associate Sponsor: $900 $1200
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1500 $1800

After March 1, 2017 and Before April 24, 2017 (includes a $75 early bird discount)

Member Non-Member
Regular: $975 $1275
Associate Sponsor: $975 $1275
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1575 $1875

April 24, 2017 and after (no discount)

Member Non-Member
Regular: $1050 $1350
Associate Sponsor: $1050 $1350
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1650 $1950


Your conference registration will include:

  • Attendance at your choice of 4 Concurrent Sessions on the break-out day*
  • Attendance at all General Sessions
  • Breakfast and Lunch Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Participation at the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening**
  • Participation in the Vendor Expo and Reception on Monday evening**
  • Participation in the Networking Event on Tuesday evening**
  • You will also receive an attendee bag that contains information related to the conference and vendors
  • Access to electronic copies of conference presentations

    * For the sessions on the break-out day, you may select to attend one session for each time slot.
    ** Your participation in these events is included in your conference fee, however, your ticket is not transferable. 


Attendee Types and Refunds


A Regular Member or Regular Non-Member Attendee is a person from any company which has a continuing ownership, or lease and use of tax related computer software, except a company that develops and/or markets such software and except a company which is engaged in the business of providing consulting services or personnel recruitment. Those not meeting the requirements of Regular Membership are considered Associate Attendees.
If you are uncertain which type of attendee to select, please contact us or call 845-987-9690. If you select an attendee type you are not eligible for when registering, we will refund or invoice you for the difference.
If you are an ACT Member registering a non-ACT Member, the non-ACT Member registration needs to be completed separately or have them join as a member before doing your registration.

To cover administrative costs, a service fee will be charged for all canceled registrations. Cancellations must be received in writing 30 days before the event and will incur a service fee of 20% of the original registration fee. Cancellations received after 30 days before the event and no-shows will be charged the full conference fee. Only written cancellation/refund requests to will be accepted. A cancellation made through the website is not considered an authorized cancellation.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint, refunds, and cancellations, please contact our offices at 845-987-9690 or email:



Hotel Information


Hilton Clearwater Beach - Clearwater Beach, FL 



A block of rooms have been reserved for May 17, 2017 - May 29, 2017. The special room rate will be available until April 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Use the link below to book your room and receive the ACT perferred rate of $175/night.
Book Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort

The resort charge, $20.00 per room, per night is included in your group rate. For the purpose of this reservation, please disregard any implications of an additional resort charge applying to your reservation.

  • Unlimited Internet Access
  • Unlimited Local, Toll Free, Domestic, and International Calls
  • Incoming and Out Going Faxes
  • Two Bottled Waters Daily
  • Evening Turndown, by Request

  • Two Welcome Drinks (Per Stay)
  • Kids 5 and Under Eat Breakfast Free
  • 15% off at Provisions Co. and Gift Shop
  • 10% off at High Times Water Sports
  • Shoeshine Services
  • In addition to on site exercise room located on 3rd Floor, we offer complimentary access to offsite Full Service Gym, Clearwater Beach Fitness, and Located 2 blocks north of hotel

  • Bicycle usage based on availability, must be 12 and up
  • Children's Activities
  • Pool Ambassador Service
  • Volleyball, Paddleball, Ping Pong, Corn Hole Toss, and Beach Chess

    Vendor Expo Information
    In general, conference attendees come to the conferences to learn how to better automate corporate tax functions and get ideas from their peers and industry experts. Our meetings are kept informal to create an open, friendly, educational environment. For information on the Vendor Expo and other networking opportunities at the ACT Conferences, contact usRequests for booths at ACT conferences are available only to ACT Sponsors at this time.
    Speaker Details and Forms
    Attendees at our conferences suggest future topics and speakers. Attendee feedback is presented to the entire membership to get feedback on the key topics and issues that should be addressed at the next conference. Based on this feedback, the conference committee meets to discuss the feedback results and determine known speakers for the highest ranking topics. In general, speaker slots go to Regular members first, Sponsor members, and then to Associate members. Any remaining speaker slots are then offered to non-members. In some cases, a specific presenter will be desired (such as an author or professor). In this case, the program committee can go directly to the speaker. As a policy, ACT does not pay speakers, waive conference fees or reimburse for travel expenses. Speakers are invited as experts in their area to share information with peers on a professional level. All speakers are informed that the sessions (other than Vendor expo), must be educational in nature and not be a sales presentation.

    Presentations are generally required to be submitted by the end of March each year to allow time for review, revisions from the Program Committee, and posting. If a speaker is unable to fulfill their obligations, a replacement speaker will be selected.

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