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2020 ACT Virtual Conference

 

  

May 18-20, 2020


The 2020 Annual ACT Conference is going VIRTUAL!

After careful review of current situations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ongoing conversations with ACT’s Board of Directors, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ACT’s  on-site 2020 Annual Tax Technology Conference originally scheduled for May 18-20, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, CA. 


The health and safety of our members, speakers, attendees and employees is always our top priority and the primary factor in our decision. We understand and support the desire by many to limit travel and large group gatherings. Learning and professional development are regularly reported as the leading benefits of ACT membership and the ACT Annual Conference is a very popular event. To ensure that all members continue to have access to the quality learning opportunities they value, we will soon announce details for ACT 2020 Online, a three-day virtual conference to be held on the same dates of May 18-20th. In addition to e-learning sessions, the conference will also still include opportunities to network with and learn about solutions offered by our sponsors.This event will be at reduced rates to all ACT members allowing them to earn continuing professional education credits and will include the same content from the planned ACT 2020 Annual Conference agenda. Individuals who have already registered for this year’s live event will be contacted about refund opportunities.

 

We greatly appreciate the support, input, and understanding of our members, sponsors, business partners and friends. Times of challenge are opportunities for growth and understanding. We are excited for the chance to continue to serve you in your Tax and Tax Technology education needs as the only dedicated Tax Technology Association and hope to connect with many of you online at our approaching ACT 2020 virtual conference. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

 

For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control, as well as related state and local health authorities’ websites.

 

CPE Information

 

Earn up to 17 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 website:www.NASBARegistry.org

Conference participants can earn up to 17 CPE credits in Accounting, Information Technology, Computer Software & Applications, Personal Development and Taxation and vary based on session. Credit is granted based on the NASBA 50 minute standard (17hrs. x 60min./50min.=19 CPE credits). 

Delivery method is Group Live Presented Online due to COVID-19. Please check with your licensing jurisdiction for more information. 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
2020 Virtual Conference Registration Fees for the 3-day Event:
Through May 8, 2020 (includes a $150 early bird discount)

Member Non-Member
Regular: $545 $845
Associate Sponsor: $545 $845
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1345 $1645


May 9, 2020 and After

Member Non-Member
Regular: $695 $995
Associate Sponsor: $695 $995
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1495 $1795

 

Your conference registration will include:

  • Attendance at your choice of Concurrent Sessions on the break-out day
  • Attendance at all General Sessions
  • Participation in the Virtual Vendor Sessions
  • Access to electronic copies of conference presentations

 

Attendee Types and Refunds

 

 
ATTENDEE TYPES:
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.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
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 dmerritt@taxact.org will be accepted. A cancellation made through the website is not considered an authorized cancellation.

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

 

 

Hotel Information

 

To ensure that our members are able to keep up to speed on issues facing tax departments while still earning CPE, we are moving our in-person 2020 ACT Annual Conference to a virutal platform.

 

  • Join us from your home or office.
  • Actively participate in sessions with Q&A.
  • Join in on Vendor Expo sessions.

 

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 us Requests 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.

Speaker Links:
Presentations, publications, and company-hosted webinars are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgement. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the participants individually and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Association for Computers and Taxation, its governing Board, or its committees. The Association for Computers and Taxation does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Participants should note that sessions are recorded and may be published in various media, including print, audio and video formats without further notice. Written permission is required to reproduce ACT copyrighted or intellectual property in any form. Please send all correspondence directly to: bjameson@taxACT.org or Association for Computers and Taxation, P.O. Box 1093, Warwick, NY 10990.
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