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2019 ACT Annual Conference

 

  

May 20-22, 2019

 

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida 

 

CPE Information

 

Earn up to 20 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 20 CPE credits in Accounting, Audit, 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. 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
2018 Conference Registration Fees:
Before March 1, 2018 (includes a $150 early bird discount)

Member Non-Member
Regular: $925 $1225
Associate Sponsor: $925 $1225
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1725 $2025


After March 1, 2018 and Before April 24, 2018 (includes a $75 early bird discount)

Member Non-Member
Regular: $1000 $1300
Associate Sponsor: $1000 $1300
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1800 $2100


April 24, 2018 and after (no discount)


Member Non-Member
Regular: $1075 $1375
Associate Sponsor: $1075 $1375
Associate Non-Sponsor: $1875 $2175

 

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

 

 
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

 

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa - San Diego, CA 

 

 
 

Click here to make your hotel reservation.

ACT has negotiated a daily room rate at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa of $199+tax/night.

 

A block of rooms has been reserved for May 18, 2018 - May 26, 2018. The special room rate will be available until April 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. The first night's deposit is required, refundable up to three (3) days prior to arrival.
There is a $25/night resort charge, which will be waived for all ACT Conference attendees. This resort amenities include:
  • Unlimited guest room internet access
  • Unlimited local & 1-800 phone calls
  • 24-hour access to hotel Fitness Center
  • Tennis court access (tennis rackets and tennis balls available)
  • Recreational activities such as volleyball, basketball, ping pong, board games seasonal Dive-In Movies and S’mores Night available
  • Passport book of discounts in all Resort’s outlets (Gratuities not included)
Special Notice: Please take necessary precautions when traveling to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Refer to health guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as local Health and Human Services Agencies (HHSA).

 

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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