91st Annual Meeting and Convention

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Description

TSCPA invites you to join your fellow members at The Omni Homestead Resort on June 13-16, 2022 for TSCPA’s 91st Annual Meeting and Convention. Located in Hot Springs, Virginia, the resort has been a destination for 23 U.S. presidents and spans more than 2,000 acres of picturesque landscape. It features a variety of amenities so you can relax after your day of CPE and networking.

The resort boasts a luxury spa and salon, two 18-hole golf courses, 2-acre waterpark, horseback riding, zip line tour and kids’ activities. More information with on-site activities is available here. When it’s time to eat, you’ll have your choice of seven dining options.

This year’s CPE agenda features sessions with some of our top instructors on national advocacy, practice management, DEI and state ethics. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to network during the golf tournament and annual banquet. Be sure to secure your discounted early bird registration for TSCPA’s 91st Annual Meeting and Convention today!

Registration for this event includes 10 hours of in-person CPE. Participants may also select 10 additional hours from TSCPA’s On Demand Video Library.  Register for the Convention by June 1 to secure your early bird registration fee.

Discounted room rates are available for June 12-16, 2022, starting at $265/night. This discounted room rate does not include $25 per night resort fee, $15 per night parking and applicable taxes. Book online through the Omni website. Additional dates may be reserved by using the link or calling the resort at 1-800-838-1766. Availability for additional dates may be limited. 
Book before May 13 to receive TSCPA’s discounted rate!


Hospitality Suite sponsored by Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC.

Credits

Number of Credits Type of Credits
2.00 Accounting
4.00 Business Management & Organization
2.00 Personnel/HR
2.00 State Ethics
8.33 CLE

Prices

Member (Early Bird)
$645.00
Non-Member (Early Bird)
$745.00
Member
$695.00
Non-Member
$795.00
Your Price: $745.00

This is your base price and does not reflect any additional session fees, optional add-ons, or guest registrations. Early Bird rates will be applied to all registrations made prior to June 2, 2022.

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June 13, 2022

3:00pm - 5:00pm (Eastern Time)
$0.00
Select One and Only One
6:30pm - 8:30pm (Eastern Time)
$0.00

Please select this option if you plan on attending the Opening Reception.

6:30pm - 8:30pm (Eastern Time)
$0.00

Please select this option if you don't plan on attending the Opening Reception.

June 14, 2022

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7:00am - 8:30am (Eastern Time)
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Please select this option if you plan on attending the Participant & Guest Breakfast.

Sponsored by Pugh CPAs

7:00am - 8:30am (Eastern Time)
$0.00

Please select this option if you don't plan on attending the Participant & Guest Breakfast.

10:00am - 11:40am (Eastern Time)
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The session will provide an update on political and legislative issues of importance to the profession. 

12:00pm - 5:00pm (Eastern Time)
$150.00

Please select this option if you would like to participate in the golf tournament.

The golf tournament will start on Tuesday, June 14 at 12 p.m.

Registration includes greens fees, cart, beverages, lunch and prizes.

June 15, 2022

Select One and Only One
7:00am - 8:00am (Eastern Time)
$0.00

Please select this option if you plan on attending the Participant & Guest Breakfast.

Sponsored by LBMC

7:00am - 8:00am (Eastern Time)
$0.00

Please select this option if you don't plan on attending the Participant & Guest Breakfast.

8:00am - 9:40am (Eastern Time)
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Demographic shifts and new technology innovations are driving unprecedented change. Today’s market presents seemingly unlimited opportunity for serving clients, but increased challenges persist in finding, retaining, and preparing talent to serve them. Leaders who make the necessary business model changes stand the best chance of remaining relevant, competitive, and sustainable. In this session, we’ll explore change strategies to ensure your competitive advantage, including:

  • Solving the capacity challenge with creative new strategies to access talent, narrow client focus and leverage technology
  • Managing a remote and blended talent and client management approach to truly achieve borderless reach
  • Elevating pricing, billing, and benchmarking methods to reflect today’s market and needs and inspire a higher level of performance
  • Enhancing your value to clients with a broader, advisory approach that leverages the full resources of the firm


Leave this session with a clearer picture of the business model shifts you’ll need to make to have talent and clients proud to work at – or with — your firm.

10:00am - 11:40am (Eastern Time)
$0.00

With all that’s happened in the last few years, the profession is facing unprecedented change. Firms are challenged to now integrate the dreams, goals, and desires of their talent into their core firm strategy. Leaders who drive cultural change stand the best chance of remaining relevant and competitive. Together, we’ll explore strategies to engage your talent, including:

  • Shifting to a leadership culture centered on getting better, letting go, being open to change, and failing forward
  • Engaging and motivating your talent including embracing remote and blended work, flexibility, technology, and new ways of learning to bring future leaders along faster
  • Clarifying expectations to ensure firm and client needs are met, too

Leave this session with ideas to build a culture that inspires, empowers, and retains your talent to sustain your firm.
Select One and Only One
6:00pm - 8:30pm (Eastern Time)
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Please select this option if you plan on attending the Reception and Annual Banquet.

TSCPA’s Annual Meeting and Convention culminates at the Annual Banquet, where we recognize the contributions of TSCPA members over the past year, as well as introduce our incoming Board of Directors. Join us in thanking the 2021-2022 Board for their service and hear Chair Christian Bennett reflect his term as chair. The 2022-2023 Board of Directors will then take office, and incoming Chair Geoffrey Stewart will address convention attendees and share his goals for the upcoming year.

6:00pm - 8:30pm (Eastern Time)
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Please select this option if you don't plan on attending the Reception and Annual Banquet.

June 16, 2022

Select One and Only One
7:00am - 8:00am (Eastern Time)
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Please select this option if you plan on attending the Participant & Guest Breakfast.

7:00am - 8:00am (Eastern Time)
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Please select this option if you don't plan on attending the Participant & Guest Breakfast.

8:00am - 9:40am (Eastern Time)
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“You can’t start a fire without a spark.”  These are the lyrics that Bruce Springsteen brought to life in his hit song Dancing in the Dark.  

A spark can be defined as, “Anything that serves to animate, kindle, or excite.”  In this session, we’ll explore the reasons for sparking DE&I initiatives within your organization or firm and gain clear insight on why DE&I is foundational for the CPA profession.

During this session you will learn:

  • The definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The reasons to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • How to be aware of and mitigate unconscious bias
10:00am - 11:40am (Eastern Time)
$0.00

This course is designed to meet the specific ethics requirements for the state of Tennessee. It covers information concerning individual and firm licensee requirements, new developments for licensees, professional conduct, complaints and disciplinary actions as they relate to Tennessee CPA licensees.

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Speakers

Rachel Dresen

Rachel Dresen is a Director of Congressional and Political Affairs at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), a position she has held since 2013. In this role, she is responsible for advocating on behalf of the accounting profession before Congress and the Administration.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Rachel worked for Members in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly ten years. In that capacity, she served as the Legislative Director to Congressman Ron DeSantis (FL-06) and to Congressman Ben Quayle (AZ-03). In these positions she managed all legislative issues and oversaw legislative staff. She has also worked on legislative issues for Representatives Jeff Flake (AZ-06) and Chris Cannon (UT-03). In addition to working on Capitol Hill, Rachel worked in the Independent Expenditures division at the National Republican Congressional Committee in Washington, DC, during the 2010 election cycle.

Rachel is originally from Rexburg, Idaho and a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

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James M. Cox

James M. Cox is the associate director of state regulation and legislation at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In this role, he assists state CPA societies and state boards of accountancy on state-level policy issues impacting the accounting profession.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Cox served as the director of state and local affairs for BOMA International, a commercial real estate trade association whose members own or manage over nine billion square feet of real estate in the United States. Cox also launched the state government affairs program for Goodwill Industries International, tracked state tobacco policy for the National Conference of State Legislatures, and started his career as a policy analyst for the Florida House of Representatives. Cox received his Bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Florida State University and holds a Master’s of Jurisprudence from Seton Hall Law School.

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Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer is co-founder and partner of ConvergenceCoaching LLC, a national consulting firm that helps leaders achieve success. Named in the top ten of Accounting Today's 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, INSIDE Public Accounting's Top 10 Most Recommended Consultants, CPA Practice Advisors' Top 25 Thought Leaders and AICPA’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting, Jennifer is an experienced change agent who has worked in both public accounting and industry.

She is a frequent speaker, writer and thought leader on topics related to leadership, the rise of the next generation and managing change within the CPA profession. She is also an avid runner, hiker, yogi, gardener, wife and mother of 3.

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Clare Levison, CPA, CGMA

Clare Levison is the owner of Inspired Responsibility, a consulting company dedicated to delivering continuing education via positive messages and meaningful content that inspires change. She strives to help bridge gaps in continuing professional development with inspiring programs and meaningful experiences that deliver the message, as well as the WHY behind the message, to propel professionals from good to best.

Levison is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) and is licensed in the state of Virginia. She has served on the Board of Directors of the VSCPA and the Board of Directors of the VSCPA Educational Foundation and currently serves as a member of the AICPA Consumer Financial Education Advocates group.

For over a decade, Levison has designed and delivered learning content for CPAs and finance professionals, including Virginia Board of Accountancy-approved ethics courses required to be taken annually by all Virginia licensed CPAs. In addition to her passion for professional ethics, Levison is a fervent financial literacy advocate. She is the author of “Frugal Isn’t Cheap: Spend Less, Save More, and Live Better” and has appeared on major radio and television networks across the country discussing personal finance. She has been a contributor to numerous publications including Family Circle, Fox Business, Glamour, Kiplinger’s, Redbook, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and U.S. News & World Report.

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Richard W. Hill, CPA, CGMA

Richard W. Hill is a shareholder with Mitchell Emert & Hill, P.C. in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he serves as the firm’s managing partner. He performs peer reviews for approximately 30 CPA firms annually and has performed peer reviews since 1992.

Richard graduated from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee with a BS in Business Administration, Accounting Major and currently serves on their Accounting Advisory Board. He is a former member of the American Institute of CPAs Peer Review Board and current member of its Oversight Task Force. He was one of the Peer Review Board representatives on the Auditing Standards Board’s Quality Control Task Force (which issued the current quality control practice aid). He is a member of the Peer Review Committee of the Tennessee Society of CPAs (currently serving as chair). Richard has been a discussion leader on a variety of peer review and quality control topics. In 2019, he was one of 75 selected to participate in a new initiative with the AACSB to add practitioners to accreditation teams.

He is a lifelong member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville and chair of the finance committee. Away from work, he and his wife Deanna are diehard fans of the Green Bay Packers, enjoy traveling in the US and abroad and cruising in their 1971 Buick Riviera.

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