Business & Industry Spring Conference Livestream

Business & Industry Spring Conference Livestream

Business & Industry Spring Conference Livestream


Your Source For Key Updates & Insights on Timely Issues

Attend this year's Business & Industry Spring Conference to hear from prominent leaders and experts about the latest updates and insights on the economy, tax law changes, employee retention, Excel, SECURE 2.0 provisions, defending against cyberattacks, avoiding fraud, and more.


CPAs, CEOs, CFOs, controllers, directors, managers, HR professionals and accounting staff will benefit greatly by attending.

In-Person Option

For those looking to attend the conference in-person, including the choice for breakout sessions, this year's Business & Industry Spring Conference will be held at the Brookfield Conference Center. The registration page and more details for attending in person is available here.

Registration Changes

We are excited to provide the convenience of offering both in-person and livestream options for attending our conferences. However, if a registrant wishes to change from in-person to livestream attendance 14 days or less prior to a conference, the WICPA CPE Department must be contacted to make the change and a $25 fee will apply. For Cancellation Policy details, please see the registration form or visit

7.2 CPE Credits


Registration is open through 03/21. Register by 03/07 for Early Bird Pricing.

Member Price

$359 / $329 Early-Bird pricing ends on 03/07/2024.

Nonmember Price

$459 / $429 Early-Bird pricing ends on 03/07/2024.

Student Price


Thursday, March 21

8:00am to 4:30pm (Check-In 7:00am)

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Thursday, Mar 21st

8:00AM TO 8:15AM / General Session

8:15AM TO 9:15AM / General Session

Brian Kleist, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC

This year's opening session will provide key insights you can use to grow and protect your business and your family. Discussion will include views across economy, industry, policy and markets and how people may be impacted in 2024 and beyond. Planning ideas individuals are taking advantage of in the marketplace will also be shared.

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9:35AM TO 10:35AM / General Session

Excel for CPAs: Bridging the Gap Between Data & Decision-Making

Elevate your skills by bridging the gap between raw data and strategic insights. Attend this session for a dynamic learning experience where you'll gain mastery in leveraging Excel as a powerful tool as you uncover advanced techniques, streamline data analysis and enhance your ability to make informed decisions.

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10:55AM TO 11:55AM / General Session

Jodie Beining, Tax Managing Director, BDO USA, LLP

Every business activity has a tax consequence whether it be positive, negative or neutral. This session will discuss recent tax law changes and potential changes that will impact business decisions.

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12:55PM TO 1:55PM / General Session

SECURE 2.0: What You Need to Know

This session will review the SECURE 2.0 provisions affecting the retirement plan landscape. With over 90 provisions in the act, we will cover the most impactful provisions that plan sponsors should be focusing on this year, particularly since there is a mix of mandatory and optional provisions. You will leave with information and knowledge on how to leverage the new provisions to help reduce administrative hassle, provide employees with financial support and encourage positive savings behaviors.

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2:15PM TO 3:15PM / General Session

Dave Molenda, Owner, Positive Polarity, LLC

Think of your last call with a customer, what percentage of the time were you speaking versus listening? Then, dig deeper and consider if you were really listening or simply hearing. In this interactive session, you will learn eight tips to improve your listening skills. Then, test yourself and find out how good your listening skills really are!

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3:30PM TO 4:30PM / General Session

Kathy Enstrom, Director of Investigations, Moore Tax Law Group LLC

Staying independent within the accounting and financial community is extremely important in today's financial environment. People around you may want to push across a line that could result in you aiding or assisting in potential fraudulent acts. Being too agreeable in a request could result in either losing your license, getting involved in a civil audit or becoming a target of a criminal investigation. This session will discuss cautionary tales where lines were crossed and provide guidance on how to maintain objectivity and independence.

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4:30PM TO 4:35PM / General Session

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