New CPA Banquet

Celebrating the achievement of becoming a CPA

One of the hallmark events of the accounting profession, the New CPA Banquet honors Wisconsin's newly licensed CPAs and celebrates their hard work, dedication and accomplishment of achieving the CPA designation.

2019 Event Registration is open!

On Thursday, June 13, the WICPA will be hosting the 2019 New CPA Banquet to honor and celebrate 2018's newly licensed CPAs for their hard work, dedication and accomplishment of becoming a CPA.

Join us for a night of celebration to:

  • Recognize 2018 newly licensed CPAs as they receive their printed State of Wisconsin CPA certificate*.
  • Hear from keynote speaker Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA.
  • Network with newly licensed CPAs and leaders in the accounting profession.
  • Enjoy dinner, drinks and casino-themed entertainment.

Date, Time & Location

Thursday, June 13
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Marriott West
W231N1600 Corporate Ct.
Waukesha, WI 53186


5:30 p.m. Registration & Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Program
8:30 p.m. Entertainment


RSVP by Friday, May 17. Attendance is free for new licensees and one guest. Additional guest tickets are available for $40.

*Newly licensed CPAs must RSVP by Friday, May 17 to receive their printed State of Wisconsin CPA certificate at the Banquet.


Overnight Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha for the night of Thursday, June 13, with a room rate of $139 plus tax. To reserve a room, please call 877-651-7666 and identify as an attendee of the WICPA New CPA Banquet.

Thank you to our sponsors

Entertainment Sponsor

West Bend

Event Sponsor

Becker Professional Education

Event Sponsor

WICPA Educational Foundation

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are limited for the New CPA Banquet. For details on sponsoring this hallmark event, visit the event's sponsorships page or contact Terry Felker.

2018 Event Recap

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, nearly 170 new licensees, their guests and supporting firm and business leaders attended the 2018 New CPA Banquet and enjoyed dinner, drinks, a keynote speaker and the presentation of the official State of Wisconsin CPA Certificate to newly licensed Wisconsin CPAs as they walked across the stage.

After the presentation, attendees expressed their creativity by painting canvases with the help of Uptown Art, as well as enjoyed sampling chocolate and beer pairings and chocolate and wine pairings from Indulgence Chocolatiers.

View Event Photos