New CPA Banquet

Celebrating the achievement of becoming a CPA

One of the hallmark events of the year for Wisconsin accounting professionals, 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

On Thursday, June 13, the WICPA will be hosting the New CPA Banquet to honor and celebrate the hard work, dedication and accomplishment of becoming a licensed CPA in Wisconsin this past year.

Join us for a night of celebration to:

  • Recognize 2018's 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


Attendance is free for new licensees and one guest. Additional guest tickets are available for $40.

*Newly licensed CPAs who RSVP by May 17 will receive their printed State of Wisconsin CPA certificate at the Banquet. RSVPs after May 17 will still be recognized at the event but will receive their printed certificate via mail.


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

For details about sponsoring this hallmark event, visit the New CPA Banquet 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.

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