Public sector conference 2018

If you’re a financial professional in the public sector or work for a not-for-profit that follows PSAB standards, this annual event in the nation’s capital is the place to be.

Event Details

Location and date:
Ottawa October 22-23, 2018

The role of public sector financial professionals is continually evolving. At this year’s conference, you will have the opportunity to upgrade your skills and enhance the value you bring to your work with a variety of innovative sessions, captivating keynote speakers and thought-provoking panels.

Connect with peers, hear about some of the top challenges facing today’s public sector finance professionals, and stay up to date on emerging trends as you explore the leadership and accounting topics that matter most to you.

New this year, the event features half-day post-conference workshops on:

  • enhancing data management and analysis with Excel
  • effective cost estimating for decision making
  • HST/GST for public sector bodies

Please note: Workshops will not be live streamed.

Conference fees:

  • in-person attendees: $1095 plus applicable taxesr
  • virtual attendees: $895 plus applicable taxes
  • post-conference workshops: $395 plus applicable taxes per workshop


The 2017 public sector conference included:

  • a special address by Roch Huppe, comptroller general of Canada
  • a highly anticipated CFO panel discussion with personal experiences and viewpoints
  • two engaging keynotes who shared insights on how transformative leadership can help people and organizations thrive

Special offers/promotions

Group discount (virtual conference only) available. Please contact our customer service team to book groups.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.

In-person: $1,095.00; Virtual: $895.00

17 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

Topics include:

  • important Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) updates
  • innovative best practices
  • public sector accounting
  • government financial management and reporting
  • technology trends for the public sector
  • leadership development

Virtual conference option

Can’t make it to Ottawa? Attend virtually. Listen to speakers and see the conference, follow PowerPoint presentations and ask questions live in real time. All you need is a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, plus speakers and high-speed internet.

Who should attend?

  • senior financial professionals with controller, treasury or budget functions
  • public accountants, auditors and other professionals
  • financial analysts and other financial statement users

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Ottawa Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2


The Novotel Hotel
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Frequently asked questions:

What equipment do I need to join the virtual conference?

For a smooth virtual conference experience, ensure that you have: • the most current operating system and browser on the device you will use to connect to the virtual conference platform • access to high speed/broadband Internet (or 4G/LTE services for mobile/tablet devices); if you are not on high-speed Internet, your video may become patchy at times • speakers/headphones to hear the conference speakers, and keyboard to submit any questions to the speakers.

How do I use the available discounts?

Group discounts are available for virtual conference attendees, if you wish to host a local group in your area, or attend with other colleagues. Once registration is open, contact CPA Canada for your group discount options.

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Please contact:

Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793