The ONE national conference 2018

The ONE is Canada’s must-attend, multi-track CPA event of the year. Stay at the top of your game with future-focused sessions, thought-provoking keynotes, prime networking opportunities and a first-class exhibition floor.

Event Details

Location and date:
Halifax October 1-2, 2018

Join 1,000 CPAs who are making a difference in business, accounting and finance, and don’t miss out on this unforgettable learning experience.

This year’s conference theme is Sustainability through adaptability.

With globalization, new technologies and the rise of significant environmental, social and political issues, business leaders are facing change and uncertainty. It’s critical that Canadian CPAs are able to adapt and help organizations stay ahead of the curve.

Adaptability is also crucial if organizations are to become more sustainable and develop innovative strategies for long-term profitability. The ONE speakers will be addressing these issues and will provide tools, tactics and resources to help CPAs navigate change.

Choose from a variety of sessions and panels in our interactive streams and earn additional CPD hours by adding on a pre- or post-conference workshop.

Presented by CPA Canada in cooperation with CPA New Brunswick, CPA Newfoundland and Labrador, CPA Nova Scotia and CPA Prince Edward Island

Special offers/promotions

Early bird rate extended:

Save $100 by registering before April 15, 2018.

See Frequently Asked Questions for the following additional information:

  • pricing
  • optional workshops
  • networking events

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

starting at $1,095.00

14 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Halifax Convention Centre
1800 Argyle St., Halifax, NS B3J 3N8
t.:(902) 421-8686


Halifax - Delta Hotel
1990 Barrington Street, Scotia Square, Halifax, NS B3J 1P2

Room rate: $179/night

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5

Room rate: $209/night

Homewood Suites by Hilton
1960 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J8

Room rate: $224/night

Rates are available three days prior and three days post-conference, subject to availability.

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant. CPA Canada has arranged for special conference rates at the following hotels. Contact the hotel directly and identify yourself as a participant of The ONE national conference 2018 to qualify for the special rates.

Frequently asked questions:


New pricing structure:
Members: $1095
ACAF holders: $1145
Non-members: $1195

Group discount:

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 10 per cent conference registration discount. Please contact our customer service team to book.
Please note that this discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Optional workshops available:

Pre-conference workshop (Sunday, September 30):

  • There’s been a cyber-security breach. Now what happens?(Fee: $395)
Concurrent post-conference workshops (Wednesday, October 3):
  • TGIF: Transform, Grow, Innovate Your Finance Function (Fee: $395)
  • Data analytics: Powerful Excel tools for today and tomorrow (Fee: $395)
  • Board & governance: How ethics can help organizations navigate the line between success and failure (Fee: $395)
  • Tax Planning from Times Forgotten (Fee: $395)
  • Become a CPA brand ambassador and help build the value of your profession (Free. Note: This workshop does not qualify for CPD.)
  • Additional full-day post-conference workshop: The Future Ready Leader – Leading with Strategic Foresight (Fee: $795)

Participants must attend the 2018 conference in order to attend a workshop.

Networking Events

Sunday, September 30

Pier 21:

Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada through Pier 21, the entry point for one in five Canadians between 1928 and 1971. Complimentary to conference attendees and their families with early registration. Spaces are limited.

Pre-conference reception at Alexander Keith’s Brewery:

Network with conference attendees while enjoying the one-of-a kind, award-winning theatrical tour of Alexander Keith's original Brewery! Experience, a “Real Nova Scotia Good Time” with songs, stories, and - of course - a fine variety of Mr. Keith's ales. Complimentary to conference attendees only with early registration. Spaces are limited.

Monday, October 1

Conference networking reception:

Following the day’s sessions, join attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for The ONE’s epic networking reception. Sample Atlantic food favourites and enjoy a beverage or two while visiting conference exhibitors and meeting fellow CPAs. Complimentary to conference attendees only.


Glen Arbour Golf Course: Enjoy 20 per cent off green fees and power cart seat pricing at Glen Arbour – an expertly designed and meticulously maintained public course for golfers of all abilities, offering challenging greens and beautiful scenery. Complimentary to conference attendees and their families with early registration.


Please contact:

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