Meeting your CPD requirements doesn’t have to be a slog. In fact, it can be a lot of fun when you pursue training that includes the chance to sharpen your skills, learn directly from the experts or expand your network – and CPA Canada conferences fit the bill.\nEach year, we host a variety of diverse national conferences. These transformative events dive into the unique challenges and opportunities of CPAs in every sector across Canada. Some take place in the same city or region on an annual basis, while others move around. Most have a virtual option and half- or full-day workshops, plus early bird specials. \nLearn how to drive value for your organization as you explore the latest developments in your field. Here are our top nine conferences for CPAs: \nNational Technology Forum\nMay 22-23, 2019 | Toronto, ON\n12+ CPD hours | Optional post-forum workshops May 24\nImportant emerging technologies in accounting, business and finance take centre stage at this future-focused conference for senior leaders. Get practical guidance on tech strategies that support strong performance outcomes, like AI, big data, cloud computing and automation. You’ll also be able to connect with IT peers, experts and pioneers on best-fit solutions for your clients or organization. \nThe ONE National Conference\nSeptember 23-24, 2019 | Montreal, QC\n14+ CPD hours | Optional pre- and post-conference workshops\nThe ONE is an unforgettable experience that’s all about cutting-edge content, drawing over 1,000 CPAs from across the country. You can customize your learning in five streams – leadership; technology; audit, advisory and reporting; organizational performance and sustainability; and tax – with innovative sessions, inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops and great networking. \nCommodity Tax Symposium \nOctober 23-24, 2019 | Ottawa, ON or virtual\n14+ CPD hours | Optional workshop October 25\nStay up to date on critical indirect tax issues and connect with other specialists in your field at this one-of-a-kind forum. It's an ideal opportunity to refine your skills, take in-depth technical sessions and learn more about the most recent updates for commodity tax policy, legislation and compliance.\nPublic Sector Conference\nOctober 28-29, 2019 | Ottawa, ON or virtual\n14+ CPD hours | Optional workshops October 30\nIf you’re a senior financial professional who works in government, for a public sector organization or a not-for-profit that follows PSAB standards, this is the place to be. Keep your public finance skills current and dive into the context-specific leadership, strategy and accounting topics that matter most to you.\nMastering Money Conference\nNovember 7-8, 2019 | Ottawa, ON\n13 CPD hours \nCanadians need more unbiased knowledge to make better decisions about their finances, both personal and business. Join our award-winning financial literacy program at this special conference that examines the top trends affecting a volatile economic landscape, including how those issues are shaping the way that people spend, save and invest.\nSR&ED Symposium (More details to come)\n\nNovember 19, 2019 | Toronto, ON\n7 CPD hours \nIt’s back! Take advantage of new technical and industry insights on SR&ED in Canada. Build your knowledge by working through interactive case studies and get the information you need to file successful SR&ED claims. You’ll also have a front-row seat to learn from Canada’s top SR&ED experts – a mix of experienced practitioners in industry as well as representatives from the CRA.\n\nOil and Gas Conference (More details to come)\n\nNovember 26-27, 2019 | Calgary, AB\n14 CPD hours \nGain a better understanding of the new normal facing Canada’s robust energy sector. This industry-driven event focuses on how to navigate the oil and gas business from a financial and strategic perspective. Attend sessions on everything from new technologies and carbon pricing to risk management and regulatory change.\nConference for Audit Committees\nDecember 9-10, 2019 | Toronto, ON\n14+ CPD hours | Optional post-event workshop\nQualified audit committee members help organizations navigate change with more sustainable success and fewer strategic setbacks. At this critically acclaimed conference, you’ll strengthen your foresight on factors that are driving change globally and learn how to anticipate what’s next in business to benefit your board and organization.\nNot-for-Profit Forum \nFebruary 2020 | Vancouver, BC\n14+ CPD hours | Optional post-event workshop\nThe 2019 edition took place last month, uniting not-for-profit leaders on what’s needed to thrive in today’s complex operating environment. It featured plenty of inspiration and practical support to help CPAs in the sector develop actionable insights that tie mission to growth. Look out for this one again next winter!