Conferences for CPAs, by CPAs

Make the most of your training in 2019. In addition to courses and certificate programs, we also offer several noteworthy conferences that bring together CPAs in every sector, at any career stage.

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.

Each 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.

Learn how to drive value for your organization as you explore the latest developments in your field. Here are our top nine conferences for CPAs:

National Technology Forum

May 22-23, 2019 | Toronto, ON

12+ CPD hours | Optional post-forum workshops May 24

Important 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.

The ONE National Conference

September 23-24, 2019 | Montreal, QC

14+ CPD hours | Optional pre- and post-conference workshops

The 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.

Commodity Tax Symposium

October 23-24, 2019 | Ottawa, ON or virtual

14+ CPD hours | Optional workshop October 25

Stay 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.

Public Sector Conference

October 28-29, 2019 | Ottawa, ON or virtual

14+ CPD hours | Optional workshops October 30

If 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.

Mastering Money Conference

November 7-8, 2019 | Ottawa, ON

13 CPD hours

Canadians 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.

SR&ED Symposium (More details to come)

November 19, 2019 | Toronto, ON

7 CPD hours

It’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.


Oil and Gas Conference (More details to come)

November 26-27, 2019 | Calgary, AB

14 CPD hours

Gain 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.

Conference for Audit Committees

December 9-10, 2019 | Toronto, ON

14+ CPD hours | Optional post-event workshop

Qualified 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.

Not-for-Profit Forum

February 2020 | Vancouver, BC

14+ CPD hours | Optional post-event workshop

The 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!