EDGE Career
Development

Sessions: June 12–14
Workshops: June 10–11

Your pathway
to influence

Define the steps to reach your biggest goals.

Unleash your career motivation and surround yourself with colleagues who have that same hunger during the EDGE Career Development curriculum.

Look for: Leadership skills essential to reinforce the talent pipeline of CPAs and a broadened professional network of young professionals.

What you'll gain: A plan of action to guide you in the months and years ahead.

Unlock unlimited possibilities for yourself and your organization during EDGE @ ENGAGE. Surround yourself with power influencers, pioneers of the leadership and 3,800 CPAs and financial professionals representing every segment of the profession. Share experiences with peers who know exactly what you're going through and the challenges that you face.

Discover what it takes to be a standout professional at EDGE @ ENGAGE. Together, we can reach goals beyond your imagination.

Latest news

Human Intelligence: Achieving your highest priorities

Human Intelligence: Lead with inspired authenticity

Human Intelligence: Crucial Conversations

Three days of engagement

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Cut to the chase. Why you can't miss AICPA ENGAGE 2018:

Collaborate with accountants and finance professionals from different expertise, skill levels and insights.

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Who will be there?

Accounting professionals from all specializations looking for career development

Thought leader spotlight

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Sarah Elliott, CPA, ACC

Principal and Co-Founder, Intend2Lead LLC

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Alison VanOtterloo, CPA

Vice President, Internal Audit, Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company

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Joseph Rugger, CPA, CGMA

Director of Accounting, Jonesboro Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab

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Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA

Vice President - Finance & Tax, 1st Financial Bank USA

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Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA

CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs

Every year, AICPA EDGE brings you a unique opportunity to network with fellow young professionals from various backgrounds and attend sessions bringing strategies and insights into polishing your career.

AICPA ENGAGE has amplified that opportunity by 7! Attend sessions designed for you, PLUS 6 curriculums designed for professionals interested in tax, estate, retirement, investment and practice management services. Attend crossover sessions and take advantage of the grandness of AICPA ENGAGE 2018:

Make yourself at home

Your curriculums are at the heart of AICPA ENGAGE. Now, it’s easier than ever to find your people.

Chart the path to your peers

Look for turquoise ribbons, lanyards and directional signage on-site to help you find EDGE colleagues and peers during:

Networking events!

  • Monday and Wednesday evening receptions just for EDGE attendees, in addition to nightly exhibit hall networking receptions
  • Tuesday night: Dedicated bays at Topgolf event
  • Access to all community lounges within the exhibit hall: Mingle with seasoned professionals from your area of interest, and make genuine connections that last a lifetime

During sessions!

  • 25+ EDGE-specific sessions with access to 260 additional sessions
  • All-Access Pass: 4 days of unparalleled learning and 14+ hours of priceless networking
  • Tuesday lunch: Find your community at green tables during networking lunches in the arena, with discussion topics based on your area of interest
  • Grouped sessions for “hallway networking” and shorter walking distances between sessions

Before the event!

  • Curriculum HQ: visit the AICPA Conferences app to find session highlights, networking opportunities for your community and more

Pre-Event Workshops included in the ALL ACCESS PASS

Pre-Event Workshops

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CPAFMA Workshops

Advanced Accounting and Auditing Workshops

Convince your boss

Anyone who's been to an AICPA conference will tell you it's an incredible learning experience. But if you're going to ask your employer to pick up the tab, you have to make a bold case for attending.

We've prepared a step-by-step guide to help you succeed.

On-site: Networking with peers

Recognize your peers and vendors with color coded badges

Meet colleagues outside of your main focus area and compare learnings and best practices that affect the profession.

Quality experience for online attendees

Online attendees will be able to easily sort sessions and enter chat rooms specific to your focus areas.

Enjoy online only events such as live Q&A sessions with keynotes

Enhance your ENGAGE learning experience.

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Data Driven Leadership Program

You’ll be immersed in the new realities of financial services delivery and the FinTech driving the change, plus the opportunities awaiting you.

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Finance Redefined Track

Close the gap between the reality of today’s revolutionary changes and the mindset that the changes won’t come for another decade.