Author: Cassandra Gray, Communications Manager, NASBA
“Taking Learning to a Higher Level,” served as the theme of the 2018 National Registry Summit, held, September 25-26, in Denver, CO. Hosted annually, the Summit serves as a forum for members of NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors to network, exchange best practices and explore critical topics pertaining to the planning and administration of continuing professional education (CPE) programs for certified public accountants (CPAs).
Representatives from over 100 Registry sponsors, three State Boards of Accountancy and six State CPA Societies attended the Summit, along with members of NASBA’s National Registry team. Through a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions, Summit attendees gained insights on several emerging areas impacting the accounting profession. Featured topics included: artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cryptocurrency, data analytics and the current state of the CPA profession. Summit attendees also participated in discussions on designing effective learning amid change and uncertainty.
Among this year’s featured speakers were: Amanda Wilke with Boomer Consulting; Roger O’Donnell with KPMG; Max Fitch with the AICPA; Dr. Jay Bavel with the Stern School of Business in Management at New York University; A.D. Detrick of MetriVerse Analytics and John Pytel of Conferences i/o.
NASBA’s own, Alfonzo Alexander, kept attendees engaged and on their feet as Summit moderator. Jessica Luttrull, Associate Director of the National Registry, shared updates on the proposed revisions to the CPE Standards, while Jeff Price, Instructional Design Administrator, and National Registry Administrator Mark Tornow presented on proper implementation of the CPE Standards. Each of the presenters and panelists fostered positive interaction through group discussion, interactive Q&A, table topics as well as a scavenger hunt, which lasted the duration of the two-day conference.
Plans are currently underway to confirm the date and host city for the 2019 National Registry Summit, so stay tuned. To learn more about the National Registry Summit and NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors, visit: nasbaregistry.org.
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