Spark your imagination! Learn how to carve out your professional niche in a morning loaded with speakers from the technology, not-for-profit, hospitality, and public accounting sectors.

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Expanding Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Creating Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skillset

Hear how one not-for-profit is providing training to help Black teens in underserved communities become successful entrepreneurs. Learn to utilize these same skillsets and mindsets to follow your professional passions.

Speaker:
Juliana Ceja, HERE Technologies | Black Ecosystem


Startups Helping Startups

Explore how pairing a career in public accounting with your interests can lead you wherever you want to go. Examine how to think like an entrepreneur from the founder of a firm focused on providing accounting services to other startup organizations.

Speaker:
Curt Mastio, CPA | Founder’s CPA | Northwestern University


Creating Your Niche: Tales from the Front Line

Hear from colleagues who have made a successful leap into entrepreneurship, from starting their own firms to creating a much-needed recruitment division at their existing employer. While the paths of entrepreneurs can lead in different directions, all are connected through vision, mindset, and grit.

Panelists:
Irma Bondi, CPA | Miller Cooper
Kenneth Mason, CPA | Equibis
Rob Pasquesi, CPA | Pasquesi Partners


Making the Jump

What happens when you start with an accounting background and add a dash of entrepreneurial spirit? Hear how one former Big 4 tax consultant carved out his own niche in the restaurant industry. Meet the general manager and owner of Galit and be inspired to follow your own unique path to entrepreneurship.

Speaker:
Andrés Clavero | Galit


DATE: October 21, 2022
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: UBS Tower Conference Center
ADDRESS: 1 North Wacker | 2nd Floor | Chicago, IL
CREDITS: 3 CPE
IN-PERSON CODE: C55283
COST: $95 Member | $110 Non-member

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Congratulations to the recipient of our Young Professional Leadership Award:

Kenny Mason
Kenneth Mason, CPA
Founder and CEO
Equibis

See Why Others Have Attended This Program

“I was able to make connections. The ice breaker really helped me talk to people I didn’t know at the table.”

“It was great hearing the different paths of each speaker in the accounting profession.
I would love to attend this program again.”


“I found it motivating being surrounded by young professionals like myself.”


Special thanks to our 2022 conference sponsors:

 

ELITE SILVER SPONSOR


Brilliant

BRONZE SPONSOR

Truity Partners

All program information is subject to change. Please verify upon registration. The Illinois CPA Society reserves the right to modify the delivery of conference sessions in response to ongoing changes in COVID restrictions.

By registering to attend this event in person, I agree to abide by each of the COVID-19 safety protocols that are in place for the event. I understand that failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event with no refund. I acknowledge that my in-person attendance is voluntary, and I waive and release ICPAS from any liability arising from the contraction of communicable diseases.