The application process for 2017 Fall conference planning task forces is now open through December 9.

2017 Fall Conferences (Application process October-December)

  • Accounting & Auditing (Rosemont / Springfield), December
  • Advanced Topics in Flow-Through Taxation Half-Day, December
  • Construction Industry, October
  • Employee Benefits (Rosemont), December
  • Financial Institutions, September
  • Fraud & Forensic, October
  • Healthcare Compliance & Fraud Half-Day, November
  • Not-for-Profit (Rosemont), November
  • Not-for-Profit (Springfield), December
  • State and Local Tax, January


The Illinois CPA Society offers over 30 continuing education conferences a year. These events are typically one day and are held in Springfield, Chicago, or surrounding area of Chicago. Conference attendance ranges from 50-350 attendees. We look to our dedicated volunteers to help assist with the planning of a conference. A Conference planning task force typically consists of 4-8 members. In order to be considered, we ask that you have attended the event that you wish to plan or are familiar with the Society's conferences.

As a task force member you would be involved with the following

  • Participate on four-five planning calls via teleconferencing or in person starting 7-8 months from the conference date
  • Identify topics and speakers that adhere to the ICPAS new engage learning model
  • Help confirm speakers
  • Oversee assigned session/speaker - work with him/her on their topic description for the brochure
  • Sponsor/Exhibitor suggestions, contacts
  • Review timed agenda, program materials and promotional brochure
  • Market the conference to your contacts
  • Introduce one or more speakers at the conference

    In addition

    Volunteering on an ICPAS Task Force is a great opportunity to share your expertise, broaden your knowledge, enhance your credibility, and build professional connections for a lifetime - all while actively contributing to the CPA profession and your professional society.
  • Your name and company will be on the conference brochure which gets mailed to thousands of our members
  • Attend the conference complimentary

Spring Conferences (Application process June-August)

•   Employee Benefits (Chicago), May
•   Estate and Gift Tax, May
•   Government (Rosemont / Springfield), April  
•   Not-for-Profit Complex and Emerging Accounting & A-133 Issues, June
•   Taxation on Real Estate, May/June


Questions, comments, feedback

Lesley Roselle
Assistant Director, Education | 312.517.7628