To meet the growing needs of the profession, the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) annually holds a number of learning events delivered in a variety of formats, including our annual Summit, specialty conferences, courses, workshops, and webcasts. ICPAS strives to deliver high quality learning experiences that meet the changing needs of a diverse profession.

To that end, ICPAS is always pleased to consider new speakers and topics to keep our programs fresh and relevant. A summary of some of our events and speaker requirements appear below. If our topics match your expertise or you have a new topic you feel the profession could benefit from, please use the form below to propose a session.

Audience Demographic

The attendees are CPAs and other financial professionals working in either professional service firms or corporate finance/business.


ICPAS is always on the lookout for new trending topics to supplement our traditional offerings.  We are especially interested in case studies and best practices – as well as topics that provide actionable take-always at the session’s conclusion.

Core topic areas include:

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Leadership & Development 

For examples of conferences and other learning events we are currently offering, we encourage you to browse our website.

Speaker Qualifications

Speakers should be senior management level (i.e. partner, vice president, etc.). Our audiences have 10+ years experience and expect to hear from someone at their level or higher. Speakers should have a proven track record for knowledge and presentation skills. We require ratings of 4.0 or above (out of 5) in both categories from prior speaking engagements at the Society or other events.

Speaker Expenses

The Illinois CPA Society reimburses all travel and meal expenses. Hotel rooms, when needed, are reserved and paid for by the Illinois CPA Society.

Speaking Submission

To be considered, please complete and submit the Speaker Request Form. Your information will be reviewed and we will contact you if there is an opportunity.

I am interested in presenting for a:

Are you an Illinois CPA Society member?

Member Status (CPA)

Presented before at an ICPAS event/ webcast?


Please include past or current topics that you have presented on. Please include the title of the topic(s), brief description, when you presented the topic(s), and which organization you presented at. 

Please email Monica DeBartolo with any relevant supporting documents (i.e. Resume) or if you have any questions.


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Questions, comments, feedback

Monica DeBartolo
Conference Content Manager | 312-517-7648