The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) holds 30+ conferences annually including the ICPAS SUMMIT (formerly the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase). Conferences are held in the Chicago metro area or downstate Illinois. The ICPAS SUMMIT is held in late August at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. 

ICPAS is always pleased to consider new speakers and topics to keep our programs fresh and relevant. Details about our events and speaker requirements appear below. If our topics match your expertise, please consider participating in one of our events. We look forward to hearing from you.

Audience Demographic

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


The number of attendees at our conferences range from 30 to 300.

Illinois CPA Society Conferences


The number of attendees at our Summit educational tracks range from 50 to 1,300, depending on the topic.

Showcase Tracks

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

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.

Online Speaker Request Form

I am interested in presenting for a:

Are you an Illinois CPA Society member?

Member Status (CPA)

Presented before at an ICPAS event/ webcast?

Presented before at another organization?


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 Lesley Roselle with any relevant supporting documents (i.e. Resume) or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your interest in presenting for the Illinois CPA Society.


Questions, comments, feedback

Lesley Roselle
Assistant Director, Education | 312.517.7628