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Educators Conference

Virtual Agenda

Date: May 6–7, 2021

DAY 1: MAY 6
CPE: 4 hours

Register for Day 1

8:30–9:30 A.M. General Session

CPA Evolution: Reimagining CPA Licensure

Daniel J. Dustin, CPA, NASBA

Jan Taylor Morris, CPA, AICPA

CPA Evolution, a joint effort of NASBA and the AICPA, aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. During this session, you will learn about the environmental trends which create the need for change, the envisioned model for CPA licensure, and the timeline for implementation. Further, you will hear how your program may need to begin adapting its curriculum for the new iteration of the CPA Exam.


9:30–9:40 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch and get a coffee refill.


9:40–11 A.M. General Session

Trends in Accounting & Indiana CPA Education Foundation Scholarship Award

Jennifer Briggs, CAE, MBA, Indiana CPA Society

As the CPA profession continues adapting to rapid change, accounting educators are faced with determining and preparing their students for what to expect. Briggs will discuss key issues you need to know about right now and in the coming years, as well as provide insight into trends that will be important for students to be prepared to address.

11–11:10 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch.


11:10 A.M.–12:10 P.M. General Session

Idea Exchange: Small Changes in Teaching with Big Results

Facilitators: INCPAS Educator Members

The past year has required a substantial shift in how educators engage their students. From quickly shifting to virtual environments to managing hybrid classrooms, the demands on academia are at an all-time high. However, also during this time, educators have made some incredible innovations and adjustments.

During this interactive idea exchange, attendees will participate in breakout discussions to share what they’ve done to keep their classes exciting and engaging. Attendees will be asked to think about a small change they’ve made over the last year and its impact in the classroom.


DAY 2: MAY 7
CPE: 4 hours

Register for Day 2

8:30–10:10 A.M. General Session

Red Flag Mania: The Money Hunt

Kelly Richmond Pope, CPA, MAcc, Ph.D, DePaul University

Gaining hands-on investigative experience can be difficult and improving your professional skepticism abilities can be close to impossible. We read about these concepts and know that they are important, but how can we gain these skills? Here is your opportunity.

Red Flag Mania: Money Hunt is an immersive investigative experience that has been called a mix of an “escape room, modern-day CLUE, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” all rolled up into a unique workshop.

The objective of Red Flag Mania is to identify as many red flags as possible. In this interactive workshop, you will work to solve a case using several forensic accounting techniques and determine the perpetrator and the schemes. The story is real. The crime happened. You are the investigator. This segment will be taught by forensic accounting expert and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope.

10:10–10:20 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch.


10:20 A.M.–NOON General Session

Employer Panel

Erika DiGuilio, RSM US LLP

Karen Hill, Katz Sapper Miller

Andrew Mansaray, Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC

Troy Parton, CPA, CVA, Bucheri McCarty & Metz LLP

Velda Vice, LWH CPAs

The always-popular practitioner panel discussion will allow educators the opportunity to interact with CPAs and better understand what employers are looking for when hiring interns and new hires. This session will also provide insight into how organizations are adjusting their recruiting efforts during the pandemic, as well as how their internships and onboarding processes have changes. Educators are invited to send questions in advance.

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