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Note: The full Convention schedule is only available in-person. Virtual attendees will have a set agenda that includes the three general sessions and the select sessions listed below from across the five tracks.

Day 1

“I’m Not Limping. That’s Swagger!”

Kelsey Tainsh, brain cancer survivor and professional speaker

It's been an incredibly challenging year, but 31 year-old stroke survivor Kelsey Tainsh will remind you that your worst day is better than the best day for billions around the world. Armed with her quirky sense of humor, engaging stories and relevant message, she helps organizations and their people gain the perspective needed to overcome any challenge in their life and in their work. Audiences walk away with a resilient new mindset and a fresh appreciation for the gift of work, accomplishment and the relationships we all share.


Federal Tax Update

Mark Sellner, CPA, JD, LLM, Sellner Tax Consulting, LLC

This session provides an overview of recent federal tax law changes, legislation, regulations, IRS pronouncements and cases. New tax law provisions will be discussed, along with year-end tax planning tips.


Remote Work Security Risks

Aaron Toops,

In this session, you will learn best practices for remote working scenarios, from utilizing the cloud to connecting up via VPN. We will also learn best practices for keeping sensitive documents and client information secure while working in your home office.


DOR Update: Project NextDOR and INTIME

Commissioner Bob Grennes and Kevin Gulley, Indiana Department of Revenue

In this session, DOR staff will update you on: how they are responding to changing economic conditions; ways it is improving operations; upcoming initiatives and practitioner resources; and how the final rollouts of the Project NextDOR modernization effort are proceeding and benefiting tax practitioners.


SAS Update

Jim Schmutte, CPA, DBA

The objective of this session is to provide an overview of the suite of new auditing reporting standards issued by the Auditing Standards Board as SAS Nos. 134-141. The effective date for the standards is for financial statements for periods ending on or after Dec. 15, 2021. The course will also cover SAS Nos. 142 – 145 with later effective dates.



Indiana Economic Update
Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, and Lewis and Wilkins LLP
An insider's view on the current state of the economy and outlook for 2022. Topics will include: impact of Indiana's new congressional and legislative districts, top issues for the next legislative session, and an analysis of the upcoming mid-term elections.

Day 2

Elevate Your Professional Presence

Judy Hissong, CLM, president of Nesso Strategies

Presence is the intersection of personality, confidence, and composure. Elevating your professional presence allows for improved influence and credibility. We will examine the components of presence that add up to personal and professional success, including the common blank spots in our communication.


INCPAS Advocacy Update

Lou Belch, The Corydon Group, & Courtney Kincaid, CAE, Indiana CPA Society

Find out about the 2022 legislative session, COVID-related issues being addressed in Indiana, and INCPAS advocacy efforts on behalf of the CPA profession.

Ethics & Technology
Steve Yoss Jr., CPA, MS, K2 Enterprises
Practical technology issues like data privacy and security no doubt carry ethical considerations, but technology also affects the ethics associated with issues such as work‐life balance, the digital divide, training needs, copyrights and fraud. In this session, you will learn about “technoethics” and its implications for individuals and organizations.

The Millennial Mindset Meets COVID Realities – Storm Clouds and Silver Linings
Karl Ahlrichs, CSP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Gregory & Appel Insurance
This session will take a fresh look at the key Millennial generation from a behavioral and motivational viewpoint, with a focus on what they have in common with those who come from other worlds, other value systems and other generations. Reflect on the post-COVID realities of a multi-generational workforce and overlay the realities of modern management with a realistic look at the disrupted workforce. This session will review the how the foundations of finance and accounting are shifting, and how the scarce Millennials are key to making the profession sustainable.

A Look at What's New in the Pass-Through Entity World

Jacob Arkanoff, CPA, and Nathan Richwine, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
Find out about recent changes and rulings related to partnership and S-corporation returns, as well as current legislation in the works and what impact it may have on future reporting.

Pursuit of Champion Transformation: Transforming Your Organization into a Champion of Diversity & Inclusion
Gary Brackett, former Indianapolis Colts linebacker and Super Bowl Champion
In this keynote, Bracket will share pro tips on how to attract, hire and retain a workforce that is representative of the community. Strategies will include: empowering your team to speak up on diversity equity and inclusion issues; implementing processes, programs and services to create equity in your organization; and building brand ambassadors and ally groups to continue championing your efforts.


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