PICPA 125th Annual Meeting & Celebration

Technology and Talent Strategies for Future-Focused Leaders

May 31-June 2 The Hotel Hershey Webcast Available

The accounting profession is rapidly evolving, and CPAs are more important than ever. Attend this year’s Annual Meeting to celebrate PICPA’s 125th year of connecting Pennsylvania CPAs and to learn more about the future of accounting for firms, clients, and corporations. Discuss technology, transformation, and talent with accounting leaders from across the state. Welcome new CPA leadership and recognize newly licensed CPAs and the 2022 Young Leader award recipients.

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Keynote Speaker: Daniel Susskind

The Future of the Professions

Dr. Daniel Susskind is a fellow in economics at Oxford University, a senior research associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University, and a visiting professor at King’s College London. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions (2015), and the author of A World Without Work (2020), described by The New York Times as "required reading for any potential presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future."

His TED Talk on the future of work has been viewed more than 1.6 million times. Previously, he worked in various roles in the British government – in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and in the Cabinet Office.

Accommodations

PICPA's room block has been filled and the Hotel Hershey is at capacity. Please contact the Hershey Lodge at (844) 330-1811 for accommodation requests. There is a shuttle available until 11 p.m. from the Lodge to the Hotel.

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A Look Back at the 2022 Agenda


Agenda & Registration

Build your Annual Meeting schedule by adding all your desired activites to your cart prior to checking out.


Tuesday, May 31

10:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch and Golf Outing 

Registration includes buffet lunch, green fees, carts, and prizes. Email foursomes to knixon@picpa.org by May 24.

Hershey Country Club East Course
Member: $150 | Guest: $150

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Reconnect with friends and meet CPAs from across Pennsylvania. Enjoy an open bar and light fare. 

Starlight Terrace
Member: $25 | Guest: $25


Wednesday, June 1

Morning Session

Attend in-person or join the webcast of the 125th Annual Business Meeting and featured speakers Daniel Susskind and Charles Weinstein. Lunch is included for in-person attendees.



 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast, Exhibit Hall, and Registration for Annual Meeting

Enjoy continental breakfast, collect your name badge and meeting merch, and visit with exhibitors.

Castilian Room 


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

125th Annual Meeting 1-Other

PICPA CEO Jen Cryder will kick-off the 125th Annual Meeting with an accounting profession update and the strategic priorities of the PICPA. President Franki Aitken will share a recap and accomplishments of her presidency and begin the installation of officers ceremony. Incoming PICPA President Aaron Risden will share his vision for the 2022-2023 membership year.  

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Franki Aitken, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
Berks County Community Foundation

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Aaron R. Risden, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Vision Benefits of America

Jennifer Cryder

Jennifer Cryder, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs


9:30 – 11:10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Daniel Susskind on The Future of the Professions 2-Other

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Dr. Daniel Susskind
Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford
Research Professor at King's College London

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

The Private Equity Option for Accounting Firms 1-Other

Discuss external and internal factors influencing the accounting profession, qualities of the firm of the future, and alternative practice structures. As a leader in the accounting profession, Charles Weinstein, CPA, has been featured across national media on the impact of new technologies and artificial intelligence. Weinstein has been instrumental in building a culture that embraces technology that benefits clients of the firm.

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Charles Weinstein, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Eisner Advisory Group LLC


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Awards Lunch

Celebrate new CPAs and the 2022 Young Leader award winners.

Fountain Lobby
 Member: Free | Guest: $25

Exclusive Sponsor
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Aaron R. Risden, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Vision Benefits of America

Jennifer Cryder

Jennifer Cryder, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs

Optional Activities and Bonus CPE

Enjoy these fun activities with colleagues and your guests or attend these complimentary CPE sessions.
Note: The PICPA Education Committee and Firm Ambassadors are meeting during these times. 

Option 1

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Art of Truffle Making

Learn to create chocolate truffles to die for! After a brief history behind the chocolate truffle, you will have the opportunity to create five truffles that tempt your taste buds and pair them with your favorite wines.

Location: Mountain Laurel Cottage
Member: $30 | Guest: $30

Option 2

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Hershey Trolley Works Tour

All aboard for a 75-minute journey through the town of chocolate and history!

Pick-up location: Hotel Lobby
 Member: $10 | Guest: $10

Option 3

Afternoon Session

In-person attendees can also register for these optional CPE sessions. 

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Legislative Update 1-Other

Hear the latest developments on the fiscal year 2022-2023 state budget discussions, current state tax legislation, PICPA’s legislative agenda, and a preview of November’s elections.

Peter Calcara, PICPA VP, Government Relations
Peter Calcara
Vice President, Government Relations
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs

2:50 – 4:30 p.m.

Technology Trends and Opportunities for You 2-Other

Review emerging business and financial technology trends and the opportunities they present for CPAs. Learn about technologies ranging from cloud computing to the future of the metaverse and discuss how they are transforming the way we work and live. Discuss opportunities to develop new skills and increase your market value. This presentation will open your eyes to a whole new world to leverage your CPA credential.

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John Higgins, CPA 
Chief Partnerships Officer
CPA Crossings LLC

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

125th Anniversary Reception

Cocktail hour, dinner stations

Cocktail Hour: Fountain Lobby, Dinner: Garden Terrace East
 Member: Free | Guest: $50

Exclusive Sponsor
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Thursday, June 2

Complimentary CPE 

Enjoy a bonus day of complimentary CPE featuring two-part leadership training with Jon Lokhorst.



8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Exhibit Hall

Visit exhibitors and enjoy continental breakfast. 

Castilian Room


 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions Pt. 1 4-Other

Expand your view of leadership and what it takes to be a successful leader, discover the two R’s of leadership and how they influence your leadership style, and explore actionable tips to lead well in all directions.

Jon Lokhorst

Jon Lokhorst, CPA, PCC
Leadership Coach & Consultant
Lokhorst Consulting LLC


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Fountain Lobby


1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions Pt. 2 4-Other

The Great Resignation. Changing workplace models. Global economic uncertainties. Elevated stress and burnout. How will you meet these challenges? Only with your best leadership—day in and day out.

Invitation-Only Events

Education Committee Meeting

RSVP to Allie Peplau

Firm Ambassador Meeting

RSVP to India Taylor

June 1
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
 Tea House

Past Presidents' Happy Hour

For PICPA past presidents, board members, and their guests

June 1
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Overlook Room

Council Meeting and Lunch

Featuring keynote speaker Daniel Susskind

June 2
 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Blue Mountain Room

Board Meeting

June 2
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Blue Mountain Room


Sponsors

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