Summer Education Conference


20.0 Credits

The Sandestin CPE Retreat is now the Summer Education Conference (SEC). Partnering with the Society of Louisiana CPAs has created this fun and exciting SEC collaboration! This year the Alabama, Louisiana, AND Florida societies are working together to bring all of our members together. 2017 is going to be another great year in and for the SEC!

Since 1976, the Alabama Society of CPAs has taken CPE to the beach. The week long retreat does not just revolve around education, but memorable experiences, like: the Annual ASCPA Beach Party, an opening reception with live music, an annual golf tournament looking over Baytowne’s shores, and now a partnership with both the Florida Institute and Louisiana Society of CPAs. With room for work in the morning and play in the afternoon, this family-friendly event offers significant time for networking.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

(A) Professional Issues Update with Barry Melancon and Economic Update - Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

(B) 2017 A&A Update with Jim Martin, CPA, CGMA - Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(C) 2017 Tax Update with Vicki Myer, CPA - Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, July 20, 2017

(D) SSARs and A&A with Paul Brown, CPA, and Cybersecurity with Lisa Traina, CPA - Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Friday, July 21, 2017

(E) Governmental and Other A&A - Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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Monday, July 17, 2017

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5:00PM - 7:00PM

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8:00AM - 12:00PM

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From hotels to condos, beachfront to poolside, conference attendees can choose from a variety of properties, so there’s something for everyone. (You must be a registered attendee in order to qualify for these rates.)

Note: All conference sessions will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa.

Hilton Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort and Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Rates range from $310 to $695 per night.

Resort Fee: All rooms will be charged a daily resort charge. The resort fee covers guest internet access, self parking, fitness center access, tram transport throughout the resort, kids 10 and under eat free breakfast at Sandcastles, 10% off bike rentals, an exclusive shopping pass for Silver Sands and Grand Boulevard, and local/toll free calls.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations must be made by June 19, 2017. Please use group code CPA to save on your reservation at the Hilton Sandestin when you call 1-800-559-1805 or reserve online.

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West
Destin, FL 32550

Beachside at Sandestin*
1 BR        $339
2 BR        $475
3 BR        $599

Westwinds at Sandestin*
1 BR        $349
2 BR        $495
3 BR        $609
The Village at Baytown Wharf
1 BR        $215
2 BR        $319

Luau at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort**
1 BR        $245
2 BR        $339

*A minimum stay of 5 nights is required on Beachfront accommodations. 
**A minimum stay of 4 nights is required in Luau accommodations.

All room rates include:
·        Complimentary resort transportation
·        Two bicycles per unit for up to four hours per day
·        Fitness center access
·        One hour per day of tennis court time (based on availability)
·        One hour per day on either a canoe, kayak, or boogie board.

Resort Fee: All rooms will be charged a daily resort fee in the amount of 12% of the pre-tax amount of the daily room rate. The resort fee covers items, including but not limited to, self-parking, Wi-Fi in the Baytowne and Linkside Conference Center, and reservation processing services.

All rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees in effect at time of check-in (currently 11% for accommodations and 9% taxes and fees for all other services).                                

RESERVATIONS: Reserve your condo online or complete an accommodation form and submit it to the Sandestin sales office. Reservations must be received by June 15, 2017. (Group code: 23P44C)