The American Institute of CPAs will be combining its popular Personal Financial Planning Section conference with four other events that the group hosts.
The combined event, called Engage, is set for June 12 through June 14, 2017, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
With more topics, speakers and exhibitors, the AICPA hopes to provide expanded learning and networking opportunities.
“You’ll still have the same conference and the same networking,” said Scott Sprinkle, the current chair at the PFP event, at a general session Tuesday.
The PFP conference is being held this week in Las Vegas.
“You’ll have one fee and your choice of any sessions,” said Sprinkle, co-founder and managing member of Sprinkle & Associates in Littleton, Colo.
Engage will combine the AICPA’s PFP conference with events covering advanced estate planning, tax strategies, auditing and accounting and practice management and technology.
Some CPA planners are concerned about losing the intimacy of the current event, which has grown to the 1,300 attendees at the current session.
“CPAs don’t like change,” said Michael Eisenberg of Innovative Wealth Advisors in Encino, Calif., a CPA and holder of the personal financial specialist (PFS) designation granted by the AICPA.
“It’s new, so it’s a little scary,” he said.