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2016 Summer Education Conference (SEC16)
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7/24/2016 to 7/29/2016
When: 07/24-29/2016
Where: Hilton Sandestin
United States

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The Society of Louisiana CPAs and the Alabama Society of CPAs are joining forces to double the fun of the annual beach conference experience. Get a full week of sun and CPE in beautiful Sandestin, while enjoying a perfectly mixed cocktail of information and beach activities. With a variety of hotel options, we’ve got something to fit just about any vacation budget, so make your plans today to join us this summer. (Plus, you just might make some new tailgate buddies for the next big game.) 


Sponsorships are available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or 

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

Sunday, July 24
3:00 – 5:00 pm Registration
6:00 – 8:00 pm Opening Reception
Monday, July 25
7:00 – 7:45 am Registration/Check-in
7:45 – 8:00 am Opening Remarks
8:00 am-12:00 pm 2016 Accounting and Auditing Update
Jim Martin, CPA, CGMA, Mac • Martin & Co, CPA, P.C. • Atlanta, GA
1:00 – 5:00 pm Golf Tournament ($140pp)
Tuesday, July 26
8:00 – 10:00 am Professional Issues Update
Ron Gitz, CPA, CGMA
CEO – Society of Louisiana CPAs • Kenner, LA
Jeannine P. Birmingham, CPA, CAE, CGMA
President & CEO – Alabama Society of CPAs • Montgomery, AL
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cybersecurity: What You Need To Know
Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA • Traina & Associates • Baton Rouge, LA
1:00 – 5:00 pm Annual Beach Party ($15pp)
Sponsored by Rochdale & Southeastern Financial
Wednesday, July 27
8:00 am-12:00 pm Recent SALT Developments in the Southeastern States With an Emphasis on Alabama and Louisiana
Bruce Ely, Esq. • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP • Birmingham, AL
Jaye A. Calhoun, JD • McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC • New Orleans, LA
Paul DeMarco, JD • Parson, Lee, Juliano, P.C. • Homewood, AL
Julie Stokes, CPA • LA Representative, District 79 • Kenner, LA
Thursday, July 28
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Forensics for Cash-Heavy Companies
Kevin A. Andrews, CPA/ABV, CFE, CFF
Financial Forensics & Valuation Group, PC • Birmingham, AL
1:00 – 5:00 pm Fishing Tournament ($165pp)
Friday, July 29
8:00 am-12:00 pm Federal Tax Update
Alfred E. (Ted) Stacey IV, CPA
Director of Tax Services – Bourgeois Bennett, LLC • New Orleans, LA

Additional fees may apply to the optional events. 


   Early bird
(through 7/8)
(after 7/8)
Members $500 $550
Non-Members $550 $600



Conference is being held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa 

Additional fees will apply to optional events like receptions, golf, and fishing. 

Note: Conference materials will be distributed electronically before the event. Printed materials will NOT be provided.


Summer Education Conference attendees get exclusive rates at five resort properties! From hotels to condos, beachfront to poolside, conference attendees can choose from a variety of properties, so there’s something for everyone. (Note: You must be a registered attendee in order to qualify for these rates.)

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



Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

4000 Sandestin Blvd. S.

Destin, FL 32550


Accommodations  Daily Rates
Spa (Partial View)  $295 
Beach View
Emerald Deluxe Jr Suite (Partial View)
Emerald Deluxe Jr Suite (Beach View)


Rates are subject to applicable taxes and are quoted for single/double occupancy. There will be a $20 charge for each additional adult. 


RESERVATIONS: Reserve online at or call 850.267.9500. (Group code: ALC)


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

Daily Rates
  The Village at Baytowne Wharf
1BR $209
2BR $309
  Westwinds at Sandestin*
1BR $339
2BR $479
3BR $589
  Beachside at Sandestin*
1BR $329
2BR $459
3BR $579
  Luau at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort**
1BR $235
2BR $329

*A minimum stay of 5 nights is required for beachfront accommodations.
**A minimum stay of 4 nights is required for Luau accommodations.

Rooms will be made available three days prior and three days after the event on a space-available basis. A deposit of one night’s room rate is required to secure rooms. Rates shown DO NOT include applicable fees and taxes.

RESERVATIONS: Reserve your condo online or complete an accommodation form and submit it to the Sandestin sales office. Reservations must be received by June 24, 2016. (Group code: 23H3VQ)


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