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Carnival Jubilee

2502 Harborside Dr, Terminal 1
Galveston, TX 77553

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20.00 Credits

Member Price $950.00

Non-Member Price $1,050.00


Now boarding! LCPA is proud to offer a learning experience unlike any other with CPE at Sea! Join members from Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and other surrounding states for a 7-day cruise aboard the Carnival Jubilee departing from Galveston. 

While at sea, popular presenter Marc Hamilton will lead 20 hours of CPE focused on evolving technologies like AI, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Cryptocurrency, and much more. Many times, the difficult part of learning technology evolution is connecting the practical application and seeing concepts become tools. On this learning voyage, Marc will show you first-hand the practical applications for these cutting-edge tools. Sessions include:

Cruise Industry Financial Strategy Post-COVID and Ship Tour Discussion (1.0 A&A, 3.0 Economics)

  • Introduction 
  • Historical Financial Statement & Capital Structure Review
  • Carnival Fleet and Key Strategic Operational Changes 4 Accounting & Economics
  • Current Industry Perspective
  • Economics of a Cruise Ship = Ship Tour

The Evolving CPA Toolkit - Big Data, Analytics, and the Explosion of AI (4.0 IT)

  • What is Big Data?
  • Practical Overview of Data Analytics Tools
  • Convergence of Technology and Implications to CPA's 4 Information Technology
  • What is AI?
  • "Who moved my Cheese" - Profession Changes to Embrace

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Prompt Engineering: Overview and Application (4.0 IT)

  • What is NLP and What makes it Tick?
  • Review of Current Application of NLP
  • ChatGPT Overview and Practical Introduction 4 Information Technology
  • Prompt Engineering: The Key to Success
  • Using NLP for Code and Process Development
  • Using AI Visualization 

Brainstorming Exercise: "Building a Better Mouse Trap" Case Study (4.0 IT)

  • Introduction and Fact Pattern
  • Data Analytics Development
  • Gathering and Cleaning
  • Keeping it Simple 4 Information Technology
  • Script Development 
  • Data Transformation
  • Visualization

Current Technology A&A Topics of Importance (1.0 A&A, 1.0 Ethics)

A Futuristic Perspective of our Accounting Profession (1.0 IT)

  • Technology Change will only get faster! 
  • Evolving Demands on Services Offerings
  • Transformation of Trust 
  • CPA meets Data Scientist meets Strategist

Learnings: Reflection and Re-discussion (1.0 Personal Development)

  • Sharpen the Saw:  
  • Around the Table Discussion - Reflection on Learnings
  • How can what I have learned help me tomorrow? 
  • Lifetime Learning: Make a Commitment Conclusion
  • CPE at Sea Certificate Awards

NOTE: All courses will be held on "sea days."

Step 1: Register below. Please note: The registration fee includes the price of CPE. Price does not include cabin fair (prices vary) or cost of travel to or from the port.
Step 2: Contact Marc to book your perfect cabin. Before booking, Marc must enroll you in the group reservation. He can then assist you as needed with your booking and answer any questions that you may have.

Questions? Email Marc Hamilton at


Leader Bios

Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton is a strategy-oriented finance executive with proven successes in change management. ?Mr. Hamilton has over 30 years of extensive practical experiences with data analytics, process design and technology implementation. His roles have provided broad exposure to functional, operational and management challenges facing organizations in the era of systems intelligence.

As a technologist CPA, Mr. Hamilton frequently speaks from his experiences on big data, data science, artificial intelligence and the developing Blockchain infrastructure.? He also frequently presents AICPA cybersecurity content.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters in Tax Accounting from the University of Alabama and practiced with both Deloitte & KPMG before moving into a business and industry roles including VP of Taxation, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

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Non-Member Price $1,050.00

Member Price $950.00