2017 Summer Education Conference (SEC17)
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7/16/2017 to 7/21/2017
When: 07/16-21/2016
8:00 am - 11:40 am
Where: Hilton Sandestin
United States

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The Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana CPA societies are mixing it up in 2017 and combining our beach conferences. 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 and condo options, we’ve got something to fit just about any vacation budget, so make your plans today to join us this summer. The more, the merrier!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org.

Monday, July 17

8:00 am — 9:40 am Professional Issues Update
Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA • President & CEO
AICPA • New York, NY
10:00 – 11:40 am Simple Steps to Cybersecurity

Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA • Traina & Associates, A CapinCrouse Company • Baton Rouge, LA

1:00 pm Baytowne Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 18

8:00 – 11:40 am Accounting & Auditing Update
Jim Martin, CPA, CGMA • Martin & Co., CPA, PC • Atlanta, GA

Beach Bash

Wednesday, July 19

8:00 am — 11:40 am 2017 Tax Update
Vicki H. Meyer, CPA • President • Meyer Consulting, PLLC • Orlando, FL

Thursday, July 20

8:00 – 9:40 am SSARS Update
Paul Brown, CPA • Director of Technical Services • FICPA • Tallahassee, FL
10:00 – 11:40 am The Economy and the Markets: Update and Outlook
Stephen Morgan • Director of Investment Solutions • Capital One Asset Management • New Orleans, LA

Friday, July 21

8:00 – 9:40 am Yellow Book & Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update
J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA
10:00 – 11:40 am A Practical Approach to Audit Documentation
J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA
Eary Bird
(through 6/30)
(after 6/30 )
Member $500 $550
Non-Member $600 $650

Register online using the 'Register' button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Need to register more than one person?
Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org.

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.

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

Cut-off Date: June 15
Group code: 23P44C

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)

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Blvd. S.
Destin, FL 32550

Cut-off Date: June 15
Group code: CPA

Spa (Partial View) $310
Spa (Beach View) $355
Emerald Deluxe Junior Suite (Partial View) $320
Emerald Deluxe Junior Suite (Beach View) $365

Resort fee is $25/day and includes:

  • Daily secured self-parking
  • Upgraded guest room Wi-Fi
  • Local and 800 calls
  • 24 hour access to Resort Fitness Center
  • Children under age ten (10) receive complimentary breakfast in Sandcastles Restaurant with paid adult
  • Discounted bicycle rentals throughout Sandestin grounds-based on seasonal hours
  • Resort Tram Service (operating time are based upon Sandestin operating schedule)
  • Exclusive shopping discount program for Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard that is provided only for Hilton guests in the resort charge program


Guest room rates are subject to applicable government taxes (Florida State Sales Tax currently 7.5% plus Walton County Occupancy Tax currently 4.0%) in effect at the time of check in. Please note that these taxes are subject to change under Florida Tax Laws. The above quoted rates are for single/double occupancy. There will be a $20.00 charge for each additional adult per room.

RESERVATIONS: Reserve online at HiltonSandestinBeach.com or call 850.267.9500.
(Group code: CPA)