Call for Presenters: CCH Connections User Conference 2017

Call for presenters: We are now accepting speaker applications for CCH Connections User Conference 2017!

Are you a dynamic speaker who is an expert in your field? If so, we invite you to submit your application to speak at CCH Connections: User Conference 2017.

The conference takes place at the San Francisco Marriott® Marquis, October 22-25, 2017. Each session is 100 minutes, and each speaker presents at least twice during the two and a half days.

Call for Presenters

While anyone can apply, we are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and expert speakers to deliver high quality and engaging sessions. Most of our attendees are primarily owners and staff members of CPA firms that range in size from sole practitioners to national accounting firms. Therefore, we are building our program based on these topic areas:

  • Accounting & Audit. This category includes technical A&A topics including current developments, financial statements, reporting, planning, process and workflow.
  • CCH Axcess™. Topics in this category are related to the CCH Axcess tax preparation, compliance and firm management solutions.
  • Emerging Leaders. In this category, topics of interest to a firm’s developing and future leaders include management, leadership, business acumen, career growth and business development.
  • Management. Firms’ current managing partners look for topics in this category that include innovative practices, expansion, business development, leadership, and hiring and retaining top talent.
  • Research. These courses cover topics of interest to a firm’s A&A and Tax staff including a focus on Wolters Kluwer research and learning solutions.
  • Tax. This category includes technical tax topics including current developments, legislation, compliance, planning, research, tax practice management, processes and procedures, and workflow.
  • Technology. Finally, this category includes topics of interest to firm IT personnel at all levels including processes, procedures, networking, data security, software application support, cloud computing and virtualization.

Things to think about

Although submitting your application is easy, you’ll need to consider a few key points. To begin with, you’ll need to decide which track your content fits in and who your intended audience is. This includes deciding what level of expertise attendees should have – either basic, intermediate or advanced. In addition to a catchy but descriptive title, you’ll need a course description that accurately describes your content as well as makes people want to attend. You’ll also want to think about the best format for your course – lecture or discussion pod. Lastly, consider how you will engage attendees.

The deadline for this year’s conference is by March 10, 2017. If selected, you will be contacted by May 31, 2017. Submit your speaker application today!


Bill Hatzos

Manager, Marketing Services, Wolters Kluwer

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