2017 SACPAS CE Symposium

The 2017 SACPAS CE Symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 26 & 27, at the Norris Conference Center. For details and registration information, click on the links below:

To view the complete brochure, click here

To register for both days (16 hrs of CPE): click here

To register for Day One only (8 hrs of CPE): click here

To register for Day Two only (8 hrs of CPE): click here

For more information, please call Joann Moore at (210)828-2722.

2017 CE Symposium Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors


Texas Farm Credit logo

Corporate Sponsor

MGRAR logo

Bronze Sponsors

Robert Half logo

Entrust logo

SWBC logo

If your firm is interested in getting in front of 150-plus accounting professionals, please contact SACPAS executive director Jacqui Belcher at jacqui@sacpasociety.com, (210)828-2722 or (888)828-8680.

Program Details

Click here to view the full 2017 CE Symposium registration brochure.

Line-up of Topics/Speakers/Hand-outs

Day One - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Consulting & Tax Track

"Individual Tax Update;" Hand-outs

Blaise C. Bender, JD, CPA, Blaise C. Bender PC

"Business Tax Update;" Hand-outs

Blaise C. Bender, JD, CPA, Blaise C. Bender PC

"San Antonio City Hall Update;" Hand-outs

Rob Killen, JD, VP, Kaufman & Killen

Assurance & Auditing/Business & Industry

"The Construction Process of Fraud Prevention: Designing the Company Anti-Fraud Program (4-hour presentation);" Hand-outs #1 (Powerpoint slides); Hand-outs #2 (PDF Document Set)

Steve Dawson, CPA, CFE, Dawson Forensic Group

"Social Media for Employers: Managing Your Employment Practices;" Hand-outs

Bob Kilgore, JD, Special Counsel, Gardner Law


"Legislative Update;" Hand-outs

John Sharbaugh, CAE, Managing Director, Governmental Affairs, Texas Society of CPAs​

Day Two - Friday, October 27, 2017

Consulting & Tax

"The Accounting Firm of the Future (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Technology);" Hand-outs

Debra Innocenti-Placette, JD, Partner, Innocenti Jones, PLLC; & Drue Placette, Technology ​Executive, Start-up Strategist & Engineer, CanOpener.io

"Hot Topics in Employment Law;" ​Hand-outs

Chris A. Scherer, JD, Law Office of Chris Scherer

"New Lease Standards Overview & Best Practices for Implementing ASC 606 (Revenue Recognition);" Hand-out #1/Hand-out #2

Dave Christensen, CPA, Managing Consultant & Member of the National RGP Finance & Accounting Team

Assurance & Audit/Business & Industry

"Ethics & Values for Texas CPAs & Accounting Professionals;" (Hand-out provided onsite)

Carolyn Conn, CPA, CGFM, CFE
*You must attend the complete 4-hour class to get credit.​

"Socionomics: An Integral Component in a CPA's Risk Assessment System;" Hand-outs

Dennis Elam, PhD, CPA, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Closing Presentation - All Tracks

"C.O.A.C.H.: The Final Act of Leading is Leaving;" Hand-out

Kelley Freeman, PhD, The Align Group

*includes coffee breaks, afternoon snacks and lunch both days