Pre-Conference: Sunday, May 5
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (PT)
Business Resource Network (BRN) Summit
Join us for an update on the BRN program and discussion of best practices, shared by Alliance team and member leadership. We will also facilitate a 90-minute speed networking session. The Summit is designed for members of our BRN program, but all CPA firm members and BDO professionals in attendance are welcome to join.
Pre-Conference Group Meetings & Roundtables: Monday, May 6
10:00 am – 12:00 pm (PT)
BDO Counts Volunteer Opportunity
“BDO Counts” is coming to Las Vegas! Join us for a drop-in volunteer opportunity, right at the hotel on Monday morning. We are pleased to offer our first-ever joint event that includes both BDO and Alliance participants working together towards a charitable cause. BDO Counts is an employee-driven social impact program that has allowed BDO to give back to various causes and community efforts in so many ways over the last several years. Come by and help us assemble some packs!

Plenary Events: Monday, May 6
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PT)
Opening General Session
Join us for our opening session, featuring Alliance Executive Director Michael Horwitz, BDO USA CEO Wayne Berson, and BDO Global’s CEO Pat Kramer. Michael will offer his “State of the Alliance Program” update. Wayne will discuss BDO USA’s current strategic focus, and Pat will provide us with his global perspective.

Guest Speaker
Barry Melancon – President & CEO, AICPA
Mr. Melancon will speak about trends in the accounting profession, as well as current legislation and their effect on the profession overall.

Keynote Speaker
Phil Hansen – Award-Winning Multimedia Artist
Success, especially in today’s fast-changing business environment, depends on our ability to make creativity and innovation a continuous process. Leaders want to know how their teams can rise above any challenge and succeed no matter what comes their way. The term “Embrace the Shake” is coined from artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Upon sharing his message on the TED stage and to millions of others subsequently after, “Embrace the Shake” has become a motto to approach limitations in a new way. Through jaw-dropping visuals and live interactive art, get ready to break preconceived assumptions, activate your creative capacity, and bring fresh ways of viewing the task at hand!
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (PT)
Networking and Tradeshow
This is an opportunity for all attendees to get together, immediately following our General Session. Our ever-popular Tradeshow event is legendary, offering access to over 100 member exhibitors and industry-leading vendors! Experience the energy of this conference and what the BDO Alliance USA has to offer by mingling with fellow members, sponsors, exhibitors, and BDO professionals.

Drink and food stations will be available throughout the room.
Day 2: Tuesday, May 7
6:00 am – 7:00 am (PT)
SOLD OUT! Sunrise Yoga
Roll out your mat (or hotel towel) and join us for a yoga class with Amy Vetter, CPA and RYT500, to stretch and energize your body and mind. The class will incorporate movement through yoga poses and breath work that is accessible to all levels. There is no better way to begin your day than taking time for yourself to get present, while cultivating the focus and energy you need before attending conference sessions and networking with your peers!

Completion of online waiver required at registration.
8:00 am – 9:00 am (PT)
General Session
We will kick off the second day of our conference with a second General Session. We will also reveal the winners of our annual BDO Alliance awards!

Guest Speaker
Allan Koltin – Koltin Consulting Group
Being The Best Leader You Can Be – Things I Wish I Knew About Being a Great Leader Before I Was One

We will explore what makes great leaders and, more importantly, offer advice on how to continuously improve as a visionary leader. Allan will discuss professional and personal success characteristics of great CPA and advisory firm leaders and share real-life examples of leaders in action. He will also address firm structure and the decision-making that needs to be in place for leaders to thrive.
9:20 am – 10:20 am (PT)
Addressing Today’s Challenges and Opportunities in the Construction Industry
BDO USA, P.C., Rodefer Moss & Co. PLLC and Pivot CPAs
This session will offer a lively discussion of the current challenges and opportunities the construction industry faces in today’s economy, as well as technical updates you need to know. If your firm serves clients in the construction industry, this is a session you won’t want to miss.
10:40 am – 11:40 am (PT)
The Needs of Tech Companies Throughout Their Life Cycle
This session will provide a discussion of a tech company’s life cycle, walking through the various stages of growth and highlighting how a firm’s services can be of benefit at key points in their journey. Attendees will learn what to look for, how and when to address hurdles, and how to identify key mistakes companies often overlook, hindering their ability to obtain funding or go public. It will also delve into the benefits of sell-side due diligence and how it can enhance a company's credibility and valuation. Gain valuable insights and strategies to navigate the challenges and maximize opportunities in the tech industry.
3:40 pm – 4:40 pm (PT)
Professional Ethics Update
Jeanne H. Yamamura, CPA, CGMA, MIM, PhD
This session provides busy CPAs with an overview of recent changes in ethical standards and a review of common regulatory violations. Inclusion of the latest issuances and coverage of ethical violations ensure that the most important issues affecting practitioners will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to test their recall of common ethical requirements.
Day 3: Wednesday, May 8
5:55 am – 6:45 am (PT)
SOLD OUT! Sunrise Walk/Run
Lace up your shoes and join Tamera Loerzel and Samantha Mansfield of ConvergenceCoaching, LLC for a morning walk or run! Meet them in the hotel lobby at 5:55 am for a 6:00 am start time. The walk/run will be approximately 45-50 minutes or about 4 miles if you’re a runner; it will be an “out and back,” so you decide your own distance and pace. All are welcome for this fun opportunity to exercise and connect with other conference attendees. Be sure to bring your water and dress for the weather!

Completion of online waiver required at registration.
9:20 am – 10:20 am (PT)
Auto Dealership Trends and Updates
This session will explore the expanded offerings of BDO USA’s Automotive Dealership industry group, as well as current events and trends. It will offer an industry outlook for 2024 and beyond, additional industry hot topics, and how we can provide value to our clients and prospects.