Pre-Conference: Sunday, April 30
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (PT)
Other
Business Resource Network (BRN) Summit
The session is designed to be beneficial for all members of the BDO Alliance USA (BRNs and CPAs) and BDO leaders. We invite you to join us and familiarize yourself with our BRN and Alliance community. We will discuss best practices for how to work with BDO, CPA Alliance firms, and other BRNs. There will also be time for collaborating, networking and relationship building with fellow attendees.
Monday, May 1: Plenary Events
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm (PT)
Other
Welcome Lunch & Networking
New in 2023! Join us for lunch as we officially kick off the conference together, following our morning forums and roundtable sessions.
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PT)
Other
Opening General Session | Keynote Speaker
Join us for our opening session, featuring Alliance Executive Director Michael Horwitz, BDO USA CEO Wayne Berson, and BDO Global’s new 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. We will also reveal the winners of our annual BDO Alliance awards!

Guest Speaker
Dr. Susan Hanold – Vice President, ADP’s Strategic Advisory Services
Organizations are in a constant state of change requiring new talent strategies and creative thinking to meet the demands and trends of today’s workforce. Join us as we hear highlights from Dr. Susan Hanold, a talent strategy expert and thought leader known as “The Talent Doctor,” on remote working (what’s changed in the last year); hiring strategies (sourcing and recruiting talent in today’s labor market); and employee engagement.

 
Keynote Speaker
Molly Bloom
Molly Bloom is an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. She is best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world. She has appeared on numerous shows and media outlets, such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and was asked to speak at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit. She has an extraordinary story of resilience and overcoming setbacks to share with our attendees.
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (PT)
Other
Tradeshow & Networking
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.
Tuesday, May 2
6:00 am – 7:00 am (PT)
Other
Sunrise Yoga
Roll out your mat (or 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.
Wednesday, May 3
6:00 am – 7:00 am (PT)
Other
Sunrise Yoga
Join us for a yoga class on the final morning of the conference with BDO Alliance USA’s very own Cori Power! Cori received her RYT200 in November 2021 and is excited to share her love of yoga with our attendees. Cori invites you to the mat (or towel) for a class that will incorporate a series of postures coordinated with the breath. This class is designed to relieve stress and will leave you feeling energized to take on the final day of the conference!

Completion of online waiver required at registration.
8:00 am – 9:15 am (PT)
Other
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.