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December 5-8, 2021
Nashville, Tennessee

Digital CPA is for practitioners curious about technology and its impact on the accounting landscape. Together we’re challenging business models, transforming practice areas and driving innovation across the profession.

Join us on-site and online for Digital CPA 2021 to get in front of the rapidly changing landscape facing the profession and learn how innovative firms are staying ahead of the curve. You'll earn up to 19 CPE, network with peers, and get the content you need to be future ready.

Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism - September 22, 2021

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour

In this webcast, Tom Peters joins President and CEO of CPA.com, Erik Asgeirsson, to discuss how leaders can create a "sustainable and humane workplace" in the age of COVID-19. Learn how to bring excellence to your workplace by keeping your focus on people, and earn 1.0 CPE credit ahead of DCPA21.


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2021 registration is open. Secure your pass today for pre-conference sessions, main conference and more. Group discounts available.

Speakers & Keynotes

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Earn 16 CPE credits at the main conference, and an additional 3 CPE at one of our Pre-conference workshops.


DCPA21 Keynotes

David Autor

David Autor

Ford Professor of Economics and Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics

MIT economist David Autor is one of the leading labor economists in the world. He is an internationally recognized authority on how technological change, globalization, and trade agreements affect labor markets. Autor also researches the causes of inequality and its remedies, including...

George Blankenship

George Blankenship

Former Tesla, Apple and GAP Inc. Executive

George Blankenship brings 30 years of international strategy, retail and real estate experience to his audiences. He most recently disrupted the auto industry, redefined customer engagement, and revolutionized the car-buying experience in his executive...

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Organizational Psychologist, Researcher, and New York Times Best-Selling Author

As a third generation entrepreneur, Tasha grew up seeing the powerful influence leaders had, both on businesses and the livelihoods of their employees. Leadership is now her life’s work, and she’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern...

Pascal Finette

Chair, Open Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Singularity University

Over nearly three decades in the technology space, Pascal Finette has accrued all the experience you’d want in a high-level strategic advisor. He started on the net before there was a web browser, learned his way through founding a series of technology...

Erik Asgeirsson

President & CEO, CPA.com

Erik Asgeirsson has been President and CEO of CPA.com for the past fifteen years and was part of the original founding team. Under Erik’s leadership, CPA.com has established itself as a leader on emerging technologies and as a key solution...

Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA

President & CEO, AICPA

Barry C. Melancon is the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the most influential body of professional accountants in the world with 650,000 members and students...

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Join us on Monday, December 6th, 8-11AM for our pre-conference sessions that will be held prior to the main conference. These sessions are designed to provide a deep dive into key areas and challenges all firms face. Through interactive discussions and sharing of best practices, you will walk away with valuable knowledge, techniques and strategies you can implement in your firm. Please note that the pre-conference sessions are only available for in-person registrants.

  • Project Management Techniques to Keep Client Work Profitable
  • Game-changing Talent Management Strategies

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Professional staff members will benefit from this conference, including:

  • Firm leaders
  • Client advisory services practitioners
  • Technology champions and innovation leaders
  • Business development directors and firm marketing directors
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Insights from Previous Keynotes


Living in a Time of Exponential Change

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How Equipped is the Profession for the Future?

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Simplifying to Innovate

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Bringing Innovation to the Forefront

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Your Brain Is Good At Inclusion... Except When It's Not

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Practicing Open Mindedness

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Upcoming Webcast

Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

On Demand Webcasts


Forget the Math of the Moment—Double Down on Relationships

Speaker: Ron Baker
Length: 1 Hour


Remote Business Development in the Age of Social Distancing

Speaker: Jen Wilson
Length: 1 Hour


The Next Normal in Digital Client Experience

Speakers: Tom Hood, Karen Larsen, Beth Allen
Length: 1 Hour


Learning Leaders & Smarter Systems: How to build for the future while sitting with uncertainty

Speakers: Erik Asgeirsson & Jeffrey Rogers
Length: 1 Hour


Serving Clients Beyond the Pandemic

Speaker: Dixie McCurley, Jim Bourke, Mitchell Weintraub & Michael Cerami
Length: 1 Hour


FP&A Services: The Future of Your CAS Practice

Speakers: Michael Cerami, Martin Zych, Tom Hood, Bruce A. Phillips, John Kogan
Length: 1 Hour

CPA.com Strategic Partners

Bill.com Save time and increase organization, control and efficiency for you and your clients with Bill.com. This secure, paperless solution enables you to automate and streamline your clients' accounts payable and receivable processes.
Biz2Credit Business Funding Portal - Managing business relief and financing for clients just got easier. The CPA Business Funding Portal simplifies the PPP loan forgiveness application process, and allows firms to manage all their clients' business relief and financing needs in one place.
Caseware CaseWare International Inc. is the leading global provider of cloud enabled audit, financial reporting and data analytics solutions. OnPoint PCR, a smart, cloud-based solution that transforms how CPA firms conduct preparation, compilation and review engagements, has been jointly developed by CPA.com, the American Institute of CPAs and CaseWare International.
Jirav Jirav is business planning software that helps finance leaders forecast faster and more accurately. Get setup in minutes with automatic data import from cloud-based accounting and payroll systems. Then create sophisticated plans, reports, and dashboards.
Lukka Lukka is a leading technology and data services provider for middle and back office crypto asset processing. Our crypto-native products connect, standardize, reconcile, process and report audit-ready information within a highly secure SOC 1 Type 2 enterprise-grade infrastructure.
Paychex Through the Paychex Partner Program created with CPA.com, referred clients receive one-month free payroll, retirement and HR services, with a 6-month money-back guarantee on payroll and retirement services. Participation is free and there's no obligation.
RIVIO RIVIO, the private business financial document clearinghouse, was developed by CPA.com and Confirmation. It validates, authenticates and centralizes the financial document exchange between all stakeholders.
Sage Intacct Bringing best-in-class accounting capabilities to complement your firm's expertise, the Intacct Accountants Program is designed to empower you to deliver the high-value accounting and financial advisory services clients need to grow and succeed.
Vertex With the Vertex Firm Advisor Program, CPAs can leverage automation to provide sales and use tax support for clients and expand their trusted advisor role. Vertex is a Preferred Partner Solution of CPA.com, an AICPA Company.

AICPA/CPA.com 2021 Startup Accelerators

ByteChek ByteChek - Establish your security program, automate your readiness assessment, and complete your SOC 2 audit faster – all from a single platform.
ElectroNeek ElectroNeek - Automate work by imitating user actions in business software. Free Attended and Unattended RPA. Forever.
Guardd, Inc. GUARDD, INC. – GUARDD is a financial disclosure tool that collects, verifies, and disseminates private company information, including financial data, facilitating transparency for investors and allowing private companies to compliantly trade on Alternative Trading Systems.
Saasable Saasable - The single source of truth for recurring revenue. Automate, customize & share your recurring revenue with a single click.
Valid8 Financial Valid8 Financial - Valid8 extracts and reconciles banking transactions from multiple sources creating a database of financial evidence for professionals.

DCPA21 Advisory Board

Inga Arendt

Partner, Wipfli
Inga Arendt, a partner at Wipfli LLP, is passionate about innovation and business transformation. She uses that passion to lead complex client-focused, multi-disciplinary transformation efforts across...

Michelle Golden

Owner, Fore LLC

Michelle Golden, CPF, is a growth and profitability strategist, an innovator, and a value-pricing methods expert. With a strong background in CPA-firm marketing, she deeply honed subspecialties in...

Jody Grunden

Co-Founder and CEO, Summit CPA Group
Jody Grunden is the Co-Founder and CEO of Summit CPA Group, the leading provider of Virtual CFO Services in North America. His entire career has been devoted to innovating the accounting industry...

Christopher Heinfeld

Partner, Heinfeld, Meech & Co.
Christopher W. Heinfeld, CPA is a Partner for the public accounting firm Heinfeld, Meech & Co. He currently manages audit and attest services for municipalities, school districts, non-profits, and...

Natalie Hoffmann

Partner, Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C
Natalie is the president of HKP and partner at Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C (HK). She has 30 years of experience in public accounting helping businesses find and use technology to automate their daily...

Tom Hood

Executive Vice President, Business Growth and Engagement, AICPA

"Hood uniquely combines three vital traits: He sees the future of the profession clearly; he discovers or creates supremely practical ways to move the profession toward that future; and he generates...

Kelly Johnson

National Practice Leader, Business Services & Outsourcing , BDO
Kelly Johnson leads BDO's Business Services & Outsourcing national practice and is a BDO Board of Directors member. With more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, she works with...

Mark Koziel

President, CEO, Allinial Global
Mark Koziel became President and CEO of Allinial Global in August 2020 after 14 years with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In addition to leading a team of twenty-nine...

Karen Larsen

Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Karen has spent the majority of her career as an audit practitioner working for a variety of different firms including Deloitte, KPMG and Baker Tilly. Her professional experience spans a wide range of...

Elinor Litwack

Partner, Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services, 2021 Advisory Board Chair, GRF CPAs & Advisors
Elinor has over twelve years of experience in the accounting profession. After launching her career as an auditor with PwC, she joined the Outsourced Accounting and Advisory team at GRF CPAs &...

Gabrielle Luoma

Co-Founder, CEO, MOD Ventures, LLC
Gabrielle, founder and visionary of MOD Ventures, began building her business in 2004 in the living room of her own home. She is a wife and mother of two and wanted to spend as much time with her kids...

Dixie McCurley

Principal, Digital Advisory, Client Accounting Services Leader
A Principal in the Digital Advisory Practice of Cherry Bekaert, Dixie is responsible for leading the Firm’s Client Accounting Services (CAS) practice. Based in Atlanta, Dixie oversees outsourced...

Rebecca Pomering

Partner, Chief Practice Officer, Moss Adams
As chief practice officer, Rebecca oversees the firm’s client service and growth strategies. She is responsible for implementation and growth of the firm’s national industry practices, as well as the...

Lisa Simpson

VP, Firm Services, AICPA
Lisa is the VP Firm Services for the AICPA. She leads the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) team in the development of practice management tools that address topics most important to firm...

Steve Ursillo

Partner, Cherry Bekaert LLP
Leadership Role:National Leader, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Education:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bryant University; Masters of Computer Information Science, Boston...

Jen Wilson

Partner, Co-founder, ConvergenceCoaching

Jennifer Wilson is a co-founder and partner of ConvergenceCoaching, LLC, a national leadership and management consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders achieve. Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to make...

Frequently asked questions

How can we register multiple people from our firm?
You have options for registering multiple people from your firm to attend the Digital CPA Conference.
  • When you register through the site you can simply select "Add Another Person", and then add their information. The registration site will automatically apply the multi attendee discount to all the individuals you register. You can also add more people at a later date by logging back in with your confirmation number and selecting "Add Another Person"
  • If you do not have the names of everyone going, but know there will be multiple attendees, contact CPA.com and we will help you with the appropriate discount code.
How many CPE credits do I get?
By attending the full conference, you are eligible to receive up to 16 CPE credits. (If you participate in the Preconference sessions you receive an additional 3 credits.)
What types of CPE do I get?
You will be able to receive AA, SK and BMO (and other) CPE credit by attending DCPA21.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel and receive a refund if cancellation request is received up to and including 15 days prior to the start of the conference. You can cancel and receive a 100% credit if your registration is canceled within 7 days of the start of the conference. Due to financial obligations incurred by CPA.com, a 60% credit will be issued for requests received up to the day prior to the start of the conference. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received once the online conference begins.
Can I transfer my registration to another person in my firm?
Yes, contact SCO for assistance on this transfer at. 888.777.7077.
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