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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 20 CPE, network with peers, and get the content you need to be future ready.

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Excitement is building for #DCPA21! Hear from your peers on what makes DCPA such a special experience.



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

Speakers & Keynotes

See who will be speaking at this year’s conference.

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Earn 17 CPE credits at the main conference, and an additional 3 CPE at one of our Pre-conference workshops.

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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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Sunday, December 5th

1:30 – 3:00 PM CST

Explore one of Nashville’s most renowned museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Discover the legends and treasures that has made country music history, while glancing behind the scenes at the music and artist from past to present. Ticket price | $24.95

To purchase tickets, please click here and follow the instructions included in the link.

1:30 – 3:00 PM CST

Join us for a guided backstage tour of the Ryman Auditorium, one of the most iconic music venues in Nashville. Ryman’s knowledgeable tour guides will take you through dressing rooms, where music greats, such as Garth Brooks have prepped for their concerts! View vintage photos and memorabilia honoring past legends such as Johnny Cash & Minnie Pearl and be sure to pose on the famous stage for a once-in-a-lifetime photo. Tickets are $30.

To reserve a ticket to the Ryman, please click here. You will be contacted by an Association Conferences Team member to collect a form of payment for the $30. Tickets are limited so sign up early.

3:30 – 4:45 PM CST

Click here to sign up. Every year DCPA attendees say one of the best things about the conference is the people they met. This year we assembled a small group of experts from across the profession to discuss your questions one on one. Sign up and ensure you can speak with these recognized leaders: Tom Hood, Angie Grissom, Mark Koziel, Steve Ursillo, Alan Anderson, and Dixie McCurley. These 10-minute sessions are available for virtual and onsite attendees. Time slots are limited and will fill quickly. To register, click here

5:00 – 7:00 PM CST

If you are arriving early to participate in Monday morning Pre-Conference Workshops or to see the sites, plan to join us for a meet and greet on the rooftop of this new Grand Hyatt hotel. This is a great way to begin the conversations that will carry on throughout the conference.

Monday, December 6th

6:30 – 9:00 PM CST

Conclude Monday by taking a short walk to the Frist Museum to network with peers and thought leaders at the main DCPA reception, while enjoying art in a historic U.S. post office and good food and drinks!

Tuesday, December 7th

6:00 – 7:00 AM CST

Start your day with a run or walk with peers at DCPA21! Jen Wilson will lead a morning run, and Renee Moelders will lead another group for a walk. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel and head out for an approximate 45-50 min run or walk. Join us for some exercise and more opportunities to connect with other DCPA Community members.

Dress for the weather and bring your own water bottle if you usually exercise with one.

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Who should attend?

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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On Demand Webcasts


CAS 2.0: Key Strategies to Take your CAS Practice to the Next Level

Speakers: Erik Asgeirsson, Paul Van Den Berg, Dixie McCurley, Tommye Barie, CPA, CGMA
Length: 1 Hour


Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism

Speakers: Tom Peters, Tom Hood, Kacee Johnson
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


The Next Normal in Digital Client Experience

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


Serving Clients Beyond the Pandemic

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


Forget the Math of the Moment—Double Down on Relationships

Speaker: Ron Baker
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 A&A Suite is an online suite of products built on the CaseWare Cloud platform designed to fuel and empower transformation of A&A services.
OnPoint A&A CaseWare International Inc. is the leading global provider of cloud enabled audit, financial reporting and data analytics solutions. OnPoint A&A Suite is an online suite of products built on the CaseWare Cloud platform designed to fuel and empower transformation of A&A services.
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.


DCPA 2021 Sponsors

ADP Grow your value with a partnership powered by ADP’s unmatched expertise, insights and solutions. ADP offers accounting professionals’ advanced analytics tools, an award-winning practice management platform called Accountant Connect, expert support and flexible partner models.
Aero Aero provides workflow and practice management tools built specifically with the modern cloud-based accounting firm in mind. Processes and procedures are integrated with proactively scheduled client work, creating efficient, scalable, profitable firms.
PCPS The AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) supports CPA firms in the everyday intricacies of running a practice. PCPS partners with firms of all sizes, creating targeted and customizable practice management resources, networking opportunities and is a strong, collective voice within the CPA profession.
AON Aon is the only entity endorsed by the AICPA to provide best-in-class Risk Solutions that help protect the careers and lifestyles of accounting professionals and their families.
Auvenir Auvenir - born on the cloud and designed for smaller firms. You can simplify and streamline the audit, review, and compilation process to deliver an enhanced client experience.
Botkeeper Botkeeper is a Human-Assisted Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that automates bookkeeping, purpose-built for Accounting Firms. Combining artificial intelligence & machine learning technology, with high-quality skilled accountants, we deliver a full-suite bookkeeping & pre-accounting solution to Accounting Firms.
C2FO C2FO’s secure online platform enables companies to work with their suppliers and customers to improve cash flow by determining the best time and terms for paying or getting paid.
DIGITS We're building accounting tools so powerful you'll think we stole them from the future. Digits is a rocket booster for you and your clients. Unlock the magic of Digits today.
Inflo Inflo makes leading-edge technologies accessible to the accounting profession by providing digital solutions, knowledge, and support to accountants; to add value to their clients in new and innovative ways.
Intuit Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. We are a global financial platform company with products including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, designed to empower consumers, self-employed and small businesses to improve their financial lives.
Mindbridge MindBridge, creator of the world’s first AI-powered auditing solution, enables financial professionals to uncover unknown risk by analyzing 100% of transactions.
PARO Flexible finance solutions to rewrite your business outlook.
MACPA MACPA is a home and lookout post for CPAs in Maryland and beyond. We exist to help CPAs, students, and educators flourish... to the benefit of the public.
Practice Ignition Practice Ignition helps accountants create proposals, contracts, and payments all in one place. You'll be able to automate your engagement letters and eliminate accounts receivable — it’s a faster and more efficient way to manage client engagements remotely.
Relay Relay is a digital banking platform that makes accounting and bookkeeping easier for both your firm and your clients.
Right Networks Right Networks is the preeminent accounting platform bringing together best-in-class accounting technology, data sharing and collaboration, productivity tools and world-class guidance and support to make you more productive and more profitable.
Rippling Rippling makes it unbelievably easy to manage your clients’ Payroll, Benefits, and HR—all in one modern, flexible system.
SafeSend Returns SafeSend’s mission is to automate the tax and accounting profession with innovative technologies that help practitioners work more efficiently and better serve their clients. SafeSend Returns® is SafeSend’s award-winning solution that eliminates labor-intensive tasks and makes work enjoyable.
Vic.AI Vic.ai is the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Platform for Accounting Productivity. Already surpassing human-level accuracy for many tasks, Vic.ai helps accounting firms and finance departments become more efficient and reduce errors on routine accounting tasks.
Xero Xero is beautiful online accounting software for small businesses and their accountants. With time-saving tools and solutions, Xero improves efficiencies for everyone. Learn why more than 1,818,000 customers worldwide use Xero at xero.com.

AICPA/CPA.com 2021 Startup Accelerators

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 17 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, please contact Beth Fulk (Beth.Fulk@aicpa-cima.com) for assistance.
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