Acceleration of Change

Virtual Event
December 8, 2020

Road to Digital

Forget the Math, Double Down on Relationships with Ron Baker

August 18, 2020

Remote Business Development in the Age of Social Distancing with Jen Wilson and Tamera Loerzel

September 16, 2020

The Next Normal in Digital Client Experience

October 20, 2020
2 - 3:15 PM ET

Learning Leaders & Smarter Systems: How to Build for the Future While Sitting with Uncertainty with Jeffrey Rogers

October 26, 2020
12 - 1 PM ET

Distributed by Design, a Primer with Pascal Finette

October 27, 2020
2 - 3 PM ET

Serving Clients Beyond the Pandemic

November 10, 2020
2 - 3:15 PM ET

DCPA Tech Zone (CAS Track) and Virtual Exhibits Open

November 11, 2020
12 - 5 PM ET

Virtual 5K

Open November 11 - December 8, 2020

DCPA Pre-Con: Distributed by Design with Pascal Finette

November 12, 2020
12 - 4 PM ET

DCPA Tech Zone (TAX Track) & Virtual Exhibits

November 19, 2020
1 - 5 PM ET

DCPA Tech Zone (A&A Track) & Virtual Exhibits

December 3, 2020
1 - 5 PM ET

Laughs & Gaffs Social Kickoff

December 7, 2020
Virtual Resource Center
5 - 7 PM ET


Digital CPA 2020, the Virtual Event!

December 8, 2020
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET

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Social Kickoff

Join us Tuesday, December 8th for the 2020 Digital CPA Main Event.

Our morning will begin with the Resource Center opening at 10:00 am ET. Join our Cloud Solution Partners and Sponsors to learn more about the latest emerging technologies. ‘Zoom w/Us’ is available if you would like to meet and...


2020, the New 2025: Digital CPA Update

2020 has accelerated adoption of new technology as well as evolved the CPAs role with their business clients; it has essentially hit fast-forward to deliver what we were on track to experience in 2025 – five years earlier. The events of 2020 have forced a new normal upon us, proving that yesterday's...

Take a Break with Amy Vetter

Move and Stretch: get up and stretch a little! Roll out your yoga mat and join Amy for a 10- minute yoga stretch. All levels welcome.

Economic Forecast 2021: Impact of Seismic Surprises

One of the most trusted names in financial reporting and economics, Dr. Rossell delivers a U.S. economic outlook for the next 18-24 months. Drawing on history, theory, and her ringside seat to Wall Street, she delivers an insider’s perspective on the most important economic events of our time and...

Progressive Firm Insights for Growth in 2021

Digital CPA firms have been focused on advisory services for years, but 2020 accelerated the service line like no one could have imagined. The agile practitioners who chartered Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) times – hand and hand with their clients are the ones that created...

Take a Break with Amy Vetter

Chair Stretch: Don’t have time to get up from your chair? Join Amy and learn how you can still move your body and stretch during this 10-minute session without having to leave your computer!

Profession Update During Extraordinary Times

Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, will provide a professional issues update including an overview of the major forces driving change for the accounting profession in 2020 and beyond. Barry will discuss how the profession is...

Dueling Pianos

To close out Digital CPA 2020, we invite you, your colleagues, family and friends to join us for a live performance by the Flying Ivories; an entertaining dueling piano group. You will have the ability to request songs and DANCE ALONG!

DCPA20 Keynote Speakers

Jeffrey Rogers

Principal Facilitator, Singularity University
Jeffrey Rogers is an award-winning educator and sought-after speaker and facilitator obsessed with one essential question for our time: How do we thrive as leaders and learners in a world of...

Marci Rossel

Expert Economic Forecaster, Former CNBC Chief Economist and Co-Host of SQUAWK BOX
Marci Rossell is a world-renowned economist and financial expert who electrifies audiences nationwide, speaking candidly on the nexus of economics, politics, culture, and the media. She honed her...

Erik Asgeirsson

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

Barry Melancon

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...

DCPA20 Speakers

Beth Allen

Partner, GreerWalker CPAs & Advisor
Beth joined GreerWalker LLP in 2003 upon graduation from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy. Beth is a...

Ron Baker

Founder, VerSage Institute
Ron Baker has toured the world, spreading his value-pricing message to over 240,000 professionals. He has been named on Accounting Today’s 2001-2007, and 2011-2019 Top 100 Most Influential People in...

Tommye Barie

EVP, Leadership Development, The Succession Institute
Tommye E. Barie, CPA was Chair of the American Institute of CPAs Board during 2014-2015. Barie has an extensive history of service to the accounting profession. From 2003-2006 and 2009-current, she...

Michael Cerami

VP, Strategic Alliances & Business Development,
Michael joined at the company’s inception in January 2001 as Vice President, Strategic Alliances. Since then, he has been a key contributor to the company's growth through the development and...

Pascal Finette

Co-founder, Radical Ventures
Distributed by Design: A Framework for Future Forward Organizations 2020 forced organizations into a work-from-home model without the necessary planning that would optimize collaboration, security and...

Tom Hood


Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA is the CEO of MACPA & Business Learning Institute. One thing you should know about Tom is his prolific digital footprint with over 600,000 followers on Linked-in, Twitter and...

Kacee Johnson

Strategic Advisor,
With 10 years of focus on accounting technology, Kacee Johnson has forged the way for numerous cloud providers in global market penetration. She is a strategic consultant and speaker on topics...

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...

Dixie McCurley

Partner, Trusted CFO Solutions
Looking for a way to revolutionize traditional accounting, Dixie McCurley set out to revolutionize accounting practices for small- to medium-sized businesses by offering a new way of thinking about...

Bill Reeb

Chair, American Institute of CPAs
William (Bill) Reeb CPA, CITP, CGMA, is the Chair of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Reeb has held a number of volunteer leadership positions at the AICPA, having previously served as a member...

Lisa Simpson

Associate Director, Firm Services, AICPA
Lisa is the Associate Director – Firm Services at the AICPA. She leads the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) team in the development of practice management tools that address topics most...

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... white logo
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Learning tracks

Operation in the Cloud

These sessions are designed to inform on developments in technology and how to successfully implement and employ resources available due to cloud technology.

Leading the Way

These topics are for those driving change in their firm and their teams


Disruption is taking place in many aspects of the accounting profession. Are you prepared for the changes and planning to disrupt or be disrupted? These sessions focus on areas actively evolving.

Client Accounting Services

Client Accounting Advisory Services are a staple track of the DCPA Conferences. Strategic Partners Save time and increase organization, control and efficiency for you and your clients with 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, the American Institute of CPAs and CaseWare International.
Expensify Expensify is the preferred receipt tracking and expense management partner of, and trusted by 30% of the top 100 U.S. accounting firms for their clients. Join the ExpensifyApproved! Partner Program today at!
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, 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 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, an AICPA Company.

DCPA 2020 Sponsors

Accounting Suite AccountingSuite™ is a powerful, all-in-one business application for accounting, cloud banking, order management, Multi-Channel inventory management, project and time tracking into one cloud-driven platform.
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.
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.
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.
Oracle Netsuite For more than 20 years, Oracle NetSuite has helped organizations grow, scale and adapt to change. NetSuite provides a suite of cloud-based applications, which includes financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), inventory management, HR, professional services automation and omnichannel commerce, used by more than 22,000 customers in 203 countries and dependent territories.
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.
Rewind Rewind gives you peace of mind with automatic backups of the cloud platforms you rely on. Backup, copy, and restore for QuickBooks Online – and soon, Xero.
Rippling Rippling makes it unbelievably easy to manage your clients’ Payroll, Benefits, and HR—all in one modern, flexible system.
Roger.AI Roger helps accounting firms scale without adding headcount, offering the first platform to supercharge your staff to automate data entry, AP, expense reimbursements, approvals, and more in one platform.
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.
Sage Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's accounting professionals. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, bookkeepers, partners and developers.
SurePrep SurePrep is the leader in 1040 productivity for CPA firms. We deliver seamless integration with your existing tax software to automate and streamline the entire 1040 process for both the taxpayer and tax professional.
Vic.AI is the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Platform for Accounting Productivity. Already surpassing human-level accuracy for many tasks, 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
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.
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.
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. Accelerator Program Winners

Gilded Gilded- seamless invoicing, payments and accounting for global business -powered by blockchain.
Scanye Scanye- intelligent algorithms to automate documents, processing, accounting and finance management for SMEs. A 2020 AICPA and Startup Accelerator.
The Climate Service The Climate Service – software as a service to help companies measure, manage and disclose climate-related financial risks. A 2020 AICPA and Startup Accelerator.
Tally St Tally Street- a “virtual analyst” that helps boost cash flow by using accounting data to find opportunities and anticipate problems before they happen. A 2020 AICPA and Startup Accelerator.
Acceleration of Change

Virtual Event
December 8, 2020