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The THRIVEal +CPA Network is proud to announce their first online conference.  And this is going to be a good one!  We’ve got some great thought leaders in the conference, some great give aways and some great inspiration!  You won’t want to miss this.

When: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 2 pm to 4 pm EST.

Where: Online

How: Register by clicking the link at the top of the page, Conference Signup.

Give aways: T-shirts to the first 50 registrants and a drawing for one free Fujitsu mobile ScanSnap scanner (hot dang!)

How Much: $49 for two hours

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Transforming your firm with New Management, New Marketing, New Technology and New Processes

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Conference Moderator: Isaac M. O’Bannon, Senior Technology Editor and digital content manager for The CPA Technology Advisor. Through his experience in the areas of consumer and professional-level software and peripherals, as well as knowledge of the public accounting field, Isaac provides reviews of technologies used by accountants and their business clients.


Speaker on New Management: Jody Padar, CPA, MST, Over the past few years, Jody Padar has emerged as a thought leader in the profession—with several educational presentations, webcasts, by-lined articles, and blog posts to her credit. Having successfully transformed her own firm into a technologically advanced, paperless work environment, she is now dedicated to educating her fellow colleagues on how to make the same transition. Jody is a regular contributor to the Accounting Tomorrow blog, where she offers practical tips and advice on running a next-generation firm.

Speaker on New Marketing: Michelle Golden, CPF, is a savvy business advisor with a deep knowledge of firm operations and sharp observation skills. On the forefront of innovative practice management strategies, she is a senior fellow of VeraSage Institute, the think tank for advancing the professions. For her thought-leadership, she’s named one of Ten Most Powerful Women in Accounting in Accounting Today & WebCPA (Oct, 2009) and is one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today (Sep, 2010). Michelle is the author of Social Media Strategies for Professionals and their Firms: The Guide to Establishing Credibility and Accelerating Relationships (2010, John Wiley & Sons)

Speaker on New Technology: Ed Jennings leads the Copanion team as President and CEO. Ed has progressively emerged as a voice in the tax and accounting industry, specifically in the areas of tax document automation, scanning, and the paperless tax workflow. He has been featured as a content expert in The CPA Technology Advisor, Accounting Today, and USAToday. He was also awarded The CPA Technology Advisor’s coveted 40 Under 40 award in 2009 and played an integral role in Copanion’s back-to-back Technology Innovation Award wins in 2008 and 2009. He is also a featured speaker at events hosted by the AICPA.

Speaker on New Processes: Jason M. Blumer, CPA.CITP is Managing Shareholder of Blumer & Associates, CPAs, PC. Jason loves new game-changing cloud technology, plays rock and roll too loud and wears flip flops to work. As the industry has changed, the need for new CPA firm leadership has emerged for the younger generation ready to move into the world of firm ownership.  Jason founded the THRIVEal +CPA Network to accommodate the needs of this new younger generation.  The THRIVEal +CPA Network looks to enhance the CPA profession based on the foundational tenets of Community, Collaboration, Technology and Innovation.


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