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Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting & Finance Professionals Certificate - Live Event
June 17–June 18, 2019
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MicroTrain Technologies, Lombard, IL
| Live online
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As an accounting and finance professional, you can choose to shape how the adoption comes to life.

The new Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate offers you the opportunity to build a foundation toward becoming a strategic business partner within your organization and with your clients. Advance your career with this certificate and digital badge and earn up to 16 hours of CPE credit. Intended to provide real-world literacy on blockchain and cryptoassets, this event will give you the knowledge needed to anticipate potential benefits and risks of the technology, structure and functionality, and to translate them into relevant business application and value.

During this event, you will learn the characteristics of blockchain and cryptoassets, identify opportunities and risks, as well as understand high-level technology concepts underpinning Blockchain. Further, the event covers a range of use cases. You will have the opportunity to use a cryptocurrency wallet in a hands-on transaction exercise and be able to verify information written to a block (finance practitioners may not need to design, build, deploy and maintain, but they may need to verify). Finally, you will perform a hands-on hash activity exercise – hash documents or data, then verify it. You will also learn to differentiate between current state vs. future state.

Upon completing the event, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet–a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website or an online resume.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the foundational constructs behind blockchain technology and cryptoassets, structure and functionality.
  • Recognize the benefits, values and opportunities of blockchain for your organization.
  • Recognize blockchain risks and challenges as you consider implementing this technology within your organization.
  • Recognize regulatory concerns and governance related to blockchain implementations.
  • Recall practical applications and use cases by looking into ledgers, transactions and smart contracts.
  • Recognize the current landscape, business applications and financial control considerations associated with blockchain use.

Key Topics

  • Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts
  • Blockchain: Using and Securing Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain: Benefits, Values and Opportunities
  • Risks and Challenges of Blockchain
  • Blockchain Trends
  • Permissioned Ledgers and Other Solutions
  • Transactions and Smart Contracts
  • The Blockchain Landscape
  • Blockchain: Process and Technical Controls

Why Attend

Non-IT finance professionals, CFOs, controllers, management accountants, public accountants, partners, staff, managers and internal auditors who want to do any of the following:

  • Get a foundational understanding of blockchain.
  • Incorporate blockchain application within their organizations.
  • Become a responsible business partner by recognizing blockchain Implications and how its application and uses can benefit the client's business.
  • Determine if there's interest in exploring blockchain as a specialization, individually or as a firm.
  • Standout with a digital badge as someone who is committed to your clients new emerging technology needs.
  • Add value to your organization, create opportunities for career growth and earn CPE credit.
Agenda

MONDAY, June 17
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break (15 min)

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Blockchain Evolution and Technology Concepts (continued)

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch (1 hour)

12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Blockchain: Using and Securing Cryptocurrencies

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Break (15 min)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Blockchain: Benefits, Values and Opportunities

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Summary and Close

TUESDAY, June 18
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Risks and Challenges of Blockchain

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break (15 min)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Blockchain Trends

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Permissioned Ledgers and Other Solutions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch (1 hour)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Transactions and Smart Contracts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Blockchain Landscape

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break (15 min)

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Blockchain: Process and Technical Controls

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Summary and Close

Attendance options
Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting & Finance Professionals Certificate - Live Event
Jun 17-Jun 18, 2019

Step away from your desk, and join us in Chicago, IL. You’ll interact directly with thought leaders and have the advantage of dedicated networking time with your professional community. (16 CPE credits).

Pricing:
Early Bird rate ends 05/03
AICPA member: $1,295.00
Nonmember: $1,695.00
More details

Create learning retreats for your team!

When registering for a single conference, groups of 2-9 should contact AICPA customer service team to learn more about their potential savings at 888.777.7077.

If your organization registers for 10+ conference seats over the course of the year, we offer volume pricing, with consolidated invoicing available before or after the event. For more information on the group registration process, contact your conference group sales representative, Corinne Alford at Corinne.Alford@aicpa-cima.com or AICPA Learning at 1-800-634-6780, Option 2.

Attending Online is easy! Check the System Requirements below and install Adobe Flash if you haven't already, then visit this demo page once you're ready to check for compatibility.

NOTE: For sessions that are audio-only, you use the same player and have the experience as the above demo page, but there will be a static image in place of the video stream.

  • Adobe Flash plugin (Click on link to install) http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
  • Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer 8 or Higher, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Computer with Speakers / Headset
  • High speed internet connection

On-Site Conference: You may cancel without penalty if cancellation request is received up to and including 45 days prior to the start of the conference. Due to financial obligations incurred by the AICPA, a credit less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for requests received up to and including 21 days prior to the start of the conference. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 21 days prior to the start of the event.

Online Conference: 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 the AICPA, 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.

For more information about AICPA's conference cancellation policy, contact the AICPA Service Center at 1-888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

Resolution of Disputes

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PRICING SUMMARY
Early bird saving through 05/03
Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting & Finance Professionals Certificate - Live Event (In person)
$1,295.00–$1,695.00
CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Conference
: 16.0
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
Group Internet Based

Location & Accommodations

Location:

720 E Butterfield Road
Suite 100
Lombard, IL

Accommodations:

707 E. Butterfield
Lombard, Il 60148

Hotel phone:


2340 S Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, Il 60148

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