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There’s Plenty to Learn, See, and Do during Your Stay


Attendee Special Events

First-Timer Conference Attendee Orientation
Sunday, June 17, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Calling all first-time attendees! Is this your first time attending IMA’s Annual Conference? We've got you covered! All first-time attendees to ACE2018 are invited to attend this continental breakfast and orientation session where we will share helpful tips on planning your agenda, navigating the program and events, and getting the most out of your professional development time. Take this special opportunity to learn about the Conference, meet other first-timers, and expand your professional network. Please bring your Conference badge obtained at the registration area and plenty of business cards to share with your new business acquaintances!

 

Student Case Competition
Sunday, June 17, 2018
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Watch the excitement as student teams compete for the coveted honor of being the 2018 Student Case Competition Winner! Each team will present their solution to the student case, BabyFreedom: Stakeholders, Strategy, and Qualitative Analysis.

 

Annual Meeting of Members and Conference Kick-Off
Sunday, June 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m

Kick-off your Conference experience by attending IMA's Annual Meeting of Members. This event is a terrific opportunity for IMA members to hear from the President and CEO and Global Board Chairs on the organization's accomplishments during the past year and what is in store for the future. Come help us recognize CMA examination award winners. Immediately following the Annual Meeting of Members, please join us in the Solutions Showcase to meet our Conference exhibitors and network with your fellow attendees.

 

Career Central
Sunday, June 17, 2018
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Monday, June 18, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Stop in for a professional head shot and tips from the Tech Bar. Try new gadgets and learn about apps, social media, and more.

 

Career Coaching
Sunday, June 17, 2018
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Monday, June 18, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join us and get one-on-one career advice from a management accounting leader who can provide tips on career development, job-related challenges, and industry issues.

 

Crash Courses
Sunday, June 17, 2018
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Monday, June 18, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Short and sweet! Check out these brief yet insightful presentations on a range of interesting topics

 

Meet and Greet with Lite Fare in Solutions Showcase
Sunday, June 17, 2018
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Kick-start your Solutions Showcase experience by joining us for a Meet and Greet celebration! Enjoy a light lunch and networking as you check out the latest and greatest products in the profession.

 

Solutions Showcase & Networking Reception
Sunday, June 17, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 18, 2018
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to network with Conference exhibitors and peers while enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvres!

 

Fraud Film Night
Sunday, June 17, 2018
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Experience ethics training (1.5 CPE credits) with a cinematic flair! Attend a screening of All the Queen’s Horses, an award-winning documentary by Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope that examines how a horse-breeding empire was financed by the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history.

 

Peer-to-Peer Exchange
Monday, June 18, 2018
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

What better way to learn at a conference than through your peers? Drive your own learning by connecting directly with people who understand the challenges you face. The peer-to-peer exchange is an interactive and informal session that enables attendees to exchange ideas in a relaxed environment. Bring your particular interests, concerns, or challenges to the table. Discussion categories will be divided into ACE2018’s nine specialty tracks. Each participant is encouraged to choose a table in the track they want to explore. Proposed topics will be provided to participants. But don’t forget, this time is yours, so feel free to tailor the discussion to your particular interest.

 

Membership Mingle
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Get to know IMA a little better in between sessions on Tuesday at the Membership Mingle. Learn about all the membership benefits that are available to you as you visit our information tables. Our knowledgeable team will be ready to discuss features and benefits such as continuing education, CMA certification, CSCA credential, volunteer opportunities, and more.

 

100 Years, 100 Cheers
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$35 per person

Join friends new and old at our offsite networking event at the spectacular Punch Bowl Social Indianapolis. Don’t miss this fun opportunity to connect with industry peers during a fantastic night of bowling, pool, video games, ping pong, karaoke, and more. The event fee includes food and one drink ticket for beer, wine, mixed drinks, or soft drinks. In-person networking is one of the primary benefits of attending a live conference, so come hang out with the ACE2018 gang!

 

Chat and Chew

Make new friends and new contacts with ease; join a group of attendees for a meal!

 

Closing Session
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Join this celebration of all the memories made at ACE2018! Fabulous gifts will be raffled off, and attendees will get an exclusive sneak preview of ACE2019 where we will be celebrating IMA’s 100th anniversary! This is a great way to end your Conference experience and enjoy one last session with thought-leaders, fellow accounting professionals, and CMAs from around the world.


Family / Guest Events

First Time/Family Guest Welcome Orientation
Sunday, June 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Is this the first time your guests have joined you at IMA’s Annual Conference & Expo? Want your guests to meet up with other spouses and guests during the Conference? If so, sign them up for this IMA Welcome Orientation and Meet and Greet designed especially for guests and family members! We will offer a complimentary breakfast and share exciting events planned for our IMA guests as well as helpful tips for enjoying their visit to beautiful Indianapolis while the Conference is in session. In addition, a committee of “experienced” guests will be on hand to meet and get to know each guest, provide insights about the coming week, and share tips for making it a memorable event. Please indicate how many guests will attend this event and be sure to add them while processing your registration.

 

Indy Indeed! Tour
Monday, June 18
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$60 per person

Attendees are invited to a wonderful sampler of this exciting “Circle City.” Tour attendees will wind their way past many of Indianapolis’ well-known highlights and some of its hidden treasures. Indy’s proud heritage will be evident and in no time you'll become familiar with its famous landmarks.

A trip to Indiana wouldn't be complete without a stop to the largest raceway in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! This 2.5-mile oval track is host to the Indianapolis 500, the Indianapolis Grand Prix, and the Brickyard 400. While at the track, enjoy a narrated lap around the famous oval and get a sneak peek into the past, present, and future of racing at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum.



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