There’s plenty to learn, see, and do during your stay.

Attendee Special Events

First-Timer Conference Attendee Orientation
Sunday, June 18, 2017

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 ACE2017 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 18, 2017

Watch the excitement as student teams compete for the coveted honor of being the 2017 Student Case Competition Winner! Each team will present their solution to the student case, Profits on Trial at Darby & Larkin, LLC


Annual Meeting of Members and Conference Kick-Off

Sunday, June 18, 2017
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 for a meet and greet in the Solutions Showcase.


NEW! Career Central
Sunday, June 18, 2017
12:15pm–2pm, 3pm–3:30pm, and 4:30pm–6pm

Monday, June 19, 2017
10:15am–11am, 3:45pm–4:15pm, and 5:15pm–6:30pm

Take your career to new heights by visiting Career Central, located in the Solutions Showcase exhibit hall. This new offering features complimentary services to further your professional development, including one-on-one discussions with management accounting experts who provide tips on career development, job-related challenges, and/or industry issues; photographers ready to take your professional headshot; a LinkedIn expert; and IMA representatives sharing what’s new regarding certification and education opportunities. Sign-ups for the one-on-one services and/or the professional photographer can be done at the Career Central area within the Solutions Showcase.


Meet and Greet with Lite Fare in Solutions Showcase
Sunday, June 18, 2017

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


Solutions Showcase & Networking Reception
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

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


Management Accounting Roundtables Lunch
Monday, June 19, 2017

The Management Accounting Roundtables Lunch is an interactive and informal session that enables attendees to learn, exchange ideas, and network in a fun, relaxed environment. The event is composed of industry topics, one assigned to each roundtable of nine participants and one facilitator. The facilitator, who is an attendee or guest presenter, is knowledgeable in the topic and will encourage discussion and sustain the conversation over a box lunch.


NEW! Membership Mingle
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10am–10:45am and 3:15pm–3:45pm

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, volunteer opportunities, and more.


NEW! Beers with Peers
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
$35 per person

Beers, Burgers, and Banter. That's exactly what you'll find at our offsite networking event at local Denver microbrewery Wynkoop Brewing Co. Connect with peers old and new in a casual, informal setting while you exchange ideas and enjoy food like sliders with pub fries, street vendor tacos, bite-size pizzas, and soft pretzels. Converse in a relaxed atmosphere and shoot pool at one of the 17 pool tables onsite! In-person networking is one of the primary benefits of attending a live conference, and you don’t want to miss the chance to make long-lasting connections with your Conference attendees. The event fee includes food and one drink ticket for beer, wine, mixed drinks, or soft drinks.


Closing Session
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Join this celebration of all the memories made at the ACE2017! Fabulous gifts will be raffled off, and attendees will get an exclusive sneak preview of the ACE2018. A great way to end your Conference experience and enjoy one last session with your colleagues and leaders!


Family/Guest Events

First Time/Family Guest Welcome Orientation
Sunday, June 18, 2017

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 Denver 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.


Denver Zoo Tour and BBQ Luncheon
Monday, June 19
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$100 per person

Lions and tigers and bears! Oh My! Spend the day with furry friends like the red panda and the clouded leopard at the Denver Zoo. Explore all the zoo’s exhibits, even the Predator Lounge, if you dare. As the date approaches, we will keep you posted on special feedings & show times that you can attend. This outing includes transportation to/from the zoo, admission, and a private barbecue buffet for IMA’s family and guests to enjoy.


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