2018 Accounting Conferences & Events Guide

April 2, 2018 Victoria Hoffman

Accounting Conferences

Accounting conferences and events are a great way for accountants and bookkeepers to connect with their community, stay on top of industry trends, and learn more about the cloud accounting applications that will help increase practice efficiency and improve their client experience.

For busy accountants and bookkeepers, the toughest part of events is getting them on your calendar! As such, we’ve put together a list of some of the most exciting upcoming conferences and events in the accounting/bookkeeping space in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

We’ll be attending all of the events below, and we hope to see you at some of these, too! We’d love to hear which conferences are on your calendar – reach out on Twitter to tell us which ones you’re attending this year.

(Check out our always-up-to-date accounting events list to stay on top of more upcoming global accounting events!)


NORTH AMERICA

QB-HQ 2018 Apps Roadshow

When & Where:

May 7 – Vancouver
May 9 – Edmonton
May 11 – Winnipeg
May 14 – Toronto
May 15 – Montreal
May 17 – Halifax

What we’re looking forward to:

The QB-HQ 2018 Apps Roadshow is making its way across Canada! We're excited to join the show with a number of other great apps and help practices become more efficient. Click here for more information.

QuickBooks Get Connected - Calgary

When & Where:

May 28-29 – Calgary

What we’re looking forward to:

QuickBooks Get Connected brings like-minded accountants and industry experts together to share practical advice and thought leadership. We're excited to connect with everyone in Calgary! Click here for more information.

Xerocon Atlanta

When & Where:

June 6-7, 2018 – Atlanta

What we’re looking forward to:

If Xerocon Atlanta is anything like Xerocon Austin last year, then it’s sure to be an incredible event experience for advisors! Hosted by Xero, Xerocon is one of the best events to enjoy exclusive content, build your network, and earn CPE credits. See you there! Click here for more information.

AICPA Engage 2018

When & Where:

June 9-14, 2018 – Las Vegas

What we’re looking forward to:

Offering four days of “thought-provoking questions, candid insights, deep technical dives, and even some radical ideas”, AICPA Engage is a must-attend event for accountants looking to push the boundaries of their profession! Click here for more information.

Scaling New Heights 2018

When & Where:

June 17-20, 2018 – Atlanta

What we’re looking forward to:

The theme of this year’s Scaling New Heights conference is “Tame the Machines”! Breakout sessions and mainstage presentations will be focused on how the technology shift is impacting accounting professionals. Click here for more information.

Accounting & Finance Show

When & Where:

July 11-12, 218 – New York City

What we’re looking forward to:

The Accounting & Finance Show is the largest free accounting/finance conference and exhibition! Attendees will leave with exclusive ideas and skills related to the latest accounting technology. Click here for more information.

IPBC IGNITE Conference

When & Where:

September 12-15, 2018 – Calgary

What we’re looking forward to:

IPBC IGNITE offers deep-dive sessions that cover several categories, including software success and tax insight. A vendor AMA (“ask me anything”) session will also provide attendees with the opportunity to gain valuable insights from accounting technology providers! Click here for more information.

QuickBooks Connect San Jose

When & Where:

November 5-7, 2018 – San Jose

What we’re looking forward to:

We love all QuickBooks Connect events – especially QuickBooks Connect San Jose! There’s no better way to connect with the amazing QuickBooks community and learn from smart people than by attending QuickBooks Connect. Hope to see you there! Click here for more information.

QuickBooks Connect Toronto

When & Where:

December 2018 – Toronto

What we’re looking forward to:

Don’t miss QuickBooks Connect in our hometown of Toronto – it’s always a party! Catch up on the 2017 sessions you may have missed here. See you in “the Six” in 2018! Click here for more information.


AUSTRALIA

QuickBooks Connect Sydney

When & Where:

May 24, 2018 – Sydney

What we’re looking forward to:

QuickBooks Connect Sydney is right around the corner! Speakers this year include Mark Bouris and Melanie Perkins, as well as Intuit’s Sasan Goodarzi and Nicolette Maury. We’re excited to connect with new and old friends in Sydney! Click here for more information.

Xerocon Brisbane 2018

When & Where:

September 5-6, 2018 – Brisbane

What we’re looking forward to:

There are so many reasons to love Xerocon! Each year, the learnings, the people, and (of course!) the parties make Xerocon a must-attend event. We’re looking forward to catching up with some of the Top 50 Cloud Accountants in Australia as well as making new connections! Click here for more information.

ABN: The Bookkeeper Event

When & Where:

October 12-13, 2018 – Queensland

What we’re looking forward to:

The Bookkeeper Event is designed to help you accelerate your practice and maintain momentum in your bookkeeping journey. This event will provide plenty of opportunities to network, learn from exhibitors, and enjoy the sunshine! Click here for more information.


UNITED KINGDOM

Sage Sessions UK & Ireland

When & Where:

April 24, 2018 – Glasgow

April 30, 2018 – Dublin

What we’re looking forward to:

Sage Sessions UK & Ireland is an event series that will bring you the latest in product innovation and thought leadership as it pertains to accounting and bookkeeping. We’ll see you in Glasgow and Dublin! Click here for more information.

Accountex UK

When & Where:

May 23-24, 2018 – London

What we’re looking forward to:

Accountex is *the* go-to event for learning about the latest innovations in accounting technology. Between the incredible speaker lineup and opportunities to network, attendees will leave with a ton of insight about transforming their practice with technology. Click here for more information.

Xerocon London 2018

When & Where:

November 14-15, 2018 – London

What we’re looking forward to:

This will be our first time at Xerocon London, but if it’s like any other Xerocons around the world, then it’s sure to be heaps of fun! We’re really looking forward to connecting with the Xero community in the UK! Click here for more information.

Accounting Live Glasgow

When & Where:

November 21-22, 2018 – Glasgow

What we’re looking forward to:

Accounting Live is where accountants and finance professionals can network and gain actionable advice and information on the latest accounting trends and technology. We hope to see you in Glasgow! Click here for more information.


Which accounting conferences are you attending this year? Tell us on Twitter!

To access our always up-to-date list of accounting conferences, click here

About the Author

Victoria Hoffman

Victoria is the Content Marketing Manager at Hubdoc. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Semiotics and Communication Theory program and has 5+ years of experience in digital marketing. She appreciates a fun pun and is always looking for a good book to read.

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