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Annual Members Meeting - Centennial Celebration
Friday, June 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:00pm
The OSCPA is turning 100, and we want to celebrate with you!
Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration as we welcome keynote speaker, Ben Stein. Stein is a well-known economist, writer and actor in TV shows, commercials and movies – including his role of the iconic boring teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Register today to celebrate the OSCPA's 100 years. Turn back time to the early 1900s when the first 31 members of the Society banded together to support and expand the public accounting profession. Commemorate the past and honor this year's award winners as we toast to the future of the OSCPA. This is one soirée you won't want to miss!
NEW! VIP Breakfast with Ben Stein: Rub elbows with keynote speaker, Ben Stein! Each attendee will receive a signed copy of Ben Stein's most recent book, The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life and Make You Very Rich! Click here to register for this very special breakfast!
DAYTIME EVENTS will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Medical Center Hotel. This includes all CPE sessions and the annual business luncheon.
EVENING EVENTS will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. This includes the reception, dinner and awards ceremony.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Sleeping rooms are available at both event hotels.
- Rooms can be booked at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Medical Center Hotel through 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 15 at a special rate of $139 per night for king/double rooms. To make a reservation, call the reservation line at (800) 445-8667 and use Group Code "CPC". Or you may make your reservation for the Embassy Suites online.
- Rooms can be booked at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel through 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 15 at a special rate of $149 per night. To make a reservation, call the group reservation coordinator at 405-702-8546 and say you are booking in the Oklahoma Society of CPAs' room block. Or, you may make your reservation for the Skirvin online.
PARKING: Self-parking at the Embassy Suites is complimentary; valet parking is not available. Overnight valet parking is available at the Skirvin Hotel for $28 per night, or for the $15 daily event rate.
RESERVED TABLES: If you are interested in purchasing a reserved table sponsorship for the evening dinner and awards ceremony, please contact Patty Hurley.
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION: The 2018 Educational Foundation raffle raises money to fund scholarship for accounting students across Oklahoma. Tickets are only $5 each. Purchase your tickets below as part of the Annual Meeting registration. A list of prices and special ticket opportunities can be found here.
A big thank you to all of our Centennial Sponsors who have helped make this an event to remember!
Oklahoma CPAs, award recipients and their guests.
Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, is the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Formed in 2017, it combines the strengths of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), which Melancon also leads as President & CEO. Melancon joined the AICPA in 1995 and is now the longest serving CEO in the organization’s history. Under his tenure, the AICPA has grown to become the largest membership body of CPAs in the world and has spearheaded a number of initiatives to benefit not only the profession, but also investors, business owners, lenders and the general public.
David Schultz is a Hamline University professor of political science. Schultz is also a professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of more than 35 books and 150+ articles on American politics, election law and the media and politics. His most recent books are Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter (2015) and Election Law and Democratic Theory (2014). A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe, Schultz is the 2013 Leslie A. Whittington national award winner for excellence in public affairs teaching.
Ben Stein is an actor, author, economist and pop culture icon. Stein graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics and Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class. He has worked as an economist at the Department of Commerce, a poverty lawyer in New Haven and Washington, DC, a trial lawyer in the field of trade regulation at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC and a university adjunct at American University in Washington, DC, at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. In 1973 and 1974, Stein was a speech writer and lawyer for Richard Nixon and then for Gerald Ford. Stein has written, co-written and published 30 books, including seven novels and 21 nonfiction books about finance, ethical and social issues in finance and the political and social content of mass culture. His most recent books are the best-selling humor self-help series, How To Ruin Your Life. Stein’s part of the boring teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was recently ranked as one of the 50 most famous scenes in American film.