By Marisa Ruffles. Gear up for your Q1 close with us March 25th-27th at the 2015 Certent Summit at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Our annual user conference, now in its fourth year, promises to be the best yet with inspirational keynote speakers, new breakout session topics, complimentary one-on-one equity compensation and financial compliance consulting and much more.
You don’t want to miss the opportunity to participant in a live Q&A session with Mary Schapiro, former 29th Chairman of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Schapiro was appointed by President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on January 27, 2009. She is the first woman to serve as the agency’s permanent Chairman. Prior to becoming chairman of the SEC, Ms. Schapiro served as chief executive officer of FINRA from 2006 through 2008.
Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort, will head up our second keynote presentation. Cockerell has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, where one of his major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies. This approach was used to train and develop the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Cockerell will be sharing these powerful strategies and models for becoming a leader who is able to achieve maximum results by creating an environment and culture where your fellow team members are not just interested in their jobs but committed to them.
If that isn’t enough, come for the CPE credits – you can earn up to 19 of them! With pre-conference and breakout sessions such as Mastering Corporate Actions and Other One-Time Events, Advanced XBRL Topics, Real-Life Solutions for Tax and Mobility and Optimizing your Stock Plan Using Big Data Insights you will be sure to leave the conference with improved workflows and tips to implement throughout your team.
But, it won’t be all work and no play! Disney’s BoardWalk Resort features upscale restaurants, shops and galleries, a brewpub, and an ESPN sports bar. It has convenient access to unique dining and carnival games happening right outside its doors on the Coney Island-style boardwalk. In the evening, a nightclub with dueling pianos and a DJ dance club join the lineup. Summit attendees will have the unique opportunity to explore Epcot Center’s World Showcase in a private evening reception – capped off by a special fireworks display! If you choose to stay through the weekend, Summit attendees are also able to purchase special reduced Disney Park Tickets – with the added perk of skipping lines!
Make sure to register now to secure your room. This hands-on, interactive experience will be one of the best conferences you attend this year!