PCPS Events and Webcasts

Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) Events and Webcasts

Each year, PCPS is involved with the planning and support of several AICPA events. These events provide opportunities for earning technical, personal development and firm management CPE hours while attending presentations from the profession's top speakers. The learning extends to countless networking and best practice sharing occasions among practitioners.

PCPS members receive discounts on registration for select events relevant to the PCPS member community. A list of discounts and discount codes is available.

Upcoming Conferences

Title Date Location
AICPA Town Hall Series: CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

See link for dates


Engage 2021

July 26-29, 2021

Las Vegas, NV, and Online

AICPA & CIMA Women’s Global Leadership Summit

Nov. 3-5, 2021

Dallas, TX, and Online

CPA.com CAS Workshops Multiple dates Various locations
CPA.com Sales & Use Tax workshops Multiple dates Various locations
CPA.com Developing a Tax & PFP Advisory Service workshops Multiple dates Various locations

Upcoming Special Events

AICPA Town Hall Series

The AICPA Town Hall Series provides the latest news and updates on pressing issues facing the accounting profession. Hear from the AICPA leadership team and leading subject matter experts as they discuss the latest updates and guidance from Treasury and SBA on the Paycheck Protection Program and other Federal business relief programs, IRS developments and other timely topics.

This series provides free CPE for AICPA members!

Small Firm Updates

Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA, Vice President of Small Firm Interests, discusses the trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face, as well as best practices being used at successful firms across the country.

These webcasts are free and interactive, with no CPE. If you have topics or concerns of interest that you would like to hear discussed in the next small firm update webcast, email PCPS.

Upcoming PCPS Webcasts

Event – Date Presenter



PCPS Webcast Archives

Event Presenter
Small Firm Update – 12/14/2021 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Small Firm Update – 09/08/2021 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Small Firm Update – 06/23/2021 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Small Firm Update – 12/03/2020 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Distributing by Design – A New Way of Working Pascal Finette
Small Firm Update – 09/03/2020 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Archives of each webcast will be posted shortly after each event. Check back to view!  

Small Firm Philosophy Podcasts

The AICPA's Small Firm Philosophy shares big ideas about small firms. You'll hear from leaders of small accounting firms about their philosophies on running a successful practice in today's rapidly changing environment.

Networking group meetings provide a forum for in-depth practice management discussions and an exchange of best practices with firms throughout the country. Group members can be connected with PCPS tools and resources to tackle practice management issues and can be updated on trends in the profession through nationally recognized speakers and roundtable discussions. Through each group's informal system, networking group members may take advantage of the valuable knowledge of their colleagues and share their own knowledge with their peers.  While many group members are firm owners/partners, any member of a PCPS firm is welcome to attend networking group meetings.

Meeting Details

  • Meetings are typically one-and-a-half days long and are held twice a year (spring and fall) at locations determined by each group
  • Agenda topics for individual meetings are developed by the groups themselves
  • Groups have approximately 20-25 members and each group has a chair who helps to arrange meeting logistics and facilitates conversations
  • All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses, along with the meeting registration fee, which is based on cost-sharing
  • In-person meetings typically account for continuing professional education

If you have questions regarding networking groups, please call us at 1-800-CPA-FIRM or email us at pcps@aicpa.org.  We would love to hear from you!

Small Firm Networking Groups (sole practitioners and firms with up to 10 CPAs)

There are currently five Small Firm Networking Groups. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, email mapsmall@aicpa.org for more information.

Group I: November 3 - 5 | Clearwater, FL
Group II: October 24 - 26 | Asheville, NC
Group III: November 3 - 5 | Salt Lake City, UT
Group IV: Dates vary | Virtual meeting
AWSCPA: September 22 -24 | Hanover, MD

Medium Firm Networking Groups (11-20 CPAs)

There are currently two Medium Firm Networking Groups. If you are interested in joining this group, email mapmedium@aicpa.org for more information.

Group I: November 3 - 5 | Miami, FL
Group II: November 8 - 10 | Phoenix, AZ

Large Firm Networking Group (more than 20 CPAs)

There is currently one Large Firm Networking Group and it’s accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email maplarge@aicpa.org for more information.

Group I: October 27 - 29 | Atlanta, GA