National Conference 2019 – Powering Performance Through Innovation!

At FTL’s 3rd National Conference, experts share technologies, techniques, and technical knowledge to help you and your team deliver greater value with less effort, cost, and risk. Receive up to 19 hours of CPE and 16 hours of CLE – including up to 4 hours of Regulatory Ethics. The conference kicks off with a casino night fundraiser with silent auction and one hour of CPE delivered by keynote speaker, Luke Wyckoff, Chief Visionary Officer of Social Media Energy, at 5 pm on November 20, 2019. The conference continues on November 21 and 22, 2019, from 8 am to 5 pm, in History Colorado Center. Ticket prices: $175 for members, government employees, students and faculty / $300 for general admission. Discounts: 10% discount for groups of two or more from the same company.

Included in your tickets:

  • Access to museum exhibits during the event,
  • One complimentary ticket to the Casino Night Fundraiser + Silent Auction on Weds., Nov. 20, 2019 ($100 value),
  • Breakfast and lunch, and
  • Multiple opportunities to win great prizes, including a six night stay at a resort in Bali, Indonesia.

Option to attend Ethics only on Nov. 22, 2019, from 8 a.m. to noon, is available. Ethics only ticket price includes breakfast and access to museum exhibits on Nov. 22, 2019. Learn more and register here.

Want to attend for free? Become a conference volunteer! FTL is seeking up to four volunteers to assist with event set-up and take-down and delivering and collecting materials. Select the Volunteer ticket option to apply.

Learn more about the courses here.

Conference Schedule:


Speakers include: Luke Wyckoff (KEYNOTE), Chief Visionary Officer, Social Media Energy; Diane Yetter (KEYNOTE), Owner of Yetter and Founder of Sales Tax Institute; Jody Padar (KEYNOTE), CEO, New Vision CPA Group; Gary Barnes (KEYNOTE), author and President of Gary Barnes International; Mike Abramovitz, Executive Director, Global Tax, of Vectrus; RJ Banat, CFO, Jagged Mountain Brewery; Raj Basi, Senior Manager Global Indirect Tax, VRBO; Chris Becze, Tax Partner, Armanino; Adam Cohen, Partner, Holland & Hart; Blair Crisman, Tax Director, PwC; Amanda Hines, Of Counsel, Morrison Foerester; John Howard, CEO, Junk Genius; Joni Johnson-Powe, Senior Director – Tax Technology of DMA; Jay Levinson, Tax Senior Manager, Grant Thornton; Tim Mathis, VP, Tax of Sunnova Energy Corp.; Debbie Murray, Associate Tax Director, Avitus Group; Ali Nardali, Partner, K&L Gates; Tami Rash, Tax Operations Director, Experis; Rex Rolf, Executive Career, Leadership, and Performance Coach at Cornerstone Performance Group; Jeanette Tolar, State & Local Tax Senior Manager, Plante Moran; Judy Vorndran, State & Local Tax Partner, TaxOps; Mary Jo Zuelsdorf, State & Local Tax Manager, CBIZ; and many more!

Subjects include: M&A Best Practices; M&A SALT Considerations; Opportunity Zones; Federal Incentives Updates; IRC Sec. 199A Planning; Start-up Dues & Don’ts; Executive Compensation Planning; State Income Tax Updates; State Non-income Tax Update; IRS & State Controversy (Ethics); IRS and State Tax Audits – Best Practices (Ethics); Protecting Client Data (Ethics); Technology that Adds Value; Tools & Techniques that Increase Productivity; Bitcoin Technology & Tax; Advanced Excel Tips & Tricks; Effective Leadership & Building Successful Teams; Best Practices – 3 Ps: Policies, Procedures, and Protocols; Firm Management – Best Practices; and more!

Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn’t do this without you.

Executive Sponsors: DMA; ExperisLew’s ListPlante Moran; TaxOps; and Whipplewood CPAs

Senior Sponsors: ArmaninoAvitus GroupCBIZ; Cornerstone Performance Group; Dill & DillGrant ThorntonJagged Mountain BreweryK&L Gates; Merriam Law Firm, P.C.; Morrison FoersterOxford Tax Recruiting; Sunnova; The Bookkeeping Boutique; Vectrus; Wolters Kluwer; and Wyyerd Group

Associate Sponsors: Handbid; Holland & Hart; Junk Genius Franchise Systems; Metropolitan State University Denver; PwC; and Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C.

CPE and CLE courses are designed to comply with Colorado State Board of Accountancy and NASBA CPE and Colorado Supreme Court CLE standards and the provider requirements outlined in sections 88.1 and 88.2 of the California Board of Accountancy Regulations. CPE and CLE courses are based on 50-minute credit hours. Participants must attend at least 50 minutes of a particular course to receive one (1) credit in that course. All courses will be delivered in a live group method. Participants are encouraged to confirm eligibility compliance with their jurisdiction. CLE hours are anticipated. Questions, concerns, and complaints may be submitted to Refund available for cancellations made before November 14, 2019.


What is the dresscode at the event?

There isn’t a dress code. Dressed-up casual (e.g. blazer with jeans) is recommended for comfort.

What are my parking options for the event?

Paid parking is available in garages and on the street surrounding History Colorado Center. FTL is working on providing complimentary parking for event attendees. Please check back for updates.

What can I bring into the event?

Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the museum, but food and beverages will be provided during the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


What’s the refund policy?

Full refunds for cancellations up to seven (7) days before the start of the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Tickets are fully, not partially, transferable.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?


How do I become a member?

Learn more about and apply for membership at

How can I become a speaker or sponsor?

Contact for more information about becoming a speaker or sponsor.

  • November 20, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    5:00 pm
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