Business Officers' Conference 2018

ANNUAL BUSINESS OFFICERS' CONFERENCE
Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel, Orlando
May 6-8, 2018


Keynote Speakers


Heather Hoerle, Executive Director, The Enrollment Management Association
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Debra Wilson, General Counsel, National Association of Independent Schools
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Additional Speakers and Sessions

Jumping From The Plane without a Parachute
Presenter: William T. Krizner, Esq. President, The Krizner Group
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Defining Your Dollars: Building the Proper Reserves from Within
Presenter: David Adams, Senior Vice President, George K. Baum & Company

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Attracting and Retaining Top Talent
Presenter: Lisa Kemph, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Bolles School

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How Do Trends Impact Independent School Sustainability?
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Hodges, Executive Director, Florida Council of Independent Schools

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FASB ASU 2016-14 – An Overview
Presenter: Michael M. Lee, CPA, National Director of Audit and Assurance Services, Batts Morrison Wales & Lee

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The Consultative Business Officer
Presenter: Scott E. Barron, Founder, School Growth LLC; and Director, School Growth Foundation

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How to Manage The Mountains of Data
Presenter: Palmer Ball, Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC

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Great to Greater: Long-Range Financial Modeling for Independent Schools
Presenter: Palmer Ball, Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC
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Issuing and Managing Debt: What’s Right for Your School?
Presenter: Charles E. Procknow, Executive Vice President, George K. Baum & Company

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Who should attend?
Independent School Business Officers, as well as Heads and Administrators. Others are welcome.

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Earn CPE Credits!
In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour. In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, registering your attendance and departure on the attendance sheets at the registration desk for each session.


Feedback from last year's participants:
What aspect of this conference was the most valuable for you?

• All sessions were timely and of great interest to our schools, not just to Business Officers.
• Staying on top of trends and emerging issues
• The opportunity to collaborate and network with peers
• Broad view of demographics and the industry
• Metrics and benchmarking data
• Sessions imparted specific info I could use daily at my school
• Topics were very relevant, networking is wonderful, and receiving CPE credit is so awesome!!


Renaissance Orlando Airport is located at:
5445 Forbes Place, Orlando, FL 32812

Early Bird Registration Cost:
$395 (Members) / $495 (Non-Members)
Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018

Regular Registration Cost:

$465 (Members) / $565 (Non-Members)

Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018
Registration cost includes sessions, materials, Sunday dinner, and Monday lunch.

Breakfast is available at the hotel but is not included in the registration cost for the conference. For those staying at the hotel, the hotel rate includes one hot breakfast voucher per night.

Monday dinner is optional and an additional $35. When you register, please indicate whether or not you plan to attend. Bucca di Beppo is located at 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809.
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Hotel Room: $142 (plus taxes)
This rate includes one hot breakfast voucher per night.

Hotel Deadline: April 6, 2018
To receive the FCIS group rate at the hotel, reservations must be made by this date. Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. Registration fee does not include the price of the guest room. To make a reservation, call (800) 619-6720 or (407) 240-1000. Make sure to ask for the FCIS group rate.

Self-Parking: $7 for daily/overnight

Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Conference refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to kdanger@fcis.org. There is a $50 processing fee through Friday, March 30, 2018, with no refunds after this date.

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For any questions or more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or acarlson@fcis.org.

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FCIS is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.