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Great Convention this past week! Met many new people, learned new things and had a blast at the Gala! Great Job! -Rosemarie Fisher
I agree that the 2012 Convention was fantastic. I attended the entire conference and thought all the speakers were excellent. I learned a lot in the breakout sessions and made a number of great contacts. Thank you NJSCPA! -Antoinette DeMarco
Had such a blast at the #njscpa12 convention! Met some great people and heard amazing speakers. Thanks @NJSCPA! -Mel Soranno
My Experience at the NJSCPA Convention & Expo
by Drew Heimlich
As a NJSCPA college ambassador for Montclair State University, I had the opportunity to travel down to Atlantic City, NJ for the seventh annual NJSCPA Convention & Expo. Notable speakers included Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Edie Weiner, and Paul Stahlin (whom I won my NJSCPA scholarship in honor of).
The convention’s keynote presentations offered new ideas and perspectives. Kennedy’s “A Contract with Our Future” and Weiner’s “2025: One Futurist’s Perspective” were excellent speeches that questioned the status quo, offered a chilling dose of reality for our future, and analyzed the systematic way in which individuals and organizations approach situations. The topics ranged from the nation’s power grid, geothermal and solar energy, the indirect governmental subsidies of the oil industry, the way in which technology pervades our society (and will continue to do so), and the changing landscape of the accounting industry.
In addition, there were forums and workshops aimed at improving professional skills and creating networking opportunities. The Young CPAs Business Lunch was a great way to meet likeminded individuals, and one of the workshops that I attended featured a panel of seasoned CPAs discussing their career paths—the means of succeeding in your career and pitfalls of which to be cautious.
In sum, the convention was an excellent opportunity to make new connections, reconnect with friends, and learn to approach the world in different and unconventional ways. I can’t wait to attend next year!