918 pl Photo Review | 2017 Midwest Accounting Show, August 29-30, 2017, Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

August 29—30, 2017 | Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase

Photo Review

Todd Shapiro, President, Illinois CPA Society welcomes attendees to the 35th Annual Show & Conference

Todd Shapiro -- the State of the CPA Society

New programs developed by the ICPAS were discussed

The opening CPE Session assembled over 1200

CPAs came from every corner of Illinois, and Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan

The opening session featured Todd Shapiro, President of ICPAS, and Edward J. Hannon, CPA, Chairperson, ICPAS

CPAs in attendance had laptops and PDAs to take notes and communicate with their offices and clients

Large, medium and small CPA practices were all represented at the show

New ICPAS initiatives were presented

Edward Hannon addressed "Who We Are and Where We Work" about ICPAS

The show crowd surged into the exhibit hall after the opening General CPE Session

CPAs were eager to see the exhibits and see what's new for 2015

Exhibitors and CPA attendees met to see new accounting and business systems

Intuit had kiosks demonstrating their Quick Books systems for CPAs and their clients

The exhibit hall had a surge of CPAs at every show break during the 2-day show

All the exhibitors were busy, including Thomson Reuters exhibit booth

The surge of CPA traffic at Thomson Reuters

CPAs came to see what's new and meet with exhibitors to discuss specific systems

Networking and trading information was in evidence throughout the show


Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer




Robert Half

State Farm

Intuit Quick Books Online Accountant

Quick Books Demonstration Lounge

Cook County Dept of Revenue

Print Mgmt Partners, Go2Partners

Illinois Board of Examiners

ICPAS Information Booth

ICPAS Demonstration Program

ICPAS Information Staff

ICPAS Staff providing service to their members

ICPAS Membership Information

Wolters Kluwer

CPAs studying the show guide

AW Instagram Photo Kiosk

ICPAS Information Exchange

Instagram and Twitter Selfies

Intuit Quick Books Academy



EFile Cabinet


ICPAS New Website

Relaxation Station


CCH Wolters Kluwer Small Firm Practices

Illinois Secretary of State

GetSetNet Website Development

Warehouse Direct and Wanda Brooks

Warehouse Direct and Staff

Exhibitor / Attendee Interaction


ICPAS Prize Drawing Area



Luncheon service was right in the show

CPAs did not have to leave the show to have lunch

The Show's Food Service Court

Future CPA Leadership Meeting

University Alumni Luncheon

University Alumni Luncheon -- Depaul University, Ledger & Quill

John Ahern, Speaker

University Alumni Luncheon -- Illinois State University

Deborah Seifert, Speaker

University Alumni Luncheon

Strategic Financial Group, Ohio National Financial Services

CandyLand -- A special candy shop with free samples for 2015

CandyLand -- Happy CPAs

CandyLand -- Courtesy of ICPAS

CandyLand -- Happiness


CPE Session Panel

John Baker, Lindsey Piegza, Donald Luskin -- General Session on Economics in Today's Market

A full conference hall for this CPE Economics Session

Over 1200 in attendance at this session

Featured economics speaker, Lindsey Piegza, meets one of those CPAs in attendance at the conference

Economist Meet and Greet

Women Leaders Members meet-up at the ICPAS members' booth

Women Leaders Meeting

Economist Meet and Greet

ICPAS Members' Booth

Economist Meet and Greet


SurePayroll and MB Financial

IRA Club

Online Demos -- a must at the show

TPS Software

Technology Walking Tour with Gail Perry of the CPA Practice Advisor

Walking Tour to see live demos and commentary by exhibitor experts. A survey tour.

Walking Tour -- Expensify

Timothy O'Connor -- Strategies for Ethical Leadership

Walking Tour -- Wolters Kluwer

Walking Tour -- Wolters Kluwer; ATX: Small Firm Practice

Wanda Brooks and Russell Flagg

Walking Tour -- Smart Vault

Walking Tour -- Office Tools

Walking Tour -- eFileCabinet

Walking Tour -- Intuit

Rick Richardson, General CPE Session -- Technology Futures 2015

Rick Richardson -- Hot New Technology for CPAs and Their Clients

Rick Richardson -- Predictions of New Technology Futures

River Road Electronic Sign of this year's show, right outside Stephens Convention Center