Mid-America Regional Council Spring Educational Conference

When:  Apr 26, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Mid-America Regional Council

Join us on Friday, April 26, 2018 in Delafield, WI (map).  It's conveniently located just off I-94, just west of Milwaukee.

Earn 6 CPE credits by attending 4 different topic sessions, and there's an optional tour at an area manufacturer from 3:30-4:30pm where you can earn an extra CPE hour.

Conference Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 Registration/continental breakfast
8:30 - 8:35 Opening remarks
8:35 - 9:50 Session 1 - Power Formula for LinkedIn Success by Wayne Breitbarth
9:50 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:15 Session 2 - Nexus & the Aftermath of the Wayfair Decision by Toni Spina
11:15 - 12:30 Session 3 - Data, Big Data & Analytics: What You Need to Know by Ann Dzuranin
12:30 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:30 Session 4 - Cultivating a Bias-Free Workplace by Nancy Zaworski
2:30 - 2:35 Closing remarks
Optional (no discount if you do not attend)
2:35 - 3:15 Reception at hotel - hors d'oeuvres & refreshments
3:15 - 3:25 Travel to tour site (location is 3 miles north of the Delafield Hotel)

3:30 - 4:30

Tour at Techniplas in Nashotah (a plastics manufacturing firm) and
Q&A with a Techniplas accounting staff member.
Note: Tour attendees must wear closed toe shoes and no high heels.

Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing:

  Early Bird Pricing
(through March 17, 2019)
Regular Pricing
(after March 17, 2019)
IMA members $150 $165
Non-members $175 $190
Students $35 $40

Hotel Room Info
The Delafield Hotel is holding a block of 15 rooms at a rate of $159+tax for Thursday night, April 25.  Normal rate is $199~$259/night + tax.  Rooms can be booked either by calling the hotel directly (262-646-1600) and referencing "Institute of Management Accountants" room block or you can use the link below.  Rooms must be reserved no later than April 4 to receive the special rate.


Session Descriptions

The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success
Are you still wondering what LinkedIn is all about? Worried your competitors are using it to gain a competitive advantage? Not sure how you would use the site if you were considering a career move?

Then join the 100,000+ people who have learned how to achieve business and career success with LinkedIn, the world's most popular professional networking site, from Wayne Breitbarth, a nationally recognized speaker, consultant and author of the best selling book "The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success" (the fourth edition will be released in March).

Wayne will help you learn how to use LinkedIn to:
· Promote and grow your business
· Find your ideal prospects
· Connect with decision makers
· Get found by the right people
· Gain competitive intelligence

Let Wayne help you make sure you don’t get left behind in a fast-moving world where social media is transforming the way people do business.

Nexus in the Aftermath of the Wayfair Decision
This presentation will review the nexus rules regarding sales and use tax compliance. It will look at the Wayfair decision and examine what it did and did not do. It will cover the rapid state responses to the case. But most importantly practical compliance solutions will be presented for businesses that operate or even just ship product into multiple sales tax jurisdictions in throughout the US. Use tax reporting requirements will also be discussed.

Data, Big Data, and Analytics: What You Need to Know
Organizations create and collect massive amounts of data. Frequently referred to as “Big Data”, this represents an important asset for an organization. Understanding how to use data to formulate and solve business problems provides an opportunity for the accounting and finance professional to become a forward-thinking strategic partner in the organization. This session provides and overview of what today’s business professionals need to know about Big Data and data analytics.

Diversity & Inclusion: Cultivating a Bias-Free Workplace
For companies to succeed in the global marketplace, leaders must fully leverage the skills and attributes of a diverse team. In the quest to attract and retain the right skills, best minds, and the strongest talent, companies must create an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion. This course explores the importance of diversity and inclusion in organizations and how leaders should understand and leverage this concept. ​​​​

The learning objectives of this session will be to:

  • Define bias and identify how cognitive reasoning and stereotypes impact biases.
  • Describe unconscious bias.
  • Explain the value of diversity and inclusion.
  • Recognize bias and its effects in the workplace.
  • Discuss strategies for overcoming biases.


The Delafield Hotel
415 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018