Annual Convention



Join NACBA in Denver this Spring!

Mark your calendars and save the dates Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2018 and plan to join NACBA in the Mile High City for the 26th Annual Convention.  #NACBADEN will take place at the Sheraton Downtown Denver located at 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO.  NACBA has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate ($189 pn) for convention attendees.  The block will open soon.

Denver is where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure and boasts 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, and diverse neighborhoods. The natural beauty of the Mile High City is the perfect place to experience the superior education members are accustomed to at NACBA conventions.

Keynote Speakers

The Trump Administration, Politics and Public Policy, Race and Racism

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Wendy Osefo is an influential voice in politics and social justice and a highly sought after political commentator and strategist. Wendy is a Professor of Education at The Johns Hopkins University, Contributor at The Hill, and the Founder and CEO of The 1954 Equity Project, LLC.

In addition to her extensive policy experience, Dr. Osefo regularly provides political commentary and analysis, with appearances on national cable news networks including Russia Today (RT) “CrossTalk”, HLN “Across America”, Fox Business “Risk and Reward“, Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight“, “The Neil Cavuto Show”, “Fox and Friends“, “Fox and Friends First“, “Happening Now“, “The Story”, “Watters’ World“, “America’s News Headquarters”, and “Cost of Freedom“. Wendy has also appeared numerous times on TV One’s “News One Now with Roland Martin” ABC’s “Armstrong Williams’ Show” and One America News’ “The Liz Wheeler Show” and “The Daily Ledger” to discuss breaking news in politics. Her appearances also include Sean Hannity Radio Show, The Undisclosed Podcast, Sworn Podcast, Female Trouble Podcast, Offended America Podcast, and print media on issues that examine race and politics. Currently, Dr. Osefo has a weekly radio segment on Radio One 93.9FM WKYS, entitled “Three Things You Need to Know, With Dr. Wendy O“. Wendy’s work has also been featured in TED, City Paper, and Non-Profit Quarterly, to name a few. Additionally, Dr. Osefo has delivered keynote speeches and lectures on highly publicized issues including The Baltimore Uprising, Activism in the 21st Century, and The Black Lives Matter Movement.

Spy The Lie: How to Detect Deception

A former security specialist with the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan Carnicero has 20 years of experience in interviewing, interrogation and polygraph examination, focused primarily on national security, employment and criminal issues. Susan is the developer of a behavioral screening program currently used within the federal government and in a variety of private industries, tapping experience gained in government service. She is widely considered a leading authority on interviewing, detection of deception, and elicitation.

Susan has extensive experience in conducting training for federal government agencies and the law enforcement community, as well as for financial services firms and other private-sector companies. Most recently, she has been involved in conducting high-level screening interviews within the U.S. government, and in providing consulting services for Forbes Top 10 families.

Prior to joining the CIA, Susan served in the investor relations and corporate communications field, where she achieved the position of Director of Public Relations for a Fortune 500 company. Susan holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and an M.A. in Secondary Education/English from Marymount University in Arlington, Va.

Spy The Lie is an informative and entertaining presentation designed to enhance attendee’s skill in detecting deception. The presentation will outline a simple, but enormously effective, deception detection model developed by former CIA officers during their tenure at the Agency.

Making The Right Choice; Lessons in Compliance and Ethics

Rashmi Airan is an ethics trailblazer, spreading her message that our relationships and connections empower us to overcome extreme adversities in life. In Rashmi’s case, to live with remorse but not let it define her. Rashmi, tells her powerful story to deliver game-changing messages to universities, law firms, corporate teams, and trade associations around the United States. She invokes her personal experiences and ethical thought leadership to discuss ethical issues in business, inspire change in how we view success, and to enhance our decision-making to flourish ethically.

In addition to being a mother of two, Rashmi was a successful lawyer who graduated with honors from Columbia Law School. After working for several major corporations, she launched an independent law practice in Miami, Florida. During the housing boom, she was recruited to work with a local real-estate developer who later engaged in questionable business practices. Rashmi’s drive to succeed financially and to give her children the best life possible created an ethical blind spot for her. She chose not to question her client’s behavior despite her inner voice screaming “ask questions!” Her involvement resulted in a six month sentence to Federal prison, alongside a $19M judgment against future earnings, required community service hours, and 3 years supervised release. In prison, Rashmi felt shame and remorse for her decisions. Taking in six months of federal prison life, Rashmi came to a place of peace and self-forgiveness. While being immensely humbled by this life-changing experience, she emerged with invaluable lessons learned both personally and professionally. Rashmi shares her emotional development of living with remorse, but not letting it define you. She is determined to create a culture of conversation around ethics and compliance and to integrate ethics into all aspects of our lives.

Practicing Mindfulness to Create Greater Work-Life Harmony 

With 20-plus years of experience as a CPA, entrepreneur, tech business executive, and yogi, Amy Vetter offers a unique perspective on how to create greater work-life harmony through the practice of mindfulness, creativity, exercise, and art. She has been named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today and the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor.

Entrepreneurship is in Amy’s blood. She is a third-generation woman entrepreneur who has launched and sold multiple businesses. Her diverse experience includes owning and operating yoga studios, accounting and other business ventures. Amy has also held a variety of corporate leadership roles overseeing customer, sales, education and marketing functions.

Amy regularly contributes her insights to Entrepreneur, Inc., Accounting Web and CPA Practice Advisor.  Amy holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.

Why Attend #NACBADEN?

  • Education: Attendees typically earn 22 of the best CLEs designed for debtor’s attorneys. NACBA’s planning committee is busy putting together a line up that will offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned practitioner.
  • Networking: Don’t miss the opportunity to share war stories with your colleagues from around the country.
  • Exhibits: More than 50 vendors, representing a wide range of products and services, launch new products, provide demonstrations, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Wellness: Attend daily AM Yoga sessions on each day of the convention, included with your convention registration. Participation will be limited and available on first, come, first serve until capacity is reached.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at NACBA’s Friday night reception.  When you are not in session, be sure to check to see if the Rockies are in town, or if your favorite band is playing at the iconic concert venue, Red Rocks.

How Do I Register?

Registration is now open!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! 

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