Mega CPE Conference FAQ

 

Learn. Connect. Achieve. 

 

Why should I attend?  

The Mega CPE Conference offers five conferences - all under one umbrella! The 2020 Mega provides you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive training in the areas of Employee Benefits, State Tax, Technology, Cannabis/Hemp/CBD, and Hot Topics. Whether you’re an accountant, auditor, tax preparer or CPA working in non-public accountinggovernment or the emerging fields of technology and cannabis, this event was designed for you. 

Mega 2020 offers new free CPE event just for you! 

Take part in our new Learning Labs on Tuesday, June 9 from 1:00-5:00 pm.  These labs not only offer you additional insight into important issues, but provide you with FOUR HOURS OF COMPLIMENTARY CPE! (Must register to participate). 

When is the Mega CPE Conference? 

Tuesday-Friday, June 9-12, 2020 – the perfect time for a summer bizcation. 

Where is the Mega CPE Conference? 

We are happy to return to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. For more information about the resort and all Disney has to offer, please visit the resort’s website. 

What's covered in the conference fee?  

When you register for the Mega CPE Conference, you’re signing up for up to 3 days of CPE sessions, meals, breaks, receptions, exhibits, networking events and activities. 

Who can attend? 

Mega is great for the whole family!  

What meals are included with registration? 

As an attendee, you’ll get access to the Chair’s Celebration Breakfast, mid-morning and mid-afternoon beverage breaks and lunch on all days for which you are registered.    

Will I be able to request special meals (i.e. kosher, vegetarian)?  

No worries! You will have the opportunity to tell us about special needs requirements during the registration process. 

What other conferences are included in Mega CPE Conference?

Mega CPE Conference offers five conferences in one location. The full agenda includes the State Tax Conference, Employee Benefits Conference and Women's Leadership Summit. While State Tax Conference and Employee Benefits Conference are included with your Mega CPE Conference registration, Women's Leadership Summit requires separate registration (please click here). 

Where can I find information about sponsorship opportunities?  

We are excited to meet your exhibit and sponsorship needs! The 2020 Mega offers new and exciting benefits, all designed to increase your ROI.  Speak at Learning Labs.  Appear on a conference agenda.  Network at a VIP, invitation-only reception.  Dine with FICPA leadership.  To learn more about getting great ROI at the Mega CPE conference, please contact Drew Miller at (800) 342-3197, ext. 270 or millerd@ficpa.org. 

Can I bring my spouse or companion to the CPE Sessions?

Due to the business-focused atmosphere of the CPE Sessions, we respectfully request that you do not bring your spouse or companion to these sessions. Your hotel concierge would be happy to provide information on local attractions, Walt Disney World® Resort and the surrounding areas. Thank you for your understanding! 

Where can I find things to do in the Orlando area?

Easy - visit visitorlando.com and disneyworld.disney.go.com to learn about all the fun you can have while you’re here. 

 

Getting Around 

 

Is complimentary transportation available from Orlando International Airport to my Disney Resort hotel? 

Yes. When staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you may enjoy access to Disney's Magical Express—a complimentary roundtrip service that whisks you and your luggage between Orlando International Airport and select Disney Resort hotels via a deluxe motorcoach. If you did not select Disney’s Magical Express and include your flight information when you made your reservation, please contact the booking agent for your Disney Resort hotel reservation. 

Does the Disney’s Contemporary Resort provide transportation to Walt Disney World® Resort attractions?

Yes. Complimentary, scheduled transportation throughout Walt Disney World® Resort will be provided. 

Parking (New Information!) 

Parking Rate: The parking rates are $25.00 for self-parking and $33.00 for valet parking, per day, per car. 

 

Networking 

   

Will there be opportunities for small-group discussions?  

You will have plenty of opportunities to grow your network. We have scheduled extended breaks, lunches and a welcome reception to help you meet other attendees and the vendors. 

How can I network with peers through social media prior to, during and after the conference?  

Connect with other Mega CPE Conference attendees by following the FICPA on your favorite social networks.   

  • Facebook
    •Twitter
    •LinkedIn 
    •Instagram 

Registration 

   

Will I receive a certificate for the CPE courses I attend? 

A certificate will be emailed to you for Ethics within 30 days of course completion. For all other courses, including webcasts certificates of attendance, certificates can be printed from our online CPE Tracker after signing in to your account. 

When registering for courses, will I receive confirmation and a receipt? 

Yes. When registering online, you will receive confirmation immediately following payment; when registering via phone, you will receive a confirmation the next business day.  

Is there a way I can view what I have registered for? 

Yes. Go to www.ficpa.org and log in; select “My Account,” and then “My Current Registrations.”  

Will I have the opportunity to evaluate the course I attended?

Yes. Instead of picking up paper verification forms at FICPA’s CPE events, you can now verify your CPE online with EZVerification. You no longer need to fill out paper forms before you leave the event. A link to the EZVerification will be emailed to you during the last day of the conference/event. Simply click on the emailed link and fill out the online form to indicate the sessions you attended. Two weeks after you’ve completed the survey, your CPE Verification of Attendance will be added to your FICPA CPE Tracker. You will have seven days following the conference to fill out the form. 

Are there CPE Group discounts available? 

Yes. We extend a 15% discount to groups of 5-7 people from the same firm and a 20% discount to groups of eight or more from the same firm registering for Mega. All registrations must be made at the same time. 

What is the CPE cancellation policy? 

Full refunds are given for cancellations made more than 10 days prior to the course presentation date. A cancellation fee of $55 will apply if cancellation occurs within the 10-day window. Refunds are not issued for requests 30 days after the course presentation date. 

If I cancel my conference registration will my hotel room canceled as well? 
No. You will need to cancel your hotel reservation directly with Disney Reservations at  (407) 939-4686. 

Can I transfer my registrations to someone else? 

Yes. A transfer form can be filled out up to the morning of the event. If the registration is being transferred from a member to a non-member, the non-member fee will apply. 

 

 

Internet Access & Conference Materials 

 

Will there be Internet access at the conference?  

Yes. Disney offers complimentary high-capacity bandwidth internet access in the meeting and exhibit space and common areas of the Convention Center. 

How do I access the conference EZ Materials manual? 

All registrants will receive an email approximately one week before the conference that provides a link to download the conference material from our website. The manual can also be downloaded from your account. Because of the length of the manuals, we recommend using it as an electronic reference file instead of printing it. 

Use the Official FICPA App for Up-to-the-Minute MEGA information 

Mega is a whirlwind of activity.  Keep it all straight by using the Official FICPA App.  Get instant, on-the-go access to the full event schedule, speaker bios, and real-time conversations with other attendees.  Plus, arrange your own event schedule and get notifications to make sure you don’t miss key sessions!  Here’s how to download the free app: 

  • Download and install the Engagefully App from your app store 
  • Search for “FICPA” 
  • Click “Continue” and follow the prompts 
  • Select the conference you are attending 
  • Create a profile to customize your experience! 

The app is available for free on Android, iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.