We’re hanging out with more than 1,400 CPAs and friends of the profession at the AICPA’s annual Practitioners’ Symposium and Tech+ Conference in Las Vegas. It’s an amazing show — three days packed wall-to-wall with cutting-edge CPE and some of the most innovative vendors serving the profession today. It’s almost overwhelming.
Predictably, someone’s going to find a way to blow off some steam. Usually, that someone is Jody Padar.
For the past couple of years, Jody’s New Vision CPA Group and a handful of sponsors (including, this year, the Business Learning Institute) have put together some funky events that have helped CPAs recharge their overtaxed conference batteries. Last year, it was trampoline dodgeball. This year, it was go-karts.
You heard me right. We strapped helmets onto a bunch of CPAs and CPA groupies, then we turned ’em loose on the tracks of Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing just off the Strip.
Remarkably, no one killed themselves … or anyone else.
Some of us learned a thing or two in the process, though. I know I did.
And finally, have fun. You might never have a chance to do something like this again. Don’t sit on the sidelines.