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  • September 2020
  • January 2021

Emerging Leaders Conferences

Unlike the other options open to Emerging Leaders Academy participants (the BestPractices Conference, and the HeadWaters Conference), Emerging Leaders Conferences are open only to Emerging Leaders Academy members.

The conferences feature a combination of training sessions and facilitated problem-solving sessions led by Sam Allred, Jeremy Clopton and Tim Bartz. ELA participants have the opportunity to discuss those issues most pertinent to them, network with other emerging leaders, share innovative ideas and learn best practices and processes for managing their careers.

New participants can register for the conference by choosing this option on their registration form; those participants renewing for Year Two can choose this option on their renewal forms.

Upcoming Conferences

We are excited to announce the dates and locations for the 2020-2021 program year Emerging Leaders Conferences, based on a survey of current ELA participants.

Emerging Leaders Conference Fall 2020
September 22-23, 2020 in Nashville, TN
September 24-25, 2020 in Nashville, TN

Emerging Leaders Conferences Winter 2021
January 14-15, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV

To register for one of these conferences, please indicate your choice on your Emerging Leaders Academy registration or renewal form.

All Emerging Leaders Conferences will have identical agendas. Pick the one that's most convenient, but be aware that we will only take the first 100 registrants for each conference.

 

 

A conference geared to Emerging Leaders Academy participants.

The Emerging Leaders Conferences have identical agendas and feature more interaction and discussion than either the HeadWaters or BestPractices.  We highly encourage first and second year participants to attend one of these conferences, since the agenda topics are geared to issues relevant to them and how they can make the most of their careers.  This will also allow them to meet other participants in the program and get some great one-on-one time with the Upstream team.

Conference session

 

Agenda for the 2020-2021 program year coming soon!

 

   
 

 

 

 

Hotel
This year’s conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown, located at 315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee. Reservations can be made by calling 800-HILTONS. You will need to specify Upstream Academy to receive the special conference rate of $249.00 per night. If you have any problems with hotel reservations, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance. We recommend making your reservation by Friday, August 15, 2020.

Air Travel Information
The hotel is located approximately 9 miles from the Nashville International Airport.

Schedule
The conference will run from 8am to 5pm on the first day, and from 8am to 12noon on the second day. Upstream will provide a continental breakfast starting at 7am each day, breaks on both days, and lunch on the first day. You and your adult guest are welcome to join us for a networking reception at 5:15pm on the first evening. Participants are on their own for dinner.

Special Meal Requests
If you have special meal requests, please contact Kelsey Mundt at (406) 495-1850 or email at kelseym@upstreamacademy.com.

Dress
Conference attire is business casual.

Nashville Area Activities

More info coming soon!

 

 

   

Las Vegs - January 12-13, 2012

 

Hotel
This year’s conference will be held at the Vdara located at 2600 West Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV. Reservations can be made by calling 866-745-7767. You will need to specify Upstream Academy to receive the special conference rate of $140 per night (or $190 if you stay the weekend). We recommend making your reservations by December 21. If you have any problems with hotel reservations, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

 

Grand Canyon

 

Air Travel Information The hotel is located about 3 miles from McCarran International Airport.

Schedule
The conference will run from 8am to 5pm on Thursday, January 14, and from 8am to 12noon on Friday, January 15.   

Upstream will provide a continental breakfast starting at 7am each day, breaks on both days, and lunch on Thursday. Participants are on their own for dinner.

Special Meal Requests
If you have special meal requests, please contact Kelsey Mundt at (406) 495-1850 or email at kelseym@upstreamacademy.com.

Dress
Conference attire is business casual.

 

Las Vegas Area Activities

Las Vegas has a wide variety of entertainment options.  If you are planning to extend your trip to include some sightseeing, you may find the following sites of interest:

 

The famous Las Vegas Strip holds many diverting choices - comedy routines, musical performances, dramatic acts like Cirque du Soleil, and unique theatrical shows like The Blue Man Group. Or just wander and take in the spectacle that is Las Vegas.

Shop 'til you drop at Fashion Show Mall, filled with an array of boutiques, malls, and shops. One of the nation's largest shopping centers and Las Vegas' premier retail destination you’re sure to find the latest trends and styles.

 

Las Vegas sign

     
Hoover Dam  

Tour the monolithic marvel of engineering, Hoover Dam, only about 45 minutes southeast of Las Vegas. Don’t forget to visit the Observation Deck for panoramic views of Lake Mead & the Colorado River.

The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas' dynamic history. The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat. www.springspreserve.org/index

Explore Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Located about 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.

     

Las Vegas has a multitude of outdoor activities including, golf, hot air balloon rides & a variety of guided tours. Below are a few websites you may want to check out.

Hot Air Balloon Rides – Get carried away floating high above the ground for spectacular 360 degree views of the breathtaking Nevada desert. http://vegasballoonrides.com/

 

Golf – Spend the day on the gorgeous greens surrounded by the splendor of the Nevada desert.  Fine tune your game at any of the acclaimed golf schools. www.lasvegasgolfcourses.com

Guided Outdoor Tours –Spend the day cruising around Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead or the Valley of Fire in your very own Jeep, helicopter, or ATV. http://www.actiontours.com/

 

Las Vegas Desert

Grand Canyon Photo Courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau
 

 

 

 

 

Your Satisfaction Is Our Goal

As with everything Upstream Academy does, your satisfaction with Emerging Leaders Conference and Emerging Leaders Academy is guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with the value you receive, we will, at your option, either refund your money or accept that portion of the fees that reflects your level of satisfaction.

CPE Sponsor

Prerequisite: None

Skill Level: Overview  
Upstream Academy is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417 or by visiting the web site: www.nasba.org.