ACE2017 may have concluded three short weeks ago, but plans are already underway for next year’s event!

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is now seeking proposals for presentations and educational programs to be included in our 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, to be held June 16-20, 2018, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Back by popular demand: During ACE2017, members and guests took full advantage of several new conference offerings from IMA, including eighty Specialty Tracks, designed to fit career needs. Tracks and topics for ACE2018 include:

  • Governance, risk management, and internal controls
  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Financial close and reporting
  • Small business, mergers & acquisitions, and related topics
  • Strategy and competitive analysis
  • Technology
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Ethics
  • Other relevant management accounting topics (i.e. best practices, innovation, etc.)

If you’d like to be considered as a speaker during ACE2018, visit IMA’s Conference website ( beginning July 17 and complete the online Call for Sessions form. Speaker proposals will be accepted through August 27, 2017.

After submitting your proposal, you will receive a speaker proposal confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive this e-mail, then your submission did not go through, and you will need to resubmit.

The 2018 Annual Conference Volunteer Program Committee will review each submission, and you will receive notification by mid-November 2017 if your proposal has been accepted. IMA will review multiple proposals from the same individual.

More information is available at If you have any questions, please contact LeighAnn Tobia, CMP, IMA conference and events manager, at