More than 800 IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) members and finance and accounting professionals met in the Mile High City to attend ACE2017, held on June 17-21 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Check out the highlight reel here: ACE2017 video.

Attendees at ACE2017 in Denver

New this year, the Conference featured eight Specialty Tracks designed to fit career needs. Learning tracks included: planning, budgeting and forecasting; small business and M&A; ethics; technology; financial close and reporting; leadership and professional development; accounting hot topics; governance, risk management, and internal controls; and more. Attendees had the opportunity to learn insights from leaders in the fields of entertainment, travel and hospitality, education, diversity and inclusion, and accounting and finance.

Conference attendees can view copies of the session presentations on (user name and password required).

In addition to the educational sessions, this year’s Conference also launched three new networking events: Career Central, Membership Mingle, and Beers with Peers. Members also networked at the Solutions Showcase; award events which recognized the accomplishments of distinguished members, chapters and councils and organizations; and exchanged insights at the Management Accounting Roundtables. To view highlights of the Conference, including videos and session excerpts, check out IMA’s Facebook page. You can also follow IMA on Twitter at #IMA17ACE to see how it all went down in real time.

Call for Sessions: ACE2018 in Indianapolis

Want to help shape the content or serve as a speaker for next year’s Conference? IMA will be seeking speaker proposals for ACE2018, to be held June 16-20, 2018, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. If you wish to speak at the Conference, please be sure to check IMA’s Conference website ( on July 17 and complete an online Call for Sessions form. Speaker proposals will be accepted through August 27, 2017. During the fall, the 2017 Program Planning Committee will review your submission, and you will receive notification by mid-November 2017 if your proposal has been accepted. Please note that IMA will review multiple proposals from the same individual. If you have any questions, please contact LeighAnn Tobia, IMA conference and events manager, at