Registration Now Open for IMAs 16th Annual Student Leadership Conference

Marc Gerrone
(201) 474-1502

Maemalynn Meanor
Stern Strategy Group
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Montvale, N.J., September 9, 2015 – IMA®‘s (Institute of Management Accountants), most anticipated event for accounting and finance students and academics is now open for registration. The 16th Annual Student Leadership Conference, to be held on November 12-14, 2015, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, offers students the opportunity to explore new directions for their careers. For more details, visit

For three days, attendees will be inspired by speakers, create new relationships, and connect with industry leaders in a dynamic, friendly environment. Through educational and insightful presentations, students will be offered the opportunity to learn more about the value of the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification, networking strategies, and leadership development. 

Keynote presentations for this year’s conference include:

 - “Passionate People Drive Magical Experiences,” by Clark Jones, vice president of finance, global marketing, sales, travel operations, technology and public affairs at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

 - “Why Do Ordinary People Commit Extraordinary Financial Crimes?” by Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA, associate professor of accounting at DePaul University 

 - “Zebras and Cheetahs,” by Colby Jubenville, Ph.D., author, speaker, professor, entrepreneur, inventor, and fundraiser

 “The Student Leadership Conference provides a unique experience and allows students and faculty the opportunity to connect with top business leaders and like-minded peers from across the country,” said Jodi Ryan, IMA director of Student/Academic Relations. “This year, with the added fun of our magical location, we’re certain the experience will be both educational and exciting.” 

For more information and to view a full conference program, please visit Join the conversation for this year’s event on Twitter at #IMA15SLC.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 75,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please

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