JUNE 2, 2021 All times are EST.

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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Attendee meet-up
More information coming soon.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Main stage with QuickBooks leadership
Speaker: David Marquis
Join David Marquis, Country Manager for Intuit Canada, as he kicks off QuickBooks Connect. He will share his reflections on the past year, the challenges small businesses have faced, and how we move forward together. 

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and .5 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: David Marquis
See how QuickBooks Online goes beyond accounting with smart innovations that help you save time, stay compliant, and make better business decisions.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and .5 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Puja Subrun
Discover the latest QuickBooks Online innovations that can help you get paid faster and take greater control of your cash flow.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and .5 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Andrew Smith
Take the stress out of payroll. Learn how our latest QuickBooks Payroll features help you get set up in minutes and easily pay and manage your employees. 

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and .5 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Gary Drysdale
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - Accountant Keynote
Speakers: Graham Sharples, Ted Callahan
Learn more about the new ways QuickBooks Online is helping accounting professionals grow their practice and scale their impact.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and .5 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.
 

Speaker: Lenny Williams
Are you happy with your strategy for assessing and tracking the financial health of your business? Whether you're new to these concepts or looking to fine tune your plans, join this breakout session for a discussion about all things cash flow and budgeting. We will explore how to set yourself up for successful cash flow planning, learn about the cash flow function in QuickBooks Online, and create a budget that can adapt as your situation changes.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

 

Speakers: Guy Vadish, Tabish Khan, Tina Phan, Jennifer Moore
Join this session to hear from four of our partners (Artiffex Inc., Beanworks AP Automation, Practice Ignition and Plooto) who are making a positive impact for our customers. Presenters will share how they solve your daily business challenges, how their products integrate with QuickBooks, and things you can look forward to as a customer.

This session is suitable for all audiences.

Speakers: Shrad Rao, Leena Thampan, Steven Van Alstine, Carrie Mulrooney
In the past year, payroll has taken on a completely different meaning for many small businesses and the accounting professionals who support them. During this session, we’ll bring together a panel that includes members of the Wagepoint leadership team, industry experts, and established influencers to discuss the following:

  • The role and perception of payroll
  • The role of payroll in the future—especially in terms of compliance
  • Why automation really matters and how software providers, like Wagepoint, will adapt
  • What this means to accountants, bookkeepers, and their clients
This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Breakout sessions
Speakers: Helina Patience, Juliet Aurora, Martha Banner, Shayne Dueck
Your accounting firm needs to attract and secure the best talent to grow and succeed. Join this session and learn from expert panelists as they share their top tips for finding strong candidates and onboarding new hires for maximum success. The panel will also share their best practices for retention and employee education to ensure your team has a clear path for career development.

This session is appropriate for accounting professionals, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Amanda Parker, Steve Michenko, Brad Celmainis, Jermaine Kelly
Hear directly from accountants and small business owners about how they've used invoice factoring to protect themselves from unwanted cash flow gaps, support exponential growth, and simplify their accounting practices with QBO app integrations.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

 

Speakers: Darryl Julott, Peter Dougherty, Tristan Lee, Kyle Norton, Chris Sangia
The way we do business has changed forever. Join Darryl Jullot, Managing Lead at Digital Main Street, as he speaks with executives at Google, Lightspeed HQ, Shopify, and Facebook and Instagram Canada about trends in digital transformation, business practices, consumer behaviour, and more.

Attendees of this session will learn more about:

  • The importance of digital transformation for your business
  • Changing trends in consumer behaviour and how you can pivot your business to accommodate
  • How you can leverage technology in non-traditional ways to help grow and scale your business
  • What trends are on the horizon and how you can get out in front of future changes
This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

QuickBooks Online is a critical part of a small business owner's toolbox. Knowing how to use key features will simplify managing your books. In this session, accounting professional Gisele Doucet will walk you through the basics of QuickBooks Online. You will learn how to easily invoice your customers directly from QuickBooks, how to track your expenses, how to attach electronic copies of your receipts to transactions, and more. Gisele will also discuss options for finding an expert when you need help. 

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Gisele Doucet
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM - Mainstage keynote
Speaker: Neil Pasricha
Join happiness expert and bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, Neil Pasricha, as he provides tools on how to prime your mood for positivity to better your day, and then in turn, Go Further Together.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 0.5 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Neil Pasricha
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM - Mainstage keynote
Speakers: Arlene Dickinson, Amber Mac
Join CBC's Dragons' Den “Dragon” and General Partner, District Ventures Capital, Arlene Dickinson, in conversation with event host Amber Mac as they discuss how the entrepreneurial mindset has shifted over the last year, provide actionable insights on the art of reinvention, and share how to thrive in today’s environment.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 0.5 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM - Breakout sessions
The COVID-19 pandemic has made a profound impact on the world, including small businesses. In Canada, small businesses have faced multiple lockdowns, capacity limits, travel bans, and PPE obligations among other challenges. For many, conditions were turned upside down, changing how they operate and staff their businesses. This session will look at seven ways the world has changed for small businesses, how they are coping, and what their future may look like post-pandemic. It will also showcase how resilient small businesses have been and highlight what support they need.

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

In this session, Intuit Solutions Architect Atiba Lewis will provide an overview of eCommerce and payment platforms integrations with QuickBooks Online. Attendees will learn how to leverage integrations to reduce manual data entry, best practices for app set up, and how to avoid common problems such as:

  • How to connect to PayPal, Stripe and Square with apps
  • How to connect Shopify, WooCommerce and Amazon with OneSaas app
This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Atiba Lewis
In this advanced session, accounting professional and expert QuickBooks Online user Tanis Young shares her favourite product tips and offers ways to tap into specific small business client situations using QuickBooks Online. This session is best suited for accounting professionals.

This session is appropriate for accounting professionals, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Tanis Young
In this session, accounting professional Geni Whitehouse will provide expert advice, recommended workflows, and walk you through the top Fathom tools to help you build your best strategy for 2021 and beyond.

You'll learn how to:
• Evaluate your performance to set your baseline
• Create a vision for your business and set achievable goals
• Put your strategy into action using Fathom's forecasting tools

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM - Breakout sessions
Speaker: Kristi Soomer
The past year has been overwhelming for small businesses. Whether you grew or hit your lowest low, many of us feel off our game—no business was immune to the impact of the pandemic. This presentation will share advice on how to own the past year (instead of letting it own you), renew your business plan, and set your brand up for future growth, on your terms. 

This session is appropriate for all audiences, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Kristi Soomer
In this session for accountants and bookkeepers, accounting professional Tania Franolic will walk through the process of migrating to QuickBooks Online from QuickBooks Desktop, Sage, and Xero. Tania will provide guidance on post-migration data validation and share how to use importing tools to start a client file from scratch. Finally, she will outline resources to help professionals onboard new clients and introduce you to the Intuit teams available for support.

This session is appropriate for accounting professionals, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Improvements in technology fundamentally alter how we work. In the age of the cloud, structure and automation are the key pillars to working efficiently in a scalable manner. In this session, we’ll share how to analyze your current workflows through business process mapping, optimize and scale by automating tedious tasks, and utilize product features to improve overall efficiencies.

This session is appropriate for accounting professionals, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

Speakers: Rob Mings
Speakers: Alexandra Jenner, Brandon Brown, Jeremy Hubick, Sean Duffy
At Dext, our mission is to provide accountants and bookkeepers with the digital solutions needed to meet the growing demands of their business clients. Dext surveyed 3,000 small business owners worldwide and asked 25 key questions surrounding what they see as the most important aspect of their business.

Join us as we dive into the critical insights uncovered through this research, including the following:

  • What are SMB owners most concerned about?
  • What are SMB owners looking forward to?
  • What services are they looking for from their accountant?
This session is appropriate for accounting professionals, and 1 CPD credit will be granted for attending this session.

4:50 PM - 5:30 PM - Closing session and ConnectFest
More information coming soon.

Virtual Event June 2, 2021
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