Annual Conference

The society holds a three day annual conference that is intended to offer attendees cutting edge and quality tax continuing education (a minimum of 20 credit hours) led by state and nationally known instructors. Social events are planned to promote networking between tax and accounting professionals from across the state. Also held at the annual conference, is the annual business meeting of members, this is an opportunity for the VSTAP leadership to update the membership on the state of affairs, conduct a financial review and install newly elected board members. 

SAVE THE DATE: The Annual Conference will be held from June 10-12, 2019 at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, Virginia. Conference details including registration, program schedule, course and speaker details coming soon! 


Hotel Information

Nestled in Historic Downtown Staunton in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel captures the spirit, history and charm of the old South. Originally built in 1924 and a member of Historic Hotels of America, this modern yet refined Virginia gem underwent a complete top to bottom renovation in 2005 and has been lovingly restored to it’s original grandeur. Staunton was recently named as one of the top 20 Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine.

Reservation Details
Stonewall Jackson Hotel
24 S Market St, Staunton, VA 24401
Room Rate: $125 (plus taxes & fees)
Parking for non-overnight self-park guests: $6/day

Reservations: Please call the hotel direct at (540) 885–4848 during business hours to reserve your rooms. Please reference that you are with the Virginia Society of Tax and Accounting Professionals group. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 17. 

Check out the Stonewall Jackson Hotel website for hotel info, directions, and photos.  


 Monday, June 10 
 6:30 AM Hotel Breakfast Buffet Open
 7:30 AM  Registration Open 
 9:00-11:00 AM Buying & Selling Your Practice [A Practitioner's Perspective] (2 hours)
Frank Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
 11:15-11:45 AM Annual Member Meeting 
 11:45 AM-1:00 PM Lunch on your own 
 1:00-3:00 PM VA Ethics for CPAs (2 hours)
 Michelle Fowler, CPA, CIA, CISA, CRMA 
 3:15-5:15 PM Circular 230 Ethics - Nuts & Bolts & Protecting Your Clients' Data (2 hours)
 Frank Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
 5:45 PM Social Event - Crack the Code Escape Room  
 Tuesday, June 11 
 6:30 AM Hotel Breakfast Buffet Open 
 7:00 AM Registration Open 
 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

 A Practical Guide to Trusts (8 hours)
 Art Werner, JD, MS

 12:00-12:45 PM Buffet Lunch 
 5:00-8:30 PM Banquet Reception & Dinner 
 Wednesday, June 12 
 6:30 AM Hotel Breakfast Buffet Open 
 7:00 AM Registration Open 
 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Estate and Financial Planning for the Older Client (8 hours)
 Art Werner, JD, MS
 12:00-12:45 PM Buffet Lunch
 4:00 PM Annual Conference Concludes  

Social Event Details

VSTAP will be hosting an onsite escape room. Escape rooms are interactive real life escape games in which you must solve the puzzles in order to escape the room. You have 60 minutes to find the clues, solve the puzzles and make your way to freedom.

Crack the Code Escape Room will be bringing the fun to our annual conference with the portable escape game, Tohua Island. The game is an add-on to registration for the price of $30/per person. This is certain to be a enjoyable way to kick off the first evening of the annual conference!

About Tohua Island Escape Game

Hello visitors and welcome to Tohua Island. The village chiefs are very excited and have many festivities planned for you. There is one small problem though, someone has taken and locked up all of the little tikis which represent Tāwhirimātea’s children.

This act has angered Tāwhirimātea, the god of weather, and now there is a big storm forming over the island threatening today’s events. All of the little tikis represent the various weather elements like squalls, hailstorms, and rain. The chiefs hope once the tikis are returned, the weather will clear and the festivities can begin.

It is up to you to locate, unlock, and return the tikis as soon as you can!

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