A New Take on Educational Conferences from the Harvard Business Review

A recent Harvard Business Review blog, “Management Tip of the Day,” offered a new take on attending conferences. So many times we think we have to max out our time, but a conference can also be a time for inspiration. Getting away from the daily duties at the office gives us time to think, network with others in similar job functions and gain new perspective.

With all of the change swirling in the air around CECL, now is the time and the National ALLL Conference is the place for inspiration: hear from experts, auditors and regulators, on what will change, what will stay the same, how you can impact profitability, and stay sane in the transition to CECL.

The National ALLL Conference is the ONLY conference dedicated to the ALLL. Join industry thought leaders, CPAs, auditors, regulators and your peers for three days of compelling educational content and networking exploring the ALLL for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.

  • Learn the nuances of the new CECL accounting standard.
  • Get the insights you need to plan your preparations for CECL.
  • Compare prospective ALLL methodologies and learn about economic forecasting.
  • And a first this year, “Back to Basics” workshops for bankers new to the allowance.

If you have responsibilities related to the ALLL at your institution, this is the one conference you should attend this year, especially this year when we expect FASB to release the final standard in the first quarter of 2016. What better way to learn about CECL than the National ALLL Conference only a few months after the guidance is released?

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Some of the speakers and sessions for 2016 include:

  • Economist Tom Cunningham discussing Reasonable and Supportable Economic Forecasting
  • MST EVP John Closs with Transitioning to CECL: A Proposed Timeline and Implementation Schedule
  • Partners from Moss Adams, LLP Mike Thronson and Gabe Nachand team up to present CECL: What Changes & What Remains the Same
  • John P. Hurlock, President of SMARTER Risk Management will share Model Validation Considerations in Transitioning to CECL

Make 2016 a year to learn about the allowance for

  • Today with the incurred loss model,
  • Tomorrow with the current expected credit loss model and
  • Beyond, where we go from here

National ALLL Conference: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond | May 24-26, 2016

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines | San Diego, California

To read the Harvard Business Review blog, go to: https://hbr.org/2015/10/its-ok-if-going-to-a-conference-doesnt-feel-like-real-work


Registration ends March 31, 2016 so register now to ensure your space.