While conferences as we knew them might not look the same anymore (bumping elbows with industry friendlies, touring company booths, and getting up close and personal with speakers), most, if not all, of our favorite organizations shifted post-COVID to make their conferences accessible, regardless of where you live.

We know that networking and connecting with like-minded finance leaders is an invaluable experience, especially in the world of SaaS. 

To get an idea of the top finance conferences in 2021, and to register for the online experiences, check out this list.

Save your seat at these seven finance conferences

1. AICPA & CIMA CFO Conference

  • Date: May 5-7, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

At the CFO Conference, attend sessions to examine the hot-button issues of today and what’s coming down the line in the future. Leave with insights on the finance changes shaping the world, what tomorrow will hold, and how you can respond as a leader with better, more strategic decisions.

Hear from a lineup of speakers from companies including Volvo Financial Services, Amazon, Tetra Pak, and more.

Get more info here.

2. NY Accounting & Finance Show 2021

  • Date: May 18-19, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

North America’s largest independent accounting and finance conference and exhibition, the NY Accounting & Finance Show includes speakers from CPA.com, National Society of Black CPAs, Profit First Professionals, and more.

With over 1,000 attendees, 100 speakers, and 35 sponsors and exhibitors, attendees have access to the virtual platform, networking and one-on-one meetings, online presentations, virtual exhibition halls, on-demand demos, and more.

Get more info here.

3. The CFO Leadership Council: A New Hope

  • Dates: June 7-9, 2021
  • Time: Noon to 6pm EST
  • Where: Virtual

Designed to empower CFOs, offering relevant and tangible tools to hone their leadership skills, A New Hope includes inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, and expert-led interactive workshops crafted to dig deep into key leadership areas for today’s financial decision makers.

he CFO Leadership Conference A New Hope is designed to raise the awareness of CFOs of the new reality they face and how they should respond.  It will provide CFOs the opportunity to participate in meaningful peer discussions and be challenged by forward thinking thought leaders. Self-awareness will be raised.   New personal insights captured.  For attendees, a personal sense of urgency and a path forward will be gained.   

Get more info here (online registration is available until: 6/1/2021).

4. ACE2021: IMA’s Annual Conference & Expo

  • Date: June 14-16, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

Designed to inform, inspire, and energize finance and accounting professionals from around the world, ACE2021 is highlighting keynote presentations by leading experts.

Speakers include CFOs, Corporate Controllers, VP of Finance, and more at companies like IBM, The Clorox Company, and NeuroLeadership Institute. Access to all ACE2021 sessions will also be available on-demand after the event.

Get more info here.

5. ICMF 2021: International Conference on Managerial Finance

  • Date: August 9-10, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

Dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events, ICMF aims to bring together leading academic scientists and researchers to share their experiences on all aspects of managerial finance. Attendees can present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered in the field.

Are you an author in the field? ICMF encourages anyone to contribute to and help shape the conference through research abstracts, papers, and e-poster submissions.

Get more info here.

6. 2021 Women Who Count National Conference

  • Date: October 18-22, 2021
  • Where: Virtual

The Women Who Count conference provides an enhanced virtual experience with professionals from all accounting and finance industry sectors for four days of networking and education. For context, their 2020 Conference featured 39 speakers covering topics on accounting, tax, finance, leadership, communications, and more.

200+ industry leaders from across the country attend AFWA’s Women Who Count Conference for chapter development and leadership training, career resources and support, personal and professional development, and access to the AFWA marketplace and resources to build your career and business.

Get more info here.

7. The 19th Annual MIT Sloan CFO Summit

  • Date: November 18, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm EST
  • Where: Hybrid experience (in-person located at the Boston Marriott Newton)

For their 19th annual summit, MIT Sloan is hosting “Today’s CFO: Optimism and Excellence”. From managing a hybrid workforce and navigating finance transformations, to investing in digital and customer experience, hear how CFOs are “achitecting” their enterprises for a complex future.

The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of finance, accounting, and business. It includes presentations, panels, keynotes speakers, networking and a closing reception.

Connect with 500+ CFOs, senior financial executives, Presidents, financial executives, audit committee members, and investors. Speakers include finance leaders from McKinsey & Company, Square, Brightcove, and more. 

Get more info here.


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