The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) 10th Annual Student Leadership Conference. will take place in at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott in St. Louis, Missouri from November 5-7. Students will have the opportunity to learn and network with accounting and finance professionals, fellow students, and educators from across the country and learn from the experts.
Students of accounting, finance, and various business majors will attend sessions covering management accounting career opportunities, ethics, forensic accounting, XBRL, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification, leadership, professional development, and more.
Two general sessions to open and close the event have been scheduled. Concurrent sessions are offered Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. A separate Educator Workshop is offered on Saturday morning for faculty advisors.
This year's speakers include: Michael W. Kramer, president and CEO of Kellwood Company; Kim Wallin, controller for the State of Nevada, Dr. Peter Brewer, professor of accounting, Miami University of Ohio; and John O'Leary, president and owner of Rising Above.
"IMA's Student Leadership Conference provides tomorrow's business leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in the constantly evolving accounting profession," said Jodi Ryan, IMA director of student and academic relations. "At the same time, attendees are given potentially career-launching opportunities to network with respected members of the profession and their peers."
A pre-conference industry visit is planned on Thursday afternoon during which participants will have a chance to meet with the accounting and finance department staff of the St. Louis Blues hockey team. Attendees will also enjoy an opening night reception and a riverboat dinner cruise along the Mississippi River.
Student member and student nonmember registration includes all general and concurrent sessions (Friday, November 6 - Saturday, November 7), continental breakfasts, conference lunches, and the Friday night Riverboat Cruise.
Students may register at