Getting Employer Support to Attend Media Finance Focus
The three days of the MFM & BCCA conference are the most cost-effective professional development and educational opportunity for members of the professions all year. Attendees will experience a full year of benefits in the form of new and greater knowledge that can be directly applied to their work.
Education for Attendees & CPE for CPAs at Media Finance Focus 2020
All sessions are presented in group-live instructional/delivery method for all professional levels for all attendees. For those needing CPE credits, in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. CPE sheets are included in all attendee registration envelopes/materials and CPE codes are available at each session offering CPE. All CPE sheets should be submitted to the MFM staff at the conclusion of the conference (original signed copy). CPAs will be mailed/emailed a CPE Certificate from MFM following the conference. CPAs could potentially earn up to 20 units (typical offering, but may vary per year) at the conference. For questions regarding CPE, please call the MFM office at 847.716.7000.
Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
Here are some general tips to make the most of the Media Finance Focus 2020 Conference:
Write down a burning question or challenge to build your schedule with sessions that will give you relevant ideas. Then onsite, record all the ideas you get to implement back at the office.
Earn CPE hours when attending to obtain or maintain your CPA designation––and additional credits if you attend the pre-conference sessions.
Check the registration page where the various rates are listed to see if you qualify for any of the lower group discount rates. Check with your colleagues before registering to see if they are also attending so you can pay the lowest available rate your group qualifies for.
No refunds or credits after April 15, 2020. NO cancellation fee for written notification via email or letter on company letterhead before April 15, 2020, deadline. You may transfer your registration to another member at any time to avoid losing any of your registration payment. All qualified refunds are distributed following the completion of the conference.
MFM provides 1 set of MFM/BCCA membership mailing labels to Exhibitors/Sponsors. An attendee list that includes attendee name, company, city, and state is provided on-site to all full registrants. To opt out please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference activities. We recommend that you dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions in case the room temperature is not comfortable for you. Flip flops and other beach shoes are not recommended for educational sessions. Business casual/Business dressy is recommended for evening networking events.
Name Badge & Ticket Policy:
Please remember to wear your badge when attending Media Finance Focus 2020 functions. This allows you access to conference sessions, social events, and the Exhibit Hall. Your badge is proof of registration; without it, you will not be allowed to participate in any conference activities. You will be given tickets for entry into the networking and food events. You must have a ticket to enter or you will not be allowed to attend that event. Tickets should be separated and put behind your badge to assure that you will have both during the conference. Lost tickets will not be replaced. If tickets are lost or forgotten you must purchase a daily event ticket to enter or pay for a new registration. No firm or organization not assigned exhibit space will be permitted to solicit business within the exhibit area.
Should you need assistance during the conference, please stop by the Registration Desk or look for MFM/BCCA staff. In cases of a medical emergency, you may also dial “0” on any house phone.
MFM/BCCA takes photographs during its meetings and events for use in Association advertising, newsletters, website, and other promotional materials, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the MFM and/or BCCA websites. By participating in this conference you grant MFM and BCCA the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.
Lost and Found:
For your convenience, a lost and found box is kept at the Registration Desk, where you can bring found items or report lost items. MFM is not responsible for lost personal property.
No Smoking Policy:
For the comfort and health of all attendees, smoking is not permitted at any MFM/BCCA function. The Hotel is a non-smoking facility.
Responsible Drinking Policy:
Recognizing the emphasis on networking through receptions and social events and the potential for alcohol abuse, MFM and BCCA encourage attendees to drink responsibly. Supporting this policy, MFM/BCCA offers nonalcoholic beverages at all functions where alcohol is served. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21.
Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy:
As a courtesy to speakers and other attendees, please refrain from the use of PDAs or cell phones during presentations. We ask that you kindly turn off your phone/PDA or set it to vibrate and leave the session if you receive a call.
MFM/BCCA selects lunch menus we hope everyone will enjoy. We realize that some individuals have dietary restrictions and food allergies. Send a note to with specific instructions.
Attendees who notified us about food allergies or dietary restrictions that prevent them from eating the standard entrée selection are provided with a vegetarian/vegan meal based as closely as possible on their specific dietary needs.
MFM/BCCA will do its best to accommodate all dietary requests; however because the focus is on food allergies, we cannot always guarantee requests such as low-fat, low-salt, low-carb, sugar-free, etc. Alternate desserts also may not be available.
People with Disabilities:
MFM/BCCA strives to hold meetings that are accessible to all. Please tell us what you require to help make your participation more enjoyable and meaningful. If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids or other reasonable accommodations to fully participate in this event, please let us know. Indicate any special needs you may have on the registration form. Any information regarding your disability will remain confidential.
Emergencies and Personal Safety:
To help ensure your personal safety and peace of mind throughout the conference, we have included your emergency contact information on the back of your name badge. There is also space to write down medical conditions or allergies. Please take a moment to verify that the information is correct and mark any changes on your badge.
As a reminder, if you require medical attention during the conference please contact the Registration Desk or dial “0” on any house phone.
Attendees must make hotel guest reservations directly with the hotel. By making reservations for the event, attendees consent to the hotel providing MFM and its representatives with attendees’ hotel reservation information, and attendees waive any and all claims against MFM, the hotel, Loews Hotels, and their respective officers, directors, members, employees, and agents, arising from the providing of that information or MFM’s use of that information.
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