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2018 SDP Annual Conference and Training
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9/16/2018 to 9/21/2018
When: 9/16/18-9/21/18
Where: The Alexander Hotel
333 S Delaware St
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States
Contact: Gaby Webster
(978) 364-5195

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Join SDP for our 31st Annual Conference and Training in Indianapolis, Indiana! Our highly-rated program is comprised of three parts: a day-long training on Sunday featuring two courses, a one and a half day conference on Monday and Tuesday featuring depreciation related topics and speakers, and a four-day extended training for a deeper dive. This year we are offering a brand new Extended Training course along with a diverse range of speakers at the Conference. 


Specific information on the conference and training may be found by clicking on the buttons above.  



The Alexander offers its guests an exciting take on hospitality by transforming guest rooms, restaurants, and event spaces into enthralling havens for commissioned works of art. Undeniably contemporary, but always comfortable, The Alexander is destined to become a premier destination for business professionals, art lovers, gourmands, and other cultured clientele. 

Each one of our 157 guest rooms and 52 extended stay units focus on creating a relaxed environment for work or rest while enlivening the senses with pops of color and eye-catching art. Guests will discover the same, infectious energy in The Alexander's stylish and inviting restaurants, which serve culinary works of art for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Perfect for unforgettable celebrations and exceptional meetings, every inch of the 16,500 square feet of event space exudes elegance and creativity.

The Alexander Hotel offers up a refreshing dose of local color and flavor, and promises a unique Indianapolis experience for passionate travelers.


SDP has secured a reduced rate of $179/night - a savings of over $50 per night! All reservations must be made by Thursday, August 16, 2018 in order to receive the reduced rate. CLICK HERE to complete your reservation now!



SDP provides the most comprehensive and affordable professional development education for depreciation professionals! SDP membership reduces your registration even more. Join today!


  Member Rate  Non-Member Rate  Early Bird Discount 
2018 Conference  $375 before 8/10/18; $425 after 8/10/18  $450 before 8/10/18; $500 after 8/10/18  $50 
2018 Sunday Training  $400 before 8/10/18; $450 after 8/10/18  $450 before 8/10/18; $500 after 8/10/18 $50 
2018 Extended Training  $1,210 before 8/10/18; $1,310 after 8/10/18  $1,360 before 8/10/18; $1,460 after 8/17/18  $100 
2018 Extended Training - Additional Employee  $1,150 before 8/10/18; $1,250 after 8/10/18  $1,360 before 8/10/18; $1,460 after 8/17/18  $100 
2018 Extended Training - Commission Staff $1,110 before 8/10/18; $1,210 after 8/10/18  $1,220 before 8/10/18; $1,320 after 8/17/18  $100 
2018 Student Attendee - Conference 1 Day Pass $195 $195 None


Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Expiration Date: Friday, August 10, 2018. Special discount still available for Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study. Email our office for details!


The Alexander Hotel Room Block Deadline: Thursday, August 16, 2018


CDP Exam

The CDP exam will be offered twice during the conference and training week. Test takers may not take the exam more than once in the week and payment is due prior to sitting for the exam. You must be an SDP member to take the exam and qualify for the CDP. Click here for information on the certification. 


Networking at SDP

One of the most valuable parts of the SDP Conference and Training each year are the receptions. We provide ample opportunity for you to connect with other attendees in a relaxed social setting. Guests are invited to attend - tickets may be purchased on the registration page. We are in the process of finalizing the venues, so stay tuned!


Sunday Night Welcome Reception - All Sunday Training and Conference attendees are invited to join us in the CityWay Gallery and Outdoor Plaza at The Alexander to enjoy several art installations by local artists. Hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine will be served.


Monday Night Conference Reception - Are you ready for some football? Join us at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday night for the Conference Reception! Home to the Indianapolis Colts, SDP Conference attendees will be able to enjoy a tour of the stadium and a reception in the Quarterback Suite, with great views of the field. There's no game that night, but if you are arriving early, Taylor Swift is bringing her Reputation Tour to the stadium on Saturday night. Find more info here


Tuesday Night Training Reception - Extended Training attendees are invited downtown on Tuesday night to the Skyline Club. Located on the 36th floor of a skyscraper, we will be enjoying great views of the Indy skyline. 


Wednesday Night Dine Around - New! Last year we introduced a dine around for Extended Training attendees. We will have dinner reservations planned at some of Indy's most interesting restaurants. Sign up will be available onsite - plan to dine with a few of your classmates or colleagues. This year's spots include Union 50, the heart of the Mass Ave restaurant district and Bluebeard, home to one of the country's best burgers. 


Thursday Night Training Reception -Extended Training attendees are invited to stroll the Canal Walk to the Eiteljorg Museum, where our Thursday night reception will be hosted. The museum features Native American Art and galleries will be open for SDP attendees only. 


CPE Information


Attendees at the 2018 SDP Conference and Training can receive up to 39 CPE credits. The Sunday Training is 6 CPEs, the Conference is 11CPEs and the Extended Training is 22 CPEs. Attendees must be present for all sessions and submit their attendance sheet at the conclusion of the program in order to receive credits for the events. 


The Society of Depreciation Professionals 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:

If you have any questions or concerns about the SDP Annual Conference or Training please contact the SDP at the (978) 364-5195.


Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on or before August 10, 2018 will receive a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. After August 10, 2018, any fees paid for an individual who cannot attend the 2018 Annual Conference or Training will be applied to the 2019 Annual Conference or Training. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (978) 364-5195.


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Phone: 978-364-5195
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