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2019 SDP Annual Conference and Training
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9/15/2019 to 9/20/2019
When: September 15 - 20, 2019
Where: Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
400 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19106
United States
Contact: Gaby Webster
(978) 364-5195
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Join SDP for our 32nd Annual Conference and Training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! 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.  



SDP has negotiated a reduced room rate of $189/night at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District! The hotel is located in downtown Philadelphia and has an inviting mix of high-tech spaces and contemporary décor that reflects the Old City charm. Explore all that the city has to offer from this premier location. From the Liberty Bell and the cobblestone streets of Old City to the towering skyscrapers and exciting nightlife Philadelphia is a juxtaposition of hip urban culture and America's treasured history. The City of Brotherly Love is home to legendary landmarks and attractions like Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, Penn's Landing and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy summer concerts on Rittenhouse Square, see a Phillies home game at Citizen Bank Park, and get wild at the Philadelphia Zoo. Whether you want to immerse yourself in history, embrace the arts, or indulge in the cuisine, there are endless things to do in downtown Philadelphia and beyond. The reduced rate is available three days before and after the meeting, so bring your friends or family to enjoy all the city has to offer!


A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online. CLICK HERE to make your reservation at our reduced group rate - all reservations must be made before August 22, 2019.



  Member Rate  Non-Member Rate Early Bird Discount
2019 Conference  $395 until 8/9/19; $445 after 8/9/19  $470 until 8/9/19; $520 after 8/9/19  $50 
2019 Sunday Training $440 until 8/9/19; $490 after 8/9/19  $480 until 8/9/19; $530 after 8/9/19  $50 
2019 Extended Training $1,260 until 8/9/19; $1,360 after 8/9/19 $1,420 until 8/9/19; $1,520 after 8/9/19  $100 
2019 Extended Training - Additional Employee $1,190 until 8/9/19; $1,290 after 8/9/19 $1,420 until 8/9/19; $1,520 after 8/9/19 $100 
2019 Extended Training - State or Federal Commission  $1,130 until 8/9/19; $1,230 after 8/9/19 $1,265 until 8/9/19; $1,365 after 8/9/19  $100 
2019 Student Conference Pass  $195 $195 None
2019 CDP Exam  $100 $250 None
2019 Guest Pass - All Receptions $100 $150 None
2019 Guest Pass - Conference Receptions $50  $75 None 
2019 Guest Pass - Training Receptions  $50 $75 None 


Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Expiration Date: Friday, August 9, 2019.

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Room Block Deadline: Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Schedule At-a-Glance

**Please note - room assignments are subject to change**


Meals: Breakfast and breaks are provided every day. Lunch is provided Monday and then on your own Sunday and Tuesday-Friday. Dinner is on your own every day.


Sunday, September 15 
11:00 AM-11:20 AM Continental Brunch Ballroom Foyer
11:20 AM-5:00 PM Introduction to Depreciation Franklin 
11:20 AM-5:00 PM Depreciation and Ratemaking Issues Hancock
5:30-7:00 PM  Welcome Reception FDR
Monday, September 16 
7:30-8:30 AM  Breakfast Hancock
8:30 AM-4:30 PM  Annual Conference Franklin/Jefferson
5:30-7:30 PM Conference Reception - Offsite Independence Beer Garden
Tuesday, September 17 
7:30-8:30 AM  Breakfast Hancock
8:30-11:30 AM  Annual Conference Franklin/Jefferson
1:00-5:00 PM  Depreciation Fundamentals (A&B) Franklin/Jefferson
1:00-5:00 PM Analyzing the Life of Real-World Property Betsy Ross II 
1:00-5:00 PM Analyzing Net Salvage in the Real World Betsy Ross I
1:00-5:00 PM Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study Hancock
5:30-7:00 PM Training Reception - Offsite Moshulu
Wednesday, September 18 
8:30-9:00 AM  Breakfast Foyer
9:00 AM-1:00 PM  CDP Exam Adams 
9:00 AM-4:10 PM Depreciation Fundamentals A Franklin 
9:00 AM-4:10 PM  Depreciation Fundamentals B  Jefferson
9:00 AM-4:10 PM  Analyzing the Life of Real World Property  Betsy Ross II
9:00 AM-4:10 PM  Analyzing Net Salvage in the Real World Betsy Ross I
9:00 AM-4:10 PM  Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study Hancock
Evening  On your own or SDP Dine Around  
Thursday, September 19 
8:30-9:00 AM  Breakfast Foyer
9:00 AM-4:30 PM Depreciation Fundamentals A  Franklin 
9:00 AM-4:30 PM  Depreciation Fundamentals B  Jefferson
9:00 AM-4:30 PM  Analyzing the Life of Real World Property  Betsy Ross II
9:00 AM-4:30 PM  Analyzing Net Salvage in the Real World  Betsy Ross I
9:00 AM-4:30 PM  Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study  Hancock
5:30-7:00 PM  Training Reception - Offsite The Pyramid Club
Friday, September 20 
8:30-9:00 AM  Breakfast Foyer
9:00 AM-11:50 AM Depreciation Fundamentals (A&B)  Franklin/Jefferson
9:00 AM-11:50 AM  Analyzing the Life of Real World Property   Betsy Ross II 
9:00 AM-11:50 AM  Analyzing Net Salvage in the Real World   Betsy Ross I
9:00 AM-11:50 AM  Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study  Hancock
1:00-5:00 PM  CDP Exam Adams


CDP Exam

The CDP exam will be offered twice during the conference and training week - once on Wednesday morning and once on Friday afternoon. 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.

Networking at SDP

One of the most valuable  features of the SDP Conference and Training each year are the receptions and organized Dine Around opportunities. 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.

  • Sunday Welcome Reception - 9/15/2019 - Wyndham Historic Philadelphia Downtown - Join us in the FDR Room in the lobby level of the host hotel for a Welcome Reception from 5:30-7:00 PM for hors d'oeuvres and an open bar to kick off the week!
  • Monday Conference Reception - 9/16/2019 - Independence Beer Garden - Located right across from the Liberty Bell, this open air venue serves 40 local craft beers, wine, and cocktails. Play a round of cornhole, bocce, or ping pong while you enjoy casual food and network with colleagues. 
  • Tuesday Training Reception - 9/17/2019 - Moshulu - Have you ever had a cocktail on the deck of a Tall Ship? Join us on Tuesday night for a unique reception aboard the floating restaurant Moshulu. 
  • Thursday Training Reception - 9/19/2019 - Pyramid Club - Take an elevator ride up to the 52nd floor of the BNY Mellon building to enjoy our Thursday Night Reception! The Pyramid Club offers stunning views of Philadelphia from City Center. 


CPE Information

Attendees at the 2019 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 9, 2019 will receive a refund, less a $75 processing fee. After August 9, 2019, any fees paid for an individual who cannot attend the 2019 Annual Conference or Training will be applied to the 2020 Annual Conference or Training. For information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact our office at (978) 364-5195.


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