2018 Conference Las Vegas


Discover key strategies
and how to effectively implement them
for next-level business success

Join us for a 2-day intensive workshop filled with timely case studies


Las Vegas, May 15 - 16, 2018


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Featured Speakers & Guest Experts

Rick Darvis, CPA, CCPS®

Founder & President of the NICCP

Mike McKinnon, M.Ed., CCPS®

Executive Director of the NICCP
Founder & President of College Planners of America

Carl Buck, M.S.,

NICCP Board Member
President of Carl Buck College Funding Solutions

Diane McCrudden, M.Ed.

Vice President of Focus 2 Systems


Check Out the Tentative Conference Schedule

Tuesday, May 15

7:30 am - Registration
8:30 am - Welcome & Case Study 1 with Rick Darvis
10:00 am - Break
10:15 am - Understand the Complex World of Federal Direct & Private Loans with Carl Buck
11:30 am - State of Higher Ed Today & Possible Future Scenarios with Mike McKinnon
12:30 pm - Lunch (provided)
1:45 pm - Case Study 2 with Rick Darvis
3:00 pm - Break
3:15 pm - Help Students discover majors, explore career paths and find the best fit colleges with FOCUS 2 EXPLORE with Diane McCrudden
4:15 pm - Break
4:30 pm - Case Study 3 with Rick Darvis

Wednesday, May 16

8:30 am - Case Study 4 with Rick Darvis
9:45 am - Break
10:00 am - How, When & Why to Appeal the FAFSA & Financial Aid Awards with Carl Buck
11:00 pm - How You Can Successfully Use Focus 2 in Your Business [Panel]
12:30 pm - Lunch (provided)
1:15 pm - Q&A & Conference Wrap-Up


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What people loved about previous NICCP Conferences

"By far the most valuable training in the financial services industry on college planning. This is special forces training for financial advisors. Darvis gets it! 
 He has the expertise and the tools that financial advisors have been waiting for. College planning is retirement planning and Darvis will help you dominate both. 
 I work with top advisors from around the country that have leveraged their boot camp experience into very significant commissions."
Troy Onink, CCPS (Russell, PA)
Harris Insight Funds Wholesaler

"In twenty-two years of attending industry conferences and workshops, I have never received as many valuable tax and estate planning strategies as I did during Rick Darvis’ 
 recent two-day session. Rick reveals the tremendous potential of the tuition planning market giving yielding a refreshed determination to take your practice to the next level."
Dan Reinhold, CFP (Chicago, IL)
SVP Franklin Templeton Retirement & Tuition Plans

"I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding program you presented this past weekend. In my 20 years within the financial services industry I have not seen a better way 
 for a financial services representative to achieve a professional standing within their community than to incorporate the services offered through the [NICCP]. With the 
 unparalleled expertise that your organization provides you empower the financial representative with the ability to develop solutions that will turn affluent prospects into lifelong clients."
Alan Neafach, Executive Director, The Milestone Group (Atlanta, GA)
Regional Sales Vice-President, AmeritasAcacia Companies

"The entire focus of our CPA practice has changed significantly since Rick Darvis showed us the little-known options for college planning through tax savings. Our clients love it! 
 Nothing we have ever added to our practice has been so well received, or expanded our practice so rapidly. It is the best purchase we have made in years."
Kriss Mann, CPA (Glendale, CA)
Ashlock & Trimarche, Inc., CPAs

"College expenses are becoming an increasingly important part of family financial planning. Anyone involved in family financial planning needs this information."
Garry Spitzer, CPA (Bozeman, MT)
Partner, Galusha Higgins and Galusha

"With many practice areas becoming commodities, CPAs need skills that can earn them premium fees, and college financial aid is one such area. Knowledge of this area will 
 reduce the practitioners' malpractice exposure since standard tax advice can devastate a client's chances of obtaining aid for college. It won't be long before attorneys 
 sue CPAs for faulty advice. Your training course offers good protection."
Gary Zuene, CPA (Columbus, OH)
Presenter of the CPE course "Fooling the Auditors"

“This is the finest, most thorough introductory training programs I have seen in 22 years as a CPA, seminar leader, and marketing consultant.”
Allan Boress, CPA, CFE (Eustis, FL)
Named as one of the 100 most influential CPAs in America

Thank you for the [conference]. It was a great. It gave me the confidence to push forward with cash flow planning and helping others. It was a great opportunity to meet other planners too. I look forward to attending future webinars and conferences as they arise.
Russ Fisher- CPA, CCPS, New York / Singapore


Member Pricing

First 50 registrants receive FREE, 2-night accommodations, single occupancy. (This offer will be removed from the website once the first 50 registrations are received. Room registration details will be provided upon receipt of your conference ticket order.)

Registration includes 2 buffet lunches.


Non-Member Pricing

Registration includes 2 buffet lunches.



South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa (https://southpointcasino.com/)
9777 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 796-7111

Free Parking at the resort.


Travel Information

Free shuttle to and from McCarran Airport on a South Point Hotel shuttle. Reserve a ride before your trip by calling (866) 791-7626 (and ask for Shuttle Reservations) or meet your white and blue shuttle at Level Zero, Terminal 1 upon arrival. If you arrive at Terminal 3, please take the McCarran Airport courtesy shuttle service from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. The McCarran Airport courtesy shuttle may be met on Level Zero at Terminal 3 in the center of the curb.

Once you arrive at Terminal 1, proceed to the South Point Shuttle. When returning to the airport, the shuttle from the South Point picks up in Valet which is located at the east entrance of the hotel.


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