Why Scaling New Heights 2018 Will Focus on Taming the Machines

Each year, Scaling New Heights® offers a wide range of product training and practice development training. And…each year we introduce a highly relevant and high impact theme. At the 2018 Scaling New Heights® conference the theme is “Tame the Machines.” This year, we will design some of our breakout sessions and main stage presentations to address an imminent and unprecedented technology shift impacting accounting professionals. New and enhanced technologies like data automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are reshaping the way professionals perform services and are creating a powerful opportunity for accountants to reduce manual processes by as much as 80%. Those who fully leverage the technologies will increase profits, position their firms to scale, and generate a competitive advantage within the accounting profession. Join us in Atlanta in June 2018 to “Tame the Machines!”

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“It’s hard to escape the conclusion that there will be less for people to do. If machines and systems take on more and more tasks, as we see them doing, then it begs the question: What will be left for people?”
– Daniel Susskind

About Daniel Susskind

Daniel Susskind is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions. He is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he teaches and researches.

Previously he worked in the British Government – as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.


Grow and manage your practice while staying on the cutting edge of accounting industry developments and online technologies


Network with over 1,000 ProAdvisors as well as over 100 Intuit executives, product managers, program leaders and technical support experts


Hear cutting edge keynote presentations from leaders within the world of small business and accounting technology


Receive your choice of basic, intermediate or highly advanced technical training tailored specifically for the Intuit advisor


Equip yourself to consult on Intuit products other than QuickBooks (e.g. QBPOS, powered by Revel Systems and field service management)


Expand your practice to include consulting on third party solutions that integrate with QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online

About the Location for Scaling New Heights 2018 Conference


We selected Atlanta, Georgia as the home of the 2018 Scaling New Heights® Conference to provide attendees and sponsors with highly affordable transportation. As the home to the busiest airport in the world, direct flights are plentiful and priced competitively, and Atlanta offers an affordable rail system directly from the baggage claim at the airport to Peachtree Center MARTA Station. The Peachtree Center Station is connected by a turret to the lobby of the hotel, meaning you can travel from the airport to the lobby of the hotel for $5 without ever stepping outside! Atlanta is also a powerful destination location offering attractions like World of Coke, a world-renowned aquarium, CNN Studio tours… and more!

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a landmark destination located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. With its signature Polaris Blue Dome, this beautiful 22-story building is one of America’s premier meeting and convention venues and one of the top Atlanta luxury hotels. The Hyatt Regency is connected to the MARTA transit system allowing for easy access to major attractions, historical landmarks, and popular business centers.

  • The best investment I ever made in turning my practice away from tax prep.  Dawn provided all the tools, laser-focused education, real-world case studies, support & encouragement – everything you need to start increasing your client’s profits by 50% in four weeks, even conversation starters and leading questions.

    BA Jones
  • I have been a Pro Advisor since the caveman days and accounting related material have always been less than exciting. Joe Woodard has been able to make the impossible a reality. Not only does Scaling New Heights educate you on the latest accounting technology, but also motivates you. I do regret not being able to attend prior Scaling New Heights, but never again. If you want to keep a positive outlook and a positive bottom line in your practice this is where you want to be. Don't be left behind in the dust, get in front of it at Scaling New Heights!

    James Cliame
  • Scaling New Heights lives up to its name every year. It keeps getting better and better. The training, the vendors and the very talented, helpful attendees have helped me bring my practice to a new level. The real beneficiaries are my clients. Now we see QuickBooks as part of an eco-system that helps them bring their businesses to new heights.

    Sharon McNeal
  • Scaling New Heights gives us the opportunity to learn and network like no other seminar event. For those of us with small practices it also gives us the incomparable assurance that "we are not alone" in our industry. The sharing of knowledge and expertise amongst these generous, caring individuals is unmatched in my 20 years as a business professional. Going to this conference will give you the competitive advantage that will put you at the front of the pack.

    Kathy Zaroczynski
  • Attending Scaling New Heights actually changed my life. The knowledge I gained from the sessions and interacting with my peers allowed me to have the confidence to start my own consulting business. I have met so many interesting people and learned skills that translate to more productivity and efficiency as a result of the sessions I have attended and the knowledge that others have shared with me. Probably the best part of meeting new people is the widening circle of friends and advisors that I now have.

    Cindy Moore
  • I am attending again. I walked away from prior Scaling New Heights conferences with knowledge about QuickBooks and add-ons that I could put to immediate use. But more importantly, I walked away with new contacts and friends that I can call on for assistance. Scaling New Heights conference fee $ Travel Expenses $ Professional contacts and resources PRICELESS.

    Caren Schwartz