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May 10, 2023

What Is BlackLine’s BeyondTheBlack?

Modern Accounting
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Hilary O'Brien

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If you’ve been to BeyondTheBlack in the past, you know what to expect: 3 days of excitement, connection, education, expansion of your network, and a one-of-a-kind experience at the premier conference dedicated to modern accounting. For many of our customers and partners, it’s a can’t-miss highlight of the year.

If this is your first time, you can look forward to a plethora of keynote and breakout sessions, featuring BlackLine leaders, guest speakers, and BlackLine customers, all of whom will guide and inspire you to transform your finance and accounting (F&A) processes.

You’ll also have the chance to attend hands-on training, earn 15+ CPEs by attending in person, and of course, you won’t want to miss out on the parties and in-person connections.

What Is BeyondTheBlack?

BeyondTheBlack is BlackLine’s annual, award-winning event that brings together over 1,500 F&A professionals for 3 days of learning, inspiration, and fun. It’s a chance for finance and accounting experts to gather and share insights and successes and learn how to transform processes, reduce manual work, and bring excitement to the work you do. Don’t miss your chance to attend the premier event dedicated to modern accounting.

A few BeyondTheBlack highlights:

  • 100+ sessions—build your agenda when you register to map out your days!

  • 10 deep-dive BlackLine U Workshops to expand your BlackLine experience

  • 15+ CPE/CPD credits

  • Innovation Hub—the heart of BeyondTheBlack and a great place to network, discover best practices, and learn new ideas

  • 3 exclusive networking events including an evening on the deck of the USS Midway

When & Where Is BeyondTheBlack?

BeyondTheBlack 2023 will be held live, September 11-13, in San Diego, California. We’ve designed this experience to be an opportunity for you to meet new peers, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy a gorgeous coastal environment. Find out more about this amazing location.

Who Should Attend BeyondTheBlack?

Finance and accounting professionals from all industries and experience levels will find value at BeyondTheBlack. There are sessions and tracks that are perfect for:

  • CAOs

  • Controllers

  • Finance/IT Leaders

  • Global Process Owners

  • AR Specialists

  • CFOs

  • Directors of Accounting

  • Accounting People Leaders

  • And anyone else who is interested in digital transformation of F&A processes!


What Can You Expect at BeyondTheBlack?

Reconnect with your F&A peers and meet one-on-one with digital finance experts. Discover new BlackLine products. Attend sessions, workshops, and keynotes, and get inspired to transform manual processes. Earn CPEs, expand your network, and foster career growth.

At BeyondTheBlack, you will:

  • Become a next-level BlackLine user with expert panels and workshops

  • Learn about best practices to make sure you’re getting the most out of BlackLine

  • Have the opportunity to review our product roadmap

  • Network with more than 1,500 F&A experts

  • Earn up to 15 CPE/CPD credits

How Do I Earn CPE/CPD Credits Through Attending?

BeyondTheBlack combines technology, best practices, and networking to help accounting and finance professionals maximize value from BlackLine and accelerate transformation. Join a global community of thousands of CAOs, controllers, and accountants to explore the latest technology innovations, learn from customer successes, and advance your career. Fields of study include:

  • Accounting

  • Business Management & Organization

  • Computer Software & Application

  • Information Technology

You can earn up to 15 CPE/CPD credits by attending BeyondTheBlack in person, plus earn up to 4 CPE/CPD credits by attending an optional, pre-conference training session.

Where Can I Learn More About BeyondTheBlack?

We’re so excited to see you in San Diego for BeyondTheBlack 2023. Please visit our official BeyondTheBlack website to learn more about the agenda, our speakers and sessions, travel information, how to earn CPE/CPD credits, and much more. Register today to reserve your spot in our most popular sessions and mark your calendar for the premier F&A conference of the year.

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Hilary O'Brien