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2017 Conference & Training

SDP 2017 Conference & Training

The Westgate Hotel

San Diego, CA

September 10-15, 2017


Thank you for another great Conference and Training! Click here to view pictures from the event. 

We hope to see you in Indianapolis, IN from September 16-21, 2018 for next year's event!

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Expiration Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 


Westgate Hotel Room Block Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017


Hotel Information

From the hotel: The Westgate is a one-of-a-kind luxury, boutique hotel in San Diego, California, completed in 1970. It is filled with priceless antiques and appointments one would find in an elegant home.

Designed as a re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Lobby is noted for its magnificent antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Flemish and French tapestries and Persian carpets.


Click here for more information on the hotel.


Conference and Training Fees

Conference and Training Fees

Member Rate Non-Member Rate Early Bird Discount
2017 Conference $350 before 8/10; $370 after 8/10 $390 before 8/10; $410 after 8/10 $20
2017 Sunday Training $355 $395 --
2017 Extended Training $1,170 before 8/10; $1,230 after 8/10 $1,300 before 8/10; $1,360 after 8/10 $60
2017 Extended Training-Commission $1,110 before 8/10; $1,170 after 8/10 $1,220 before 8/10; $1,280 after 8/10 $60
2017 Extended Training-Additional Attendee $1,110 before 8/10; $1,170 after 8/10 $1,300 before 8/10; $1,360 after 8/10 $60
 2017 Student Attendee Introduction to Depreciation -Complimentary Conference - $175 $20



Annual Conference

This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SDP Annual Conference. Join us for a look back and look ahead of depreciation then and now and a special 30th anniversary event on Monday night!


Snapshot of Topics:

-Changes in Utility Industry and Regulations Over the Past 30 Years

-How to Prepare a Power Plant Decommissioning Study

-Valuation of Intangibles



We invite you to take advantage of the exceptional training offered at the 2017 SDP Conference and Training. Our excellent courses are taught by recognized leaders in the field of depreciation. Over 90% of responses to our course evaluations rate our courses “good” or “excellent”. 


In response to your requests, we continue to offer our expanded class focusing on engineering aspects of life analysis. And new this year we have added a class in Pricing of Retirements. We have also added a new class on Sunday in which you will examine in detail The Impact of Depreciation on Revenue Requirements, including short term and long term implications on your capital recovery policy.  Also included on Sunday is a discussion of depreciation strategies and stranded cost recovery.


Our expert faculty will gladly share their extensive experience with you in courses with real-world applications. Trainees report that the skills acquired are readily transferable to one’s job. And the information is excellent preparation for the CDP exam. As an added benefit, trainees and instructors gather at informal evening receptions that provide valuable networking opportunities.

We have training to fit your needs!  We offer four courses concurrently after the conference. Depreciation Fundamentals is an excellent overview course focusing on the major topics related to depreciation. In response to your requests, in Life and Salvage Analysis we have expanded the Gross Salvage and Cost of Removal class and added the new class Pricing of Retirements.  In Analyzing the Life of Real-World Propertywe have expanded the class probing the engineering reasons that cause assets to fail.  Our final course walks you through Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study.  These four concurrent courses are offered from Tuesday at 1:00 PM to Friday noon.


And there’s more!  On Sunday afternoon before the Conference you may choose between two courses.  Introduction to Depreciation offers a brief overview of the major depreciation topics. Depreciation and Ratemaking Issues is a higher-level course that focuses on capital recovery, revenue requirements, and current issues related to depreciation and includes our new class The Impact of Depreciation on Revenue Requirements. These two concurrent courses are offered Sunday 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Dr. Susan Jensen, CDP, will again coordinate the SDP Training.


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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on or before August 10, 2017 will receive a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. After August 10, 2017, any fees paid for an individual who cannot attend the 2017 Annual Conference or Training will be applied to the 2018 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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Society of Depreciation Professionals
4 Lan Drive
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 978-364-5195
Fax: 978-250-1117

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