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2016 Conference & Training

SDP 2016 Conference & Training

Francis Marion Hotel

Charleston, SC

September 18-23, 2016


Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Expiration Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 


Francis Marion Hotel Room Block Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016

Click here
to book online or call 1-877-756-2121 
and reserve your room under the Group Block. Attendee code: SDP


Overflow Room Block

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Marriott Charleston Historic District. Rooms are available Sunday-Thursday at a rate of $189 per night (plus taxes and fees). The Courtyard Marriott is just one block from the Francis Marion, about a three minute walk past Marion Square.

Call the hotel to book directly using group code SDP. Reservation line: 1-866-774-4997. Reservations must be made by August 30, 2016 to guarantee this rate.


Conference and Training Fees


Member Rate Non-Member Rate Early Bird Discount
2016 Conference $340 $370 $20
2016 Sunday Training $350 $390 $20
2016 Extended Training $1180 $1290 $50
2016 Extended Training-Commission $1120 $1230 $50
2016 Extended Training-Additional Attendee $1120 $1290 $50



Annual Conference

The annual conference provides depreciation professionals a unique opportunity to network with other depreciation professionals and hear leaders in the field of depreciation discuss current trends.  We sincerely hope you will be joining us for insightful presentations, discussions and training opportunities, all with industry experts.  

We are very excited about the line-up of excellent speakers who will present at the conference.


Speakers include:

  • Branko Terzic
  • Mike Gorman - Brubaker
  • John Wiedmayer
  • Matthew Kahn - ConEd
  • Ashley Sullivan - ASCSP
  • Cindy Lee - Duke

Topics will include: 

  • Regulation, Technological Change and Capital Recovery: Three Decades Later
  • Early Plant Retirement Accounting Considerations
  • Nuclear Decommissioning

 Click here to view topics, speakers, and draft schedule. 



We invite you to take advantage of the exceptional training offered at the 2016 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”. 

This year, in response to your requests, we have expanded our class focusing on the engineering aspects of life analysis.  And on Sunday we are adding a class discussing net salvage and the allocation of costs between cost of removal and capitalization.  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 topics related to depreciation. In response to your requests, in the Life and Salvage Analysis course we have expanded the Gross Salvage and Cost of Removal class.  In the course Analyzing the Life of Real-World Property, we have expanded the class probing the engineering reasons that cause assets to fail.  Our final course walks you through Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation StudyThese 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.  The course Introduction to Depreciation offers a brief overview of depreciation topics.  The course Depreciation and Ratemaking Issues is a more advanced course that this year includes a Gross Salvage and Cost of Removal class. These concurrent courses are offered Sunday from 11:00 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. Test times are:


Wednesday, September 21 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, September 23 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.


You must be an SDP member to take the exam and qualify for the CDP.


Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on or before August 17, 2016 will receive a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. After August 17, 2016, any fees paid for an individual who cannot attend the 2016 Annual Conference or Training will be applied to the 2017 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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4 Lan Drive
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 978-364-5195
Fax: 978-250-1117

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