The AICPA kicked off its Spring Council meeting in San Diego with dining, dancing and awards.

[IMGCAP(1)]Here's a picture (left to right) of Sheri Bango Cavaney, vice president of practice mobility and state regulatory and legislative affairs at the AICPA; Loretta Doon, chief executive and president of the California Society of CPAs, and Betsy Adrian, president of the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

[IMGCAP(2)]Here's a photo (left to right) of Stuart Kessler, director at J.H. Cohn, and Jim Metzler, vice president of small firm interests at the AICPA.

[IMGCAP(3)]Here's an idea below of the general ambiance on the first day of the conference.

[IMGCAP(4)]AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon addresses the crowd at Spring Council.