Sparkling Wine and Sparkling Presentations

When:  Aug 10, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (MT)
Associated with  Albuquerque Chapter

When was the last time you had some really good champagne?  Do you know, or care, about the difference between Brut and Blanc de Blancs?  Are you curious about how American sparkling wine, Méthode Champenoise, is made?

Join us on August 10th and find out the answers to these and other wine-making questions.  The Albuquerque Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants is hosting a combination plant tour of the Gruet Winery and a presentation of a recently submitted Strategic Finance article about online meetings.

You will have an opportunity to taste various types of sparkling wine and partake of gourmet appetizers all while earning CPE credits.

Voice over Internet (VoIP) webinar systems enable businesses, government agencies, and academia to conduct live, online meetings and classes with remote attendees.  Online meetings and classes attract participants worldwide yet most of classes and meetings continue to be delivered asynchronously much like a one-way television broadcast.  Technological advancements have made two-way, visual communication a reality but business, government, and academia has been slow to adopt this format.

Dr. Sistek-Chandler and Mr. Francl will be presenting the highlights of their Strategic Finance paper on online meetings currently being reviewed.


Host and presenters

Thomas Francl is Associate Faculty-Professor at National University in the Department of Accounting.  He is currently serving as the Secretary of the Albuquerque Chapter.  He earned his CMA in 1983 and currently teaches Managerial Accounting.  In 2017, Thomas was awarded the premier service award at National for extensive contributions to the university.

Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Ed D is a Professor for National University where she has been teaching online since 1999.  During the last 25 years she has been actively engaged in the online teaching community and is an award-winning educator; she earned the coveted Platinum Disk from Computer Using Educators and the President’s Professoriate Award from National University.


Gruet Winery
8400 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Thomas Francl