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The AICPA, XBRL US and XBRL International sponsor a conference on development and use of the extensible business reporting language (XBRL). Speaking at the gathering ( www.xbrlusaseattle.com ), which takes place November 3–7 in Seattle, will be representatives from accounting organizations around the world, professional services firms, financial institutions and software companies, as well as U.S. and international government agencies, that are creating XBRL-based systems. Presenters will demonstrate XBRL applications and pilot programs in use at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., various stock exchanges, government tax authorities and other institutions from abroad.

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