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16 Best Conferences For Property Tax Professionals

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 24, 2019 5:26:00 PM

16 Best Conferences For Property Tax Professionals

Like every industry, property tax has its share of conferences. Whatever you’d like to know more about, whether it’s real estate, personal property, business valuation, compliance, depreciation, tax technology, or anything else, there’s probably a conference that covers it. You’ll also find conferences that specialize in certain industries (like the Broadband Tax Institute’s annual conference for internet and cable companies) and ones that focus on taxation in certain regions (like the Texas Association of Assessing Officers conference). There’s no shortage of learning opportunities for those looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

Learning is valuable, but it’s not the only reason to attend conferences. Networking can help you get even more value from a conference. Consultants can promote their property tax services and find potential leads. Property tax software providers can connect with new users, especially if they can set up a booth to display their products or services. Whatever your position, there are lots of opportunities to connect with people who can potentially help your business—or your career—grow.

That said, there’s no right way to attend a conference. Some people like to attend every cocktail hour; others prefer to stay in the background and soak in the technical aspects of every presentation. No matter where you thrive in the world of conferencing, you’ll benefit from attending. While I always encourage people to make new acquaintances, in my view the main goal when attending a conference is to learn about other people’s challenges and how they’re solving them. Whether you do that through talking or listening is up to you.

As you peruse the conferences listed below, make note of the primary audience for each. Some were designed for certain audiences—consultants, organizations, or assessors. While it makes sense to attend the ones designed for your role, don’t automatically discount a conference just because you’re not the primary audience. I’ve attended many of these conferences over the years and have always found it beneficial to hear other people’s perspectives on everything from how they respond to property tax valuation implications to how they manage increasingly massive amounts of data, and everything in between. Hearing different points of view will undoubtedly broaden your knowledge base and give you an edge in your future business interactions.

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If you find a conference you’re interested in below, I encourage you to attend. All are high quality and offer great opportunities to gain new insights about property tax.

Best Conferences For Property Tax Professionals


Conference

Audience

Name

Topics

2019 Date

Consultants

Company

Assessors

IAAO Annual Conference

All Areas of Property Tax and other Taxes

September 8-11, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Yes

Yes

Yes – primary attendees

Texas Association of Assessing Officers

All Areas of Property Tax and other Taxes

August 25-28, San Antonio

Yes

Yes

Yes – primary attendees

ASA Business Value

Business Valuation

September 9-11, Auckland, New Zealand

Yes – primary attendees

Yes

Yes

2018 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference

Personal Property Valuation

March 10-13, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Yes – primary attendees

Yes

Yes

Appraisal Institute

Real Estate Valuation

July 22-24, Denver, Colorado

Yes – primary attendees

Yes

Yes

Society of Depreciation Professionals

Depreciation

October 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Yes – primary attendees

Yes

Yes

Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation Conference 2019 | CMD

Property Tax Topics for Transportation, Pipeline, Energy, Utilities, Communications

July 28-Aug 1, Wichita, Kansas

Yes

Yes

Yes

TFI Communications Technology Asset Valuation Conference

Valuation and Technology Forecasting

January 24-26, Austin, Texas

Yes

Yes

Yes

Annual Conference Association for Computers and Taxation

Technology assisting Tax Professionals

May 20-22, Clearwater Beach, Florida

Yes

Yes

No

Council of State Taxation

State and Local Tax

October 22-25, Washington, D.C.

Yes

Yes

No

Institute for Professionals in Taxation

All Tax Areas

 

Yes

Yes

No

Broadband Tax Institute

All Tax Ares focused on Broadband Companies

To be determined; check the website

Yes

Yes

No

California Tax Advocates

Property Tax

To be determined; check the website

Yes

Yes

No

The Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals

Property Tax

To be determined; check the website

Yes

Yes

No

TXOGA Property Tax Representatives

Oil and Gas Taxes

March 5-6, Austin, Texas

Yes

Yes

No

APTC | National Affiliation of Property Tax Attorneys

Legal Issues for Property Tax

October 16-18, Chicago, Illinois

Lawyers Only

No

No


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