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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.

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    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.

    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

    Yes

    No


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