Conference Circuit: Assessment Excellence

The 82nd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration starts in Florida early next week.

More than 1,200 assessing officers and appraisal experts are headed to the Sunshine State to learn the latest and greatest about property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy.

Association:  International Association of Assessing Officers

Conference: 82nd Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration

Venue: Tampa Convention Center

Location: Tampa, Florida

The IAAO Conference will get underway on Sunday with an opening reception. Programming then starts on Monday with the Opening Ceremony, featuring keynoter Gene Kranz, a retired NASA flight director and manager who is best known for his role in directing the successful efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13. Also worth noting:

In the round. IAAO will be offering one-hour roundtable discussions in the exhibit hall to give attendees the opportunity to discuss current topics and meet others with similar interests and issues. Topics on the agenda include how to talk to your boss and improving and maintaining workplace morale.

Gone fishing. The 2016 IAAO Fishing Tournament will take place at Tampa’s Hula Bay Club. Individuals or teams of three can register to compete. Following the weigh-in ceremony, awards will be given to those who had the largest catch. In addition, excess proceeds from the tournament will go to the conference charity—Southeastern Guide Dogs Paws for Patriots.

Speaker prep. To ensure conference presenters are ready to go, IAAO has put together a number of helpful resources for them. One has a list of important dates and deadlines, as well as some tips on what to bring with them to the conference. Another has presenter guidelines and slide templates that include advice for creating an effective presentation.

Check out Twitter (#IAAO2016) and Facebook for additional conference details.


Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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