International Research Symposium Set for April 5-6, 2018 in Prague

The International Association of Assessing Officers will present the 12th International Research Symposium, April 5-6, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The IAAO International Research Symposium is an annual event offering an exploration of the intersection of public policy and mass appraisal standards, guidance, and implementation challenges. The Symposium offers an exchange of knowledge and emerging technology trends for continuous improvement of land administration and property tax systems world-wide. The 2017 Symposium took place in Madrid, Spain and 2016 Symposium was in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 2018, the Symposium will include a focus on the issues surrounding data in the development of valuation estimates and the challenges data brings to government officials across the world. Included among the offerings of the agenda are presentations of technology advancements in data collection and information verification for everyday use,  new  and improved valuation and property tax systems across the world,   and the challenges and solutions for the appraisal of energy efficient buildings.    

Prior to the two-day Symposium, on Wednesday April 4th, 2018, the IAAO will also present an optional half-day forum, Improving Valuations with Big Data, Open Data and Data Mining. This half-day forum will explore the latest developments in data augmentation by Professor Michael McCord Ph.D., Ulster University, Northern Ireland, IAAO Valuation Research Project Manager, Paul Bidanset, Ph.D. candidate and IAAO Research Manager, Margie Cusack. Further information regarding the half-day forum is available on the Symposium Detailed Program Description page.

Recertification Credit

IAAO professional designees will earn 14.0 hours of recertification credit for the Symposium and 3.0 hours for the half-day forum. If you are participating in other recertification and continuing education programs, please bring the forms or letters to the event. We cannot guarantee that the credits will be honored by other entities. Anyone seeking continuing education credit will need to submit their request as an individual.


For information on sponsoring events at the Symposium please download the Sponsorship Prospectus.  If you have questions or need more information please contact Leann Ritter ( at 816-701-8161.


Registration is now open. To sign-up for the Symposium and/or Forum one can register online or download a registration form and submit to the IAAO with payment. Information regarding the agenda, fees, and hotel information is also available on the Registration & Hotel page. Please make your reservation through the above Hotel website link provided by IAAO.


The International Research Symposium and Half Day Forum will be held at the Boscolo Prague Hotel.  The IAAO group rate includes breakfast each morning. Please book through the hotel link to ensure you are part of the IAAO room block which will ensure that you receive the special group rate that includes daily breakfast. The hotel is a 25 minute ride from the airport and is located in the heart of the city. More information will be available on the Registration & Hotel page. Please make your reservation through the above Hotel website link provided by IAAO.