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2020 Prep & Trial Seminar cancelled; IAAO working on offering in 2021

Based on concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the IAAO cancelled the 2020 Prep & Trial Seminar in Des Moines, Iowa and will work to reschedule the seminar in 2021 in Des Moines. Registrants will be contacted regarding transferring funds to future events or refunds. The 2020 Preparation and Trial of the Property Tax Appeal Seminar was scheduled to take place in Des Moines, Iowa, on the campus of Drake University at Cartwright Hall. For the first time, the mock trial would feature a case involving a big-box store.

April F+E now available in electronic version only

The April issue of Fair + Equitable magazine is now available to download. With many offices currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus, IAAO is making the issue available electronically to all members as a PDF download. To ensure IAAO is able to communicate with members you may confirm the email address we have on file through logging on to the My Account feature of the website.

IAAO establishes online community on COVID-19 issues

IAAO has established an online public community on COVID-19 to assist assessors and valuers around the world with issues regarding COVID-19. The online community will be open to all assessors, valuers, and partners in hopes of sharing resources, ideas, and discussions. See following for more information or visit the IAAO Connect site.

2020 Annual Conference Registration Open

Full conference registration and hotel room selection is now open for the 2020 IAAO Annual Conference in Denver, set to take place August 30 - September 2 at the Colorado Convention Center. Attendees can go online, or download a paper form, to register for the conference. Registration fees for members are $645 and $845 for nonmembers. Guest registration is $300. The 2020 conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center and conference hotel room registration will be available on Monday, March 2.

Nominations accepted for Awards, Fellows program 

IAAO is accepting nominations through May 1 for its Awards Program and Fellows Program. The Awards Program boasts 17 categories recognizing individual and organizational achievements in several areas, including publications, technical expertise and service to IAAO. Award winners and Fellow selections are recognized at the IAAO Annual Conference. The Awards Program is a highly visible event and all IAAO members and affiliated organizations are encouraged to submit nominations. Fellow nominees are brought forth by the IAAO membership annually and submitted during the awards nominations period. 

IAAO establishes online community on COVID-19 issues

2020 Conference Registration Open

Nominations accepted for Awards, Fellows program




Upcoming Meetings

Excel Can Do That!? Part 3 - The Power Edition webinar

Learn how the new power features in Excel can be used to enhance assessors’ workflows, gain actionable insights, and increase productivity during the upcoming webinar at Noon Central on Wednesday, April 15. This webinar, approved for 2 continuing education hours, will demonstrate:

  • How to use Excel’s latest power features
  • How to use “Ideas” in Excel (“Ideas” is a new artificial intelligence feature in Excel that shows trends, summaries, outliers, and Pivot Tables, without writing any formulas!)
  • How to build an assessing dashboard
  • How to create Power Pivot Tables and Power Pivot Charts
  • How to create a Power Query (a huge time saver in data manipulation)
  • How to create Data Models in Excel
  • How to use an Excel Data Model in Power BI
  • How to create Tables - setup and advanced features
  • Other tips and tricks

IAAO to off free webinar on financial market mayhem

IAAO will offer a free webinar on Financial Market Mayhem - Seeing Our Way Through the Turmoil on Friday, April 17 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Presented by Pat Smith, Vice President & Planning Counsel for the MTC Holding Corporation. Mr. Smith holds his juris doctorate and LLM in Taxation. A discussion of topics covering the tumult of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on financial markets, the economy, monetary policy, interest rates and saving/investing for retirement. The discussion is general in nature and no participant should make any investment decisions without consulting their personal advisor. No CEU's will be issued for this webinar.

Prep & Trial Seminar cancelled, moved to 2021

The 2020 Preparation and Trial of the Property Tax Appeal Seminar, originally set for June 18-19, on the campus of Drake University at Cartwright Hall in Des Moines, Iowa has been cancelled and IAAO is working on moving the seminar to 2021 in Des Moines. The seminar was scheduled to feature a mock trial  involving a big-box store case. 

GIS/Valuation Technology Conference & International Research Symposium cancelled

In recognition of the growing health risks worldwide posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and decisions by governments and businesses to curtail activities over the next few weeks, the IAAO and URISA cancelled the GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, March 23-26, 2020 in Louisville Kentucky. For more information see release.  IAAO has also cancelled the International Research Symposium, May 13-15, 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 


Excel can do that? Part 3 webinar

Free webinar on Financial Market Mayhem

Prep & Trial Seminar cancelled, move to 2021

GIS/Valuation Conference, IRS cancelled

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  • April 15 2020
    Excel Can Do That!? Part 3 - The Power Edition 04/15/2020 Learn how the new power features in Excel can be used to enhance assessors’ workflows, gain actionable insights, and increase productivity. This webinar will demonstrate:
    • How to use Excel’s latest power features
    • How to use “Ideas” in Excel (“Ideas” is a new artificial intelligence feature in Excel that shows trends, summaries, outliers, and Pivot Tables, without writing any formulas!)
    • How to build an assessing dashboard
    • How to create Power Pivot Tables and Power Pivot Charts
    • How to create a Power Query (a huge time saver in data manipulation)
    • How to create Data Models in Excel
    • How to use an Excel Data Model in Power BI
    • How to create Tables - setup and advanced features
    • Other tips and tricks
    This session has been approved for 2 continuing education hours.
    Add to Calendar
  • April 17 2020
    Financial Market Mayhem - Seeing Our Way Through the Turmoil 04/17/2020 IAAO Webinar Series - FREE WEBINAR - Presented by Pat Smith, Vice President & Planning Counsel for the MTC Holding Corporation. Mr. Smith holds his juris doctorate and LLM in Taxation. A discussion of topics covering the tumult of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on financial markets, the economy, monetary policy, interest rates and saving/investing for retirement. The discussion is general in nature and no participant should make any investment decisions without consulting their personal advisor. No CEU's will be issued for this webinar. Add to Calendar
  • April 24 2020
    Personal Property: Basics and Beyond, Part One 04/24/2020 Presented by Lisa A. Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, ASA. In this two-part series, participants will gain an understanding of many topics in the area of personal property, including:
    • Defining Personal Property
    • Discovering Personal Property
    • Validating Personal Property Renditions, sometimes called statements
    • Estimating appraised value when property does not file a statement
    • Application of Cost Approach
    • Reporting of Used Purchase Prices
    • Auditing
    Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions, but an overview from part one will be presented in part two. Each webinar has been approved for 2 continuing education hours.
    Add to Calendar
  • May 4 2020
    Personal Property: Basics and Beyond, Part Two 05/04/2020 Presented by Lisa A. Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, ASA. In this two-part series, participants will gain an understanding of many topics in the area of personal property, including:
    • Defining Personal Property
    • Discovering Personal Property
    • Validating Personal Property Renditions, sometimes called statements
    • Estimating appraised value when property does not file a statement
    • Application of Cost Approach
    • Reporting of Used Purchase Prices
    • Auditing
    Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions, but an overview from part one will be presented in part two. Each webinar has been approved for 2 continuing education hours.
    Add to Calendar
  • August 28 2020
    Instructor Education Workshop 08/28/2020 Add to Calendar
  • August 30 2020
    86th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 08/30/2020 Join IAAO for the 86th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration in Denver, Colorado. The annual conference provides educational sessions, networking, special events, and exhibits.

    Additional Registration Information
    For more information, including paper registration form, please see the main conference page.
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