Call for Presentations

The 2021 IAAO Annual Conference Call for Presentations is now closed.


Topic Areas


Topic areas are defined by the IAAO Body of Knowledge (BoK). The BoK is a framework for defining the key knowledge, skills, and subskills for the mass appraisal profession. Your submission should relate to one or more of these knowledge areas. Your submission can also be defined under the category of “Future Trends.”

As you consider your presentation topic, the BoK and potential topic areas are provided in the submission guidelines (link is the F+E final version attached to the email) and should be used as a guide for developing your potential presentation.

Business Partners

As a business partner, you are encouraged to submit presentations related to best practices. These presentations cannot be sales pitches or commercials and must include a representative from a government assessment office as a subject matter expert. 

Carefully evaluate your presentation idea.  Submissions by exhibitors that do not fully separate out any sales will not be selected by the Conference Committee.

Exhibitors are also encouraged to submit presentations in the “Exhibitor Solutions” track. IAAO exhibitors may provide a submission directly related to a product or service without an accompanying jurisdiction participating. (Note: These sessions will not qualify for continuing education credit.) Costs for audio visual / technology beyond what is standard for session rooms will be the responsibility of the business partner.

Proposal Process + Selection Criteria Peer Review

Submissions are reviewed by the Conference Committee, appointed by the 2021 IAAO President and President-Elect.

To assist members applying for continuing education credits in individual states in 2021, please note there are two new requirements.  For submissions selected to be a part of the 2021 program, a full formal biography (resume, curriculum vitae, etc) of each presenter and a timed outline of the presentation (sample provided during the completion of the call for presentations form) will need to be submitted by April 21.  Full presentations are due by August 6.

Evaluation Process

All submissions are evaluated on each of the following criteria:

  • Overall topic and how it relates to the assessment/appraisal profession
  • Three clearly defined learning objectives
  • Indication of how attendees will be able to apply information to their daily work 
  • Program design/interactive learning elements
  • Overall quality of submission

Please download Submission Guidelines for complete details.


For more information, review the submission guidelines.

If you have questions on the 2021 Annual Conference Call for Presentations, contact Leann Ritter at