IAAO, IPTI to present online mass appraisal symposium

The online Mass Appraisal Valuation Symposium took place June 22-23. The International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) and IAAO presented the virtual symposium covering “Applications and Challenges.”

Symposium Information

The online symposium will feature five session areas, with individual topics. The session areas are:

  • Current Applications and Challenges - Experience Sharing
  • Property Tax Administration and Best Practice
  • Real Estate Markets and Mass Appraisal Applications in Turbulent Times
  • Valuation, Data and Technology
  • Recent Advancements and Developments

Symposium Brochure

The programs are approved for 11.5 continuing credit hours from IAAO, 10 learning hours from the Alberta Assessors' Association, 10 continuing professional development (CPD) hours from RICS, and up to 10.5 Learning Hours and one general hour from the Institute of Municipal Assessors.

Examples of some of the session topics:

  • Experiences in Developed/Developing Countries
  • Current Global Issues in Property Tax
  • Mass Appraisal in Turbulent Times
  • Recent Developments and Advancements
  • Challenges in the Valuation of Unique Properties
  • Mass Appraisal Applications in Public and Private Sectors
  • Applications of Mass Appraisal to Non-Residential Properties
  • Valuation and Taxation Challenges
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Avoiding Appeals — Preventing Wrong Decisions in Property Taxation Disputes
  • Assessment and Valuation Issues
  • Application and Practice Using Modern Technology
  • Processes and Valuation Procedures
  • Understandable Tax and Assessment Policies
  • Stakeholder Concerns
  • Communication with Politicians and Stakeholders
  • Public Acceptance
  • Reforming the Property Tax: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Effective Management of Property Taxation
  • Data Management and Quality Control
  • Systems and Technology Development
  • Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal
  • Quality Assurance
  • Effective use of Mediation
  • Opportunities for Modernization and Improvement
  • Professional Standards and Ethics