IAAO, IPTI seeking topics for online mass appraisal symposium

The International Property Tax Institute and the International Association of Assessing Officers will present a joint (virtual) Mass Appraisal Valuation Symposium (MAVS 2023) on June 21-22, 2023, and are soliciting program topics for the symposium. The theme of the virtual MAVS is “Valuing Properties in Uncertain Times,” and IPTI and IAAO are inviting potential speakers to let us know if you would like to be included in the program.

Submission Requirements

Please use the online application at www.iaao.org/mavs23 (button below) to submit the presenter information, topic, and a short synopsis of the proposed topic. The deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 31.

Appraisal, valuation; and assessment practitioners, valuation/assessment agency managers; municipal representatives; policymakers; technology professionals; academics and educators interested in sharing experiences and knowledge relative to property tax policy and valuations, including innovations, theory, application, management, and practices should consider submitting proposals.

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2023 Areas of Interest

• 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, e.g., Artificial Intelligence 
• Processes and Valuation Procedures 
• Understandable Tax and Assessment Policies 
• Stakeholder Concerns 
• Communication With Politicians and Other Key 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 Standards, Control, and Assurance 
• Effective Use of Mediation 
• Opportunities for Modernization and Improvement 
• Professional Standards and Ethics