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Wichita Property Tax Conference 2023

Save the Date!

The 2023 Conference is happening  July 23 through July 27, 2023 in Wichita Kansas

The 2023 Planning Committee meets in December to lay the groundwork for the 2023 Wichita Property Tax Conference.  Keep an eye on this website for all the latest news on the 2023 Conference.

2023 Planning Committee

The Wichita Property Tax Conference

Formerly  – Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation Conference

2023 Wichita Tax Conference

Preliminary Brochure

will be available

February 6, 2023



If you wish to participate in the golf tournament,

please fill out the application form below

and email it to Melissa.Donham@wichita.edu

Golf Entry form – 2023

coming soon

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If you have any questions, wish to donate scholarship funds, or sponsor an event, please reach out to Dr. Gerald Graham


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WHOVA is the conference app where you can get all the information on session topics, speakers, timing, events and participants.  Once you register for the conference you will have access to the WHOVA app.  You MUST use the email you registered for the conference to login to the WHOVA app.

If you have any questions,  please reach out to Paula Seiwert.


This annual conference is hosted on the campus of Wichita State University and provides valuation and assessment topics for complex industries including utility, energy, communication, pipeline, rail, airline, logistics, and manufacturing.

Conference attendees are people involved in property tax matters and are from organizations including Government, consultants, attorneys, software, accounting and educators.

The Wichita Property Tax Conference is the world’s longest lasting and most well-attended conference for both newcomers and advanced professionals involved with complex property tax valuation and assessments.

Continuing Education Units:

This conference is approved for CEU’s from IPT (Institute for Professionals in Taxation).  

To determine if this conference qualifies for CEU’s in your profession in your state, contact the appropriate office to obtain forms and then email them to Conference Chair,  gerald.graham@wichita.edu

Registration fees:

$395 for State Representatives (scholarships available, contact Gerald Graham gerald.graham@wichita.edu)

$695 for Industry Representatives 

Your registration fee gives you: 

  • 3 First rate Keynote Speakers
  • 14 special presentations by industry experts
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, snacks morning and afternoon
  • 3 Evening receptions
  • exposure to current trends and changes in your industry
  • a chance to participate in an industry discussion
  • unique and endless networking opportunities
  • Access to all Conference information, Speaker bio’s, presentation handouts and event details on Whova
  • free transportation to and from the conference

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel up to two weeks prior to the conference – on or before Friday July 7  – and receive a full refund. 

Cancellations received after July 7 will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be given on or after Thursday July 20, 2023. 

Substitutions can be made at any time, for no additional cost.

Registration fees not paid by Monday July 10, 2023 will be subject to a $100 late fee.

The 2022 Conference Headquarters is the Wichita Marriott Hotel.


Wichita Marriott Hotel.   9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita KS  . . . TBD  per night   

Other hotels near the Wichita Marriott Hotel:

Fairfield Inn East 417 S. Webb Road, Wichita. Ks  316.685.3777 ….TBD per night

Country Inn & Suites  333 South Webb Road, Wichita, KS 316.685.0333

Hampton Inn 9449 E. Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS  316.686.3576

Homewood Suites 1550 N. Waterfront Parkway, Wichita, KS  (316) 260-8844

The Agenda for the 2023 Conference:

Sunday 7-23-22

Beginning at5 p.m.

  • Newcomer Session
  • State Representatives Meet and Greet
  • Conference opening Reception

Monday 7-24-22

Keynote Speaker: TBD

General Sessions:

  • TBD


Tuesday 7-25-22

Keynote Speaker: TBD

General Sessions:

  • TBD

Wednesday 7-26-22

Keynote Speaker: TBD

General Sessions:

  • TBD

Pre-Conference 22nd Annual Golf Tournament begins Sunday July 24, 2022 at Sand Creek Station, 920 Meadow Brook Drive, Newton, KS with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with Tee Times beginning at 8 a.m.   

Conference Registration will be set up outside the Ballroom at the Marriott and check-in will be available beginning at 3:30 p.m. and will conclude at 6:30 p.m.

The conference begins with a Newcomers session on Sunday July 24, at 5:00 p.m. in the Atrium, a state Representatives Meet & Greet at 5:45 in the Atrium  followed by a Welcome Reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Marriott

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are held on the campus of Wichita State University.  Monday is an 8 a.m. start, with Tuesday & Wednesday starting at 8:30 a.m.   A shuttle bus is provided to and from the WSU campus.

All sessions conclude by 5 p.m. on Monday, and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The campus of WSU is a smoke-free campus.

Everyday begins with a light breakfast, there are delicious lunches, and afternoon snacks.  You have water, pop and tea provided all day long.

The Advanced courses meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday and Wednesday have concurrent sessions during the afternoons.

The Principles classes are on Monday and Tuesday only.  The Principles class joins the Advanced Courses on Wednesday. (see the tab for Principles class to learn what the difference is)

There are receptions each evening at 6:00 p.m.

The conference concludes on Thursday, July 30, with  Round Table discussions, by Industry. These discussions are held at the Marriott Hotel, with a full breakfast buffet provided.  The discussions will conclude by 11 a.m.

The Planning Committee consists of people who understand the logistics of the conference and value the mission of education, information sharing and networking.  They volunteer their time, and energies to meet, organize, search for volunteers, and moderate the sessions at each conference. 

2023 Planning Committee

The Scholarship Committee of the Wichita Property Tax Conference will be offering full scholarships to eligible applicants for attendance at the 2023 conference being held in Wichita, KS.  

2023 Scholarship Application

These scholarships will be offered first to individuals from state or government organizations and who can demonstrate that they will transfer the skills and knowledge acquired at the conference to the work they undertake in their organization.  The scholarship is designed to defray the individual’s registration, hotel and travel expenses (other expenses i.e. food, taxi, car rental, incidentals, etc. are not covered). 

Additional criteria will also assist in selection of the scholarship recipient, including an applicant’s financial need.

Scholarship recipients will be notified within 30 days of receipt of their application of approval or denial.   In addition, recipients are expected to make their own travel arrangements and send the invoice for reimbursement to Melissa Donham (melissa.donham@wichita.edu), she will make lodging arrangements as soon as she receives your travel itinerary.




Contact Gary Hunter (GH8190@att.com) for any questions or comments relative to these scholarships. 


Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 Conference. 

Event sponsor opportunities

For more information contact Gerald Graham  gerald.graham@wichita.edu.

Conference Materials:

During the conference, materials received by CMD will be downloadable from this webpage or if you bring a flash drive, available for downloading at the registration table during the conference.  Because many of the materials are not received until the day of the presentations, they may not be accessible until CMD receives them.

Materials from previous Conferences are available upon request.  

A single presentation is $10, or $125 for the entire conference.

If the entire conference materials are purchased, they will be sent to you on a disc via the mail.

Materials archives are available from 1971 through 2022.   Contact Melissa.Donham@wichita.edu to request materials.

2022 will be the 50th Conference year!  There is a reason it is still around.

2022 Conference will be

Sunday July 24 through Thursday July 28, 2022

Read about the History of the Workshop here

 Wichita Public Utilities Taxation Workshop History

This conference is co-sponsored by the

Committee on Taxation of Energy, Communications and Transportation


The Center for Management Development,

in the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University in Wichita Kansas

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