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Wichita Property Tax Conference 2023

The 2023 Wichita Property Tax Conference

was a great success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s

conference happen.

Our dedicated Planning Committee

The generous Sponsors and donors.

The many vendors, suppliers and staff.

Mark your calendars and plan to be in Wichita for the

2024 Tax Conference  July 28 – August 1, 2024

The 2024 agenda has yet to be scripted.
Have an idea – let the planning committee know. 


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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.  See below for login links and information. 


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.

Registration fees:

$450 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
  • 12 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:

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

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

Registration fees not paid by Monday August 31, 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  . . . FULL

Other hotels near the Wichita Marriott Hotel:

Fairfield Inn East 417 S. Webb Road, Wichita. Ks  316.685.3777

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

Pre-Conference 23nd Annual Golf Tournament begins Sunday July 23, 2023 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 23, 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 4:45 p.m.  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 Principles Course is newly updated in 2023.  The course begins at 10:15 each morning, so that everyone can attend the Keynote Speakers.  

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

The conference concludes on Thursday, July 27, 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.

There will be shuttle bus rides to and from the University every day.

Monday Shuttle Bus schedule

7 a.m. and 7:15 a.m., the bus leaves from the front doors of the Marriott.

the return trip to the Marriott will be 4:45 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday Shuttle Bus schedule

7 a.m. ONLY the bus leaves from the front doors of the Marriott.

the return trip to the Marriott will be 4:45 p.m. ONLY


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.



Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 Conference. 

Event sponsor opportunities

For more information contact Pat McLeod


Guidelines are provided for all Speakers and Moderators.

Please follow these guidelines as close as possible.

Speaker Guidelines 2023

Moderator Guidelines 2023

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.

This conference is co-sponsored by the

Committee on Taxation of Energy, Communications and Transportation

and  The Center for Management Development,

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


As of January 2022, IPT longer accepts outside Continuing Education towards their designations. The tax conference will not transfer to IPT credits.

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