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Wichita Property Tax Conference 2021

2021 Conference dates – July 27 and July 28, 2021   

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The Wichita Property Tax Conference

Formerly  – Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation Conference

The 2021 Tax Conference was a


 Thank you to everyone who made this event great.

The 2021 Planning Committee, Claire Chase Chairman

Sponsors – Cost Containment, DMA, Datagain, Duff & Phelps, MRV, Pillsbury, Property Tax Plus, Railway Supply, Taxography and WSATR

Our Speakers: Dr. Christian Lundblad and Dr. Aswath Damodaran

Robert Reilly, Willamette and Roger Grabowski, Duff and Phelps

KEYNOTE for Tuesday: Dr. Christian Lundblad

Access Lundblad’s presentation slides HERE

Unit Principle Valuations presentation slides R Reilly

KEYNOTE for Wednesday: Dr. Aswath Damodaran

Damodaran – Price of Risk Wichita

Grabowski_Innovation in Cost of Capital Over the Last 50 Years

Plan on attending the conference next year when we celebrate our 50th year together on July 24 through July 28th, 2022

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If you have any questions, wish to donate scholarship funds, or sponsor an event, please reach out to Pat McLeod.


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WHOVA downloads are done every 48 hours. Once you register you will not have immediate access to the WHOVA app.  

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


Even though the 2021 conference is Virtual, this annual conference is normally 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:

$49  for State Representatives (scholarships available, contact Pat McLeod pat.mcleod@wichita.edu)

$99 for Industry Representatives 

Your registration fee gives you: 

  • access to four Zoom presentations – 2 Keynotes and 2 Industry presentations
  • any handouts offered by the speakers
  • chance to participate in an industry discussion

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will be issued up to 2 weeks prior to the conference.  

Cancel on or after Friday July 23, 2021 there will be no refund.

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

The Agenda for the 2021 Conference,

Keynote Speakers: 1:00 p.m. EST

Tuesday: Dr. Christian Lundblad

Wednesday Dr. Aswath Damodaran

Industry discussion: 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Tuesday: Post Covid Evaluation Topic – Robert Reilly

Wednesday:  “History & Innovation to the Cost of Capital Last 50 Years” – Roger Grabowski

All four sessions will be live via Zoom.

Everyone who registers are automatically listed in the conference software Whova.  The Tax conference has utilized the Whova app for three years.

The Whova app will give you access to:

  • all the individuals who have registered for the conference
  • the agenda for the two days
  • the Zoom links to participate in the conference

It is recommended that you load the Whova webapp on a laptop or desktop so that you can use all the functionality of Zoom – chat and polling. it is possible to watch the sessions on your phone or iPad.

When you register, you will receive detailed instructions on how to get to the session information and links.

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. 

2021 Planning Committee

Scholarships are available for State Representatives.

Contact   Pat McLeod 

pat. mcleod@wichita.edu

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2021 Conference.  Contact Pat McLeod   pat.mcleod@wichita.edu.

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,  Pat.Mcleod@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 2019.   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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