International Conference on Assessment Administration


The 2018 Call for Presentations is now closed.

84th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration
September 23 – 26, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Selection Process:

Submit potential educational session presentations via the online form by Friday, February 16, 2018 . You will receive an automatic confirmation. Each submission will be reviewed by the IAAO Conference Committee made up of IAAO members appointed by the President and President-Elect. You will be notified by March 30, 2018 on the status of your submission.

Session Description Development:

A short, specific title, accurate two to three sentence description of the proposed session and a more fully developed abstract (minimum of 200 words) are required. Information included in the submission will be used for publication purposes – for example the online agenda and mobile app. Do not use bullet points, numbering, or all capital letters.

Presentations must be submitted by the actual speaker. All speakers in the session should be noted at the time of submission.

The number of presenters in a session should be strongly considered. For a 60 minute session, remember that time will be required for introductions and any questions.

IAAO business partners are encouraged to submit presentations related to best practices. Presentations cannot be sales pitches or commercials. Presentation submissions by vendors / suppliers to the assessment / appraisal industry must include a jurisdictional assessment office subject matter expert as a co-presenter. Presentations must focus on educating the audience rather than trying to sell a product or service.

New in 2018 is the Exhibitor Solutions track. IAAO business partners may provide information specific to a service or product without an accompanying jurisdiction participating. (Note: These sessions will not qualify for continuing education credit.) Costs for audio visual / technology beyond what is standard for education session rooms will be the responsibility of the business partner.

Standard education session audio visual set:

  • Podium with microphone
  • Lavaliere microphone
  • Laptop computer with PowerPoint
  • LCD projector with remote control
  • Laser pointer

NOTE: Session rooms will not have internet access unless required and arranged for in advance.

Presenter Expectations:

All speakers will be expected to sign a Presenter Letter of Agreement and submit a biographical summary. These should be submitted within two weeks of notification of inclusion in the conference program. Presenters are expected to meet posted dates and deadlines. IAAO reserves the right to make adjustments to any session that does not meet deadlines.

Presenters must use the slide (“PowerPoint”) template provided by IAAO. Use of a minimum 24 point font is strongly encouraged. A narrative aligned with the slide presentation or related paper is required. The narrative is intended to provide the full scope of the presentation provided on-site at the conference.

The final slide presentation and narrative must be submitted to IAAO on this website by Thursday, August 23, 2018 . (Conference presentations will be available to attendees via a conference mobile app and the conference proceedings via the IAAO website.)

All presenters are expected to register for the conference and complete a registration form. A discount of $200 off the registration rate is available for a limited number of presenters in each session. Presenters may not have received this discount in the previous three years. If a presenter plans to participate in only his or her own session, registration costs may be waived. The registration form is still required. Complete the hard copy registration form and note “speaker - my presentation attendance only” on the form before submitting. IAAO does not budget funds for presenter expenses.

Scholarships for conference attendance may be available. More information is on the website. Funds are limited. Scholarship applicants should apply early in 2018.

Submission of a presentation for consideration implies availability to attend conference.

Educational Tracks and Topic Areas

The Conference Content Committee has defined the following potential educational tracks as areas of focus for the annual conference:

  • Real Property Valuation
  • Personal Property
  • Agricultural
  • Leadership
  • Legal and Legislative
  • Assessment Innovation
  • Emerging Issues
  • Mapping
  • Exhibitor Solutions

Potential topics are based on requests from the conference survey and inquiries for research to the IAAO Library. Please review the track descriptions and potential topics.  Presentation submission in other content areas is also welcomed.

Before submitting a presentation, read the Submission Instructions.

For questions, contact Conference Committee staff liaison Leann Ritter at  or 816-701-8161.