2024 Conference Agenda

Agenda for TAAD’s 43rd Annual Conference & Trade Show on Appraisal Administration

February 18-21, 2024, at the Marriott Houston Marquis in Houston, Texas

Please Note: The conference will not be recorded or offered online. 

(agenda is tentative and subject to change)             (PDF Agenda)

Sunday, February 18

  • 2-5pm Conference Registration

Monday, February 19

  • 7-8am President’s Breakfast
  • 8-9:30am  43rd Annual Conference Opening Session! Keynote: Spencer Tillman
  • 9am-5pm  Trade Show/Exhibits
  • 9:30-11am  Grand Opening of the 43rd Annual Trade Show! Join us as we celebrate & honor 2023 President Roland Altinger, enjoy refreshments, fellowship, and prize drawings! Best of all, meet our exhibitors & view their new products/services.  Last but not least, get your Bingo card stamped so you’ll be ready for the afternoon drawing!
  • 11am-12pm Investing in a Vortex of Government Policy Errors: Dr. Mark Dotzour
  • 12:15-1:15pm Members’ Appreciation Lunch with Bob Smiley! There might be a bingo drawing or two… come be entertained by Bob and see if a drawing happens!
  • 1:15 -2:15pm What’s Your Plan Be: Libby Spears
  • 2:15-3:15pm How Your Presentation Skills Improve Your Media Relations: Gail Borden, Benchmark Communications
  • 3:15-4:15pm Break in Trade Show/Exhibits – Refreshments and drawings! drawings! drawing!
  • 4:15-5:15pm The Content of Our Character – A Brief Re-Examination of the Stuff We’re Made: Mark Warren

Tuesday, February 20

  • 7am-4:30pm Conference Registration
  • 7:30-8:30am Rise and Shine Breakfast
  • 8-11am Trade Show/Exhibits
  • 8:30-9:30am Lessons From Utopia: David Cook
  • 9:30-10:30am Concurrent Sessions:
    • An Overview of the New Arbitration System
    • Legislative Update for BODs, Part 1
    • Cybersecurity – What the FBI Can Teach You
  • 10:30-11:15am Break in Trade Show/Exhibits – Last chance to visit with vendors and maybe win a prize!
  • 11:15am-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions:
    • Appraisal Topic
    • Legislative Update for BODs, Part 2
    • Employee Engagement and Retention
  • 12:15-1:45pm Annual Awards Luncheon – Join TAAD as we salute the winners – the award winners, the graduates of the 2023 Chief Appraiser Institute, and the sponsors, vendors, and group who support the association.
  • 1:30-1:45pm   Delegate Assembly
  • 1:45-2:45pm Concurrent Sessions:
    • Exemptions, Freezes and Circuit Breakers
    • BOD Responsibilities 2024: It’s a Whole New World
    • Leveraging AI and Technology to Improve Accuracy and Efficiency
  • 2:45-3:15pm Break
  • 3:15-4:15pm Concurrent Sessions:
    • The Fight Against Regressivity
    • Succession Plans/Hiring, Retaining a Chief Appraiser
    • Post-administrative Appeals, or Appeals in the Electronic Era
  • 4:15-5 pm  What Would You Do? Welcome to Real-Life Security Issues

Wednesday, February 21

  • 8-9am  Farewell Breakfast
  • 9-10am   Appeals in the Electronic Age
  • 10-11am  Welcome to Your Targeted MAP Review
  • 11-11:30am  News from TCDRS
  • 11:30am  Adjourn: Farewell, Houston 2024 – Hello, Austin 2025!


Agenda as of February 5, 2024