Celebrating Our 72nd Midyear Conference Success.

Date01 May 2022
AuthorTrager, Mitchell

We hoped that our Midyear Conference would be a huge success this year, and we were certainly not disappointed. In fact, the quality of the content and the attendance numbers exceeded our expectations.

Limited space prevents me from enumerating all the fantastic plenary and breakout sessions at the meeting, but the anecdotal feedback our staff received over the course of three days was extremely positive. Many members commented that the commissioner's address, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion panel, and the Tax Department of the Future panel stood out as outstanding sessions.

Strong Numbers

In terms of numbers, the hybrid Midyear Conference, themed Tax Reform Redux--Seizing Opportunities and Mitigating Risks, held in Washington, D.C., March 20-23, was strong. The conference was attended in person by 180 members, 130 speakers, seventy-five exhibitors, and eighteen members of the media. In addition, 270 TEI members attended virtually. Thanks to all our members, speakers, and exhibitors who participated and to all the TEI staff who worked diligently to make the conference a success.

In-Person Connections

I can't tell you how fantastic it was for all the TEI staff and for me--both professionally and personally--to see so many of you in person at the meeting.

There will never be anything to replace the connections you make when you are able to meet in person. However, clearly, the hybrid approach, our second such event, enabled us to continue our tradition of providing valuable, actionable information in an educational setting as well as facilizing networking opportunities.

And as I write this president's...

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