Call For Presentations

IAAO sought conference proposals that reflect innovative, cutting edge content that stimulates and provokes discussion, audience engagement and facilitates knowledge transfer and development of new competencies. Submissions are welcome from both seasoned professionals and those new to the profession.

The deadline for call for presentations was January 31, 2020 and is now closed.

Topic Areas


Topic areas are defined by the IAAO Body of Knowledge (BoK). The BoK is a framework for defining the key knowledge, skills, and subskills for the mass appraisal profession. Your submission should relate to one or more of these knowledge areas. Your submission can also be defined under the category of “Future Trends.”

As you consider your presentation topic, the BoK and potential topic areas are provided below and should be used as a guide for developing your potential presentation.

Business Partners

As a business partner, you are encouraged to submit presentations related to best practices. These presentations cannot be sales pitches or commercials and must include a representative from a government assessment office as a subject matter expert. 

Exhibitors are also encouraged to submit presentations in the “Exhibitor Solutions” track. IAAO exhibitors may provide a submission directly related to a product or service 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 session rooms will be the responsibility of the business partner.

Proposal Process + Selection Criteria Peer Review

Submissions are reviewed by the Conference Committee appointed by the 2020 IAAO President and President-Elect.

Evaluation Process

All submissions are evaluated on each of the following criteria:

  • Overall topic and how it relates to the assessment/appraisal profession
  • Three clearly defined skills that answer the prompt “after this session, participants will be able to . . .”
  • Program design / interactive learning elements
  • How your topic relates to technology
  • Overall quality
Please download Submission Guidelines for complete details.


Submission Guidelines    

If you have questions on the 2020 Annual Conference Call for Presentations, contact Leann Ritter at