International Research Symposium April 5-6, 2018 in Prague

The International Association of Assessing Officers presented the 12th International Research Symposium, April 5-6, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The IAAO International Research Symposium is an annual event offering an exploration of the intersection of public policy and mass appraisal standards, guidance, and implementation challenges. The Symposium offers an exchange of knowledge and emerging technology trends for continuous improvement of land administration and property tax systems world-wide. The 2017 Symposium took place in Madrid, Spain and 2016 Symposium was in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 2018, the Symposium included a focus on the issues surrounding data in the development of valuation estimates and the challenges data brings to government officials across the world. Included among the offerings of the agenda are presentations of technology advancements in data collection and information verification for everyday use, new  and improved valuation and property tax systems across the world, and the challenges and solutions for the appraisal of energy efficient buildings.    

Prior to the two-day Symposium, on Wednesday April 4th, 2018, the IAAO presented an optional half-day forum, Improving Valuations with Big Data, Open Data and Data Mining. This half-day forum explored the latest developments in data augmentation by Professor Michael McCord Ph.D., Ulster University, Northern Ireland, IAAO Valuation Research Project Manager, Paul Bidanset, Ph.D. candidate and IAAO Research Manager, Margie Cusack. Further information regarding the half-day forum is available on the Symposium Detailed Program Description page.  IAAO professional designees earn 14.0 hours of recertification credit for the Symposium and 3.0 hours for the half-day forum.