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Continuing Education Program Set for the Coming Year

Continuing Education Program Set for the Coming Year

Annual Conference Schedule Revised to Add Sessions, Subtract Formality

TEI’s Continuing Education Committee has announced the Institute’s continuing education calendar for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. In addition to two conferences, the schedule calls for four specialized seminars and five week-long courses.

The 2000-2001 schedule was released by Robert L. Ashby, who will become chair of TEI’s Continuing Education Committee in August. Mr. Ashby called the schedule ambitious and said that the Institute continues, year after year, to offer top-notch and reasonably priced educational programs for its members and their staffs. “The vast majority of the educational programs the Institute offered this last year were oversubscribed,” he noted. “Such a response demonstrates that TEI is the preferred provider of education for the corporate tax community.”

Annual Conference Changes

The most significant change in the educational offerings for the next year is in the Annual Conference to be held October 21-25, 2000, in San Diego, California. Responding to member requests for additional technical sessions and more informal networking opportunities, the four-day conference will include more concurrent sessions and a Sunday night beach-style party in lieu of a formal banquet. TEI International President-designee Betty M. Wilson will kick of the program on Sunday afternoon with a description of her goals and objectives for the year. Monday morning will offer concurrent sessions on IRS administrative affairs, federal, and state and local tax, and a new Canadian session, followed by the traditional industry sessions in the afternoon.

On Tuesday, there will be concurrent sessions in the morning on international, management, and technology topics, while in the afternoon participants will focus on Canadian and state and local tax issues. On the final day of the program, participants will break into five concurrent sessions structured to mirror the five new industry groups established as part of the IRS reorganization. These sessions will be followed by three concurrent sessions on federal tax, international tax, and IRS administrative issues.

The seminars for the year include a joint corporate tax management/advanced technology program in September 2000, a federal tax seminar on partnerships in November 2000, and an international program in April 2001 on doing business in the global economy. In addition, the ever-popular IRS Audits and Appeals Seminar will be offered in February 2001. Details will be announced later this summer.

Last offered in 1999, the Advanced International Tax Course will return to the continuing education calendar in July 2001 at the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles, while the entry-level international course will be offered in December 2000 in Indianapolis. The State and Local Tax Course will also be offered again in Indianapolis in June 2001. Finally, the Federal Tax Course-Level I will be held April 29-May 4, 2001, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, while the Level II Federal course will be held in August in Indianapolis.

The Institute’s calendar of events appears on the following page, as do early registration materials for the 2000 Annual Conference.

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