About the Conference
The Conference was conceived in 1948 when a select group of tax practitioners from the accounting and legal professions met and agreed on the need for a high level tax Conference. This early collaboration consisted of members of the Virginia State Bar, The Virginia Bar Association, The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and sponsorship by the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and School of Law.
The leaders’ vision was to establish a two-day conference of superior quality to foster the continuing tax education of Virginia’s tax practitioners. They agreed this was not to be a mere primer for those seeking introduction to the tax discipline. From the outset, they aimed Conference content at the most experienced and accomplished of Virginia’s tax specialists. Throughout its over 70 year history, this Conference has continued its leadership role in training and educating Virginia’s top tax specialists.
The Annual Conference program is formulated by a Planning Committee, overseen by the University of Virginia Tax Foundation (a §501 (c) (3) organization). Foundation trustees (and Conference Planners) continue to reflect the original professional mix and include representatives from the Bar, CPAs and educators from both the McIntire and Law Schools.
The Conference’s mission continues to be “To provide the highest level of continuing tax education to experienced tax practitioners in a two-day Conference format in Charlottesville every year in early June.”