2018 American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, February 15, 2018

7:30am – 6:00pm

14th Annual KPMG/ATA Doctoral Consortium
Sponsored by the KPMG Foundation


8:30am – 5:30pm

4th Annual ATA Teaching and Curriculum Conference (space is limited; requires an additional registration fee)
Sponsored by Deloitte

Friday, February 16, 2018 – ATA Midyear Meeting

7:45am – 8:20am

Continental Breakfast


8:30am – 10:20am

Plenary: Tax Scholarship in Europe: Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Critical Perspectives
Moderator: Brigitte Muehlmann, Babson College

Panelists: Emer Mulligan, National University of Ireland, Galway
Lynne Oats, University of Exeter Business School
Lotta Björklund Larsen, Linköping University
Erich Kirchler, University of Vienna


10:20am – 10:40am



10:40am – 12:10pm

1.01 JATA Conference Session 1

1.02 Concurrent Session


12:10pm – 1:30pm

Speaker: Patrick Juneau, Vice President, BP


1:30pm – 3:30pm

2.01 JATA Conference Session 2


1:30pm – 2:30pm

2.02 JLTR Conference


3:30pm – 3:45pm



3:45pm – 5:00pm

Plenary: Tax Experts and Tax Reform
Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan


5:30pm – 7:00pm


Saturday, February 17, 2018 – ATA Midyear Meeting

8:00am – 8:50am

Coffee and Pastries
Pathways to a Sustainable Future
Anne Christensen, AAA President, Montana State University


9:00am – 10:20am

3.01 Pecha Kucha

3.02 Concurrent Session

3.03 Concurrent Session


10:20am – 10:40am



10:40am – 12:10pm

4.01 Emerging Legal Research (JLTR facilitated)

4.02 Concurrent Session

4.03 Concurrent Session


12:10pm – 1:00pm

Luncheon and Table Topics
Join your colleagues for a networking luncheon and discussion on one of your favorite tax topics! This format is a professional development opportunity focused on small group discussion. Each table will have a predetermined topic and discussion leader who will introduce the topic and open it up to the group. Topics will be noted on each table and participants are free to join the table of their choice.


1:00pm – 1:50pm

5.01 Innovations in Teaching Tax

5.02 Concurrent Session

5.03 Concurrent Session


2:00pm – 2:50pm

6.01 Attracting Students to Taxation
Tracy Noga, Bentley University and Big 4

6.02 Concurrent Session

6.03 Concurrent Session


2:50pm – 3:10pm



3:10pm – 4:00pm

7.01 Alternative Data Sources
Mike Weber, IRS Statistics of Income

7.02 Concurrent Session

7.03 Concurrent Session


4:10pm – 5:00pm

8.01 Concurrent Session

8.02 Concurrent Session

8.03 Concurrent Session

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