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January 11, 2022 Section News & Announcements

Midyear Tax Meeting Goes Virtual, Features William Gale and Loretta Collins Argrett

The 2022 Midyear Tax Meeting will be held virtually January 31 through February 4. The Tax Section had sought to offer an in-person option for attendees but ultimately determined that a virtual meeting was necessary to ensure the safety of all attendees.

The meeting will offer numerous CLE and networking opportunities, convenient to attend without leaving home or office. More than 30 substantive committees will present over 100 programs featuring recognized tax professionals, academics, and government officials. There will also be several networking events by substantive committees, as well as the Women in Tax Forum and also a new event wherein attendees can learn more about the Section and connect directly with committee leadership. The preliminary program contains further details.

The meeting will feature William G. Gale, co-founder and co-director of The Tax Policy Center. Gale will speak at the opening plenary session, on Monday, January 31, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon ET. His remarks will focus on the lack of attention paid to race issues by mainstream public finance analysis in economics for decades.

The Monday plenary session will also include Loretta Collins Argrett, who will talk about her trailblazing tax law career and the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tax bar. The Tax Section’s recently launched fellowship program, which seeks to create a more accessible and equitable pipeline into the Tax Section and the tax profession, is named after Argrett.

“Although we all miss seeing our friends and the wonderful chance encounters that happen at in-person meetings,” noted Tax Section chair Julie Divola, “the staff has done a wonderful job recreating our meeting experience through a virtual format. Please join us for unparalleled substantive content and enhanced virtual networking events.”

The Virtual 2022 Midyear Tax Meeting will be offered on the same platform as recent virtual tax meetings. That platform provides livestreaming sessions, meeting presentations and materials, a chat feature, and on-demand replay of sessions for up to 90 days. The registration site offers discounts for Section members, academics, government attorneys, and nonprofit staff, as well as early registration savings before January 13. Additional discounts are available for groups of five or more from the same office; contact [email protected] for further details.