On behalf of the University of Chicago Law School, it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the 74th Annual Federal Tax Conference at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago on Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6, 2021.
We thought long and hard about whether to host the conference in person. We have been updating and revising our thinking for over a year. After much deliberation and polling, we are excited to host the conference in person, barring any material change in the current COVID landscape.
We plan to be in our traditional space at the Gleacher Center and will abide by all applicable laws and rules regarding safety, including any imposed by the Federal government, state of Illinois and the University of Chicago. At this moment, this requires everyone to be masked. We will not provide a video link nor will we provide a hybrid option.
We are also going to host our traditional dinner and have an excellent dinner speaker lined up. Our beloved Spiaggia is closed (forever) and we will instead be dining at RPM on the Water at 317 N Clark Street. The space is larger and there is an option during dinner to open up the patio doors (if it’s not too cold!)
Each session will include a lead presenter, who will prepare a draft paper or abstract that will be posted on our website before the Conference, and two to three panelists to comment on the presentation. The speakers and panelists are leading practitioners, academics and current and former senior government officials and include a healthy mix of Conference veterans and new faces. Each session will be moderated by a member of our planning committee, who will ensure there is ample time for the hallmark of our conference: vigorous audience debate.
We cannot wait to see you in person at the Gleacher Center in November.
Very truly yours,