Aston Business School to host hybrid conference on taxSeptember 6, 20212 min read
• The Tax Research Network (TRN) annual conference will run from 8 – 10 September both in person and online
• The focus of the three-day event will be on tax research and education
• Over 80 speakers and delegates from across Europe, USA, India, New Zealand and South Africa will take part in the event with around half livestreamed on YouTube
Aston Business School (ABS) will host the prestigious Tax Research Network (TRN) annual conference this week.
The TRN is one of the main global groupings of those interested in tax research and education with around 500 members worldwide.
The event, which is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Tax (CIOT) and the ICAEW Charitable Funds, will run from 8 – 10 September both in person and online. Two days (8-9 September) will focus on tax research and the third day (10 September) on tax education which will be a series of workshops looking at different current issues in teaching tax.
Over 100 speakers and delegates from across Europe, USA, India, New Zealand and South Africa will take part in face-to-face keynote speeches and panel discussions in Aston Business School with around half live-streamed on YouTube.
Professor Andy Lymer, who is head of accounting at Aston University and chairing the event, said:
“I am delighted that Aston Business School is hosting the Tax Research Network’s (TRN) annual conference.
“This is their annual conference which is usually a face-to-face event but was virtual last year and this year hybrid.
“Our hybrid approach is a first for ABS with a mix of face-to-face lectures and live-streamed parts interlaced with pre-recorded paper and keynote and panellist contributions.
“Aston University will be represented by various academics including Dr Carlene Wynter who is chairing a session on tax and housing linked to the work she did last year with others at the university on social housing and tax as well as presenting a paper.”
The schedule includes Dyfed Alsop, CEO of the Welsh Revenue Authority and Stephanie Gray, head of income tax and reserved tax unit in the Scottish Government and various workshops from speakers including Phyllis Alexander (Bournemouth University) on developing international tax teaching in light of current trends in this area towards developing fairer tax systems and Nicky Thomas (University of Exeter) and Terry Filer (Swansea University) on innovations in teaching tax including making use of VR and Lego.
You can book your place(s) here.
The full schedule for the conference is available here.
Full details of the parallel sessions are available here.