Dear Academicians,

Our regional rotation for annual meetings in the Americas has recently brought us to Washington, DC and we will be in Vancouver, Canada for the 2026 meeting. Next year will be an opportunity to experience the sunnier side of the Americas in Mayakoba, Mexico.

Please be sure to review the information below as there are several updates and changes for the meeting agenda and format.

The host properties are the Fairmont Mayakoba and the Rosewood Mayakoba. Both world renowned properties are located on the same private campus and offer a wide range of options for leisure, dining, and activities. There will also be a variety of off-site tours and excursions available through the annual meetings website.

We have a limited number of rooms available at the Rosewood and they will go quickly. If you prefer to stay at the Rosewood, it’s very important to make your reservation early.

When making your travel plans, please note an important change to the agenda. The opening dinner has been moved to Monday, May 20th instead of the usual time on Sunday. There will be a cocktail reception for everyone arriving on Sunday, and the professional programs will begin on Monday afternoon instead of Monday morning.

There is a 10% early bird discount on professional program registration until December 31. The discount only applies to registration for the annual meeting and professional programs.

John Riches has once again created an engaging professional program with a wide range of relevant topics and excellent speakers. The program is mostly complete, and updates will be added in the coming weeks. Thanks to John, and all the speakers for next year. There will be over 50 Academician presenters from all around the world including many new members.

Please note the following changes for this year’s format and schedule. Many are based on member feedback from the survey following our last meeting.

  • There is a bonus session before the main program begins on Monday that will be facilitated by Nicola Saccardo and the Tax Committee. This will be an open forum for attendees to briefly share and discuss tax developments from their regions, ask questions and discuss the issues raised. 
  • On Tuesday afternoon, there will be a choice of three different sessions to attend. Please be sure to make your selection in advance so we can ensure there is enough seating for everyone. We are trying this new format and will evaluate the feedback following the program for future years.
  • There are twelve one-hour programs over four days, and there will be a 30-minute break between programs. We’ve added the extra time to allow more time for networking, socializing and refreshments.
  • The dress code for professional programs will be business casual for a warm environment. For evening formal events, please follow the same guidelines. For example, men will not need to wear a tie but should have a jacket.

We look forward to seeing you there, and please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Joshua Rubenstein, President


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