Event Update

Updated: March 29, 2020

  1. What TEI educational programs have been cancelled?
    • To date the Midyear Conference, Federal Tax Course – Level 1, the Audits & Appeals seminar, the Financial Reporting Seminar, Consolidated Returns Seminar, U.S. International Tax Seminar and Tax & Tax Technology Seminar have been cancelled. Decisions about other programs will be made as the situation continues to evolve.
  2. Why is TEI cancelling programs?
    • We need to be responsible global public citizens and protect the health and safety of everyone involved in hosting events, not to mention the health and safety of all the people those individuals would come in contact with traveling to and from our event.
  3. Will the events be rescheduled?
    • For the Midyear, unfortunately no. Securing meeting space and coordinating speaker schedules is a time-consuming process, which often begins several years in advance of the actual Conference. So TEI will turn its sights to the Annual Conference in October and focus our attention on providing what you’ve come to expect from us — world-class tax education and networking.
    • For the Federal Tax Course – Level 1 and Audits & Appeals, it is unclear what the plan will be. We’ll continue to monitor the public health crisis, and make decisions in the coming weeks about how we may move forward.
  4. Will TEI be making any of the programming that was cancelled available online?
    • TEI is currently investigating options and technologies that would make this possible. Details are still evolving, and we will share information with the membership as it becomes available.
  5. Can I transfer my registration to the Annual Conference in October or another TEI educational program?
    • Absolutely. TEI is happy to transfer your registration to the 75th Annual Conference in New York or any other Institute-level educational program in the next 12 months. Simply email [email protected], and we will initiate the transfer. If there are fee differentials, we will work through those details with you.
  6. Do I need to contact TEI to request my refund?
    • No! TEI will automatically process all refunds. Please allow up to 30 days for the refund to appear. If you paid by credit card, it will be credited back to the card; if you paid by check, you will receive a check in the mail.
  7. What if I already cancelled and paid the $75 cancellation fee. Will I get that money back?
    • Yes! TEI is beginning the process of issuing refunds to all attendees. Anyone who had the $75 cancellation fee held back will receive an additional credit for that. Please allow up to 30 days for us to get through the administrative backlog.
  8. Will TEI reimburse me for my airfare and other expenses that I can’t recover?
    • TEI is unable to reimburse for expenses other than registration fees. As per the general information that is provided for all events, "In the event of cancellation of the conference, TEI’s liability is limited to the return of the registration fee."
  9. What about future TEI events?
    • TEI will continue to monitor the public health situation and CDC recommendations. Decisions about future events will be decided on an event-by-event basis. Please continue to check our website at tei.org or call our event update line at 877-415-9248 for updates.
  10. Where can I get information about a scheduled upcoming chapter or regional event?
    • Please contact the chapter or region that is hosting the event you’re interested in directly. Each chapter and region will be making its own decision, based on local guidance and event needs. If you need help identifying which chapter to contact, please email [email protected].
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