The 27th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO), my #1 go-to conference every year for the past 18 years, will be held on February 29 and March 1, 2024 at The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities in Downtown Los Angeles. This year, due to high demand, this in-person conference jointly hosted by the UCLA School of Law Lowell Milken Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofits and Loyola Law School has now closed.
The 2-day conference attracts nearly 150 lawyers, accountants and in-house professionals representing a broad range of nonprofit organizations. Government officials will give federal and state updates, and prominent nonprofit practitioners, academics, and other experts from the sector will speak on current topics in nonprofit tax, state law, accounting and other compliance matters. This year’s topics include gifts of business interests, the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions, and advocacy in an election year. The tax press covers this event extensively, and material from the conference continues to be cited as authority in articles and books.
This year’s schedule includes the following sessions:
- The Latest from Washington
- Gifts of Businesses: Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail
- Power Hour
- Watt’s Up with Energy Credits (I look forward to moderating this panel!)
- Every Number Counts – Nonprofit Accounting Update
- Take-Aways from Recent Supreme Court Decisions
- Good Governance When the Board Is in Discord
- Breakout: Paying What They’re Worth – Current Trends in Compensation
- Breakout: Breaking News for Private Foundations
- Breakout: Nonprofits with a Global Reach
- Advocacy in an Election Year