On Friday, May 18, I will be going to the Urban Institute in Washington DC to appear on a lunchtime panel that will discuss financial transactions taxes and financial activities taxes. Other panelists will ensure a diversity of viewpoints, but I'm not entirely sure if I am supposed to name them just yet (although I know who they are). More details on this in due course.
As it happens, the 42nd annual Spring Symposium of the National Tax Association, followed by the NTA's state and local program, will be taking place in Washington on Thursday and Friday, May 17-18. The last regular Spring Symposium session ends at 12:15 pm on Friday, giving way at that point to the state and local tax panels.
If you are planning to be in Washington for the NTA, but were not planning to attend the state and local tax panels (which often attract a distinct audience), all you would have to miss, in order to attend the FTT-FAT session at Urban, is the very last Friday panel at the Spring Symposium. The prior NTA session ends at 10:45 am, and lunch will start being served at the Urban event at 11:45. The two sites are just a few stops apart on the DC Metro.