I had planned to attend this year's Law and Society Association annual meeting, which was scheduled to start today in Denver. One small peeve I had was that, due to the LSA's rigid rules for defining their "Author Meets Readers" sessions, they were not going to let me do such a session with my newly published book, Literature and Inequality, even though we had a number of interested commenters lined up. Under their mysteriously rigid rules, the book would have had to be published earlier than its actual April 1, 2020 pub date in order to be eligible for the session this year. So I will do the "Author Meets Readers" session next year, at least if there is a normal LSA conference.
I had planned on attending the LSA annual meeting after all, and joining one of the tax panels to discuss either it or my newly posted article on minimum taxes. But I decided against participating via Zoom - which I certainly would have done for "Author Meets Readers."
This summer I will, however, be participating in the virtual version of Oxford Centre for Business Taxation's Annual Academic Symposium, on June 29 and 30. I'll discuss the minimum tax paper. Truly a shame that actual physical conferences are on hiatus. I always enjoy going there, and seeing all the folks in Oxford (including other guests). And I had planned to combine the Oxford travel with a day in Liverpool plus perhaps a walking tour in the Lake District. But so it goes; maybe next year.
I'm also planning to discuss the minimum tax paper at this year's National Tax Association Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for November 19-21 in Denver. I believe that the plan to hold an actual physical conference has not as yet been canceled in favor of the virtual version, but obviously few will be surprised if that happens.
NTA has extended the paper submission deadline for a month, presumably reflecting all the attendant uncertainties, and those who are interested can submit here. I always enjoy this conference, as much for the social aspects as the intellectual content, but am not especially hopeful that in-person will be feasible this year. Still, I'll participate virtually if that's all there is.