| Atlanta 2017

Four Seasons Atlanta & Cirque du Soleil

We love our customers! This October, Avalara is coming to Atlanta for a fun customer appreciation A-List event. At the event, you’ll hear from industry experts, participate in breakout sessions, and network with fellow professionals. We’ll end the evening with VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia, where you’ll enjoy an open-bar reception, the opportunity to meet artists from the show, and some of the house’s best seats. This event will sell out, register now.

Cost: Complimentary for Avalara customers


  • Four Seasons Atlanta & Cirque du Soleil

Date & Time:

  • Thursday
  • October 12, 2017
  • 3:00pm to 10:00pm


  • 75 14th St NE
  • Atlanta, GA 30309


Avalara is returning to Atlanta for a fun A-List event on October 12th. A-List events deliver user-inspired content, training, and networking opportunities for customers across the country. Attendees will meet with subject matter experts on Avalara products, services, and tax compliance, and enjoy VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia.


Seating is limited for this event. First-come, first-serve. We will create a waiting list for those who are not able to register. You must attend the meeting portion to be eligible to attend Cirque du Soleil. Limit 2 tickets per company. Only one person per email address. If you are registering two people, you must use different email addresses.

Please note: Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you are not registered. If you register using Internet Explorer as your browser and do not receive a confirmation email, please try again using Google Chrome.

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm
    Arrival and Check-In
  • 3:30pm – 3:45pm
    Avalara Welcome
  • 3:45pm – 4:35pm
    Keynote Presentation - The Evolving World of Sales Tax Nexus
    (1 CPE credit)
  • 4:35pm – 4:50pm
  • 4:50pm – 5:50pm
    Breakout Sessions – Pick One
    Breakout Option 1: Document Compliance Best Practices
    Breakout Option 2: Fireside Chat with the AvaTax Product Manager
  • 5:50pm – 6:00pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 6:00pm – 6:45pm
    Guests transition to Atlantic Station (241 20th Street Atlanta, GA 30363)
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
    VIP Premium Experience: Cocktail Reception
  • 8:00pm
    Cirque du Soleil Luzia

Featured Keynote:

Tony Buffkin
Tony Buffkin, CMI, Director, State & Local Tax Services, DHG

Tony Buffkin leads the sales and use tax practice for DHG. He has more than 30 years of multi-state consulting and tax experience and works closely with many of DHG’s largest clients providing consulting and guidance including audit defense and controversy, streamlining compliance processes and providing strategic tax planning. Tony has extensive experience with Tax Technology, Sales Tax Compliance, Nexus Reviews & Voluntary Disclosure, Refund Analysis and Recovery, Audit Preparation and Defense, Tax Planning, Taxability Studies, Process Analysis and Improvement, and Voluntary Disclosure Agreement Negotiation.

Tommy Varnell
Tommy Varnell, Senior Manager, State & Local Tax Services, DHG

Tommy Varnell is a Senior Manager in DHG’s Atlanta office, specializing in State and Local Tax (SALT) matters. Tommy primarily focuses on indirect tax and unclaimed property matters, but his versatile background allows him to get involved in other areas as well. Tommy has 15 years of tax experience, with a blend of both consulting and industry. He has been involved with a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, service, retail, transportation, healthcare, telecommunications and technology.


DHG is a proud sponsor of Avalara A-Lists. With more than 2,000 people in 13 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman ranks among the nation’s top 20 public accounting firms. Offering comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, DHG focuses on major industry lines and serves clients in all 50 states as well as internationally. Visit for additional information. To learn more about DHG visit

Avalara is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: