| Bay Area 2017

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara & Levi’s Stadium

We love our customers! Avalara is coming to San Francisco for a fun customer appreciation A-List event. We’ll begin the afternoon at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara with a keynote speaker and breakout sessions before enjoying Michael Mina’s Tailgate and watching the San Francisco 49ers play the Los Angeles Rams. This event will sell out, register now.

Cost: Complimentary


  • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara & Levi’s Stadium

Date & Time:

  • Thursday
  • September 21, 2017
  • 12:00pm to End of Game


  • 5101 Great America Pkwy
  • Santa Clara, CA 95054


Avalara is returning to the Bay Area for a fun A-List event on September 21st. 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, followed by a VIP tailgating experience with Michael Mina and watch the San Francisco 49ers play the Los Angeles Rams.


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 the football game. Limit 2 tickets per company.

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.

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Arrival and Check-In
  • 1:00pm – 1:10pm
    Avalara Welcome
  • 1:10pm – 2:00pm
    Keynote Presentation (1 CPE credit)
    Kushal Thakore & Katherine Parrish, DMA
  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm
  • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
    Breakout Sessions – Pick One
    Breakout Option 1: Best practices for exemption certificates
    Breakout Option 2: Nexus consideration in AvaTax
    Breakout Option 3: Fireside Chat with Communications GM
  • 3:15pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 3:25pm
    Walk to Levi's Stadium
  • 3:35pm
    Michael Mina Tailgate
  • 5:25pm

Featured Keynote:

Kushal Thakore
Kushal Thakore, Director, Tax Technology, DMA

Kushal has more than 14 years of experience working with various transaction tax software packages, along with over 10 years of software development experience. He has assisted numerous clients in implementing DMA’s software utilities, configuring transaction tax applications, and integrating transaction tax applications with various ERP systems, with a specific focus on SAP. Prior to joining DMA, Kushal was a Senior Software Developer with TaxAutomation, Inc., which was purchased by DMA in 2005 as part of a company initiative to become a provider of state and local tax solutions. While at TaxAutomation, Inc., Kushal helped design and implement tools and utilities for Taxware’s Sales and Use Tax application. He was also a lead developer of an Exemption Certificate Management System for the Vertex Q Series.

Katherine Parrish
Katherine Parrish, CMI, Senior Tax Manager, Sales/Use Tax, DMA

As a Senior Tax Manager, Katherine works closely with clients to develop sales/use tax planning and tax recovery strategies that result in significant tax savings. She specializes in conducting overpayment reviews by examining current and past sales/use tax records to obtain overpaid taxes for major corporations in a variety of industries. Katherine also assists clients with audit defense – negotiating with auditors and other state taxing officials – to minimize their tax liabilities. In addition, she provides sales/use tax training seminars to DMA’s clients.


DMA is a proud sponsor of Avalara A-Lists. Since 1972, DMA has partnered with many of North America’s largest companies to solve their corporate tax challenges. Our practice focuses on six key areas of corporate taxation: property tax, sales/use and commodity tax, state income and franchise tax, tax technology, crown royalties, and unclaimed property. We assist companies with minimizing their taxes, enhancing the efficiency of their tax administration with technology, and managing their tax compliance obligations. To learn more about DMA visit

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