| Seattle 2017

Hotel Monaco & CenturyLink Field

We love our customers! Avalara is hosting a fun customer appreciation A-List event in Seattle. Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun. At this event, you’ll hear from industry experts, enjoy networking over happy hour, and watch the Sounders game from the comfort of a luxury suite. This event will sell out, register now.

Cost: Complimentary


  • Hotel Monaco & CenturyLink Field

Date & Time:

  • Wednesday
  • September 27, 2017
  • 2:30pm to End of Match


  • 1101 4th Ave
  • Seattle, WA 98101


Avalara is hosting a fun A-List event in Downtown Seattle on September 27th. A-List events deliver user-inspired content, training, and networking opportunities for customers across the country. After our A-List session, you will be able to enjoy happy hour bites and watch the Seattle Sounders play the Vancouver Whitecaps from the exclusive Terrace Club Suites.


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 match. 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.

  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm
    Arrival and Check-In
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm
    Avalara Welcome
  • 3:15pm – 4:05pm
    Sales & Use Tax Update, Trends and Best Practice (1 CPE credit)
    Kushal Thakore & Ryan Kennedy, DMA
  • 4:05pm - 4:20pm
  • 4:20pm – 5:20pm
    Breakout Sessions – Pick One
    Breakout Option 1: Learning from your peers
    Breakout Option 2: Best practices for consumer use tax
  • 5:20pm – 5:30 pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 5:30pm – 6:15pm
    Happy Hour
  • 6:15pm
    Depart for CenturyLink Field
  • 7:30pm
    First Kick

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.

Ryan Kennedy
Ryan Kennedy, Tax Manager, Sales/Use Tax, DMA

Ryan has a wide variety of experience in both the public accounting and private sector. He has worked with diverse industries in multiple states. Prior to joining DMA, Ryan worked for an internationally recognized consulting firm in their property tax division. He also spent three years in public accounting, specializing in federal tax compliance and tax consulting for high net worth individuals. After finishing law school, Ryan worked for a large private equity group specializing in historic tax credits and new market tax credits.


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

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: