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The NYGFOA Annual Conference (AC) is a multi-day event to learn, network, share ideas, celebrate member accomplishments and grow together as a community. The Annual Conference is a highly anticipated event within the NYS local government finance community with over 600 of government finance professionals and private sector representatives throughout New York State coming together in the Capitol city.  


When is the NYGFOA Annual Conference?

The AC 2019 week begins on Tuesday, March 26 with Pre-Conference sessions. The Pre-Conference is a combination of Government Finance Institute (GFI) offerings, as well as seminars on specific skill-based training. These sessions are not included in the AC registration fee and require separate registration. The Pre-Conference is a great opportunity to get some intensive training before all the conference action begins.

Following the Pre-Conference, the Annual Conference officially kicks off the evening of Wednesday, March 27th and continues through Friday, March 29th.

Where is it being held?

This year's Annual Conference will be held at the Albany Marriott Hotel in Albany, NY just a short drive from downtown Albany, home to many historic landmarks such as the NYS Capitol Building, The Empire Plaza, The Egg, Corning Tower, U.S.S. Slater, and much more! Complimentary transportation downtown will be provided by the Marriott.

Who should attend?

The NYGFOA Annual Conference is centered around NYS government finance officers, as well as private sector members from respected organizations and services within the government finance industry. Whether you are nearing retirement, just beginning your career, or in between, we invite you to join us and take part in the various learning and networking opportunities.

Why should you attend?

The NYGFOA Annual Conference offers a valuable, cost-conscious investment in your professional growth and knowledge that you can bring back to your municipality. Throughout the conference there are multiple opportunities to connect with peers, share ideas, and inspire the professional development of those around you. With over 20 sessions touching on a range of government finance issues and topics to choose from, there is something for everyone. In addition, there will be a Keynote Speaker, two receptions, a banquet, and Game Night.

Have you wanted to attend but been unable to in the past due to lack of funds?  Consider applying for the NYGFOA Professional Development Scholarship.  Details are provided on the application.

What is the schedule of the 2019 NYGFOA Annual Conference?

This is the preliminary schedule for the 2019 Pre-Conference and Annual Conference.  Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday March 26, 2019

7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pre-Conference Registration Open
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EXCEL Basics for the Finance Officer
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  GFI Advanced Forum (Accounting)
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM GFI Foundations (Acctg and Financial Reporting) DAY 1
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Ethics for CPAs

Wednesday March 27, 2019

7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Pre-Conference Registration Open
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EXCEL Advanced for the Finance Officer
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM GFI Advanced Forum (Financial Reporting)
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GFI Foundations (Acctg and Financial Reporting) DAY 2
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM  2019 GAAP Update
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Ethics for Non-CPAs
2:00 PM to 5:30 PM Conference Registration Open
2:00 PM tp 5:30 PM Exhibitor Registration Open and Booth Set-Up
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM NYGFOA Annual Conference Welcome Reception (For ALL registered attendees and exhibitors)

Thursday March 28, 2019

7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Conference Registration Open
7:15 AM to 8:15 AM  Breakfast
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Exhibits Open
8:35 AM to 10:15 AM Keynote Presentor: Dave Webber
10:15 AM to 10:40 AM Visit the Exhibitors Coffee Break
10:40 AM to 11:10 AM  State Comptroller 
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM GFI Graduation & Annual Business Meeting (For all registered attendees and exhibitors)
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM Concurrent Bank #1
  • Debt Disclosure Update
  • Cybersecurity: The Never Ending Battle
  • GAAP or OCBOA: The Straight Scoop
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM Concurrent Bank #2
  • Simplified Leadership 101
  • Fiduciary Activities: GASB 84
  • Tax Reform: Assessing Initial Impacts
3:20 PM to 3:40 PM Visit the Exhibitors Ice Cream Break
3:40 PM to 4:30 PM Concurrent Bank #3
  • UG and Procurement: R U Policy Compliant?
  • Paint by Numbers: Budgeting Presentations
  • State Retirement System Update
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Concurrent Bank #4
  • Accounting Software: Getting the Right Fit
  • Bond, Lease or Cash?
  • Investment Strategies in a Rising Rate Market
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM Reception (For all registered attendees and exhibitors)
6:45 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Casino Night (Benefiting the Schoenfeld Memorial Scholarship Fund)

Friday March 29, 2019

7:30 AM to 12:30 PM Conference Registration Open
7:15 AM to 8: 15 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Exhibits Open
8:30 AM to 9:20 AM Concurrent Bank #5
  • Changing Bank Tech. for the Public Sector
  • GASB 75: Guidance for OPEB
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies
9:30 AM to 10:20 AM Concurrent Bank # 6
  • Procurement Law Update (including MWBE)
  • Infrastructure Financing Options
  • Managing/Transitioning Audits and Auditors and Developing Auditing RFPs
10:20 AM to 10:40 AM Visit the Exhibitors Coffee Break
10:40 AM to 11:30 AM 2020 State Budget Update
11:40 AM to 12:30 PM Economic Update
12:30 PM NYGFOA Annual Conference 2019 Closed! 


How to register for the Conference

Registration opens in October. 

How to make hotel reservations

Information Coming Soon. 

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