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Pre-Conference Registration                   Annual Conference Registration

March 26-27th                                                                                 March 27-29th

 

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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 Capital 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

NYGFOA Professional Development Scholarship created to allow public sector members who have not previously attended the Annual Conference, and who would not be able to attend without financial assistance, to attend. Each award covers the cost of registration and two nights at the Conference hotel.

2019 NYGFOA Professional Development Scholarship Application

 

Stanley M. Schoenfeld Memorial Scholarship named for one of the Association's founding members and its first treasurer, was created to encourage students to pursue a career in government finance.

The scholarship, awarded annually, is available for students who are enrolled in a postgraduate program in public affairs/management (with a concentration in finance) at college or university in New York State. Full and part time students are eligible. Any NYGFOA Member pursuing an advanced degree is encouraged to apply.

2019 NYGFOA Stanley M. Schoenfeld Application

How to make hotel reservations

Reserve directly with the hotel of your choice by March 2, 2019. Reserve online or by phone. DO NOT DELAY. Group blocks fill quickly- well before the cuttoff date. Reservations made after March 2, 2019 will be subject to availability at each hotel. 

Hotel Group Rates for Registered Conference Attendees Only. The conference rate will be honored only for registered conference attendees. Reservations that do not have a corresponding conference registration will be removed from the group block before the start of the conference.

Cick on links below to make hotel reservations. 

Albany Marriott | $143/ night

The Desmond (IHG) | $125/night

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: Basic Tools for the Finance Officer   (4 CPE - GSK)
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  GFI Advanced Forum (Accounting)   (7.5 CPE - GSK)
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM GFI Foundations (Acctg and Financial Reporting) DAY 1   (7 CPE - GSK)
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Ethics for CPAs   (4 CPE - Ethics)
   

Wednesday March 27, 2019

 
7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Pre-Conference Registration Open
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EXCEL: Advanced Tools for the Finance Officer   (4 CPE - GSK)
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM GFI Advanced Forum (Financial Reporting)   (7.5 CPE - GSK)
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GFI Foundations (Acctg and Financial Reporting) DAY 2   (5 CPE - GSK)
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM  2019 GAAP Update   (4 CPE - GSK | 4 GFI elective credits)
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Ethics for Non-CPAs   (4 CPE - GSK | 4 GFI elective credits)
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 Welcome Reception (for ALL 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 Presentation: Overcoming Life's Goliaths- Dave Weber
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 (ALL are welcome!)
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM Concurrent Sessions #1
 
  • Debt Disclosure Update   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • Cybersecurity: The Never Ending Battle   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • GAAP or OCBOA: The Straight Scoop   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM Concurrent Sessions #2
 
  • Simplified Leadership 101   (1 CPE - ADV SVCS | 1 GFI elective eredit)
  • Fiduciary Activities: GASB 84   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • A New Congress:  DC Perspectives from Disclosure to Tax Reform  (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)

3:20 PM to 3:40 PM

Visit the Exhibitors Ice Cream Break
3:40 PM to 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions #3
 
  • UG and Procurement: Is Your Policy Compliant?  (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • Paint by Numbers: Budgeting Presentations   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • State Retirement System Update   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Concurrent Sessions #4
 
  • Accounting Software: Getting the Right Fit   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • Bond, Lease or Cash?   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • Investment Strategies in a Rising Rate Market   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM Cocktail Reception (For all registered attendees and exhibitors)
6:45 PM Banquet 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 Sessions #5
 
  • Changing Bank Technologies for the Public Sector   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • GASB 75: Guidance for OPEB   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • Sexual Harassment Policies in the Public Sector   (1 CPE - ADV SVCS | 1 GFI elective credit)
9:30 AM to 10:20 AM Concurrent Sessions #6
 
  • Procurement Law Update  (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • Infrastructure Financing Options   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
  • Managing/Transitioning Audits and Auditors and Developing Auditing RFPs   (1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI elective credit)
10:20 AM to 10:40 AM Visit the Exhibitors Coffee Break
10:40 AM to 11:30 AM 2020 State Budget Update   (1 CPE - ADV SVCS | 1 GFI elective credit)
11:40 AM to 12:30 PM 2019 Economic Update   (1 CPE - ADV SVCS | 1 GFI elective credit)
12:30 PM NYGFOA Annual Conference 2019 Ends

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If you are interested in attending as an exhibitor, becoming a sponsor, or advertising in the conference program please see our marketing opportunities.