Conference Sessions

Conference Sessions

The tentative conference schedule of sessions is listed below.  Please note that GFOA may need to adjust the timing of certain sessions. Speaker invites will be made in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions about speakers or topics, please contact Mike Mucha.

 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 3:35pm to 4:50pm
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“If you take the puppy, you have to raise the dog.” The typical grant is a gift that comes with a price tag.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
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The downturn in the economy drove many organizations to "do more with less", especially when it came to purchasing new technology.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
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The internal audit function offers management an incomparable tool for meeting its internal control responsibilities.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
Speakers: 
Speaker
Regional Vice President
Management Partners
Moderator
Finance Director
Montgomery County Government
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
City of Boulder, Colorado
Speaker
Finance Director
City of Redmond, WA

Governments are redefining their long-term planning strategies to be flexible, collaborative, and forward thinking.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
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Speaker
Managing Director
Municipal Market Advisors (MMA)

Rising interest rates are expected to continue to reduce new municipal debt offerings and refunding activity in the near term. In this environment, what approaches can governments take to bring new issues to market at reasonable rates?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer / City Treasurer
City of Aurora, IL
Speaker
Managing Director
American Appraisal
Speaker
Senior Managing Director
American Appraisal

Almost all governments, regardless of size or type, need to deal with the issue of effectively managing capital assets.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Speaker
Budget Director
City of Philadelphia, PA

In theory, performance management in government should be easy. "Develop goals. Identify measures. Track progress. Learn what works. Report results.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
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As advances in information technology continue at an ever increasing pace, so too do the security challenges that accompany them. This session will explore a variety of IT security challenges faced by governments as a result of new technologies.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Speaker
President
Pension Trustee Advisors, Inc.
Moderator
Finance Director
City of Champaign

As many organizations continue to address pension issues from a finance, human resource, and political perspective, many will be faced with the task of converting to an entirely different system.