Published Agenda for 2017 Conference Now Available

The published agenda for the 2017 ABFM Annual Conference, which will be held September 28th-30th at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, is now available.

Published Conference Agenda Available! Click Here to Download!
(Posted 9/22/17)

The agenda app for mobile devices will be made available next Tuesday, September 26th.

Annual Conference Just 2 Weeks Away!

By Bryan Sullivan, 2017 Conference Chair

It’s almost here! Come join us at ABFM’s 29th Annual Research Conference, September 28 – 30, 2017 in Washington, DC at the newly renovated Marriott Washington Georgetown.

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Thursday’s (September 28, 2017) schedule is anchored by four international budgeting and financial management break out panels coordinated by members of the China-America Association for Public Affairs and the Chinese Public Administration Review.  The annual awards luncheon has been moved from its traditional slot on Friday to Thursday (so that our colleagues can observe the Yom Kippur holiday).  At the luncheon we will be presenting the winners of the Aaron Wildavsky Award, the Michael S. Curro Student Paper Award, and Public Financial Publications’ Jesse Burkhead Award.  There will also be a special session to celebrate the life of the late Paul Posner.  We will end the day with a reception.

Friday (September 29, 2017) is American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) Day at the conference.  AABPA is our companion organization and our co-sponsor of Public Budgeting and Finance.  Members of AABPA will be presenting three break out panels and the plenary session.  The plenary, Tax Reform and the Debt: A Brief History of Debt Limit as Vehicle to Effect Budgetary Change, will be presented by Maya MacGuineas, President, Citizens for a Responsible Federal Budget.  The graduate student poster session and a meet and greet with the new editors of Public Budgeting and Finance will also take place Friday.  This day too ends with a reception (two drink tickets and larger selection of food because lunch is not provided).

Saturday (September 30, 2017) morning will have ten breakout sessions on a wide range of topics including state and local budgeting, international budgeting, pensions, and not-for-profit finances.

Please join us at the conference.  We look forward to seeing you there.  The preliminary schedule, along with registration and sponsorship can be found here on ABFM’s website.  If you have any questions, please contact me, Bryan Sullivan, ABFM 2017 Conference Chair, at .

DEADLINE EXTENDED! 2017 ABFM Conference Proposals Now Due April 30th!

Deadline for Submissions is now April 30, 2017

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The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management invites you to submit a paper or panel proposal for its annual research conference. This year’s conference will be held September 28-30 in Washington, DC. Though papers have traditionally focused on U.S. state and local government budgeting and financial management, we welcome papers on federal budgeting as well as papers with an international or comparative perspective. This year, there will be a special multiple-session track on public budgeting and financial management in Asia jointly hosted by the China-America Association for Public Affairs and Chinese Public Administration Review (CPAR). We also encourage both academics and practitioners to submit proposals. Below is a list of selected topics on which papers and panels have focused in recent conferences.

Please submit all paper and panel proposals by April 30, 2017 using one of the links above. Proposals will be reviewed and competitively selected. Please submit questions to the conference committee at Please send inquiries regarding the special Asia session track to Gang Chen, Assistant Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York,

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

Selected Conference Topics: Tax Policy and Administration, Budgetary Theory, The Politics of the Budgetary Process, Transportation Finance, Budgeting and Economic Development, International and Comparative Budgeting, The History of Budgeting, Citizen Participation in Budgeting, Budget Reform, Current Trends in Public Finance, Public Pensions, Healthcare Liabilities, Forecasting, Investment Management, Intergovernmental Finance/Fiscal Federalism, Municipal Securities, Performance Budgeting, Budgeting for National Security, Debt Financing and Management, Education Finance, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Revenue Diversification, Not-for-Profit Finance/Financial Management, Budget Rules and Institutions, Financial Management, Capital Planning and Management, Financing Urban Governments, Public-Private Partnerships

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 ABFM Conference

ABFM2017SaveTheDateWe look forward to seeing you September 28th-30th at the Washington Marriott in our Nation’s Capital for ABFM’s 29th Annual Conference.

Stay tuned for the Call for Papers/Proposals, along with registration information.

If you have questions, please reach out to the Conference Committee at Bryan(dot)Sullivan(at)state(dot)de(dot)us.


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