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Annual Conference

Join us in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education of Cleveland State University for ABFM’s 36th research conference from September 26 – 28, 2024.

This year’s conference features a full schedule of panels, plenary sessions, receptions, luncheon, and a poster session for PhD students in the first two years of their program. Abundant opportunities for networking will await all registrants and we look forward to an action-filled conference as we convene to share new research and rekindle old friendships.

Online pre-registration for the conference is now in progress through August 23 at a discounted rate, after which registrations return to regular rates through September 13. There will also be on-site registration at the conference.

Hotel information can be found below.

Register now to take advantage of the lower rates for online pre-registration. We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland on September 26 – 28.

ABFM Annual
Registration Rates
Early Registration
(valid through
August 23)
Regular Registration
(valid online
August 24 – September 13)
On-Site Registration
Student Member115140165
Student Non-Member165190215

Conference Registration

Conference registration is open now.

Note that you must be logged in, with an active membership, to access member pricing for conference registration. You will find the member log-in link at the top of any page on this site.

If you are unsure of your ABFM log-in credentials, you can use the email address associated with your ABFM membership and the lost password link on the log-in page to reset your password. Once logged in, you can check your membership status and, if need be, renew your membership from the member dashboard.

To purchase a new membership, follow the membership link at the top of the page and then return here after purchasing a membership.

Note that, if you recently purchased or renewed your ABFM membership through ASPA, your membership status on this site will not be automatically updated and may take up to ten days to be manually updated. Note also that your ASPA log-in credentials will not work on the ABFM site. 

Click the the member or non-member registration image below to submit attendee information. From there, you will be directed to the product page, where you can choose your registration type and add it to your cart.

Refund policy for registration fees:
Refunds of conference registration fees will be provided upon request, to the same form of payment used to register, if the refund request is received by ABFM’s Treasurer, at treasurer@abfm.org, no later than 30 days before the conference begins, unless the conference is cancelled. No refunds after August 27 unless the conference is cancelled. Refunds will be processed after the conference has ended.

Hotel Information

Hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaza: Cleveland at Playhouse Square are available at a discounted rate for attendees. To receive the block rate, click on reservation link below.

For information on Cleveland landmarks and things to do in the city, the Crown Plaza has a page for that; just click below to find out.

Note: If you have already made a reservation at the hotel that’s not at the block rate, we suggest rebooking to improve your rate and so that ABFM is credited toward our minimum room commitment. Thanks!

2023 Conference Schedule

  • The draft conference schedule will be forthcoming in July and posted here.
  • Additional information for presenters and other participants will be posted here as well.
  • Agendas from previous years’ conferences can be found at the bottom of this page.

Conference Sponsorships

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management invites organizations and agencies to sponsor key events at its annual conference with tiered recognition based on sponsor contributions.

Past Conference Programs


2013 ABFM Conference Program 6.03 MB 52 downloads

The program for the 2013 ABFM conference. …

2012 ABFM Conference Program 4.46 MB 46 downloads

The program from the 2012 ABFM conference. …