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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.

Click Here for Our Updated Conference Agenda
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 abfm2017conference@gmail.com .