Annual Conference

Join us in Washington D.C. September 30 – October 2

ABFM’s 33rd research conference will take place, in person, at the Georgetown Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, September 30 – October 2, 2021. 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. Speakers for the opening plenary session on Thursday include former ABFM chair and current member of Congress, The Honorable Carolyn Bourdeaux, and the Comptroller General of the U.S., Gene Dodaro.

Early registration for the conference with discounted rates is now in progress through August 6, after which regular rates will become effective. Hotel reservations will open in early July.   Abundant opportunities for networking will await all registrants in a CDC compliant setting. We look forward to an action-filled conference as we convene to share new research and rekindle old friendships.

Register now to take advantage of the discounted rates for early registration from the normal rates scheduled to take effect this year. We look forward to seeing you back in Washington, D.C. on September 30 to October 2.

ABFM Annual
Registration Rates
Early Registration –
COVID-19 Special
(by August 6)
Regular Registration
(August 7-September 17)
On-Site Registration
Member$325 $230350400
Non-Member$425 $330450500
Student Member$100 $75125150
Student Non-Member$150 $125175200
One-Day$175 $125200250

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Hotel Information

Hotel reservations are available at a discounted rate for attendees of the conference. Reservations must be in place by September 1, 2021. Click the link below to view our group rate:

Submit a Proposal

Call for Proposals

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management invites proposals for panels, papers, and posters for its 33rd annual research conference. Proposals are invited from practitioners, scholars, and students of public budgeting and financial management on the full range of topics encompassed by our name

The call for proposals for this year’s conference is now closed.

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.

Save the Date: ABFM Conference 2022 — Sept. 22-24

ABFM will hold its 2022 annual research conference on September 22-24, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Past Conference Programs


2020 ABFM Conference Program 677.27 KB 54 downloads

The program from the 2020 ABFM conference. …

2019 ABFM Conference Program 13.75 MB 46 downloads

The program from the 2019 ABFM conference. …

2018 ABFM Conference 11.81 MB 11 downloads

The program from the 2018 ABFM conference. …

2017 ABFM Conference 7.78 MB 7 downloads

The program from the 2017 ABFM conference. …

2016 ABFM Conference Program 10.56 MB 8 downloads

The program from the 2016 ABFM Conference. …

2015 ABFM Conference Program 8.41 MB 6 downloads

The program from the 2015 ABFM Conference. …

2014 ABFM Conference Program 8.03 MB 3 downloads

The program from the 2014 ABFM conference. …

2013 ABFM Conference Program 6.03 MB 3 downloads

The program for the 2013 ABFM conference. …

2012 ABFM Conference Program 4.46 MB 5 downloads

The program from the 2012 ABFM conference. …