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Annual Conference

Join us in Denver, Colorado, October 26 – 28

ABFM’s 35th research conference will take place at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown on October 26-28, 2023. 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 July 31 at a discounted rate, after which registrations return to regular rates until October 6. 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 Denver on October 26 – 28.

ABFM Annual
Registration Rates
Early Registration
(valid through
July 31)
Regular Registration
(valid online
August 1 – October 6)
On-Site Registration
Member350375 425
Non-Member450475 525
Student Member110135 160
Student Non-Member160185 210
One-Day200225 275

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.

Click the 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 abfm.treasurer@gmail.com, no later than 30 days before the conference begins, unless the conference is cancelled. No refunds after September 26 unless the conference is cancelled. Refunds will be processed after the conference has ended.

Hotel Information

Hotel reservations at the conference hotel, the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, are available at a discounted rate for attendees. To receive the block rate, click on reservation link below.

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!

Denver Welcome Packet

The best source of information about Denver and Colorado can be found at www.denver.org – things to do, events, hotels, restaurants, maps, transportation, an updated a Visitor’s Guide , and general information about Denver. Also, our friends at the School of Public Affairs at UC Denver have prepared a welcome packet, linked below, providing an overview of Denver with more details on the downtown area, including transportation to the conference hotel, nearby restaurants, and more.

2023 Conference Schedule

We are looking for additional Panel Chairs. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Christine Martell at abfm_2023@ucdenver.edu.

Additional information for presenters and other participants will be posted here.

Agendas from previous years’ conferences can be found at the bottom of this page.

COVID protocol for 2023 ABFM Conference

Updated 6/7/2023

Though the federal COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expired in May, ABFM seeks to provide an environment in which attendees feel as secure as possible from COVID and other health risks. We recommend that all attendees who are medically able be fully vaccinated for the COVID virus and ask that attendees take reasonable precautions should they experience symptoms of illness. ABFM will advise on a different course should the situation change.

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


2012 ABFM Conference Program 4.46 MB 39 downloads

The program from the 2012 ABFM conference. …