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. The hotel has confirmed that they will be able to host the conference on satisfactory terms under the circumstances. Some details of maximum permitted room capacities and health protocols remain to be settled, pursuant to updated guidance from the CDC and the District of Columbia, but our best information at present indicates that it will be possible for us to meet safely and productively in DC this fall.

Conference preparations this year will run a few weeks behind the usual schedule, in part because of the delayed start, and in part because the hotel will need to get updated health and safety guidance before the exact configuration of the program can be settled.

The call for proposals is available now (see below), and the deadline for proposal submissions is June 4. The conference Chair expects to notify panelists and presenters of proposal acceptances by July 1.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and related uncertainties, early registrations will be deeply discounted from the normal rates that were scheduled to take effect this year as part of the effort to bring ABFM’s budget into balance over the next several years:

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

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

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 10 downloads

The program from the 2020 ABFM conference. …

2019 ABFM Conference Program 13.75 MB 10 downloads

The program from the 2019 ABFM conference. …

2018 ABFM Conference 11.81 MB 2 downloads

The program from the 2018 ABFM conference. …

2017 ABFM Conference 7.78 MB 0 downloads

The program from the 2017 ABFM conference. …

2016 ABFM Conference Program 10.56 MB 0 downloads

The program from the 2016 ABFM Conference. …

2015 ABFM Conference Program 8.41 MB 0 downloads

The program from the 2015 ABFM Conference. …

2014 ABFM Conference Program 8.03 MB 0 downloads

The program from the 2014 ABFM conference. …

2013 ABFM Conference Program 6.03 MB 0 downloads

The program for the 2013 ABFM conference. …

2012 ABFM Conference Program 4.46 MB 0 downloads

The program from the 2012 ABFM conference. …