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Call for Proposals

for ABFM’s 33rd Annual Research Conference

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management invites proposals for panels, papers, and posters for its 33rd annual research conference, September 30 to October 2, 2021, at the Washington, D.C. Marriott in Georgetown. Proposals are invited from practitioners, scholars, and students of public budgeting and financial management on the full range of topics encompassed by our name. Proposals should address relevant issues at any level of government or other public-serving organization, across the full range of practical and theoretical applications.

Examples of topics from panels and presentations in previous years are provided below.

Questions or comments about your proposal, please send them to the conference committee chair at Robert.Bland@unt.edu.

Notice of accepted proposals will be made by July 1.

Safety protocols in place at the time of the conference will be enforced. Conference registration, hotel, and travel information will be available soon on our conference webpage.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Examples of Previous Years’ Presentation Topics

  • Budgetary Theory
  • Politics of the Budgetary Process Budgeting and Economic Development International and Comparative Budgeting
  • Citizen Participation in Budgeting Performance Budgeting
  • Budgeting for National Security Forecasting
  • Capital Planning and Budgeting
  •  Revenue Diversification
  • Not-for-Profit Finance/Financial Management
  • Tax Policy and Administration
  •  Public Pensions
  • Cybersecurity and Public Finance
  • Budgeting/Financial Management for Disasters
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Intergovernmental Finance/Fiscal Federalism Education Finance
  • Transportation Finance Municipal Securities
  • Debt Financing and Management Investment Management
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting Financial Management
  • Financing Urban Governments Public-Private-Nonprofit Partnerships

Submissions for the 2021 conference are now closed.