Call for Proposals
for ABFM’s 35th Annual Research Conference
October 26 – 28, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown
Transparency and Openness in Public Finance
Deadline for Submissions:
May 1, 2023
***Extended to Friday May 5, 2023***
Submit proposals online at the links below.
The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management invites proposals for panels, papers, and posters for its 35th annual research conference, October 26-28, at Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, in Denver, Colorado. 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.
Proposals for panels are invited that address the theory and practice of budgeting and public finance at all levels of government and in nonprofit organizations. Proposals may be normative, descriptive, or explanatory. To be considered, proposals must include the following:
- Title of proposed panel (maximum 30 characters).
- Panel chair or host (Name, title, institutional affiliation, email contact).
- Panel summary (Up to 150-word abstract summarizing panel).
- Panelists (Name, title, institutional affiliation, title of paper, email contact; maximum of four presentations).
- Abstracts (Up to 150-word abstract for each paper proposed for panel).
Multiple panel proposals are welcomed. Please indicate the priority of each panel.
Proposals for individual paper presentations are welcomed on any topic in public budgeting or financial management. Papers may be normative, descriptive, or explanatory and address a topic in the study or practice of budgeting and public financial management at any level of government or in the nonprofit sector. Doctoral students in at least their third year may propose a paper for presentation with the endorsement of their major advisor. Proposed papers must include the following:
- Title of proposed paper or presentation (maximum 30 characters).
- Author(s) (Name of author or co-authors, title, institutional affiliation, email contact; doctoral students include number of hours completed in their program as of June 1 and the endorsement of their major advisor).
- Abstract (Up to 150 word abstract for the proposed paper).
Multiple paper proposals are welcomed; they will be considered in order of priority and fit. Please indicate the priority of each proposal.
Proposals for poster presentations are welcomed from doctoral students in their first or second year of full-time study (or the equivalent). Posters may be normative, descriptive, or explanatory but must address a topic in the study or practice of budgeting and public financial management at any level of government or in the nonprofit sector. A dedicated time slot will be used for accepted posters to be presented. A panel will select an outstanding poster for recognition and a modest financial award. Proposed posters must include the following:
- Title of proposed poster (maximum 30 characters).
- Author(s) (Name of doctoral student(s), institutional affiliation, name of major advisor, number of hours completed in the doctoral program as of June 1, and email contact).
- Abstract (Up to 150 word abstract for the proposed poster).
Panel, paper, and poster proposals and abstracts must be received by the submission deadline to be considered for inclusion in the 2023 conference.
Questions or comments about your proposal, please send them to the conference committee chair at Christine.Martell@ucdenver.edu. Notice of accepted proposals will be made by June 1. Safety protocols in place at the time of the conference will be enforced. Conference registration, hotel, and travel information will be available soon at https://abfm.org.
We look forward to seeing you in Denver!
2023 ABFM Conference Chair
Examples of Previous Years’ Presentation Topics
- Accounting and Financial Reporting
- Budget Theory
- Budgeting and Economic Development
- Capital Planning and Budgeting
- Citizen Participation in Budgeting
- Debt Financing and Management
- Education Finance
- Federal Budgeting
- Financing Urban Governments
- Fiscal Health
- Healthcare Finance
- Intergovernmental Finance/ Fiscal Federalism
- International/Comparative Budgeting
- Investment Management
- Municipal Securities
- Not-for-Profit Finance/Financial Management
- Performance Budgeting
- Politics of the Budgetary Process
- Public Pensions
- Public-Private-Nonprofit Partnerships
- Revenue Diversification
- Tax Policy and Administration
- Transportation Finance
- Public Budgeting and Finance related to policy areas such as National Security, Cybersecurity, Climate Change, Housing, Social Unrest, Disasters, etc.
Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2023