2014 Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference

Ambassador Hotel, Wichita, KS
April 24-25, 2014




Online Registration is available here now if you wish to pay with a credit card

Online Registration is availabe here now if you wish to pay by check/purchase order

Cost & CPE

  • Registration Fee: $235 until April 11 and $285  any time after April 11.
  • Pre-Conference Registration Fee: $100/person until April 11 and $125/person anytime after April 11.

Anticipated CPE Credits:

  • Conference: 9 CPE
  • Pre-Conference: 3 CPE



For a complete schedule with session titles and speakers please click here.

Thursday, April 24

  • 9:00-noon  Pre-Conference Seminar: Title: Economic Development Tools and Strategies

    Description: This presentation will discuss: (1) current theories regarding economic and community development, including population analysis, the economic development cycle, and assessment of governmental services and facilities, (2) the economic development tools available to both rural and urban municipalities in Kansas, focusing on new developments and (3) specific policies and actions for public bodies and officials aimed at successful use of economic development theories and tools.

    Presented by:
    J.T. Klaus and Andrew Kovar, Attorneys and Members Tripplett, Woolf, & Garretson LLC


  • 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Conference Registration
  • 1:15-3:00 p.m. Keynote Address
  • 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Friday, April 25

  • 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. George Van Riper Endowed Public Finance Colloquium
  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • 11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. KSGFOA Luncheon


Please inform the conference staff of any special needs you have.


Please make all checks payable to :

WSU Office of University Conferences

Your full payment or a purchase order must accompany the Conference Registration form. You may mail in your completed registration form to the conference office at

WSU Office of University Conferences
1845 N Fairmount
Office of University Conferences
Campus Box 136
Wichita, KS 67260-0136

REGISTRATION Questions & More Information

For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact WSU Conference Office.

Phone: 316.978.6724
Fax: 316.978.3064
Email: conference.office@wichita.edu

For 2014 Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference Questions please contact Corinne Bannon, Hugo Wall School Public Affairs Associate, at 316-978-6538 or corinne.bannon@wichita.edu

Hotel Information

Please contact the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway St., Wichita, KS 67202, (316) 239-7100 to make hotel reservations.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference rate of $99.00.  The hotel block will be held until March 31st; please call to make your reservations by March 31st.  To receive the conference rate, please note that you are with the Midwest Regional Public Finance Conference.

Cancellation & Payment Policy:

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be made in writing, which can be mailed, faxed or sent via e-mail.  Cancellations received by April 19, 2014 will receive a full refund.  Cancellations after April 19 will be subject to a 25% administrative fee.  No refunds for cancellations 24 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

Payment Policy:

Payment or purchase orders in advance are requested.  Payments not received within 30 days after the event are subject to a 25% late fee.  Payments received within 60 days or more are subject to an additional 25% late fee.