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Kansas Government Finance Officers Association

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association (KSGFOA) partners with Wichita State University’s Public Policy and Management Center to provide membership development and operational support for the association. In addition, WSU staff provides conference planning, board support, marketing assistance and financial management support to the association.

Learn more about Kansas Government Finance Officers Association here.

19th Annual KSGFOA Fall Professional Conference 

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to present a series of workshops for those involved in the financial affairs of municipalities, counties, schools, state agencies, utilities and special authorities.

October 10-12, 2018

Embassy Suites Kansas City/Olathe Hotel & Conference Center

Olathe, Kansas

Registration Costs:

  • Pre-conference:
    • Early Bird Member: $75
    • Late Registration Member: $95
    • Non-member registration: $125
  • Conference:
    • Early Bird Member: $200
    • Late Registration Member: $250
    • Early Bird Nonmember: $245
    • Late Registration Nonmember: $295
  • Pre-conference social outing: no cost

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Register by September 21

Keynote Speaker

Dayton Moore
General Manager, Senior VP-Baseball Operations
Kansas City Royals

Dayton Moore PictureDayton Moore marks his 12th full season with the Kansas City Royals in 2018, being named Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager on May 30, 2006. He officially assumed his duties on June 8, 2006, becoming the sixth general manager in franchise history.

From day one, the goal Moore set out to accomplish was bringing a World Championship back to Kansas City, a dream that was brought to fruition in 2015. 

Moore has received several other accolades over the last four seasons, being named to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame and the Kansan of the Year in 2014, while he was also been tabbed “Executive of the Year” by Major League Baseball (GIBBY Awards) in both 2014 and 2015 and the same distinction from the Kansas City Sports Commission in 2015.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, October 10
1:30 - 4:30 pm Pre-Conference Session
1:30 - 5:30 pm Check-In and Registration
6:00 - 10:00 pm Pre-Conference Social Outing
Thursday, October 11
7:30 am Check-In and Registration
8:00 - 9:30 am Keynote Presentation
9:45 - 10:45 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:00 - 11:30 am Vendor Fair
11:30 am - 1:15 pm Lunch - Business Meeting/Presentation
1:30 - 2:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45 - 3:45 pm General Session
4:00 - 5:00 pm Networking Sessions
5:00 - 6:30 pm Vendor Reception
Friday, October 12
7:30 am Breakfast and Networking
8:30 - 10:00 am Keynote Presentation
10:15 - 11:15 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:30 am - 12:30 pm General Session & Closing

Subject to change

Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center

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Embassy Suites Olathe | 10401 S. Ridgeview Rd | Olathe, Kansas | 66061

Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Olathe
10401 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061

Room Reservations: Book online with code KSA
OR call Hilton Reservations at (800) EMBASSY (362-2779) or the hotel directly at (913) 353-9280 and mention KSGFOA

Conference Room Rate: $159 plus tax. Rate includes Cook to Order Breakfast, Evening Reception with limited free drinks and High Speed Internet. These are Deluxe Suites, with one king or two queen beds, and all include a pullout couch.

The last day to reserve a room within the block is Sept. 10. Cancellation of a room reservation is required 24 hours prior from the arrival date to avoid penalties. Guest check out time is 11:00 a.m. To minimize a check-in delay, the hotel recommends arrival after 4:00 p.m


At the KSGFOA conference, sponsors have opportunities to interface with attendees at vendor booths, social events, lunch and breaks, in addition to branding opportunities on conference materials of all types.

>> See sponsorship levels

>> Apply for sponsorship

• September 7, 2018: Sponsor/Exhibitor Application Deadline
• September 14, 2018: Sponsor Information (logo, attendees, etc.) Received

The KSGFOA Conference Committee reserves the right to refuse Exhibitor or Sponsor status to any company or organization.

Sponsor Contact
Adrienne McAlpine, Event Coordinator
Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center

Call for Topics

You are invited to submit topic and speaker ideas or a presentation proposal for the 19th Annual Kansas Government Finance Officers Association (KSGFOA) Conference. We encourage information from federal, state and local practitioners, consultants and keynote speakers. General sessions and breakout sessions can be delivered by an individuals, co-presenters, moderated panel discussions or roundtable topics. Proposals should include presentations on relevant topics for public finance professionals and consultants serving local and state governments across Kansas.

Example topic ideas include, but are not limited to:
• Budget balancing strategies
• Fostering innovation
• Debt levels and sustainability
• Economic development
• Talent drain
• Citizen participation in budgeting
• Recent and emerging fiscal trends
• Financial forecasting
• Succession planning
• Performance budgeting
• Funding aging infrastructure projects
• Capital planning

Proposal Details
• General and breakout sessions are one hour in length
• Proposals are due by Friday, June 29, 2018. Lead presenters will be notified late in July 2018.
• Proposals will be reviewed and approved by the Conference Planning Committee. Direct questions to Paula Downs via email at paula.downs@wichita.edu or phone at 316-978-6678.
• Travel, lodging and other expenses are the responsibility of each presenter. Travel expenses for keynote and other “key” presenters will be reviewed and approved by the KSGFOA Board. KSGFOA will work with presenters on scheduling session date/times that work with the conference and presenter(s) schedule.
• Presenters for general and break-out sessions will be required to register and pay for attending the conference. Registration fees are $200. Presenters may attend only their session at no cost; however, lunch and conference access will not be included. Registration fees will not be required for keynote and other “key” presenters as determined by the KSGFOA Board.

>> Presentation Application

All presentation information should be completed and delivered by the lead presenter. The information submitted, if accepted, will be used in all marketing materials for the conference, including the conference program, website, social media and other materials. Please provide all the information in the application.

Audiovisual Needs and Handouts
Presenters will have access to a laptop, projector and screen during their presentation. Presenters are responsible for their own handouts. An electronic copy of presentations and handouts must be sent to Adrienne.mcalpine@wichita.edu by October 1, 2018 for posting on the website immediately after the conference.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Request for Accommodations
Please contact Adrienne.mcalpine@wichita.edu to request a reasonable accommodation for participating in the conference. Please provide the accommodation request by directly contacting Adrienne by September 7, 2018.

Dietary Needs
If you require a special meal, please list your requirements in the question at checkout when you register. Accomodations for special diets cannot be guaranteed after September 21.

Become a Member of KSGFOA

Are you a KSGFOA member? Check by emailing morgan.barnes@wichita.edu.
Regular membership is only $50 and includes discounted conference admission, exclusive access to web content + NEW online KSGFOA communication network. Associate and Student membership also available. Become a member here

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Conference Contact
Paula Downs, Professional Development Manager
Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center
(316) 978-6678

Sponsorship & Event Logistics Contact
Adrienne McAlpine, Events Coordinator
Wichita State University Public Policy and Management Center
  (316) 978-6831