Schedule of Events

ILLINOIS GFOA

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

September 8 - 10, 2013

Bloomington/Normal Marriott

Educational Sessions

Conference Registration

Vendor Showcase - Exhibitor List

Firms Exhibiting

Hotel and Travel

Golf Outing

FAQs

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Unless otherwise noted, all events are at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott, 201 Broadway Street, Normal, Illinois 61761

Sunday, September 8

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Golf Outing

The golf outing will be held at the Ironwood Course, 1901 North Towanda Avenue, Normal, IL 61761-5212

Phone: (309)454-9620, 8:30 AM start time. Separate fee applies, complete golf outing registration form below.


1:00 - 7:00 PM IGFOA Conference Registration Desk - Check in and pick up your conference materials.
2:00 - 5:00 PM Hot Topics: Healthcare Reform Educational Session
4:00 - 5:30 PM Assistants Network: Networking for Middle Management and Professional Staff
4:45 - 5:30 PM IGFOA Update: New Members and First Time Conference Participants
4:45 - 5:30 PM Downstate Chapter meeting and election of officers
4:30 - 5:30 PM Chapter and Committee Meetings
5:00 - 6:00 PM TARC Roundtable

5:30 – 8:00 PM

Vendor Showcase Reception - Catch up with colleagues and visit the Vendor Showcase exhibit hall on Sunday evening during the Welcome Reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  The Vendor Showcase continues Monday throughout the day.

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 Visit the Educational Sessions Page for session descriptions and speaker profiles.

Monday, September 9

7:30 – 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Keynote Address - A Day at the Ball Park: “Inside and Outside the Chalk Lines”

Guest speaker, Bruce Froemming

7:30 - 11:45 AM

Vendor Showcase

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

IGFOA Conference Registration Desk - Check in and pick up your conference materials.

9:20 – 11:40 AM

Morning Educational Concurrent Sessions

ACCOUNTING

HOT TOPICS

GASB Update

Tomorrow is Too Late:

Why Government Needs Social Media

Mobile Device Management

in the Workplace

Visit the Educational Sessions Page for session descriptions.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  

Lunch and Annual Business Meeting

12:45 - 4:00 PM Vendor Showcase

1:00 - 4:40 PM

Afternoon Educational Concurrent Sessions

ACCOUNTING

HOT TOPICS

Understanding the New Pension Accounting and Reporting Standards

GASB Statements Nos. 67 & 68

Direct Purchases of Municipal Bonds

Effective IT Budgeting

IMRF Benefits

Outsourcing Community Services & Security

for Non-Essential Positions

Visit the Educational Sessions Page for session descriptions.

5:00  - 7:15 PM

Sponsoring Firm Reception and Dinner - Bloomington Center For the Performing Arts at 600 N East St Bloomington, IL 61701 (Bus Transportation will begin at 4:45 PM from the Marriott Bloomington/Normal)

7:30 PM - ...

Performance by the Good Lovelies at the Bloomington Center For the Performing Arts - "the Good Lovelies’ signature sound is a pinch of folk-roots, a dash of flirty bluegrass, and just a touch of western swing"

(separate fee applies - see attendee registration form)

Tuesday, September 10

7:30 - 8:45 AM Legislative Update Breakfast
8:50 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Educational Concurrent Sessions

HOT TOPICS

Have you done an internal “check-up” of your Human Resource function?

Tech Tools for Internal Financial Audits

Follow the Evidence: 

Municipal Procurement Fraud and Constructing a Fraud Incident Management Protocol

Visit the Educational Sessions Page for session descriptions.

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CONFERENCE FEES AND REGISTRATION

Rates are per individual registrant. Additional rates apply for golf outing or to reserve an exhibit booth.  Walk-Ins are accepted on a space availability basis September 8 - 10, 2013 at the Bloomington-Normal Conference Registration Desk.  Walk-Ins are not guaranteed a printed name badge or conference material.

Conference Registration Fees

through July 26

July 27 - Aug 16

Aug 17 - Sept 5

Walk-Ins

IGFOA Member Fee

$315
$360
$395
$435

From an IGFOA Government Member - Non Member

$375
$415
$455
$500
Non Member from the Government/ Non-Profit Sector
$490 $540 $595 $655

Non Member from the Private Sector

$665
$755
$830
$915

On-line Conference Registration Form- Click Here

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HOTEL INFORMATION

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL MARRIOTT

201 Broadway Street,

Normal, Illinois 61761

1-309-862-9000

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Reservations

The IGFOA room block at the Marriott is full.  Contact the Marriott at (1-309-862-9000) to inquire if rooms have become available due to cancellations.

 

Other Hotel Options

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

320 South Towanda Avenue

Normal, IL 61761

309.452.8900 OR 800.HAMPTON

Visit Our Website

 

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

310 A Greenbriar Drive

Normal, IL 61761

309.862.1166 OR 800.321.2211

Visit Our Website

Also visit - http://www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org/accommodations.cfm

Unless noted, all events are at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott. Reserve early, rooms at the Marriott are on a first reserved basis.  All conference registrants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. Lodging and travel is not included in the conference registration fees.  Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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VENDOR SHOWCASE

The IGFOA Annual Conference includes a Vendor Showcase featuring firms exhibiting products and services for government finance operations. This year's theme is "Fitness in Finance " and vendors are encouraged to incorporate theme into their booth design.


Exhibit Booths are on a first in/first paid basis. Payment in full by check or credit card must be received within one week of submitting an application to reserve an Exhibit Booth.  Your Booth # will be confirmed at the registration desk on Sunday, September 8.  Please include your firm name instead of booth # on all correspondence to the IGFOA and Best Expo.

Exhibit Setup Time

Exhibit Hours

Exhibit Teardown

Sunday, September 8
2:00 - 5:00 PM

Sunday, September 8
5:30 - 8:00 PM  

Monday, September 9
Breakfast begins at 7:30 AM
and Keynote Address is from 8:00 - 9:00 AM in the Vendor Showcase

After Keynote 9:00 - 11:45 AM

After Lunch 12:45 - 4:00 PM

Monday, September 9

4:00 - 6:00 PM
Dismantle booths by 6:00 PM

 

Thank you to the following firms for reserving a booth!

Alternative Utility Services, Inc.
Azavar Audit Solutions, Inc.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
BMO Harris Bank N.A
BS&A Software
Civic Systems, LLC

Cole Taylor Bank
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

FirstMerit Bank
Gallagher Benefit Services

Graystone Consulting
Holman Capital
Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund
InfoSend, Inc.
MB Financial Bank

Multi-Bank Securities, Inc.
MWM Consulting Group

New World Systems

Pennant Management

PFM Group

PMA Financial Network, Inc.

Promontory Interfinancial Network
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
Sebis Direct Inc.
Sikich LLP
Speer Financial, Inc.
Springbrook Software
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
SunGard Public Sector
Techno Brain LLC

The Horton Group

Third Millennium Associates, Inc.
Tyler Technologies
Vining Sparks
Wintrust Government Funds

 

Each booth will include the following:

• Conference registration for one individual - (does not include firms reserving a booth with 2013 membership renewal)
• 10' X 8' draped booth
• Single 6-foot draped table and two chairs
• Single one-lined identification sign
• Listing in the conference program
• Networking with IGFOA members

Note: Electricity, telephone, Internet, audiovisual equipment can be made available for an additional charge. Exhibitors are responsible for any additional charges for equipment or service needs. Each exhibitor will receive a detailed price list with confirmation of their exhibit space.  All conference registrants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. Lodging and travel is not included in the conference registration fees.

In addition to the booth fee, each individual that will be working at or setting up your booth -- regardless of how many hours the individual will be working -- must register and pay the individual registration fee for the conference. Name badges and conference admission will only be made to paid registrants. Please note that the registration fee cannot be prorated. Like all conference registrants, exhibitors are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements.

EXHIBIT BOOTH REGISTRATION - CLOSED

REGISTRATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WORKING IN BOOTH IS OPEN

through July 26

July 27 - Aug 16
Aug 17 - Sept 5
Walk-Ins

IGFOA Member Fee - Exhibit Booth plus One Registrant  - CLOSED

$965
$1140
$1255
not available
IGFOA Member Fee - Additional Individual working in booth
$315
$360
$395
$435

Non-Member Fee - Exhibit Booth plus One Registrant - CLOSED

$1740
$1915
$2105
not available

Non-Member Fee - Additional Individual working in booth

$515
$565
$620
$680

Information about the Illinois Gift Ban Act and Local Ethics Ordinances

 

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