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Our 2015 Annual Conference starts this morning. Continental breakfast will be available in the West End Foyer (2nd Floor) starting at 7:30am. The first series of concurrent sessions will start at 8:30am.
Schedule for Saturday, October 2nd
7:30-10:15am, Conference Registration (West End Foyer, 2nd Floor)

7:30-9am, Continental Breakfast (West End Foyer, 2nd Floor)

8:30-10am, Concurrent Sessions

10-10:15am, Refreshment Break (
West End Foyer, 2nd Floor)

10:15-11:45am, Concurrent Sessions

12noon, Volcker Alliance Luncheon (Prior RSVP Required)

For detailed information on session topics and presentations, please consult the conference agenda distributed upon registration.

Full/Associate Professor, Center for Public & Nonprofit Management, University of Central Florida

Assistant Professor, Public Budgeting & Finance, University of Central Florida

Assistant Professor, Public Administration, University of Central Florida

Assistant Professor, Public Budgeting & Financial Management, Louisiana State University

MPA Director, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Assistant/Associated Professor, Applied Microeconomics, SUNY-Albany

University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs (Multiple Positions)

Assistant/Associate Professor, Budgeting & Financial Management, American University

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Cal State San Bernadino

Faculty Position, Public Policy Focus, University of Nebraska Omaha

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These individuals were recognized during our Awards Luncheon yesterday.

Bob Kravchuk presented Bill Simonsen, University of Connecticut, with the Aaron Wildavsky Award.

Charles Menifield presented John Culpeper (left), former Finance Director for Athens-Clarke County (GA), with the S. Kenneth Howard Award

(Left to Right) Qiushi Wang, Ken Kriz and Jun Peng were presented with the PFP Jesse Burkhead Award

Hao Sun (left) won the Graduate Poster Session competition (Presented by Rebecca Hendrick)

Bob Kravchuk was recognized for his tenure as 2015 ABFM Chair by Chair-Elect, Carolyn Bourdeaux

Stephanie Leiser (not in attendance) was also recognized for winning the Michael Curro Student Paper Award
Great News from ABFM Members' Meeting

ABFM Treasurer Deborah Carroll and Conference Chair Carolyn Bourdeaux reported this year's conference raised approximately $90,000 in registration and sponsorship revenues, a significant improvement from prior conferences and enabling the organization to cover its costs for this year's event. Over 270 registered for this year's conference, and approximately 250 have checked-in so far, with a few more expected to arrive today for great morning sessions.
Session Videos
The MSRB, Income Inequality and CBO roundtable sessions, along with the Awards Ceremony, were recorded and will be available for viewing on YouTube next week. Click here to visit the PublicFinanceTV YouTube channel.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Seattle, October 6th-8th!
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