June 5 to 8, 2022—GFOA’s 116th annual conference, the first one we’ve been able to hold in-person since 2019 in Los Angeles. In attendance were representatives from nine countries, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five US territories, and seven Canadian provinces. In all, GFOA brought more than 5,400 people representing more than 2,500 organizations to Austin.
This year’s conference also represented a return to normal after two years of virtual conferences. Attendees had their choice of more than 75 concurrent sessions full of case studies, best practice guidance, lessons learned, and innovations from 250+ speakers. They were able to attend three keynote sessions with recognized leaders in their fields; meet with more than 175 exhibitors providing information on products and services to support public finance; attend networking sessions hosted by GFOA, state associations, and vendors; and enjoy numerous opportunities to explore Austin, take in live music, and reconnect with old friends.
- Publication date: August 2022
- Author: Mike Mucha