Sponsor and Exhibitor Badging

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Registering the complimentary badges included with your Sponsor or Exhibit package?

Assign included badges using our NEW self-service Badge Manager. Follow these steps to assign included passes to staff:

  1. Login with your GFOA credentials here.
    - Unsure if you have an account?
    Visit this page and enter your name and email to find out.
    - Need to reset your password? Visit this page and enter your name and email.
    - Need to create a user account? Visit this page.
  2. Once logged in, click on BADGE MANAGER, located at the top right of the menu bar. If you don't see Badge Manager at the top right of the menu bar, then click on your name in the top right corner of the page to enter the eStore and then proceed.
  3. Click the BADGE MANAGER DOCUMENTATION link at the top left of the screen to download a PDF guide with visual documentation of each step.
  4. Select the exhibiting or sponsoring company name from the COMPANY drop down menu and enter your six digit ORDER NUMBER (find this number on your invoice).
  5. Once logged in, you’ll see the number of allotted badges included with your company’s commitment (plus tickets if sponsoring).
  6. To assign badges, click on ADD BADGE and search by email address for an existing GFOA account associated with the attendee, choose badge assignment type from the drop down menu, and save to complete the registration.
    - Exhibitor Badges include access to the exhibit hall and Sunday Welcome Reception only.
    - Sponsor Badges* include access to the exhibit hall and Sunday Welcome Reception plus all general sessions and the delegate lunches on Monday and Tuesday. *This badge type is formally known as the Exhibitor/Delegate Badge and includes the dual access of both Delegate and Exhibitor badges.
  7. If you cannot find the staff member in the database, then use the CREATE NEW button on the bottom right to fill in all fields for the person who will be attending and assign a badge type. Then save to complete the badge assignment and create their account.
  8. To change or remove a badge assignment, delete the badge.
  9. Need to assign Closing Event tickets included with your sponsorship? Once badges are assigned, chose from your list of registered attendees by selecting the box to the left of their name to assign a ticket.

Need to purchase additional badges?

  • Download the PDF form here.
  • Paid group registrations can be submitted in a spreadsheet and must list each attendee's name, title, company, mailing address, email address, requested badge type, and payment preference. See PDF form above for badge type details, fee schedule, and submission details.

Need to purchase Closing Event tickets?

  • For expedited processing, log into the GFOA user account associated with your badge and purchase a ticket here.
  • To purchase and assign tickets to a group of attendees, submit a spreadsheet listing each attendee's name, title, company, mailing address, email address, ticket quantity, and payment preference. See PDF form for fees and submission details.
  • Event tickets will print out with your conference badge onsite at the registration kiosk. Tickets will not be mailed prior to conference.

Adding a guest to your registration?

If using Badge Manager to assign your conference badge, then once registered follow the steps below:

  • Log into the GFOA user account associated with your badge, here. The heading near the top of the page should say "My Membership", if you see " Upcoming Training" then click the "View Account" link in blue, on the right side of the page to get to the "My Membership" page.
  • Scroll down to "My Meetings and Events" and click on "118th Annual Conference".
  • Scroll down to the "Questions" section of your registration to add the number of guests joining you at conference and click the "Update Response" button. A blue box will appear and you will click on the box to enter the guest names. To add your first guest please click on the plus sign (+) and fill in their names. To add additional guests click on the plus sign again for the number of guests needed and repeat the process of adding their name.

If paying for your badge as an add-on in addition to your company's included badges, then follow the steps below:

  • When filling the PDF form, after step 4 under "Bringing a Guest?" include the name of each guest.

Want to participate in the GFOA Charity 5K Fun Run and Walk?

  • Donate here for each runner in your group (you may submit one total payment). This is an external site. We kindly request a suggested minimum donation of $20 per person to support Zebra Youth in Orlando, Florida
  • Log into the GFOA user account associated with your badge, here. The heading near the top of the page should say "My Membership", if you see " Upcoming Training" then click the "View Account" link in blue, on the right side of the page to get to the "My Membership" page.
  • Scroll down to "My Meetings and Events" and click on "118th Annual Conference".
  • Scroll down to the "Sunday program options" section of your registration to add the 5K option to your conference registration (Increase quantity if you are committing a group of up to 5 people).
  • Please select a t-shirt size for yourself. Once complete, update your guest list with number of additional 5k participants and add their shirt size.

Detailed race information will go out to all participants closer to the day of the event.

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