General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scholarship/Fellowship Committee offers a Conference Scholarship to two attendees for each the Spring Institute and the Fall Conference. If you are not currently a member of the GFOAT and are awarded a scholarship, the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee will also provide a one year membership to GFOAT.  To apply for a scholarship to the GFOAT Fall Conference, visit GFOAT Scholarship no later than October 3.

MEETING LOCATIONS

This GFOAT will be meeting at BOTH the Arlington Convention Center, located at 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011 and at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel, located at 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington, TX, 76011. Tuesday and Wednesday activities will be at the Sheraton Arlington. Thursday and Friday activities will be at the Arlington Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.

HOTEL INFORMATION:

The Sheraton Arlington Hotel, located at 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington, TX, 76011, has extended a room rate of $139 single/double. A portion of your paid room rate will be paid to GFOAT to for expenses associated with the conference. In order to receive this group rate, your reservation must be made by Tuesday, October 4. Check in Time is 3:00 p.m. and Check Out Time is 12:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT To make a reservation, visit GFOAT Hotel Reservations or call reservations at 800-442-7275 and mention that you are registered for the GFOAT Fall ConferenceComplimentary self parking is available at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel.

The Sheraton is  SOLD OUT, so we have an overflow hotel at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. The room rate is $119.00, plus taxes per night, including breakfast!

Please call (817) 640-1188 and ask the Front Desk to make reservations for the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas Room Block.

CANCELLATION AND SUBSTITUTION POLICY:

If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is emailed to acct@tml.org by October 14. No refunds will be honored after that date.

AT&T STADIUM DINNER AND VIP TOUR:

6:00–8:30 p.m.
AT&T STADIUM DINNER AND VIP TOUR
AT&T Stadium is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s a world of facts and figures about the world’s largest domed structure, an art museum, and a classroom. The things you can do inside AT&T Stadium are endless, and with AT&T Stadium Tours, you can experience them all. Join us for a BBQ buffet dinner in the American Airlines Lounge at AT&T Stadium and a VIP Tour. Transportation will be provided. Guest tickets are available for $75. Trolley’s will load at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. If you are driving your vehicle Park in Lot 6 and use Entry E.  Group photo’s will be taken, so put on your best jersey and come have some fun! If you are driving your vehicle Park in Lot 6 and use Entry E. Guest tickets will not be refunded after October 14.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

An application has been submitted to the State Board of Accountancy for CEU/CPE continuing education units. CGFO credits will also be offered. No prerequisites are required for any session.

CONFIRMATIONS AND BADGES:

Conference badges will be mailed in advance. Please remember to bring your badge to the conference. If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you can pick up your registration materials on site.

CGFO TESTING:

The Certified Government Finance Officer’s exam will be offered from 3:00–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. If you are interested in sitting for an exam during this time, please register online at www.gfoat.org. For additional questions, please email cgfo@gfoat.org and a CGFO study group will be held at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel on October 26 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:

If you are in need of assistance of any kind, including if you have any special dietary needs (such as allergies, restrictions, or sensitivities to particular ingredients) or need mobility, audio-visual, or other assistance, please contact Lavern at 512-231-7447 or lavern@tml.org.

GOLF:

The Bruce Testa Semi Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 at Waterchase Golf Club, located at 8951 Creek Run Road, Fort Worth, TX 76120. The cost is $49.00 per person plus tax for a Four Person Scramble, which includes green, cart, and range fees plus lunch. Our Shot Gun Start will begin at 8:00 a.m. and a Four Closets to the Pin Contests. The golf outing is limited to 40 golfers so sign up right away by emailing Tony Sekaly tds@coastalsecurities.com! For further information, please contact Tony Sekaly with Coastal Securities at 800-681-4121, or tds@coastalsecurities.com.

QUESTIONS:

Contact the TML Affiliate Services Department at 512-231-7400 —or— lavern@tml.org.

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