General Information

This conference was made possible in part through Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue funded through the City of College Station along with our GFOAT Sponsors.

 

Registration Fees

 

GFOAT PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP(separate registration)

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 2-3, 2021 – Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

By Oct. 15    $200                     After Oct. 15  $250

Making Sense of the Madness – What You Really Need to Know About Municipal Budgets

The Pre-conference Workshop  includes educational sessions, Tuesday box lunch, and Wednesday continental breakfast.

GFOAT FALL CONFERENCEGrowing Your Financial Future

Thursday and Friday, November 4-5, 2021 – Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

GFOAT Active Member*              By Oct. 15   $450              After Oct. 15   $475
GFOAT Non Member                    By Oct. 15  $575               After Oct. 15   $575

*Completed membership applications must be received by October 1 to take advantage of the member rates. The Fall Conference includes educational sessions, Wednesday evening reception, Thursday continental breakfast, lunch, social event, and Friday continental breakfast.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsor staff is required to register online for the conference. Please choose the “sponsor comp” option to use your complimentary registrations. The sponsor set up is Wednesday afternoon. All preassigned shared sponsor tables will be in the Century Ballroom foyer. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Martie Simpson at martie@gfoat.org.

Cancellation and Substitute Policy

If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. The cancellation fee is $75 and deducted from your refund. No refunds will be honored after October 15.

Hotel Accommodations

The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, located at 177 Joe Routt Blvd, College Station, TX 77840, has extended a room rate of $129 single and double. Please book your room by October 11, 2021, or until the block is sold out. To make a reservation, visit GFOAT Hotel Reservations.

Here is information on the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center Health and Safety Procedures and Safe Face-to-Face Meetings

Please be aware of housing poachers if contacted about booking hotel rooms for the 2021 GFOAT Fall Conference. The only GFOAT-endorsed hotel for this event is the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Please note we are NOT working with any other companies to provide housing. If you receive any pirating emails or calls, please refer them to Lavern Gaines at lavern@tml.org or 512-231-7447.

Continuing Education Credit

No prerequisites are required for any session.

CPE Credit: You will earn 12 hours of CPE credit by attending the entire Fall Conference. GFOAT is a sponsor of continuing professional education with the Texas State Boards of Public Accountancy (TSBPA). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

CGFO Credit: You will earn 12 hours of CGFO credit by attending the entire Fall Conference. GFOAT has final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CGFO credit.

Budgeting 101 Pre-conference Workshop: You will earn eight hours CEU/CPE credit by attending the entire Pre-conference Workshop.

Seminar Materials

All available handouts will be posted on the GFOAT website at www.GFOAT.org (under “Training”) for attendees to download. They will also be available on your conference app.

Confirmation/Name Badge

You will receive your confirmation and conference badge by mail in advance. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BADGE TO THE CONFERENCE.

Special Accommodations

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

Attire

The conference attire is casual so please dress for comfort. Be sure to bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions in the event the meeting rooms are cold.

Health and Safety

Please view the most up-to-date COVID public health recommendations here:

National guidelines via the CDC website
Texas guidelines via the DSHS website
COVID-19: What we are doing – City of College Station (cstx.gov)

 

Other Questions

You may contact the TML Affiliate Services Department in the following ways:
1. Phone: 512-231-7400
2. Email: affiliates@tml.org