Frequently Asked Questions

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What does my Conference Registration Include?
How do I register?
Where should I stay?
Where can I park and how much will it cost?
How do I get to the Conference Hotel?
What should I wear?
Do I need to check-in with the Conference once in Peoria?
Where are Conference sessions and events held?
What are the Conference Registration fees?
Can IGFOA invoice me for the Conference fees?
Can I pay a partial fee if I am just attending for one day?
What if I need to cancel?
Can I bring my family and friends?
How many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits can I earn at the Conference?
How can I help at the Conference?
I would like to speak at one of the Conference sessions.
Will IGFOA address requests for accommodation or special dietary needs?
Can government finance officers from other states attend?
Need more information?



What does my Conference Registration Include?
Conference Registration includes admittance to Conference Educational Sessions Sunday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Registration also includes the following meals and social events:
   Sunday Sept 17 - Vendor Showcase Opening Reception
   Monday Sept 18 - Opening Keynote Breakfast, Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting, Vendor Showcase Closing Reception, and Monday Evening Social Event
   Tuesday Sept 19 - Legislative Keynote Breakfast

The following event requires separate registration and/or payment:
      Sunday, September 17 Golf Outing

Nametags are required for admittance to all Conference sessions, meals, and activities. Some activities may require separate tickets. Nametags and tickets will be provided at Conference check-in.  All conference registrants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. Lodging and travel is not included in the conference registration fees.  
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How do I register?
Complete the Online IGFOA Annual Conference Registration Form. Registrants who complete the on-line form will receive an immediate confirmation and a follow up email confirmation.
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Where should I stay?
Click here for Hotel and Travel information.   All conference registrants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. Lodging and travel is not included in the conference registration fees.  

Where can I park and how much will it cost?
Conference attendees staying at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette may park in the garage connected to the Hotel, please check with the hotel for additional parking fees.
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How do I get to Peoria, IL
Directions to Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Directions to Peoria Civic Center
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What should I wear?
Business casual attire is appropriate for all Conference sessions and events.
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Do I need to check-in with the Conference once in Normal?
Each registered Conference attendee must check-in at the Conference Registration Desk. The Conference Registration Desk will be open on Sunday, September 17 from 12:00 to 6:30 pm and Monday, September 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Peoria Civic Center. All payments must be received prior to the Conference. No admittance without pre-payment.
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Where are Conference sessions and events held?
All Conference Educational sessions will be held at the Peoria Civic Center unless noted in the program.  As some of the meals and social events will be held elsewhere, please refer to the program or the mobile app for specific locations.
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What are the Conference Registration fees?
Refer to Annual Conference Registration page for a complete list of fees.
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Can IGFOA invoice me for the Conference fees?
Registrants completing the on-line form have the option to pay by CREDIT CARD (VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) or to choose SEND CHECK. All payments must be received prior to the Conference. No admittance to Conference without pre-payment. Your e-mail confirmation serves as your invoice .
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Can I pay a partial fee if I am just attending for one day?
Individuals must pay the full conference fee even if they are only attending part of the Conference.  A name badge is required for admittance to all sessions, exhibits, and events.
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What if I need to cancel?
Cancellations for Conference registration prior to August 15, 2017 will be charged a $50.00 handling fee, please refer to the Exhibitor form for specific cancellation policy for exhibit booths. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after August 15, 2017 or for no-shows. Substitutions may be made at any time with advance notification.
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Can I bring my family and friends?
Peoria is a great place for family and friends to join you in a variety of adventures or sightseeing activities. Check out http://www.marriott.com/hotels/local-things-to-do/piamc-peoria-marriott-pere-marquette/ for things to do. Conference registrants may register guests and family who wish to join us in Peoria but who will not be participating in Conference educational sessions, professional networking, or the vendor showcase, by requesting a guest registration form at info@igfoa.org.  Government finance staff, public finance professionals, and service providers that serve the public sector are not eligible for guest registration.
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How many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits can I earn at the Conference?
By attending sessions on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday registrants can earn about 13 CPE credits during the Conference. In order to receive credit, each attendee must sign the CPE form at registration and complete and remit a CPE attendance ticket at each session. Please refer to the Conference Program for specific CPE credits for each session. CPE Certificates for each attendee completing the CPE attendance form will be processed no later than November 30, 2017.
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How can I help at the Conference?
We rely heavily on volunteers to make the conference run smoothly and keep conference costs low.  Volunteers are needed to assist with greeting and directing attendees, staffing the registration desk, setting up for special events and tear down. Contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or via email at info@igfoa.org for an assignment.
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I would like to speak at one of the Conference sessions
IGFOA begins planning the program for the Annual Conference at least one year in advance. The Conference Program Committee meets in January each year to finalize the program topics and sessions for that year’s conference. Session specific agendas are developed and the Conference Program Committee volunteers recruit and select speakers for each session.  For additional information, contact IGFOA via email at info@igfoa.org.
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Will IGFOA address requests for accommodation or special dietary needs?
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the IGFOA Conference Committee will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities and special dietary needs. Persons with disabilities and special dietary needs should so indicate on the registration form or make arrangements by contacting the IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or via email at info@igfoa.org no later than August 15, 2017.  If you have special needs regarding hotel accommodations, please contact the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, 501 Main Street  Peoria  Illinois  61602, Tel: +1-309-637-6500.

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Can government finance officers from other states attend?
Government finance officers that are members of another state GFOA and employees of a governmental unit in a neighboring state are welcome to attend the IGFOA Conference at the Member rate. Contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587, or email at info@igfoa.org for details.
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Need more information?
Contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587, via email at info@igfoa.org, or mail at IGFOA, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C - Suite 312, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
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