As part of our continuing effort to bring you the best in professional development we will be hosting three amazing panels at this year’s conference.
PANEL 1: FLOODS & FIRES FINANCE AT THE FRONT LINES Read more
PANEL 2: BEYOND THE BASELINE: FINANCE, RISK & THE STATE OF ASSET MANAGEMENT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Read more
PANEL 3: CFO FORUM: WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? Read more
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DON'T LEAVE EARLY
We are proud to announce that the Honourable Selina Robinson will be addresssing the delegation Friday morning. We will be tackling housing on the last day of the Conference. Book your travel accordingly!
You do not want to miss this year's three keynote speakers!
DAY 1 KEYNOTE: DARBY ALLEN
Courage Inside the Fire: A Story of Leadership
During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, fire chief Darby Allen shot to global acclaim for guiding the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life—the largest evacuation in Canadian history.
DAY 2 KEYNOTE: SHAYNE KAVANAGH
A New Framework for Financial Sustainability
Shayne is the Senior Manager of Research for GFOA US & Canada. He has authored a number of influential publications on financial planning, including his most recent book, Informed Decision-Making Through Forecasting. Shayne will share aspects of his current research on a new financial sustainability framework for local government. Full Bio
DAY 3 KEYNOTE: BILL BAKER
Engage, Align and Inspire: Leadership Through Storytelling
Since men and women first started communicating to each other in front of a fire, storytelling has been the way people make sense of the world around them. Strategic Storyteller, Bill Baker, will help your audience understand how they can use storytelling to improve the impact and uptake of their communications and, with that, their ability to lead others.
Registration includes the Tuesday night Welcome Reception, access to all educational sessions, breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks and one ticket to the Thursday night Gala Dinner.
Extra Gala Tickets $100
Partner Meal Plan $150
includes Breakfast and Lunch May 30 - June 1.
After March 31, 2018
GFOABC Board Member
Requests for refunds/cancellations will be accepted up to May 1, 2018. No refunds after May 11, 2018. Program attendance is transferable.
You can pay with cheque, Visa, Mastercard or register using PD points.
Paying with PD Points
Register using PD points - each point is worth $40
PD Point Balances (as of January 1, 2018)
PD Point Phase-Out Plan details
Partial Points Payment - If wishing to pay a part of your registration with points please email Erica Christie at email@example.com.
Full Points Payment - Register online, write paying with PD points in the comment space and indicate "paying with cheque"
GFOABC welcomes all guests to kick-off the 2018 Annual Conference at Sandhill Winery for a night of wine tasting and networking with friends old and new.
Tuesday May 29th • 6:00 - 9:00pm
Sandhill Winery • 1125 Richter St, Kelowna, BC
A 12 minute walk from the Delta Grand / 2 minute drive (map)
GFOABC delegates are invited to the Thursday night Gala Dinner held in the Okanagan Ball Room at the Delta Okangan Grand Resort May 24th. Dinner and wine are provided and a cash bar will be available.
Cocktails at 6:00pm on the Upper Terrace
Dinner will be served at 7:00pm in the Okanagan Ball Room
Live musical performance by Easy Fix, the Okanagan’s Premier Dance Band. If you love to dance to it, they love to play it!
Additional Gala Dinner tickets are available for sale for $100+gst online before June 5th, and at the registration desk during the conference.
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort - Direct Reservation Link
1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3
Standard Room $223, Lake View $256, Two Bedroom Condos $526
Please quote "GFOA Annual Conference" to receive the group rate.
Book before March 31st to ensure you receive the negotiated rate.
Call the hotel directly if you do not see your ideal dates online.
Arriving via Kelowna International Airport - YLW
Hotel direction: 9.3 miles SW
Airport shuttle service, scheduled, complimentary
Shuttle Phone: +1 778 821 0101
Estimated taxi fare: $35 CAD (one way)
Distrinctly Kelowna Tours - 10% off discounts