General Information



The Scholarship/Fellowship Committee offers a Conference Scholarship to two attendees for each the Spring Institute and the Fall Conference.  The scholarships are for current governmental employees in the financial area who intend to continue to progress professionally in the field of governmental finance.  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 GFOAT membership.  The scholarship covers the conference registration fee, lodging, and travel expenses.


All conference activities will be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, located at 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78759.


The Renaissance Austin Hotel, located at 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78759, extends a room rate of $199 single/double. In order to receive this special rate, your reservation must be made by Monday, March 25, or until the block is full. Click here to make your reservation, or call the hotel at 512-343-2626 or 800-468-3571 and mention that you are registered for the GFOAT Spring Institute. If you encounter any problems, please call the hotel directly at 512-343-2626.


Please be aware of housing poachers that have been contacting GFOAT attendees and sponsors about booking hotel rooms for the GFOAT Spring Institute. The only GFOAT endorsed hotel for this event is The Renaissance Austin. When registration opens you  will receive an email and then you can book your hotel room. Please note we are NOT working with any other companies to provide housing. If you receive  these pirating emails or calls, or feel free to refer them to me at or 512-231-7447.  I am sorry for any inconvenience.


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 by March 25. No refunds will be honored after that date.

 NETWORKING EVENT–TOP GOLF – 2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, Texas 78758

No Golf Experience Required! Whether you form a team or just swing a club, try to hit your microchipped balls into dartboard-like targets. Enjoy a game of golf, a buffet fajita dinner, and two drink tickets.  Transportation will be provided. Buses will start loading at 6:15 p.m.


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.


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 onsite.


The Certified Government Finance Officer’s exam will be offered from 2:00–4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. If you are interested in sitting for an exam during this time, please register online at  For additional questions, please email and a CGFO study group will be held at the Austin Renaissance Hotel on April 14 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.


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


The Bruce Testa Semi Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at the Star Ranch Golf Club, located at 2500 FM 685, Hutto, TX 78634. Tee times starting at 1:15 PM. The cost is $49.00 plus tax per person, which includes the green fee, cart, range and lunch from the all-inclusive buffet. This will be a Florida Scramble (bogey is your friend) and four closets to the pin contest and long drive holes contest for men and women. The golf outing is limited to 40 golfers so sign up right away by emailing Tony Sekaly at or call 713-502-8575.


REGISTRATION FEES By March 25 After March 25
GFOAT Active Member* $395 $470
GFOAT Non-Members $470 $545
First Time Attendee** $295 $395
Faculty and Student Members $180 $295
Networking Event Guest $  75 $  75
Will you be attending Top Golf? ___Yes ___No
Ethics Training (Tuesday ) $150 $175
Public Funds Investment Act Training


Part One (Tuesday) $140 $140
Part Two (Wednesday) $140 $140

*Membership must be completed by March 11 to take advantage of member and first time attendee rate.
**For members who have not attended any GFOAT Spring Institute or Fall Conference.


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