2023 KSGFOA Conference

The Kansas Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to present a series of workshops for those involved in the financial affairs of municipalities, counties, schools, state agencies, utilities, and special authorities. The 24th annual conference will be held Nov. 1 – 3, 2023 in Overland Park, Kansas.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kansas City – Overland Park
10100 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210

Keynote Speaker: Joshua Lozoff

Joshua Lozoff has been speaking and sharing magic for nearly twenty years.

Recently, Joshua was featured on the network TV competition show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us. The YouTube clip has been seen by nearly half a million people. And Joshua had the honor of being the only magician invited to perform at the World’s Fair in Japan. He spent two weeks as a featured performer for the USA, entertaining Fair visitors from around the world.

Before turning his attention to magic, Joshua was a professional actor with featured roles on the TV show Cheers (as Gino Tortelli) and in the movie Clueless. You can see Joshua’s martial arts skills on display in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

After 14 years as a professional actor, Joshua left Hollywood to devote more time to service work, including volunteer stints throughout Latin America. It was during his travels that a chance encounter with a street magician sparked a new passion, and Joshua began his training. Traveling around the world, Joshua studied with master magicians on several continents. After years of full-time training, he began sharing his craft with others.

Today, he presents his keynote presentation, “The Magic of Communication” at conferences, seminars and retreats throughout the country.

And as a magician, he performs his stage show, Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic at performing arts centers and corporate events across the US, as well as Asia and Latin America.

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Pre Conference Session

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Schedule

November 1

November 2

November 3

2023 KSGFOA Conference Sponsors

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2023 KSGFOA Conference Social

2023 Women in Public Finance Event

Call for Presentations

You are invited to submit topic and speaker ideas or a presentation proposal for the conference. Proposals should include presentations on relevant topics for public finance professionals and consultants serving local and state governments across Kansas.

Scholarships

If you are not a member of KSGFOA or are a member who has never had the opportunity to attend the Annual Professional Conference, you can apply for a scholarship. The Board will sponsor up to 5 individuals. The scholarship for non-members will include a one-year KSGFOA membership and for members includes the conference registration. Applicants conference registration fees will be refunded if they are selected for scholarship.

Annual Awards 2023

Lifetime Achievement Award

The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to recognize an individual’s achievements in outstanding leadership in public finance over the course of their career.

Past Winners

    Innovation Award

    The innovation award is designed to recognize and promote creative public finance initiatives and projects that provide innovative and creative solutions to address organizational and community challenges. Winners are those who reflect dedication and inventiveness in public finance and governance to deliver excellence in public services. Initiatives and projects should have occurred within the last two years. Applications are due August 25.

    Past Winners

      Past Conference Presentations

      Resources coming soon…