CSMFO puts together one of the best conferences you are most likely to attend. In addition to the value-added content each session presents to everyone, it’s an opportunity to reunite with members you only see once a year and meet new friends. This year’s conference theme was “Back to the Capital” and appropriate on so many levels as the last time CSMFO was in Sacramento was in 2017.
The annual conference kicks off on Tuesday morning with pre-conference sessions throughout the day. In addition, there are other fun activities such as the golf and pickleball tournaments, and new this year was an opportunity to give back by volunteering your time at a local food bank.
It takes many volunteers to make the conference run. One example is the Program Committee, where all of the proposed sessions are vetted and approved for placement at the annual conference each year. I had the opportunity to serve on the committee and got a firsthand look at just how each session is reviewed and selected. Sessions can be based on a magnitude of factors such as content, timeliness and relevance; covering many topic areas from technical accounting, leadership, to information technology. I truly appreciate and value all the hard work each volunteer does for each of the sessions.
Many members may wonder how the conference is organized. As President-Elect, it is my responsibility to develop a Host Committee comprised of dedicated members who can help me organize the best possible conference.
And believe me, the 2024 conference will be magical and one of the best conferences ever. In fact, the 2024 conference theme is “May the Magic of Finance be with You.”, incorporating the elements of Disney including Star Wars!
I take my role of President-Elect very seriously and consider it a privilege to serve the members and create the best possible experience a CSMFO membership can give you. I believe the CSMFO members provide a diverse and broad range of experience to draw from. Without your input, CSMFO would not be where it is today. I look forward to seeing and connecting with you over this coming year and in Disneyland for the 2024 conference.