2020 Fall National Meeting

Empowerment through connection: Orlando, FL, Sept 29-Oct 2


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Registration for the 2020 Fall National Meeting is Now Open!


We look forward to hosting the 2020 Fall National Meeting in Orlando, FL! Orlando is the number one conference destination in the country! Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, Sea World, and numerous other attractions await you in sunny Orlando! Come experience all that Orlando has to offer!


Is Your State Financially Prepared to Face a Natural Disaster Emergency?


Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, wild fires, earthquakes, and pandemic outbreaks. Every state in our nation has been impacted by one of these natural disasters. SFOF state leaders and representatives from the private sector will gather for three days of discussion on the critical issues facing the states and nation.


SFOF national meetings attract state treasurers, state auditors, state government staff, non-profit leaders, policy analysts, legislators, and friends from the private sector. At SFOF meetings, state leaders share their knowledge and experiences with each other, and hear from national leaders and renowned policy experts who share their commitment to free market policies.


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Guest / Spouse Registration


Guest / Spouse registration is meant to accommodate legal spouses and immediate family members ONLY. No exceptions will be made. Guest / Spouse designation will be clearly visible on name badge. Spouse registration for the 2020 Fall National Meeting includes all meals and outings.


Registration Process and Payment Methods


Conference registration for the meeting will not be confirmed until the registration process has been completed and the payment has been received and processed. In accordance with our policies, we review all registrations. This review policy ensures registrants have selected the most appropriate registration option. You will receive notification of registration status. Payment amount may be adjusted to reflect the correct registration type and fees associated.


The State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) cannot be responsible for your spam filters blocking your confirmation email. Please check for a confirmation email before committing to travel arrangements. 


Cancellation / Refund Policy


Registrations cancelled prior to 11:59 PM EDT August 28, 2020 are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Registrations are non-refundable after 12:00AM EDT August 29, 2020.


To cancel, or if you have any questions on payment credits or substituting your registration email Melanie Kreifels. A refund will automatically be issued based on the policy above. Please allow 2-7 business days to process depending on the respective bank. Registration substitutions will not be allowed once the attendee has checked in to the event. Registrations cannot be shared.




  • Early-bird registration will open March 23, 2020 and ends on August 28, 2020. 
  • Housing block will close on August 31, 2020
  • On-site registration rates will begin on August 29, 2020.
  • All state leaders and government staff must book airline tickets by Friday, September 4, 2020.
  • Room cancellation without charge, by 11:59PM EDT September 23, 2020.
  • Online registration closes September 26, 2020.


If you need assistance with registration or housing, please contact Melanie Kreifels.



SFOF Agenda


Event agenda is subject to change.


Keynote Speaker


Gary Varvel is a national award-winning, syndicated cartoonist for Creators Syndicate. The former editorial cartoonist for The Indianapolis Star, was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015.


During his 40-year career, Varvel won numerous awards including the National Headliners Award, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award, the Grambs Aronson Award and the Advancing American Democracy Award.


Varvel’s work is nationally syndicated in over 125 newspapers through Creators Syndicate. His cartoons have appeared on CNN, FoxNews and in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Newsday, USA Today, Washington Times, National Review, and Sports Illustrated. His cartoons have also been reprinted in many college and high school text books.




Business casual is appropriate for all business and social events.




Average temperature in Orlando during late September ranges from a high of 85 to a low of 68 degrees.


Personal Property


SFOF accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property at the 2020 Spring National Meeting.


Civility Policy


SFOF is a forum for stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop real, state-based solutions to encourage growth, preserve economic security and protect hardworking taxpayers. SFOF members understand the importance of hearing from all sides of an issue and value public-private partnership in policy discussions. In order to foster an environment where all sides can be heard, you must speak in a civil manner when presenting at SFOF meetings.




Please refer to the SFOF Media Policy or contact Derek Kreifels with additional questions.




By completing the registration, you understand that you may be photographed, taped or recorded. You grant permission for the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) to use your image or voice in all forms and media as permitted by law. You waive the right to inspect or approve versions of your image or voice or the written copy that may be used in connection with either.



Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL 33896




Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf and 15 acres of recreation, this Four Diamond resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure destinations. In addition to world-class golf, the resort offers a signature spa and sparkling pools, making it the perfect getaway for adults and children alike. With easy access to area attractions like Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, enjoy all that Orlando has to offer.


Hotel Reservations:


Attendees will receive a discounted rate of $210 per night (plus tax) at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. If booking your reservation by phone, call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) and mention The State Financial Officers Foundation Fall National Meeting to receive the discounted rate. The group rate ends Monday, August 31, 2020.


Make it a Family Affair:


If you are interested in extending your stay, the discounted rate will be available three days pre and post conference, based on the hotel’s availability.


Reservations Deadline:  Please book by Monday, August 31, 2020, to receive the discounted group rate. We cannot guarantee that rooms will be available or that the group rate will be honored after that date.


Reservations Deposit: All reservations must be accompanied with a first night’s deposit plus tax, guaranteed by a major credit card.


Cancellation: Deposits are only refundable for cancellations occurring prior to 11:59PM EDT, Wednesday, September 23, 2020.


Parking: Valet parking is available beginning at $32 per night.


All SFOF state officials and staff must book their room by emailing Melanie@statefinancialofficers.com. All SFOF state officials are eligible for lodging scholarships for three nights beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 29, checking out on Friday, Oct. 2.

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Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL (MCO) 


(27.9 Miles to Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate)

Served by Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.


*All state leaders and government staff must book airline tickets by Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.


Interested in becoming a SFOF Corporate Partner?


SFOF corporate partners are a vital part of our organization. Our corporate partners make an annual, non-refundable, commitment to support the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) and its activities.  A part of the partnership includes sponsorship of our national meetings.


Our gatherings are intentionally smaller creating a more intimate atmosphere that allows lasting relationships to form with all that attend. In order to ensure that our gatherings remain this way, we have a maximum number of corporate partners that we invite to join us annually.


Our corporate partners and our state government leaders work together to provide the best possible free market solutions for the states. At our national meetings, corporate partners sit and participate side-by-side with our state leaders.


SFOF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization does not endorse political candidates and is not a political committee. SFOF is not involved in issue advocacy on behalf of elected officials. For more information email derek@statefinancialofficers.com.






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