Financial World of Information Technology® Conferences
ITFMA's Financial World of Information Technology® Conference will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel on April 18-22, 2016 and offers over 100 sessions on these IT financial disciplines:
- IT Financial Issues for Senior Executives and Their Direct Reports
- IT Financial Management Best Practices
- IT Strategic and Financial Planning
- IT Asset Management – Acquisition, Control, Disposal
- IT Performance Management and Benchmarking
- Government IT Financial Management
- Telecommunication Financial Management
The conference agenda will be available by January 2016. The April 20-22 conference registration fee is $1,795 and the April 18-19 optional workshops are $500 per day. The ITFMA group room rate is $189 for single/double occupancy and the prevailing per diem rate for government attendees. All sleeping rooms and meeting rooms have free high-speed Internet access. To make room reservations, call (800) 445-8667 by March 25, 2016 and mention “ITFMA (IT Financial Management Association)” to get our discounted group room rate.
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel is a AAA four-diamond-rated hotel and has been hosting visitors to the Chicago Loop for over 140 years. A city within a city, the Palmer House encapsulates the very essence and energy of Chicago and is an adventure by itself. Upon entering the lobby of this National Historic Landmark Hotel, you are greeted with a breathtaking one-of-a-kind ceiling fresco. There are grand ballrooms and vintage artifacts showcased throughout the famed property. Have your mind read at the Magic Parlour, take the grand tour with Ken Price on the Palmer House Hilton History, sip on our specialty label bourbon, have high tea at 2:00pm on the mezzanine, unwind with a workout in the fitness center or pamper yourself in the Balance Spa that provides hair, nail, skin, and massage therapy. A complimentary fitness center included cardio equipment and weights. Today, Palmer House Hilton continues to thrive in the heart of Chicago. Walk to countless attractions outside the hotel. The Palmer House is just steps to all the action along State Street including restaurants, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, American Apparel, H&M, Block 37 Mall and the Chicago Theatre District. Walking distance to The Art Institute, Joffrey Ballet, Cadillac Theatre, Millennium Park and more! With CTA’s ‘L’ blue, orange, and red lines just steps away, you can navigate Chicago with ease.
World of IT Financial Management® Conferences
ITFMA's World of IT Financial Management® Conference will be held at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, WA on July 11-15, 2016 and offers over 100 sessions on these IT financial disciplines:
- IT Financial Management for Directors and Managers
- IT Financial Planning, Budgeting and Reporting
- ITIL Financial Management and Best Practices
- IT Procurement and Contracts for Asset Management
- IT Chargeback, Showback and Activity Based Management
- IT Financial Management Practitioner Experiences and Case Studies
- IT Accounting for Expense Management
The conference agenda will be available by March 2016. The July 13-15 conference registration fee is $1,795 and the July 11-12 optional workshops are $500 per day. The ITFMA group discounted room rate is $205 single/double and the government rate will be the prevailing 2016 government per diem. All sleeping rooms and meeting rooms have free high-speed Internet access. To reserve a room at these group discount rates, call (206) 382-6991 by June 14, 2016 and mention “ITFMA” or “IT Financial Management” to get our $205 group room rate.
The historic Mayflower Park Hotel is a quaint, gorgeous hotel (only 169 rooms) and located in the heart of Seattle. It is the longest continuously operating hotel in the city. Built in 1927, the classic Mayflower Park Hotel has been lovingly restored with crystal chandeliers, loft ceilings, stained glass windows, gleaming brass and period antiques that offer an inviting European elegance to this historic Seattle hotel. There is complimentary Wi-Fi in all sleeping and meeting rooms. The fitness center offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment. New York Times voted the hotel as their “Where to Stay” choice in Seattle. Seattle Magazine voted it as “Seattle’s Best Getaway Hotel.” On Wednesday (4:30-5:30pm) there is a complimentary wine reception.
The hotel’s Andaluca Restaurant and Bar is a nationally recognized culinary oasis. Its food and design have been a winning combination since 1996. Esquire Magazine selected it as one of the 20 best restaurants in America for a solo meal. NWSource.com’s ‘The Secret Diner’ voted it as having the “Best Main Course” and “Best Service.” The ambiance included mahogany millwork, hand painted murals and plush, and deep-toned fabrics. The restaurant serves fresh Northwest food influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean.
The hotel’s Oliver’s Lounge, is Seattle’s most popular and elegant downtown bar with its crystal chandeliers, tall paned windows looking out on the street scene, complimentary hors d’oeuvres (4:30-6:00pm), and the sounds of contemporary jazz. Fortune Magazine selected Oliver’s as “Best Place in Seattle to Have a Business Drink.” Seattle Martini Challenge declared them winner of “Seattle’s Best Classic Martini” – 8 years in a row!
The Mayflower Park Hotel is right next door to the Sound Transit Light Rail system at Westlake Center. The Seattle Light Rail connection to SeaTac airport is approximately 40 minutes long with 11 Seattle area stops. The cost is $3.00 per person one way. Shuttle Express provides on-call, 7-passenger vans, direct to the hotel. Courtesy phones are located in the baggage claim area. Gray Line of Seattle provides bus service from SeaTac to the Westin Hotel, just two blocks from the Mayflower Park Hotel.
The Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront are just a short five minute walk away. On the top level of Westlake Center is the Monorail Terminal for transportation to the Seattle Center, the Space Needle & Experience Music Project.
2016 Conferences Features
Conference Money Back Guarantee. You will not find another IT financial program in 2016 that beats ITFMA's conference value-to-price ratio. If you find another four or five day conference focused on the same IT financial disciplines with more renowned speakers, breadth and depth of material, number of presentations, networking opportunities, and for such reasonable registration fees in 2016, ITFMA will gladly refund your ITFMA conference registration fee.
Conference Features. These are some of the unique benefits from attending our 2016 conference programs:
- Week long 5-day IT financial management programs – only at ITFMA
- Addresses 7 of the major IT financial disciplines
- Over 100 hours of educational presentations
- Additional 20 hours of peer networking at breakfasts, breaks, lunches
- Receive handouts for all seminars, workshops and conferences held each day you are registered to attend so you can attend any of the 100+ sessions of your choice
- 33 or 34 hours of continuing education for CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA & ITFMA certification
- Many of the sessions address best practices and are presented by leading experts
- Government per diem is available to qualifying conference attendees
- All full breakfasts and lunches are buffets to meet your individual dietary requirements and appetite
- Free Internet access in all hotel sleeping and meeting rooms at both hotels
- Drawings to win free passes to ITFMA 2017 conferences – 6 winners at each conference
- Drawing to win $100-$500 cash prizes for visiting a handful of exhibitor tables – 10 winners at each conference
- You will not find another IT financial program in 2016 that beats ITFMA's conference value-to-price ratio
Conference Discounts. ITFMA will be offering 20-40% discounts (up to $1,000) for early 2016 registrations in addition to their normal 10-20% group discounts for two or more registrants from the same organization. Speaking of the cost of education, Derek Bok said: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
Free Conference Passes. By attending the last session at any ITFMA conference in 2016, you may win a free pass to any of our 3-day conferences in 2017. The drawings at ITFMA conferences are to reward those who see the value of attending the outstanding sessions typically scheduled on the last day of ITFMA conferences. Lucky attendees at each of the last sessions on the last day win passes to attend the ITFMA program of their choice by having their 3-day conference registration fee waived – a value of $1,795. The pass is transferable to a colleague if the winner is not able to attend.
Exhibit Table Prizes. Drop by the exhibitor tables where refreshments are served each coffee break on Wednesday and Thursday (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) to say “Hi” and learn how your IT organization can benefit from the IT software products and services of industry-leading software companies and consultants. Visit all 6-8 tables, hear what they have to say, and you could be one of the ten (10) winners of cash prizes of $100 to $500. Your odds of winning are about 25%. Not a bad way of picking up some loose change during the coffee breaks!