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2018 Financial World of Information Technology, Orlando, FL
2018 Financial World of Information Technology, Orlando, FL

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3/19/2018 to 3/23/2018

When: 3/19/2018
7:00 AM
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Gaylord Palms Resort
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Orlando, Florida  34746
United States
Terence Quinlan

Phone: (805) 687-7390

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 3/16/2018


March 19-23, 2018 Conference in Orlando, FL

How to Register

Orlando, Florida

ITFMA's Financial World of Information Technology® Conferences are at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando (Kissimmee), FL on March 19-23, 2018 and offers these seven concurrent tracks and categories:

  • IT Financial Issues for Senior Executives and Their Direct Reports
  • IT Financial Management Best Practices
  • IT Strategic Planning and Financial Planning
  • IT Asset Management – Acquisition, Control, and Disposal
  • IT Performance Management and Benchmarking
  • IT Accounting for Expense Management
  • Telecommunication Financial Management

To register electronically, please submit the Conference Registration form on this website using the "Register” button above. To register by mail, complete and mail the Conference Registration form and a check made out to "ITFMA” or "IT Financial Management Association.” All major credit cards are accepted too. To register by fax, send the registration form to (805) 687-7382 (no cover letter required). To register by telephone, call (805) 687-7390.

If you are registering a group and entitled to a group discount, you must first contact ITFMA at or (805) 687-7390 with the names of the registrants.

The hotel will provide free Internet access to all attendees staying at the hotel in guestrooms and meeting rooms. The ITFMA group room rate is $219 (includes resort fee) for single/double occupancy. All sleeping rooms and meeting rooms have free high-speed Internet access. To make room reservations, call (877) 382-7299 (select the “Gaylord Palms” option) by February 23, 2018 and mention “ITFMA (IT Financial Management Association)” to get our discounted group room rate.


Purpose of Each Category of Sessions

The World of IT Financial Management Program held on March 19-23 is the only “must attend” program for IT financial management practitioners as this conference program offers the most sessions and networking opportunities related to the financial planning, acquisition, management, and evaluation of IT assets and expenditures. It is the most highly regarded IT financial conference of its kind because it is conducted by many of the leading experts and attended by so many practitioners of IT financial management.

The IT Financial Issues for Senior Executives and Their Direct Reports Sessions provides a comprehensive overview of the major financial disciplines every CFO, CEO, CIO, Director, Financial Manager, Controller and their direct reports should understand to perform his or her responsibilities. There is no university or educational program that offers such a complete agenda for IT organizations that addresses the planning, controlling, pricing, evaluating and decision making aspects of IT financial management. Many of the speakers were selected from among the leading experts in their field.

The IT Financial Management Best Practices Sessions bring together the vast experiences of practitioners and leading experts with experiences from best practice organizations. The material covers best practices and procedures in the design, implementation and application of the various financial tools, techniques and disciplines used in the major areas of IT financial management.

The IT Strategic and Financial Planning, Budgeting and Reporting Sessions are the first known curriculum of its kind. It is filled with case studies and hands-on experiences regarding trends, models, techniques, best practices, and new ideas for effective IT financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, reporting and cost control. You should come away with a number of good ideas for improving your current practices and procedures.

The IT Asset Management Sessions bring together the vast experiences of practitioners and leading experts with experiences from best practice organizations. It provides speakers who are highly experienced experts in this field and creates a forum of asset and expense management practitioners to discuss a wide spectrum of tools and techniques used for investment analysis, contract negotiation, procurement and disposal for IT asset management.

The IT Performance Management and Benchmarking Sessions provide a unique forum for executives and practitioners to discuss their hot issues, challenges and solutions. The material covers practices and procedures in the design, implementation and application of the various tools and techniques in identifying, measuring, monitoring, understanding and evaluating the key drivers of IT performance.

The IT Accounting for Expense Management Sessions address the principles, practices and techniques used to plan, control and evaluate expenses in all sizes of IT organizations as used by practitioners and leading consultants.

The Telecommunication Financial Management Sessions bring together the hands-on experiences of practitioners and expert speakers with experiences from industry-leading organizations in order to provide a forum for practitioners to discuss and learn about the latest concepts and techniques in these financial disciplines.



Session DetailsMonday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshops
  • (To be determined)

Monday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Workshops
  • (To be determined)

Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshops
  • (To be determined)

Tuesday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Workshops
  • (To be determined)

Wednesday-Friday Conference
100+ sessions on seven major IT financial management 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
  • IT Accounting for Expense Management
  • IT Telecom Financial Management


Free Flow Program

There are over 100 sessions including full-day and half-day workshops. You will receive handouts for all workshops and conferences held each day you are registered to attend so you can follow along with the speakers. You can drop in and out of any of the concurrent workshops and conference sessions if you wish.

Programs and Fee Schedule


*Group Discounts*


The registration fee covers all workshops/conference sessions, presentation handout material, attendee list, full breakfast buffets, all day refreshments, and lunch buffets. You may apply for ITFMA membership (January-December) with your registration for an additional $200.00.

Cancellations received after February 16 are subject to a $200 fee. Cancellations received after March 2 are charged 50% of the registration fee. Nonattendance without cancellation are subject to the full fee.

Group Fee Discounts

For group registrations submitted at the same time, group conference registration fee discounts are:

Group of 2: 10% discount
Group of 3: 15% discount
Group of 4 or more: 20% discount


Continuing Education

IT Financial Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: This five-day ITFMA conference offers over 30 hours of continuing education credit for CPA, CMA, ITFMA, CIA, CISA and other certifications. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation required for attending the conferences for continuing education credit. The program objectives are to learn best practices, cutting-edge procedures, experiences of your colleagues, and solutions to current issues. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact ITFMA at (805) 687-7390.

Money Back Guarantee

If you find another four or five day program focused on these IT financial disciplines with more renowned speakers, breadth and depth of material, number of presentations, networking opportunities, and for the same reasonable registration fee in 2018, ITFMA will gladly refund your registration fee.

ITFMA Certification

ITFMA’s Education Certificate Program is the most recognized program to certify completion of an extensive curriculum in IT financial management and related financial disciplines. Certificates are awarded upon completion of 60 class hours at ITFMA programs in the following financial disciplines in order to certify education in IT financial management’s various areas of knowledge and specialization as described in the Category of Sessions below.

A transcript documenting your attendance in over 150 subject categories is sent to you following each attended conference. There is no cost to enroll in the ITFMA Certificate Program and you may apply for multiple certificates. Advanced certificates are awarded for each additional 60 class hours of attendance. For more details, call (805) 687-7390 or go to the ITFMA home page at and click on “Certificate Program”.

Win One of Ten Free 2019 Conference Passes

As a reward to those who see the value of attending the outstanding sessions regularly scheduled on the last day of ITFMA conferences, there will be a drawing in the final sessions scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23. The ten (10) lucky winners will receive a free pass to attend the 2019 ITFMA program of their choice by having their 3-day conference registration fee waived – a value of $1,895. The pass is transferable to a colleague if the winner is not able to attend in 2019. Names will be collected and picked during the 10:00 a.m. sessions. Winners must be present to win.



Why This Program is Unique

  • All sleeping rooms and meeting rooms have free high-speed Internet access
  • The only 5-day week-long conference that provides you a complete curriculum on best practices in asset and expense management, benchmarking, controllership, financial planning/budgeting/reporting, telecommunication financial management and performance management for IT organizations for businesses, government agencies and universities
  • Three tracks for the price of one and six half-day workshops each day for the price of one
  • Receive handouts for the concurrently held workshops, seminars and conferences held each day you are registered to attend
  • Speaker handouts of 700-1,100 pages are provided to you on a flash drive and the on-line ITFMA Conference Guidebook
  • Offers twice the value at half the price of comparable conferences
  • Money back guarantee that you will not find a comparable 3-5 day program on these IT financial disciplines with more renowned speakers, breadth and depth of material, number of presentations, networking opportunities, and for the same reasonable registration fee in 2018
  • 30-35% discount for early registration plus an additional 10-20% discount for groups of 2 or more
  • There will be ten (10) lucky winners in the drawing for free passes to the ITFMA 2019 Conference of your choice
  • Over 100 sessions to choose from!
  • Six (6) pre-conference half-day workshops and three (3) full-day workshops
  • Over 1,000 pages of speaker handouts are provided to you on a 1GB flash drive and the on-line ITFMA Conference Guide-book. Use the ITFMA flash drive on your laptop for a close up view of the speaker presentation material in the various workshops and conference sessions. Those with mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, can download the ITFMA mobile guide to enhance your experience at the conference. You will be able to plan your day with a personalized conference schedule and browse the agenda, handouts, maps, attendee list and general information. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site at
  • Twenty (20) hours of peer networking during breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, and dinners
  • Largest gathering of your peers and leading authorities specializing in the various IT financial management disciplines covered at this conference
  • Unbeatable quality and variety of speakers and topics at a cost significantly less than alternative conferences
  • Latest concepts for financially managing the distributed, centralized and cloud IT environments
  • Ample opportunities for you to discuss current issues and to have your problems addressed by other practitioners in your field
  • Demonstration of leading-edge and popular software available for IT financial management
  • Earn credit in the only extensive IT financial management certification program at no charge with certificates in all 10 IT financial disciplines
  • All full breakfasts and lunches are buffet-style to meet your own dietary requirements and appetite.
  • An open bar at the end of each day gives you a chance to relax with your colleagues and to meet others with common IT Finance interests.

About the Hotel

Resort interior
glass enclosed tropical recreation complex

The The Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando (Kissimmee), Fl is a self-contained entertainment, amusement and dining experience. Although the hotel provides a free shuttle bus to the nearby amusement parks, there is no need for you to leave this lush 65 acre, climate-controlled glass enclosed resort complex. Inside are three tropical atriums recreating different Florida environments that immerse you in the sights and sounds of the Sunshine State. From the rising mists of the Everglades and vibrant island revelry of Key West to the Spanish charm of St. Augustine.

The Key West Atrium features an ever-changing Sand Sculpture Display of sand castles made from two tons of sand. Tour along the wharf as you marvel at The S.S. Gaylord, a 60-foot schooner and the 161,000-gallon Key West Lagoon, home to native marine species such as mangrove snapper, redfish, snook, stingrays and tarpon, where you can watch them being fed.

“The Fort”
location of all ITFMA meals & cocktail hours

In the Everglades Atrium, Sawgrass Place, a themed "backwaters" homestead with four species of non-venomous Florida snakes securely displayed within swamp-themed habitats. See baby alligators, known as "grunts," up close.

Gator Springs
alligator & turtle observation & feeding habitat

The St. Augustine Atrium consists of a rugged wooden walkway over misty bogs amongst majestic cypress trees. There is a replica of the Flagler College Bell Tower reminiscent of Old Florida and a small-scale replica of Castillo de San Marcos Fort, the oldest fort in North America, where ITFMA with have their meals and cocktail hours each day of the conference. Inside “The Fort” is the "Treasures of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha Museum Display.” The spectacular golden artifacts from the 1622 sinking of the Spanish ship Atocha were discovered in 1985 and reported to be one of the United States' richest treasure excavations. Gator Springs has 15 juvenile alligators and 30 species of native turtles in a habitat reminiscent of Florida's natural springs. Watch alligator feedings and learn about the species.

South Beach Pool
adult-only pool

Other resort attractions include:
  • South Beach Pool, an adult-only tropical oasis lined with palms for peace and quiet
  • Cypress Springs Water Park including a 35-foot free-fall drop Cypress Slide with a flatline loop, body board or surf the waves on the double FlowRider, or race down the winding and twisting Tamiami Twister Slide. On the multi-level Treehouse Playground, kids can slide down four water slides, jump around in the geyser and ground spray area, get drenched by the 317 gallon tipping bucket, and climb through 3 levels of water activities.
  • The Garden Club for exploring the 4.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with over 500,000 plants and flowers
  • Key West Fish Feedings involving 360,000 gallons of aquatic life with koi, bluegill, tilapia, gar, pacu, catfish and oscar gliding through the indoor waterways.
  • 20,000-square-foot Relâche Spa and Salon offers a peaceful atmosphere with full-service treatment rooms as well as sauna and steam rooms.
  • The quaint cobblestone street of Market Square is where you can shop at exciting boutiques, a Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shoppe, and Java Coast for a delicious cup of coffee and on-the-go bistro fare.
  • Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth in the lobby
  • Among the 9 restaurants are the Old Hickory Steakhouse (fine dining), MOOR (fresh seafood), Villa de Flora (Mediterranean buffets), SORA (Japanese fresh sushi, sashimi and other oriental favorites), and Wreckers Sports Bar (two-story 37-foot screen and over 50 HDTVs for sports fans)

The resort is located 20 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and just 1.5 miles from the main gate of Walt Disney World and offers free wireless high-speed Internet access in sleeping and meeting rooms.

For complete information about the Hyatt Regency Hotel, please click HERE.

Nearby Attractions

  • Walt Disney Resort: Gaylord Palms offers hotel guests free shuttle bus service to Walt Disney World theme parks and the Disney Springs area.
    • Magic Kingdom Park
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    • Epcot

  • Universal Orlando Resort
    • Universal's Islands of Adventure
    • Universal Studios Florida
    • Universal CityWalk

  • SeaWorld Orlando Parks
    • SeaWorld Orlando
    • Discovery Cove
    • Aquatica

  • Celebration Golf Club: Gaylord Palms Resort makes preferred tee times and free transportation available to hotel guests.

  • Other attractions:
    • 400-foot Orlando Eye Ferris Wheel
    • Gatorland
    • Boggy Creek Airboat rides
    • The Crayola Experience
    • LEGOLAND Florida
    • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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