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2015 ASU Public Finance Conference

2015 Public Finance Conference

March 12-13, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona


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Each year, the ASU Public Finance Conference brings together practitioners and public officials to discuss one of the key challenges in contemporary governance: financial capacity in the public sector.

This year, in addition to core sessions on basic public finance practices, the conference will include panels discussing new legislative and legal developments in the finance arena. 

Kent Hiteshew, director of the Office of State and Local Finance at the U.S. Department of Treasury will be the keynote speaker. His office was established in response to requests for assistance from local jurisdictions facing fiscal and financial challenges. He will share observations on the role of the new office as well as new and upcoming federal activities to address local governments' continued rebound from the effects of the recession.

Special topics panels will focus on the emerging uses of social impact bonds and smart city financing. One panel will be devoted to sports and cultural amenities financing with guests including Paul Dolan, CEO of the Cleveland Indians, Jeffrey Patchen, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Simon Farbrother, recent past president of the International City/County Management Association and city manager of Edmonton, Canada, and Dr. Mark Rosentraub, director of the University of Michigan Center for Sports Management. 

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