2021 Conference On-Site 

Join us in South Bend for incredible learning, networking, and fun experiences. Home to Notre Dame University, the South Bend area also has a wide variety of activities, including tons of outdoor activities, exceptional arts and entertainment, a delicious food and craft beer scene, fun activities for the entire family, and plenty of shopping options. While you'll love attending the conference and taking advantage of fantastic learning and networking opportunities, this can also be an opportunity to bring your family and come a little early or stay a little late for a unique getaway.

Attend classes in-person at the incredible Century Center, experience the exhibit hall and enjoy the local sites as we visit the Studebaker Museum and the Notre Dame Stadium. Be assured that whatever the situation may be with the pandemic, we are working closely with the Century Center to ensure recommended social distancing guidelines and procedures are in place. 

Learning Opportunities
Keynote presentations, general sessions, targeted break-out sessions, and pre- and post-conference training provide a great opportunity for all attendees to further their professional understanding and abilities. Keynote speaker Terry Vaughan will present a riveting address "Dancer to Commando: How to Overcome Any Obstacle," which is equal parts entertainment, inspiration and motivation. Terry will also present a workshop on Wednesday morning "Mastering Body Language." See more information on Terry here.

Sessions will also include Fraud Case Studies, GASB Updates, HR Challenges and Solutions, Building Effective Relationships, Account Analysis, Digital Transformation for Municipalities, Treasurer-to-Treasurer Panel Discussions, Economic Update, Disclosures - New and Best Practices, CARES Act and Cash Management, and Cyber Security. The always-popular Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM) and Advanced CPFIM programs will be offered (one before and one after the conference) as add-on options to your conference registration. 

Networking Opportunities
Don't miss the Welcome Reception on Sunday night: start your conference experience off with a visit to the Studebaker Museum, History Museum and Oliver Mansion and Gardens. Sponsored by APT US&C state affiliate organizations, you'll be able to check out these great sites while you network with conference attendees. 


The networking activity on Monday night is a don't-miss insider look at the Notre Dame campus, including an up-close view of the stadium (we are working to schedule an actual on-field experience for attendees if the University's schedule permits). For anyone not interested in football, the Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Hearts is an incredible and awe-inspiring site that is available for tours.


Tuesday evening's banquet will feature a great dinner, installation of our new Board of Directors, recognition of members who have earned certifications and accreditation at the beautiful Century Center Great Hall followed by incredible entertainment outside on the island surrounded by the St. Joseph River and it's incredible River Lights installation.



Pre-Conference Certification Training*
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM)
Member: $299 • Non-Member: $499

Annual Conference
Sunday, July 18: Welcome Reception at Studebaker Museum
Monday, July 19: All Training Sessions with a Networking Event at Notre Dame Stadium
Tuesday, July 20: All Training Sessions, Awards Banquet with Entertainment
Wednesday, July 21: “Mastering Body Language” Workshop
Member: $599 • Non-Member $699

Wednesday Workshop Only
Wednesday, July 21: “Mastering Body Language” Workshop
Member: $139 • Non-Member $169

Post-Conference Certification Training*
Wednesday, July 21
Advanced Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (ACPFIM)
Member: $299 • Non-Member: $499

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