GFOA Social Events

Meet and Mingle Welcome Reception - America’s Center Convention Complex

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Help GFOA kick off the start to our 112th Annual Conference by joining us for a welcome reception! Enjoy beverages and appetizers in the convention center as you mingle with friends and colleagues and make some new acquaintances along the way. The exhibit hall will be open during this time, so take advantage of this opportunity to stroll the hall.

This informal reception will finish early enough to allow maximum flexibility for dinner plans or an evening to explore St. Louis. See you there!

Complimentary to all registered attendees and guests 


Night at the Peabody - Peabody Opera House

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

1400 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 

Ticketed event, which includes live entertainment, beverages, and dessert 

Join us in the beautifully restored Peabody Opera House for a night not to be missed! 

What better way to top off your conference stay than with great friends and entertainment—buy your tickets today! 

You must have a conference badge to purchase a ticket to this event. Ticket price includes entertainment, beverages, and dessert. Courtesy roundtrip shuttle service will be provided for GFOA attendees to the Peabody Opera House beginning at 7:00 pm. 


GFOA Closing Event Update

On April 13, 2018, we were informed that Huey Lewis and the News have cancelled all of their remaining 2018 shows due to the advice of Huey’s doctors. Please read the band’s official statement here. We are currently working on finding a replacement and will send a notification once confirmed.