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2018 GBA Spring Conference and Annual Meeting

 

April 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

April 5-7, 2018

Chicago, IL

Join 150+ geoprofessional executive level industry leaders for GBA’s 2018 Spring Conference – Optimizing Performance by Leading from the Heart convening April 5-7, 2018 at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel in Chicago, IL.  This two and a half day conference will offer exceptional educational programs, networking, and social events allowing you the opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate with major stakeholders within the industry.  Conference presentations will focus on subjects that will help our members embrace a heart-centered approach to business and recognize true power means listening to and from the heart and having a commitment to humility.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Overlooking the scenic Chicago River, The Westin Chicago River North Hotel is nestled in the heart of Chicago’s business and theatre districts.  Located just three blocks west of Michigan Avenue and within walking distance to some of Chicago’s most beloved landmarks including the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, the Loop Business District, the theatre district and all the best Chicago has to offer.  The Westin Chicago River North Hotel offers stylish guest room accommodations featuring the Westin Heavenly® Bed and Westin Heavenly® Bath.  Additional amenities of the hotel include two on-site restaurants (320 Restaurant and Kamehachi Sushi Bar) and a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped Lifestyle Fitness cardio machines, strength-training equipment, free weights, kettle bells, slam balls, plyometric boxes, rowing machines, locker facilities, a sauna, and a full-time Certified Trainer, all available to individual guests complimentary.

Call 888-627-8359 to reserve your guest room at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel.  Mention the Geoprofessional Business Association’s 2018 Spring Conference to receive the group rate of $289 plus 16.4% tax per night.  (Link for online reservation coming soon!)

Conference Schedule (Subject to Change)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • 8:00AM – 1:00PM – GBA Board of Directors Meeting
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Group Liaison Meetings (Technical, Operations, and External Affairs ) –Committee and Council Chairs and Vice Chairs meet with GBA Board of Directors Coordinators
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Committee and Council Meetings
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – GBA/Terra Insurance Company Joint Board of Directors Meeting
  • 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM – Wine Tasting (optional activity – subject to additional fee)
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Networking Reception

Friday, April 6, 2018

  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – Full Registrant’s Continental Break
  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – Council of Fellows Meeting
  • 7:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Conference Programming
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Spouse/Guest Buffet Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Spouse Activity (optional activity – subject to additional fee)
  • 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Luncheon (Networking Luncheon and Terra Insurance Company Shareholder  Luncheon)
  • 1:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Conference Programming
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Networking Reception/Dinner

Saturday, April 7, 2018

  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – Full Registrant’s Continental Break
  • 7:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Conference Programming
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Spouse/Guest Continental Breakfast
  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – Networking Luncheon
  • 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM – Board of Directors and Committee/Council Chairs Meeting
  • 2:15PM – 3:45PM – Board of Directors Meeting
  • 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Local Color Night (TBD) (optional activity – subject to additional fee)

Details

Start:
April 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
End:
April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Venue

Westin Chicago River North Hotel
320 North Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
Phone:
312-744-1900
Website:
http://www.westinchicago.com/