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April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 6 @ 5:00 pm



Celebrate GBA’ s 5oth Anniversary!

Join 150+ geoprofessional executive level industry leaders April 4-6, 2019 in Maui, Hawaii at GBA’s Spring Conference for two amazing days of education, experience sharing, networking, and fun!


Registration Information coming January 2019!


  • Excellent session topics and speakers:
  •  Networking reception – Thursday night
  • Awards Dinner and 50th Anniversary Celebration – Friday Night
  • Terra Insurance Company Shareholder Meeting
  • Full registration includes: Thursday evening reception with food and drinks, Friday awards dinner.

Details Coming January 2019!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Group Meetings with Committee/Council Chairs
  • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Committee/Council Meetings
  • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Networking

Friday, April 5, 2019

  • 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Conference Programming
  • 12:00PM to 1:15 PM Luncheon
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Awards Dinner

Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM Conference Programming
  • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting with Committee Chairs
  • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Stay & Play Activity

GBA will award professional development hours (PDHs)

Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort
3850 Wailea Alanui Drive

Wailea, Hawaii 96753 (Island of Maui)

Reservations Phone Line:  800-888-6100

Click here for on-line reservation:

 The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa sits on 40 oceanfront acres with over 770 guest rooms, 50 suites and 60 three-bedroom villas.  Embracing Hawaii’s nature, culture and people, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa is one of the world’s finest retreats.  Fronting picturesque Wailea Beach on the southwest shore of the Island of Maui and just a 25-minute flight from Honolulu, this breathtaking paradise is easy to reach. This property has been honored with many prestigious awards including the AAA Four Diamond Award, as well as being named one of the world’s best resorts by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.  The resort features an art collection including works by Andy Warhol, Fernando Botero as well as regional artists. Guest room accommodations feature balconies, gardens, and ocean views. At every turn, tantalizing restaurants, the unparalleled Spa Grande, championship golf and stunning vistas promise a once-in-a-lifetime experience.




Deluxe Garden  $275.00   Single/Double Plus 14.416% Current Tax
Ocean View  $295.00   Single/Double Plus 14.416% Current Tax
Deluxe Ocean View  $315.00   Single/Double Plus 14.416% Current Tax


There is a $50.00 person plus tax per night charge for more than 2 persons in any guest room, with a maximum of 4 persons per room. No charge for children under 17 years of age and younger staying in the same room with parents and utilizing existing bedding.

Daily Mandatory Resort Charge:

In addition to the rates set forth above, there will be a daily resort charge of $15.00 per room, per night, plus tax, that will be posted to all guest rooms and includes the following:

  • A tropical flower lei greeting upon arrival
  • Two bottles of water on day of arrival placed in the guestroom
  • 45-minute photography session with Pacific Dream Photography (scheduled in advance)
  • Unlimited local, toll-free, and credit card calls (no access fee)
  • Coffee & tea in guest rooms
  • Participation in yoga classes
  • Admission to twice-daily SCUBA clinics
  • Use of Beach Cruiser Bikes (based on availability)
  • Beach umbrellas for use on Wailea Beach (subject to availability)
  • In-room internet access (up to 20MB), with wireless capability and internet for multiple devices

*Resort charge inclusions and pricing are subject to change without notice

The following are a list of suggested charges that are separate from the room rate, resort charge and taxes. GBA is advising our members/guests that these charges (gratuities) are optional (at guest’s own discretion).

Porterage:  Porterage is a suggested guest charge and is applicable to each guest occupying a room.

$13.00 per person, per room for check-in and check-out service

  Room Attendant:  Room attendant charge is suggested but optional (at guest’s own discretion).

Room Attendant:                                             $3.00 per room, per day

Room Attendant Suite:                                  $6.00 per suite, per day


  • Call the room reservation line at 800-888-6100
  • Click here for on-line reservation
  • Mention the Geoprofessional Business Association or GBA and the Spring Conference to be quoted the group rates.
  • Secure room reservation early:  GBA’s cut-off date is Friday, March 1, 2019…. Once GBA’s room block is filled the hotel and GBA cannot guarantee availability of rooms at the GBA group rate or any other room rate.
  • Pre/Post Room Nights: Limited guest rooms may be available for up to 3 days pre/post the official conference dates of April 4-6, 2019 at the hotel BASED ON AVAILABILITY at the time reservations are made at the hotel’s discretion.
  • Hotel Reservation Changes and Cancellations: The Grand Wailea Resort has a Thirty (30) day room reservation cancellation policy. When reservations are made you will be required to provide a deposit equal to the first and last night of the reservation. All deposits are refundable as long as the hotel receives 30 days-notice prior to the reservation arrival date.  All cancellations or date changes received within 30 days of the arrival date are subject to forfeiture of the deposit.  The special rate will be honored 3 days pre/post based on space and rate availability.  Bedding and view are on a request basis and we will do our best to honor requests upon arrival. Rollaway beds are available at $30 plus tax per night.  Connecting rooms may be available to confirm with a connecting fee of $50 plus tax per set per night. Guests will need to call the hotel call center at 800-888-6100 to confirm connecting.    All Hilton Honors point redemption reservations will need to be made with HHonors at 800-HHONORS and a room move may be required.
  • Please Note: In-order-to minimize any charges to you, your firm, or to GBA, if you need to cancel your room reservation, please do so in a timely manner so that the guest room nights can be sold to other GBA guests. Contact Barb ([email protected]) or Sara ([email protected]) even if you have to cancel late so that GBA can try to assign your guest room to someone else.
  • Check-in / Check-out Times: Check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 12:00 PM. If you plan to arrive earlier than 4:00PM, call the hotel directly on your arrival day and ask the front desk attendant if there are any rooms available allowing you to check-in early. The Geoprofessional Business Association and the Grand Wailea Resort cannot guarantee check-in before 4:00 PM. Requests for late check-out on your departure day may be limited and is at the discretion of the Hotel.
  •  Early Departure Fee/Policy: The Grand Wailea Resort has an Early Departure Fee/Policy; i.e., if you reserve to depart on the 6th, but leave a day early, you will be charged for the night you “missed” at the group room rate plus tax, unless you make arrangements with the hotel’s front desk manager in advance.  Emergency and other special circumstance situations will be reviewed by the hotel on a case by case basis.
  • Beware of unauthorized hotel booking and housing agencies (Poachers):  GBA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than GBA staff or GBA’s chosen hotel (Grand Wailea Resort) contacts you and suggests that they represent any GBA event, they do NOT.   It is GBA’s recommendation that you book your hotel guest room directly with the Grand Wailea Resort.  Don’t be scammed!   Should you have any questions, please contact Barb Nappy at 727-457-2272 (cell) or via e-mail at [email protected]


4:30PM – 8:00PM

 Details coming January 2019!

Details coming January 2019!

A refund (less $125/per person administrative fee) will be given to individuals whose cancellations are received by 5:00PM Eastern Time, Friday, March 8, 2019.   For cancellations received after that date, but not later than 5:00PM Eastern Time, Friday, March 22, 2019, the cancellation fee will be $250/per person, for administration, food service and related guarantee charges that GBA will have to absorb.  No refund or credit may be given after 5:00PM on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Please note:  GBA may charge an individual whatever GBA has to pay the hotel (in attrition fees) if you fail to cancel a room reservation in a timely manner and GBA is unable to assign the room to someone else.  Be sure to notify Barb ([email protected]) or Sara ([email protected]) even if you have to cancel late so that GBA can at least try to mitigate any additional charges.



April 4 @ 8:00 am
April 6 @ 5:00 pm