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GBA 2021 Fall Conference


October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

Save the date and plan to join more than 150 geoprofessional executive level industry leaders for GBA’s 2021 Fall Conference convening October 21-23, 2021 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada.

GBA is coming back together this October for our 2021 Fall Conference in Henderson, Nevada. As we enter the post-pandemic world and have the opportunity to gather together after a long period of separation, GBA will reunite in person to learn, collaborate, network, renew friendships, celebrate successes, and meet with fellow geoprofessionals from across North America.

We will do what GBA members have done for more than 50 years identify emerging opportunities, solve common problems, and strive to improve our businesses and elevate our profession. We will reconnect as a community, share experiences, and plan for the future.

Reuniting at this conference will bring us back to the basics of what GBA does best. We will focus on business & educational resources, specifically risk management and business performance optimization for geoprofessional firms.

On-line Registration will open in late June 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

  •  8:00AM – 1:00PM – GBA Board of Directors Meeting
  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM – Group Liaison Meetings (Technical, Operations, and External Affairs)
  • 2:00PM – 5:00PM – Committee Meetings
  • 4:30PM – 5:30PM – GBA/Terra Insurance Company Joint Board of Directors Meeting (tentative)
  • 5:00PM – 6:00PM – Guest/Spouse Reception
  • 6:30PM – 7:00PM – First Timer Attendee Reception
  • 7:00PM – 9:00PM – Welcome Reception

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • 7:00AM – 7:45AM – Full Registrant’s Breakfast
  • 7:00AM – 7:45AM – Council of Fellows Meeting & Breakfast
  • 7:45AM – 12:30PM – Conference Programming
  • 8:00AM – 9:00AM – Guest Breakfast
  • 10:00AM – 2:00PM – Guest Activity (optional activity – subject to additional fee)
  • 12:30PM – 1:45PM – Luncheon – Networking Luncheon
  • 12:30PM – 1:45PM – Luncheon – Terra Insurance Company Shareholder Meeting (tentative)
  • 1:45PM – 3:15PM – Conference Programming
  • 3:15PM – 5:30PM – Round Table Discussion Sessions (tentative)
  • 7:00PM – 9:00PM – Reception

Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • 7:00AM – 7:45AM – Full Registrant’s Breakfast
  • 7:45AM – 12:45PM – Conference Programming
  • 9:00AM – 10:00AM – Guest Activity – Yoga with CeCe
  • 9:30AM – 11:30AM – Guest Continental Breakfast
  • 12:45PM – 1:30PM – Networking Luncheon
  • 12:45PM – 2:15PM – Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting
  • 2:15PM – 3:45PM – Board of Directors Meeting

Details available Late June 2021!

GBA will award Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Details available in late June 2021!

Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort                                                    

101 Montelago Boulevard

Henderson, Nevada 89011
Main Phone: (702) 567-6000

Reservation Line: (888) 236-2427


On-line Reservation Available – June 2021!

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa nestled against the peaceful desert mountainside is the centerpiece of the 3600-acre Lake Las Vegas community of Henderson, Nevada.  Conveniently located next to Mediterranean-inspired MonteLago Village, this full service, Four Diamond resort boasts over 490 newly renovated guest rooms and suites with modern technology and design along with sweeping views of the surrounding desert.  A luxury spa (Aveda Spa Lago), a two-level Nuala Pool, a WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, a private beach, craft cocktail lounge and a gourmet coffee shop and both casual and fine dining options are just some of the onsite amenities available to guests.  Two championship golf courses each offering exceptional play and stunning Lake Las Vegas views are only moments away.  This sprawling resort with immaculate landscaping invites guests to relax and recharge in a picturesque lake-side setting yet is only a short drive from the energy of the Las Vegas Strip.




Run of House Guest Rooms $179.00 Single/Double Resort Fee $10.00 Per Night Plus 13% Tax Currently



 WiFi access in guest room and public areas

  • Self-parking (Valet Parking available for $15 per car per night fee)
  • Welcome Drink: A Desert Elixir signature cocktail
  • Shuttle to Golf Courses: Guest Services will provide transport to Reflection Bay or South Short Golf Courses upon request
  • 20% Discount off individual rounds at Reflection Bay Golf Course
  • Complimentary in-room bottled water
  • Complimentary Bicycle Rental (60 minute) based on availability


All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, which must be supplied at the time the reservation is made.  Regardless of how the reservation is made, any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 72-hours prior to arrival will be subject to one night’s room and tax cancellation fee.  In addition, attendee that fails to arrive on the scheduled arrival date will be considered a “No Show” and a charge of one night’s room and tax will be posted to the individual attendee’s credit card on file.

Upon check-in, each guest will be required to present a valid credit card, on which an amount of sufficient pre-authorization can be obtained to cover the room, tax charges and possible miscellaneous charges.

  • Call the room reservation line at (888) 236-2427
  • Hotel Reservation Changes and Cancellations: The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort has a 72-hour room reservation cancellation policy. Room reservation cancellations received less than 72-hours prior to arrival will be subject to one night’s room/tax cancellation.
  • 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 directly with the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort so that the guest room nights can be re-sold to other GBA guests. If you have questions, contact GBA staff – 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 11:00 AM. 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 Westin Lake Las Vegas 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 Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort has an Early Departure Fee/Policy; i.e., if you reserve to depart on the 23rd, 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 or advise the front desk staff at the time you check-in. 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 (Westin Lake Las Vegas 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 Westin Lake Las Vegas 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]

The second largest city in Nevada, Henderson is located just 20 minutes from Las Vegas. The city is home to unique attractions, museums, shops and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic bike ride along the River Mountain Loop Trail, visit the Clark County Museum to learn about the history of the area, stroll through Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and see lions at the Lion Habitat Ranch. Spend a morning at the Lake Las Vegas Resort to relax with spa treatments, have lunch and enjoy scenic views of the stunning man-made lake. Here are the best things to do in Henderson, NV.

More Details Coming soon!

Details Coming soon!

McCarran International Airport

5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 261-5211


 Code: LAS

A refund (less $150/per person administrative fee) will be given to individuals whose cancellations are received by 5:00PM Eastern Time, Friday, September 24, 2021. For cancellations received after that date, but not later than 5:00PM Eastern Time, Friday, October 8, 2021, the cancellation fee will be $275/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, October 8, 2021.

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.


October 21 @ 8:00 am
October 23 @ 5:00 pm