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GBA 2024 Annual Conference


Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

• 12:00PM – 5:00PM – GBA Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2024

• 9:00AM – 10:00AM – GBA/Terra Joint Board of Directors Meeting
• 10:00AM – 1:00PM – Workshop
• 10:00AM – 11:00AM – Group Meetings (Education/Guidance, Operations, Technical)
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Committee Meetings
• 12:00PM – 1:00PM – First Timer’s Luncheon
• 2:00PM – 4:00PM – Committee Meetings
• 4:00PM – 5:00PM – Committees in Concert
• 6:00PM – 7:00PM – Guest Reception
• 7:00PM – 9:00PM – Networking Reception

Friday, April 19, 2024

• 7:00AM – 7:45AM – Networking Breakfast
• 7:00AM – 7:45AM – Council of Fellows Breakfast & Meeting
• 7:45AM – 12:30PM – Conference Programming
• 9:00AM – 10:30AM – Guest Breakfast
• 11:00AM – 3:00PM – Guest Activity
• 12:00PM – 1:30PM – Luncheon
• 1:45PM – 5:00PM – Conference Programming
• 6:30PM – 7:00PM – Reception
• 7:00PM – 9:00PM – Awards Recognition Banquet

Saturday, April 20, 2024

• 7:00AM – 7:45AM – Networking Breakfast
• 7:45AM – 12:30PM – Conference Programming
• 9:30AM – 10:30AM – Guest Continental Breakfast
• 12:30PM – 1:30PM – Networking Luncheon
• 12:30PM – 2:00PM – Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Luncheon & Meeting
• 3:00PM – 7:00PM – Stay and Play Activity


Details available by January 2024

JW Marriott Anaheim Resort
1775 S. Clementine Street
Anaheim, CA 92802
Main Hotel Phone Number: 714-294-7800
Reservation Phone Number: 800-228-9290

Room Rates and Current Taxes:
Run of House Rooms $269 plus 15% Tax plus a California Tourism Fee of $0.60; an Occupancy Tax of $0.14 per room/per night and a 2% Anaheim Tourism Improvement District Assessment.

In addition, there is a mandatory Destination Fee of $15.00 per room/per night plus tax.

This fee covers several amenities including:

• $15.00 Food/Beverage credit
o (Usable at Tocca Ferro, Citriculture, Parkestry, room service and the JW Market Café)
• $15.00 credit at Roy’s Anaheim (Garden Walk) located behind the hotel
• Daily Enhanced High-Speed Internet Access
• Daily morning yoga class for two ($40 value)
• Daily wine tasting ($20.00 value) current offered 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Citriculture

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort is located in Orange County, CA. This AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel is designed to uplift the soul and enrich the body, mind and spirit. Discover elevated experiences around every corner, from Disneyland® Resort to Anaheim GardenWalk. We offer upscale social spaces and resort amenities, such as our JW Garden, yoga and zen room, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. After savoring exemplary recipes at our signature restaurant, ascend to the rooftop bar for scenic views of Anaheim and fireworks on the horizon. From locally inspired dishes to our holistic approach to well-being, JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort provides you with expertly choreographed services and experiences to deepen your journey while at the resort.

How to Secure a Room Reservation?

• Phone reservations may be made by calling:
(800)-228-9290 or (714) 294-7800

• Mention the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) or GBA’s 2024 Spring Conference to be quoted the group rate of $269.00 and the $15.00 Destination Fee – all plus taxes / per night.

Please reserve your room here

Secure room reservation early: GBA’s cut-off date is Friday, March 22, 2024. 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. NOTE: GBA’s room block usually fills early – don’t delay – secure your room well in advance of our conference dates.

Pre/Post Room Nights: Limited guest rooms may be available for up to 2 days pre/post the official conference dates of April 18-20, 2024 based on availability at the time reservations are made and at the hotel’s discretion. Should you plan to extend your stay, please contact the hotel early for best availability.

Hotel Reservation Changes and Cancellations: The JW Marriott Anaheim Resort has a Three (3) day (72-hour prior) room reservation cancellation policy. Room Reservation cancellations received less than 3 days prior to arrival will be subject to one night’s room/tax cancellation. Individuals who cancel must receive a cancellation confirmation number from the hotel.

Please Note: 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 (barb@geoprofessional.org) or Sara (sara@geoprofessional.org) 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. The JW Marriott Anaheim Resort cannot guarantee any early check-ins before 4:00 PM. If you would like to check-in early, you may contact the hotel’s front desk representative on your arrival day to see if the hotel has any rooms clean and ready earlier than the 4:00PM check-in time.

Early Departure Fee/Policy: The JW Marriott Anaheim Resort has an Early Departure Fee/Policy; i.e., if you reserve to depart on the 20th, 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 (JW Marriott Anaheim 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 JW Marriott Anaheim Resort. Don’t be scammed! Should you have any questions, please contact Barb Nappy at 727-457-2272 (cell) or via e-mail at barb@geoprofessional.org


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