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GBA 2025 Annual Conference


Apr 24, 2025 @ 8:00 am - Apr 26, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday, April 23, 2025

• 12:00PM – 5:00PM – GBA Board of Directors Meeting
• 2:00PM – 5:00PM – Workshop I (tentative)

Thursday, April 24, 2025

• 9:00AM – 10:00AM – GBA/Terra Joint Board of Directors Meeting
• 10:00AM – 1:00PM – Workshop (tentative)
• 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 25, 2025

• 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/Round Table Sessions
• 6:30PM – 7:00PM – Reception
• 7:00PM – 9:00PM – Awards Recognition Banquet

Saturday, April 26, 2025

• 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 will be available by late December 2024

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa 
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421
Main Hotel Phone Number: 912-201-2000
On-line Reservation Link: Available late November 2024

Room Rates and Current Taxes:
Run of House Rooms $279 plus state and local tax of 13% plus a $2.50 occupancy per room per night plus a $5.00 GA Hotel/Motel Fee..

In addition, there is a mandatory Destination Fee of $20.00 per room/per night plus tax.

This fee covers several amenities including:

• In-room High-Speed Internet Access
• Complimentary Twilight golf on the Championship PGA golf course
• Golf club storage, use of chipping and putting greens and driving range (including complimentary clubs)
• Complimentary access to spa sauna, steam room
• Complimentary use of fitness center
• Use of tennis racquets, courts & croquet lawn
• Complimentary use of on property bicycles
• Nightly S’mores at dusk by the pool
• On-resort shuttle transportation

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, is a four-diamond hotel located adjacent to the scenic Savannah River in Savannah, GA. While at the resort you will experience true Southern hospitality as elegance meets modern luxury. Enjoy a delightful ferry ride to the Savannah Historic District or indulge in the resort’s amenities, including the inviting pool. Discover serenity in the sophisticated rooms and suites with stunning views of the golf course or harbor. Delight in Southern coastal cuisine at the three on-site restaurants. Unwind in the heated pool or indulge in a rejuvenating massage at Heavenly Spa by Westin. Tee off on the exclusive 18-hole PGA Championship golf course. Conveniently located near the Savannah Convention Center, the resort offers breathtaking river and downtown Savannah views.

How to Secure a Room Reservation:

• Phone reservations may be made by calling: Phone Number(s) Available late November 2024

• Mention the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) or GBA’s 2025 Spring Conference to be quoted the group rate of $279.00, plus state/local taxes, a GA hotel/motel fee and the $20.00 Destination Fee – all per room, per night.

An online reservation link will be available by late November 2024.

Secure room reservation early: GBA’s cut-off date is Friday, March 21, 2025. 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 24-26, 2025 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 Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa 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 Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa has an Early Departure Fee/Policy; i.e., if you reserve to depart on the 22nd , 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 (Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa) 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 Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. 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


Apr 24, 2025 @ 8:00 am
Apr 26, 2025 @ 5:00 pm