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Winter Leadership Summit


January 24 - January 26

GBA’s Winter Leadership Summit is an annual meeting where the Board of Directors and members of GBA’s Councils, Committees and Task Forces convene for strategic planning and working sessions. It is an opportunity for our volunteers to complete assignments together for the current fiscal year ending April 30, 2020 and to identify and prioritize actions to focus on for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

All committee/council members are invited to attend.

 When registration opens in late November 2019 and you register on-line, you will indicate in the appropriate registration fields your preferred guest room reservation arrival and departure dates.   This process allows GBA staff the ability to pull a report (rooming list) which GBA staff will submit to the hotel securing room reservation for all GBA members who plan to attend this summit.   When you arrive at the hotel and check-in, you will be required to provide a credit card for all room, tax and incidental charges. Like the past two Winter Leadership Summits, some committee/council members’ room and tax charges may be direct billed to GBA Master Account.   Your committee/council chair will advise you of this possibility during your Saturday, January 25th committee/council meeting.

There is no registration fee to attend the 2020 Winter Leadership Summit.

Click here for the Winter Leadership Summit Program.

 On-line Registration is live now: Click here to register

Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:00PM to 8:00PM – Board of Directors Dinner                                                                                                                                         
(Board of Directors, Director-nominees, spouses, and staff)

Friday, January 24, 2020
7:30AM to 5:00PM – Board of Directors Meeting (Breakfast and Lunch will be served)
(Board of Directors, Director-nominees, and staff)

6:00PM to 8:00PM – Board of Directors Dinner
(Board of Directors, Director-nominees, spouses, and staff)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
7:30AM to 9:00AM – Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting and Breakfast
(Board of Directors, Director-nominees, Committee Chairs, and staff)

9:00AM to 9:45AM – Group Breakfast and Networking
(All Conference Attendees not in the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting)

9:15AM to 9:45AM – Committee Chairs meet with GBA Board of Directors Group Coordinators

9:45AM to 10:00AM – Conference Kick Off and Opening Remarks by Geoprofessional Business Association President and President-Elect.
(All Conference Attendees)

10:00AM to 11:00AM – Group Learning Workshop
(All Conference Attendees)

11:00AM to 12:00Noon – Committee Meetings – Part I
(All Conference Attendees)

12:00PM to 1:00PM – Group Luncheon
(All Conference Attendees)

1:00PM to 4:00PM – Committee Meeting – Part II
(All Conference Attendees)

4:00PM to 5:00PM – Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting
(Board of Directors, Director-nominees, Committee Chairs, and staff)

6:00PM to 8:00PM – Reception
(All Conference Attendees)

Westin Denver Downtown Hotel

1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: 303-572-9100 | Website: Westin_Denver_Downtown_Hotel

Please do not call the hotel for room reservations as all room reservations are handled via a rooming list provided by GBA staff to the hotel after committee/council members register for the Winter Leadership Summit via GBA’s online registration process .

WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel’s 2,944-square-foot facility is designed to accommodate a full range of fitness options to suite all types of workout routines, from running, walking and bicycling to Pilates, yoga, weightlifting and calisthenics. The studio has a full range of cardiovascular machines and strength-training equipment. Customize your workout with functional training equipment such as kettlebells, medicine balls, strength bands, and the signature TRX®Suspension Trainer™. Plus enjoy the indoor half-court basketball court.

Accommodations / Reservation Procedures
Room reservations are secured via a rooming list provided by GBA after committee/council members register through GBA’s online Winter Leadership Summit registration process which opens in late November 2019. The guest room rate for GBA attendees is $139.00 single/double plus $21.89 (15.75%) tax per night. All participants are required to provide a credit card upon check-in to cover the cost of their room, tax and all incidental charges.

Limited guest rooms are available for extended stays at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel. You must contact Barb via e-mail at [email protected] if you plan to arrive prior to Friday, January 24th or extend your stay after the evening of Saturday, January 25th.

FYI: GBA may pay hotel directly or via reimbursement for some committee/council members (approved by committee/council chairs) for their room/tax charges for up to two nights (only Friday and/or Saturday nights). GBA will not pay for any extended stays. Individuals extending their stay will be responsible for all room/tax and incidental charges.

Check-in time is 4:00PM; check-out time is 11:00AM. If you plan to arrive earlier than  3:00PM, call the hotel directly (303) 572-9100 on your arrival day and ask the front desk representative if there are any rooms available allowing you to check in early. Geoprofessional Business Association and the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel cannot guarantee check-in  before 3:00PM. Requests for late check-out on your departure day may be limited and is at the discretion of the Hotel. You must contact the frontdesk representative directly to request a late check-out. Any additional fee for late check-out is solely your responsibility.

Hotel Parking – Westin Denver Downtown Hotel

Valet parking:
A private parking garage is located under the hotel providing valet parking with in/out privileges for hotel guests. Parking may be charged to one’s guest room.

Fees listed below are subject to change without notice:

• $45.00 for overnight parking
• $22.00 per hour for 3 to 8 hours of parking
• $15.00 per hour for 0 t0 3 hours of parking

• Applicable taxes will apply to all parking charges.

The Tabor Center Parking Garage has entrances on Larimer Street and Lawrence Street and connects with the hotel underground on B & C Levels (look for Hotel Elevators). This parking garage is separately owned and operated by LAZ Parking. Click here for Tabor Center Self-Parking Information

Click here for Westin Denver Downtown Parking Information

Getting There
Denver International Airport (DEN) (8500 Pena Blvd., Denver, CO 80249) is 27 miles from the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel. The approximately travel time is 35 minutes by car depending on time of day and traffic. http://www.flydenver.com/

The Best Way to get from the Denver International Airport to the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver International Airport (DEN) now has a direct rail connection from downtown to the airport. The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) University of Colorado “A” Line offers convenient access and reliable transportation to and from the airport.
• Airport rail station is located underneath the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel.
• Distance: 23 miles of track from Denver International Airport to the downtown Denver Union Station
• Travel Time: 37 minutes
• Frequency:
o Peak Hours: 4:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – every 15 minutes
o Non-Peak Hours: 3:15 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – every 30 minutes.
• Fare: $10.50 each way between the Denver International Airport and Union Station.
o From Union Station – head southwest toward 16th Street. Turn left onto 16th Street and walk approximately 6 blocks to Lawrence Street. Hotel will be on the left.
At a cost of $10.50 each way, travelers can use the rail service, known as the A Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD), metro Denver’s public transit provider.
The “A” Line whisks travelers to the heart of downtown,
specifically the recently restored Union Station, which is the city’s new transportation hub and the “living room, ” thanks to its plush surroundings. From Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation services, such as light rail, regional and local buses, Amtrak rail service, taxis, and the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle (Mall Ride) and free downtown Metro Ride buses that provide access to most downtown hotels. Union Station itself is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts building and the location of hip, locally owned restaurants, bars, shops and a boutique hotel.

Located in the heart of Denver, the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel is a few short blocks from the Greyhound Lines Station, the Regional Transportation District Station, and the Denver Amtrak Station.
All are conveniently connected by the 16th Street free mall shuttle.

Click Here for RTD Rail Information between Denver Airport and Downtown
The one-way fare for a taxicab service between Denver International Airport and the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel is approximately $70.00.

Driving Directions
From the Denver International Airport to the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel
1. Head North on Peña Blvd
2. Take East 84th Avenue to Peña Blvd (1.6 miles)
3. Follow Peña Blvd then merge onto I-70 W to Park Ave W.
4. Stay in Right 2 lanes to take exit 274 from I-70 W toward Colorado Springs (22.2 miles)
5. Keep Left at the fork, follow signs for I-25 South to Speer Boulevard Exit (212A)
6. Continue on Speer to Lawrence and turn left
7. The hotel is on the right side of Lawrence


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