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Winter Leadership Summit


January 25 @ 7:30 am - January 26 @ 8:00 pm

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, 2019 and to identify and prioritize actions to focus on for the 2019–2020 fiscal year.

All committee/council members are invited to attend.

When 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 will be submitted to the hotel securing room reservation for all GBA members who plan to attend this summit.   You will be required to provide a credit card upon check-in for payment of room, tax, and incidental charges.  Like last year, 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 26th committee/council meeting.

There is no registration fee to attend the 2019 Winter Leadership Summit.


Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

  • 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, and staff)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

  • 7:30AM to 9:00AM – Board of Directors and Committee/Council Chairs Meeting and Breakfast
    (Board of Directors, Director-nominees, Committee/Council Chairs, and staff)
  • 9:00AM to 9:45AM – Group Breakfast and Networking
    (All Conference Attendees not in the Board of Directors and Committee/Council Chairs Meeting)
  • 9:15AM to 9:45AM – Board Liaisons meet with Committee/Council Chairs
  • 9:45AM to 10:00 AM – Conference Kick Off and Opening Remarks by Geoprofessional Business Association President and President-Elect.
    (All Conference Attendees)
  • 10:00AM to 11:00AM – Workshop – How to Successfully Lead Volunteer Groups to Greatness
    (Facilitators:  Catherine A. Leslie, P.E. and Jaclyn Wilmot both from Engineers Without Borders) (All Conference Attendees)
  • 11:00AM to 12:00Noon – Committee/Council Meetings – Part I
    (All Conference Attendees)
  • 12:00PM to 1:00PM – Group Luncheon
    (All Conference Attendees)
  • 1:00PM to 4:00PM – Committee/Council Meeting – Part II
    (All Conference Attendees)
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM – Board of Directors and Committee/Council Chairs Meeting
    (Board of Directors, Director-nominees, Committee/Council Chairs, and staff)
  • 6:00PM to 8:00PM – Tailgate Party
    (All Conference Attendees) – Show Your Spirit! Represent Your Team! Wear the jersey, shirt, jacket, or hat of your favorite sports team to GBA’s Tailgate Party! We will have few games such as Ping-Pong, Cornhole, and Hoop a Shoot where can challenge fellow GBA members to a game.

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 (opening soon).  The guest room rate for GBA attendees is $149.00 single/double plus $23.47 (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 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 25th or extend your stay after the evening of Saturday, January 26th.

Check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 11:00 AM.

If you plan to arrive earlier than 4:00 PM, call the hotel directly (303) 572-9100 on your arrival day and ask the front desk attendant if there are any rooms available allowing you to check in early. Geoprofessional Business Association and the  Westin Downtown Denver Hotel cannot guarantee check-in before 4:00PM. Requests for late check-out on your departure day may be limited and is at the discretion of the Hotel.

Click the link below to view maps of downtown Denver, the greater Denver area, and an interactive map.

Hotel Parking – Westin Denver Downtown Hotel
Valet parking charges are:  $45.00 for overnight; $15.00 for first 3 hours; more than 3 hours is $22.00.

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

The parking garage is staffed 24-hours a day.  The garage allows vehicles of up to 6 feet, 9 inches.  No service vehicles are permitted.  Bicycle and motorcycles parking is not offered at this garage.

The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of Denver, 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 Additional Parking Information

 Getting There
Denver International Airport (DEN) (8500 Pena Blvd., Denver, CO 80249) is 28 miles from the Westin Downtown Denver 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:
    • Peak Hours: 4:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – every 15 minutes
    • 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: $9.00 each way between the Denver International Airport and Union Station.
    • From Union Station – head southwest toward 16th Turn left onto 16th Street and walk approximately 6 blocks to Lawrence Street. Hotel will be on the left.

At a cost of $9.00 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  (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide 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.



The one-way fare for a taxicab service between Denver International Airport and the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel is approximately $75.00. For information about taxicab fares between Denver International Airport and the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel visit:  https://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=denver&lang=en

 Click Here for Driving Directions, UBER/Lyft, and Light Rail Information


January 25 @ 7:30 am
January 26 @ 8:00 pm