Notice of Changes: Future GBA Conference Schedule

For more than 50-years, GBA has delivered two conferences annually, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. This will not change because GBA conferences provide timely and valuable information that our members use to manage risk and optimize business performance and our conferences promote networking to enhance collaboration and lessons learned.


During the COVID pandemic, GBA held three Conferences and  one Winter Leadership Summit using virtual platforms. This was a “silver lining” for GBA and our member firms as the virtual environment delivered high-value content deep into our member firms. In fact,  the attendance of GBA Conferences during the pandemic far exceeded  our expectations with more than twice the number of people attending virtually as normally attend a GBA conference in person.

GBA’s Board of Directors is continuously looking for innovative ways to provide value to our members in support of our purpose and strategy, and one way is to build on the success of virtual conferences.

A New Direction

Building on the successes of the virtual platforms and in support of GBA’s purpose and strategy, the Board of Directors has chosen to hold the 2022 Spring and 2023 Spring Conferences as hybrid events, which will include both in-person and virtual attendance options on our normal Friday/Saturday schedule.

Additionally, the Board decided the 2022 Fall Conference will be delivered entirely as a virtual event, with the goal of delivering high-value presentations, collaboration opportunities, and networking events to a larger audience of GBA members and avoiding travel and a weekend commitment by attendees.

All involved in these decisions recognize this is not how we have normally held conferences, and the new format may be difficult for some. This will be an opportunity to try a new approach that we hope will benefit more employees of member-firms, have a greater impact on your risk management and loss prevention, all while elevating our profession.

Looking to the Future

GBA will evaluate the effectiveness of the virtual 2022 Fall Conference before making decisions about future Fall events.

Please Join Us:

Please plan now to join your geoprofessional associates at our future conferences:

GBA 2022 Spring Conference
April 7-9, 2022*
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Marina Hotel
San Diego, California
A Hybrid Event

GBA 2022 Fall Conference
October 25-27, 2022**
A Virtual Event

GBA 2023 Spring Conference
April 20-22, 2023
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
A Hybrid Event

* registration (both live and virtual) will be available January 24, 2022
** tentative conference dates to be confirmed by January 1, 2022