Present at the next Conference



GBA is looking for a few good speakers to present at a future GBA event!

Are you a dynamic, engaging speaker with something valuable to teach industry leaders involved in the Geoprofessional Business Association? If so, we’d love to receive an abstract submission from you for our upcoming conference.  GBA expects over 150+ senior leaders of GBA member-firms to gather to network, share best practices, improve their business performance, and to elevate our industry.

The Conference Theme:

BIG DATA Means Big Opportunities

BIG DATA is here, and it is the future of the geoprofessions.  Firms that understand big data opportunities to manage risk and to optimize business performance will differentiate themselves in a dynamic business climate.  During our Fall 2019 Conference, GBA will focus on big data and explore the many ways our members can propel their businesses forward.

Our conference will include presentations on big data subjects that will help our members thrive in a new era.  We will include topics to better understand the importance of collecting, storing, retrieving, and protecting data with impacts to projects, business development, financial systems, human resources, safety, and security.

How You Will Benefit?

GBA’s twice-a-year conferences have been the place where senior business leaders of the geoprofessional-industry have come to engage and share their knowledge. As a contributing presenter, you will gain visibility and credibility; create important new relationships; and generate valuable awareness of your expertise in our industry.  Additionally, you will learn from other subject matter experts also presenting at the conference.

The Selection Timetable

  • Complete the “Abstract Submission Form” on the following pages. Ensure that you include 3 presentation learning objectives that the participants will be able to take away from your session. In addition, please provide a bio for each presenter for your session. Submit all documents via e-mail to [email protected] by Friday, April 12, 2019.

Guideline for Bio (150 words or less)

The bio provides GBA with a high-level view of the presenter’s career and major business accomplishments.

  • Full name, current job title and organization’s name
  • Description of your role in the organization and the services it provides
  • Career highlights as it relates to your current position
  • Degrees, certifications, awards, honors and published works
  • GBA will notify selected abstract presenters by Friday, May 10, 2019.
  • Selected presenters must provide final session description by Friday, May 17, 2019.
  • Selected presenters must submit final electronic presentation by Friday, September 6, 2019.

 Evaluation Criteria

GBA’s Program Committee will evaluate abstracts on overall topic, relevance to the audience, conference theme, practical application of material, and speaker qualifications.


Thank you!

The GBA Program Committee


Please Download the Abstract Submission Form Here