Present at the next Conference


Do you have valuable content to share with industry leaders that can help improve their businesses and elevate the profession? Are you an experienced professional or an outstanding leader?

If you answered yes to any of the above, GBA invites you to submit an abstract for consideration for our upcoming Spring Conference scheduled for April 20-23, 2023 at the Sawgrass Mariott Golf Resort & Spa in Porte Vedra Beach, FL.

Act now to be a part of this event!

                                    The Conference Theme: ELEVATE LEADERSHIP: EMPOWER, GUIDE, INSPIRE 

Accelerate Leaders Success is one of several objectives within GBA’s Strategic Plan. To accomplish this objective, GBA will provide a platform that promotes development, optimizes influence, and facilitates achievement for leaders at all levels within GBA member-firms. Effective and engaged leaders will benefit from attending this conference. It will focus on the role leaders play in providing a culture that satisfies employees’ desire for gratifying work, engaging assignments, and meaningful relationships.
Additionally, topics will enable leaders to build their careers, contribute to increased shareholder value, and improve their community through active engagement. Exemplary leaders know how to meet the expectations of their team. These leaders love what they do and are well equipped to lead dynamic, dedicated, and dependable high-performance teams.

                                                                                           Presentations Topics to Consider:

Executive Leadership
• Maximizing financial performance with value-based compensation
• Guide teams to focus on profit, people, and planet
• Effective communication and how to have tough discussions
• Building a resilient leadership team
• Sharpening your mental game
• Limit the role that your ego plays in leading

Business Leadership
• Loss prevention in a dynamic business environment
• Recession proofing your business
• Opportunities to provide solutions to climate change risks
• Environmental social and corporate governance (ESCG) applications to your business
• Power of scenario planning
• Generating breakthrough team results

People Leadership
• Successfully competing for top talent
• Employee engagement with a hybrid work force
• Creating culture where employees reach their potential
• identifying signs of stress and preventing workplace burnout

How Will You Benefit?

Join leaders with the geoprofessional industry as they come together to engage and share their knowledge. As a presenter, you will gain visibility and credibility; create new relationships; and generate valuable awareness of your expertise in our industry. You also will learn from other subject matter experts presenting at this conference.

Guideline for Speaker Biographies

Biographies provide a high-level view of presenter’s career and major business accomplishments. Please include the following for each presenter for your abstract.

• Full name, designations, job title and firm name
• Description of the presenter’s role within his/her firm and services that the firm provides.
• Career highlights as it relates to the presenter’s current position and previous positions (if appropriate)
• Degrees, certifications, awards, recognitions, published works

What to Include:

• Proposed session title and abstract (session description)
• Three key learning objectives
• Detailed bio for each presenter
• Name and complete contact information for main presenter

Submit the form and any word documents (for additional speaker bios) via e-mail to: [email protected]

Important Deadline Dates:

Complete in full the “Submission Form,” on the following pages.
Include 3 key learning objectives and a bio for each presenter.
Submit to [email protected].
Monday, October 3, 2022
Submission deadline
Monday, November 7, 2022
Notification made to selected presenters
Monday, November 28, 2022
Final session description due from presenters
Monday, March 20, 2023
Final PowerPoint presentation due from presenter

Evaluation Criteria

GBA’s Program Committee will evaluate abstracts based on relevance to the audience, practical application of material, qualifications of the presenter(s), and how the topic ties in with the overall conference theme.

Thank you!

The GBA Program Committee

Download the 2023 Spring Conference Abstract Submission Form Here