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 17-20, 2024 at the JW Marriott in Anaheim, CA.

Act now to be a part of this event!

                                                                        THE CONFERENCE THEME: CHAMPION EXCELLENCE

A champion commits to winning through discipline, agility, creativity, and honesty. They make bold moves that benefit both themselves and the greater good. They are not just focused on top performance now, but planning for future success.
Championing excellence in geoprofessional consulting means actively promoting and supporting the pursuit of exceptional performance, quality, and success in all aspects of your firm. It involves creating a culture and environment that encourages individuals and teams to strive for the highest standards and continuously improve and evolve in a dynamic business climate.

          Presentations Topics to Consider:

  1. Setting high standards: Establishing clear, ambitious goals and expectations for performance, quality, customer service, and innovation. These standards serve as a benchmark and drive individuals and teams to exceed ordinary levels of achievement.
  2. Encouraging continuous improvement: Encouraging employees to seek growth opportunities, acquire new skills, and embrace innovation at the individual and organizational level.
  3. Empowering employees: Providing resources, tools, and autonomy for employees to excel. Encouraging ownership and accountability; empowering individuals to make decisions and take calculated risks in pursuit of excellence.
  4. Promoting a culture of excellence: Building a positive and inclusive work environment that values excellence, recognizes and rewards outstanding performance, and celebrates achievements. Encouraging collaboration, open communication, and a commitment to shared goals.
  5. Emphasizing customer focus: Continuously seeking feedback, measuring customer satisfaction, and adapting strategies to deliver exceptional products, services, and experiences.
  6. Leading by example: Demonstrating a personal commitment to excellence and serving as a role model for employees. Leaders should embody the values and behaviors they expect from others.
  7. Promoting innovation and creativity: Encouraging employees to think creatively, take risks, challenge the status quo, and foster a willingness to experiment and learn from failures.
  8. Measuring and recognizing performance: Establishing metrics to track progress toward excellence. Recognizing and rewarding individuals and teams that consistently deliver outstanding results.

Championing excellence requires a holistic, long-term approach that encompasses aspects of organizational culture, leadership, employee empowerment, customer focus, and continuous improvement. By prioritizing excellence, businesses can differentiate themselves, drive innovation, and achieve sustainable success.

How Will You Benefit?

Join geoprofessional leaders as they convene to engage and share their knowledge. As a presenter, you will gain visibility and credibility; create new relationships; and generate awareness of your expertise in our industry.

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:

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
Complete in full the “Submission Form,” on the following pages. Submit to

Friday, August 4, 2023
Submission deadline
Friday, August 11, 2023
Notification made to selected presenters
Friday, August 18, 2023
Final session description due from presenters
Friday, March 1, 2024
Preliminary PowerPoint presentation due from presenters
Friday, March 29, 2024
Final PowerPoint presentation due from presenters

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 2024 Spring Conference Abstract Submission Form Here