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Are you a dynamic and engaging speaker with valuable content to share with industry leaders that can help improve their businesses and elevate the profession? Are you an experienced professional and an outstanding leader?
If you answered yes to any of the above then, the Geoprofessional Business Association invites you to submit an abstract for consideration for GBA’s Fall Conference scheduled for October 21-23, 2021 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada.

Act now to be a part of this event!

NOTICE: While we fully anticipate holding an in-person conference, GBA will continue communicating with our members and monitoring CDC guidelines to ensure a favorable experience for all whether in-person or virtual.

The Conference Theme:


As we enter the post-pandemic world and have the opportunity to gather together after a long period of separation, GBA will reunite in person to learn, collaborate, network, renew friendships, celebrate successes, and meet with fellow geoprofessionals from across North America.

We will do what GBA members have done for more than 50 years identify emerging opportunities, solve common problems, and strive to improve our businesses and elevate our profession. We will reconnect as a community, share experiences, and plan for the future.

Reuniting at this conference will bring us back to the basics of what GBA does best. We will focus on business & educational resources, specifically risk management and business performance optimization for geoprofessional firms.

Presentations by subject matter experts may include:

Silver Lining – Our experiences during the pandemic and other global events have provided opportunities for us to improve business performance and grow as leaders.

Best Practices – We have a long history of giving guidance on geoprofessional business practice issues that help our members manage risk and optimize performance while simultaneously elevating the profession.

Case Histories – Providing real-world learning examples related to project and business management is a hallmark of GBA so we can learn.

Emerging Issues – As we look to the future, we look for insights on emerging issues and trends that will shape the geoprofessional business climate and provide opportunities for advancement, growth, and prosperity for member firms.

How You Will Benefit?

GBA’s twice-a-year conferences are where senior business leaders within the geoprofessional-industry come to engage and share their knowledge. As a 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 Template

Complete the Abstract Submission Form.

o Make sure to include at least three (3) key learning objectives.
o Include a detailed bio for each presenter for your abstract.
o Submit the form and any additional word documents (for additional speaker bios) via e-mail to [email protected] by Friday, April 9, 2021.

Guideline for Speaker Biographies

Biographies provide a high-level view of presenter’s career and major business accomplishments. Please make sure to 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

Important Deadline Dates:

Friday, April 9, 2021 – Submission deadline for all abstracts
Monday, May 10, 2021 – Notification made to accepted abstract presenters
Monday, May 17, 2021 – Final session description due from accepted abstract presenters
Friday, October 1, 2021 – Final PowerPoint presentation due from accepted abstract presenters
Thursday- Saturday, October 21-23, 2021 – Fall Conference – Henderson, Nevada

 Evaluation Criteria

GBA’s Program Committee will evaluate abstracts on overall topic, content quality and how it relates to the conference theme, educational value, clearly identified objectives, relevance to the audience, practical application of material, and the qualifications of the speaker.

Thank you!

The GBA Program Committee

 Please Download the Abstract Submission Form Here