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 7-9, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel in San Diego, CA.

Act now to be a part of this event!

                                                            The Conference Theme: THINK BIG. ACT BIGGER

THINK BIG: Looking into the long-term consideration or the eventual outcome of things; do not just look into the immediate consequence. When planning for anything, assess the long-term feasibility and see if the same rules will be applicable to the increased scale or extended duration of the inputs.

ACT BIGGER: Tying visions to actions – getting beyond the stories and excuses, the self-imposed limitations, preconceived notions, and constraining structures – and becoming the best version of who you are and what you want to be.

                                                                                           Presentations Topics to Consider:

Expand Your Team

• Extended Enterprise (Subcontracted Services)
• Contract Employees
• Collaborate with GBA Members on Bigger Projects
• Mentor/ Protégés Relationships for FedBizOpps

Grow Your Footprint

• Organic Growth
• International Expansion
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Virtual Delivery Using Remote Teams

Leverage Technology

• AI Marketing (pop-up banners, strategic landing pages, social media tracking, lead tracking)
• Use Past Project Data for Future Projects (data as an asset)
• DIGGS and Other Public Access Databases
• Lidar, Drones, BIM, 3D Modelling
• Provide lifecycle services (due diligence, pre-con, construction, O&M, demolition)

Think BIG Strategic Approaches

• Peer Groups help us to Think BIG
• Break Down Silos (Use all of your assets)
• Support Diverse Viewpoints (DEI Initiatives)
• Build Your Brand
• Strategic Planning
• Non-traditional Offices and Workplaces
• Scenario Planning to Address Black Swan Events
• Diversify Service Offerings

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. Additionally, you will learn from other subject matter experts also presenting at the 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:

Monday, October 25, 2021 – Submission deadline for all abstracts
Monday, November 15, 2021 – Notification made to selected presenters
Monday, November 22, 2021 – Final session description due from presenters
Monday, March 14, 2022 – Final PowerPoint presentation due from presenters
Thursday- Saturday, April 7-9, 2022 – Spring Conference – San Diego, CA

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 2022 Spring Conference Abstract Submission Form Here