Present at the next Conference

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

Are you a dynamic and engaging individual who can present to a large group of people? Do you have valuable content to share with geoprofessional industry leaders?

The Geoprofessional Business Association is accepting submissions for session abstracts for our upcoming Fall Conference scheduled for October 22-24, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. Our members regularly gather at GBA twice a year conferences to network, share best practices, learn how to improve their business performance and elevate the industry.

Plan now to be a part of this event!

The Conference Theme:

Recovery, Revitalization and Resurgence Beyond Crisis

GBA Member Firms will soon be looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis to recovery, revitalization and resurgence of their businesses. The 2020 Fall Conference will focus on leadership behaviors, business strategies, and proven tactics critical to managing corporate performance beyond crisis to take advantage of the emergent new business environment.

Looking beyond the pandemic, companies will do well to develop leadership that supports innovation, challenges assumptions and encourages risk taking and creativity. Leaders will necessarily assess business processes to improve efficiency and fully leverage their assets for the growth cycle as economies recover globally.

The COVID crisis has revealed not just vulnerabilities but also opportunities to improve the performance of businesses. Opportunities to push the envelope of technology adoption are accelerating. Rapid learning about what it takes to drive productivity when labor is remote or unavailable is driving fundamental change. Leaders are assessing the results of what we’ve been through: a stronger sense of what makes business more resilient to shocks, more cohesive, and better able to deliver solutions to clients.

Given that stronger performance is increasingly associated with a greater range of dynamic leadership teams, client types, and service offerings – and recognizing the relatively low priority many companies put on such diversity – the Fall Conference will provide valuable insight to improve your performance by expanding the range of experience and thought in your firm.

Post COVID-19, you can elevate performance, innovate delivery processes, diversify your business, and thrive in a new economy. Please join us as your GBA partners gather this Fall to help you recover, revitalize and resurge beyond the crisis.

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.
  • Make sure to include at least three (3) key learning objectives.
  • Include a detailed bio for each presenter for your abstract.
  • Submit the form and any additional word documents (for additional speaker bios) via e-mail to [email protected] by Monday, June 8, 2020.

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:

Monday, June 8, 2020 – Submission deadline for all abstracts
Monday, June 22, 2020 – Notification made to accepted abstract presenters
Monday, July 6, 2020 – Final session description due from accepted abstract presenters
Monday, October 12, 2020 – Final PowerPoint presentation due from accepted abstract presenters
Thursday- Saturday, October 22-24, 2020: Fall Conference – Hyatt Regency Hotel – Minneapolis, MN

 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