Present at Future Event


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

Are you a dynamic, engaging speaker with something valuable to teach industry leaders involved in the Geoprofessional Business Association? If so, we’d love to receive an abstract submission from you for our upcoming conference in Chicago, Illinois.  There, 150+ senior leaders of GBA-Member firms will gather to network, share best practices, and improve their business performance and elevate and their industry.

How You Will Benefit When You Present at a Future GBA Event

Being able to say “I’ve presented at a GBA conference” can be an important feather in any speaker’s cap. For almost half a century, GBA’s twice-a-year conferences have been the place to engage senior business leaders of the geoprofessional industry. You will gain visibility and credibility; create important new relationships; and generate valuable awareness of your expertise in our industry.

The Selection Timetable

    • Fill out the Abstract Submission Form.”  Ensure that you include three presentation learning objectives that the participants will be able to take away from your session. In addition, you must include a short bio for each presenter for your session. Submit all documents via e-mail to by Friday, November 10, 2017.
    • Submissions will be vetted by the Program Committee. If the Program Committee selects your presentation, GBA will notify you by Friday, November 24, 2017.
    • Selected speakers will work with GBA staff to finalize a presentation summary of their session for use in conference promotional materials by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
    • Selected speakers will be required to submit a FINAL electronic version of their PowerPoint presentation to GBA no later than Friday, March 2, 2018.THE SELECTION TIMETABLE


    The GBA Program Committee will evaluate abstracts on overall topics, quality, relevance to the GBA audience and conference theme, practical application of material, and speaker qualifications.


    “Optimizing Performance by Leading from the Heart”

    As GBA convenes in Chicago, IL for our 2018 Spring Conference, we will focus on helping those in attendance to recognize that exceptional leadership requires that we lead from our hearts.

    Business owners who genuinely lead with their heart — not just their head — are also more equipped to connect with the emotional needs of employees. They understand that people have the need to be valued, respected, listened to, and involved. By acknowledging and honoring the human element, heart-centered leaders possess the wisdom and capacity to positively transform any organization and run extremely successful and profitable businesses.

    Our Conference will include presentations on subjects that will help our members to embrace a heart-centered approach to business and recognize true power means listening to and from the heart and having a commitment to humility.