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GBA invites dynamic and engaging speakers to submit an abstract for consideration for our 2025 Annual Conference to be held April 24-26, 2025, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. Act now to be a part of this event! If you have insights, best practices, or presentations highlighting any aspect of the theme outlined below, you are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.

The Conference Theme: “Geoprofessionals: Guardians of the Earth

Geoprofessional play a critical role in protecting human health and safety through their expertise and understanding of Earth’s resources and environment. This conference theme highlights geoprofessionals’ dedication to identifying and mitigating risks, ensuring the resilience of infrastructure, and promoting sustainable development practices. This conference will inspire collaboration and innovation for the well-being of current and future generations.

1. Setting High Standards: Guardians are the defenders of high standards by establishing clear and 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. Promoting Environmental Responsibility: Leaders can establish a culture of environmental responsibility within their firms by implementing policies and practices that minimize environmental impacts, reduce resource consumption, and promote conservation efforts.

3. Prioritizing Health and Safety: Leaders can prioritize health and safety considerations in all aspects of their firm’s operations, ensuring that employees, clients, and communities are protected from potential hazards and risks associated with geoprofessional activities.

4. Investing in Innovation: Leaders can support research and development initiatives that drive innovation in environmental monitoring, remediation technologies, renewable energy solutions, and sustainable infrastructure development to address pressing environmental challenges.

5. Setting Industry Standards: Leaders can lead by example within the geoprofessional industry by setting high standards for performance, sustainability practices, integrity, and ethical conduct, inspiring other firms to follow suit and raise the bar for excellence in the field.

6. Empowering Employees to be Guardians: Leaders can provide the necessary resources, tools, and autonomy for employees to excel in their roles. Encouraging others to be the guardians of the earth through ownership and accountability, and empowering individuals to make decisions and take calculated risks in pursuit of excellence.

By embracing their role as guardians of the earth, leaders of geoprofessional consulting firms can make a significant positive impact on our profession and the communities we serve, while also fostering a culture of responsibility, innovation, and excellence within their organizations.

How Will You Benefit?
Join leaders in the geoprofessional industry as they convene 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. You will also learn from other subject matter experts presenting at this conference.

Guideline for Speaker Biographies
Biographies provide a high-level view of the presenter’s career and major business accomplishments. Each presenter must submit a biography of 100-200 words. The following must be included for each presenter.

• 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/or previous position(s)
• Degrees, certifications, awards, recognitions, published works
• Public or professional social media profiles

What to Include:
• Proposed session title and abstract (session description)
• Three key learning objectives
• Detailed biography (100-200 words) for each presenter
• Name and complete contact information for main presenter
Submit the form and any Word documents (for additional speaker biographies) via e-mail to:

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.

Important Deadline Dates:

Complete all sections of the “Submission Form” .

• All submission must be sent to the e-mail for collection and review by the Program Committee.

• This e-mail is the main location where submissions should be sent.

Friday, August 2, 2024          Submission deadline

Friday, August 16, 2024        Notification made to selected presenters

Friday, August 30, 2024        Final session description and title due from presenters

Friday, February 14, 2025    Preliminary PowerPoint presentation due from presenter

Friday, March 21, 2025          Final PowerPoint presentation due from presenter

Please do not rely on staff or a Program Committee member to forward your submission to this location.