Present at the next Conference


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 Nashville, Tennessee.  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.

The Conference Theme:

Confronting Risk to Our Firms and Our Clients by

Committing to Continuous Improvement

As GBA convenes in Nashville, TN for our 2018 Fall Conference, we will focus on helping those in attendance to recognize the importance of continuous improvement, a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in order to manage risk, optimize performance, and improve the overall health of our businesses.

Our conference will include presentations on subjects that will help our members create constancy of purpose toward improvement and promote business practices that incrementally impact safety, quality, efficiency, employee retention, client service, and financial performance

How You Will Benefit ?

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. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn from other subject matter experts also presenting at the conference.

The Selection Timetable

    • Fill out the Abstract Submission Form.”Ensure that you include 3 presentation learning objectives  that the participants will be able to take away from your session. In addition, please provide a bio for each presenter for your session. Submit all documents via e-mail to [email protected] by Monday, April 30, 2018.

Guideline for Bio (150 words or less in length)

The goal of the presenter bio is to provide GBA with a high-level view of the presenter’s career and major business/career accomplishments.

  • Full name, current job title and organization’s name
  • Description of your role in the organization and the services it provides
  • Highlights from your career as it relates to your current position
  • Degrees, certifications, awards, honors and authored publications


  • GBA will notify selected presenters (abstracts for presentation) by Monday, May 14, 2018.
  •  Selected speakers must provide final session description by Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
  • Selected speakers must submit final electronic presentation by Friday, October 5, 2018.


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.

Thank you!

The GBA Conference Commitee