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 Phoenix, Arizona.  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 please provide a bio for each presenter for your session. Submit all documents via e-mail to by April 28, 2017.
  • Submissions will be vetted by the Conference Committee and/or GBA staff. If the Conference Committee selects your presentation, GBA will notify you no later than May 17, 2017.
  • Selected speakers will work with GBA staff to finalize their presentation summaries by May 31, 2017.
  • Selected speakers are required to submit their FINAL electronic presentation no later than September 15, 2017.

Evaluation Criteria

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

 2017 Fall Conference , October 19-21, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona

“Confronting Risk for our Firms and Our Clients:  Navigating Successfully in a Dynamic Business Climate”

As GBA convenes in Phoenix, Arizona for our Fall 2017 Conference, we will focus on helping those in attendance to recognize that our business climate, especially after the United States election , may be dynamic for geoprofessionals.

Our conference will include presentations on subjects that will help our members to navigate through changes by understanding and confronting risk to optimize business performance . While convening in Phoenix we will share experiences; collaborate on important issues, focus on the future; and identify ways to improve our leadership skills.