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.  GBA expects over 150+ senior leaders of GBA member-firms to gather to network, share best practices, improve their business performance, and to elevate our industry.

The Conference Theme:

RESILIENCE: Preparing for the  Next Downturn

Many economists are forecasting a downturn, if not a full-blown recession, over the next 12-24 months. We have seen one of the longest expansionary phases in recent history and our members have flourished, but there are several leading indicators that cloud the horizon. Naturally, geoprofessional business leaders are considering how to best position themselves for harsher economic conditions.

If history is any guide, many companies will prepare too little, too late, and too defensively. The slowdown brings opportunities as well as challenges: some companies actually benefit competitively during and after a downturn.

Today’s business landscape has several unique features, which will add new complexities on top of the historical playbook. This makes it important for geoprofessional business leaders to prepare now for the next downturn.  Our conference will include presentations that will highlight ways to build a more resilient geoprofessional business and identify opportunities to gain advantage during the next economic downturn.

How You Will Benefit?

GBA’s twice-a-year conferences have been the place where senior business leaders of the geoprofessional-industry have come to engage and share their knowledge. As a contributing 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 Timetable

  • Complete the “Abstract Submission Form” on the following pages. 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 Friday, October 18, 2019.

Guideline for Bio (150 words or less)

The bio provides GBA with a high-level view of the presenter’s career and major business accomplishments.

  • Full name, current job title and organization’s name
  • Description of your role in the organization and the services it provides
  • Career highlights as it relates to your current position
  • Degrees, certifications, awards, honors and published works
  • GBA will notify selected abstract presenters by Friday,  November 8. 2019.
  • Selected presenters must provide final session description by November 15, 2019.
  • Selected presenters must submit final electronic presentation by Friday, April 10, 2020.

 Evaluation Criteria

GBA’s Program Committee will evaluate abstracts on overall topic, relevance to the audience, conference theme, practical application of material, and speaker qualifications.


Thank you!

The GBA Program Committee


Please Download the Abstract Submission Form Here