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 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 by Friday, April 13, 2018

      Guideline for Bio (125 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 Friday, May 4, 2018.
      •  Selected speakers must provide final session description by Friday, May 18, 2018.
      • Selected speakers must submit final electronic presentation by Friday, September 14, 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.