Annual Conference

To Register
Registration for the 2017 Annual Conference that will take place November 8-11, 2017 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA will open May 1, 2017.

Early-Bird Registration Rate (ends 07/31/17): $499 GPA Members;
$715 Non-members¹; $399 Students²

Regular Registration Rate (ends 10/15/17): $629 GPA Members;

$845 Non-members¹; $529 Students²

Onsite Registration Rate (begins 10/16/16): $755 GPA Members;
$970 Non-members¹; $655 Students²

One Day Rate: $300 GPA Members; $400 Non-members

Guest Rate: $399 GPA Members and Non-members (meals only)

¹Non-member conference registrants will receive a membership to GPA when they purchase a conference registration. Membership will not be active until registration is paid in full. One day and student rates do not apply.
²Must present documentation of current student status (emailed to


  • THE Premier Event for Grant Professionals®
  • Choose from over 70 Workshops to aid in your professional development and earn GPC and CFRE CEUs.
  • Attend the Opening Session with our Keynote Speaker.
  • Network with over 600 other grant professionals from all areas of practice.
  • Learn from interactive discussions during our Discussion Dens.
  • Speak with experts during our Human Library.
  • Visit with sponsors and exhibitors that have fabulous products and services to assist you in becoming the best of the best in Grantsmanship!
Who Should Attend
  • Grant Writers
  • Grant Managers
  • Grant Consultants
  • Grants Officers
  • Grant Coordinators
  • Development Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Government Relations Officers
  • Financial Officers
  • Any level of experience, beginner to expert.

Download a letter of justification you can give to your employer as reason to attend the Annual Conference.

Quotes from Conference Attendees
  • "My first conference was in Nashville, TN in 2006 and I have attended every conference since… I had been looking for years for the right “fit” with a professional association. I attended fundraising, non-profit, and research conferences, but none felt right. As I am sure you are aware there are other grant related conferences, but what I like most about the GPA conference is the workshops are presented by real grant practitioners. I have sat in on grant sessions at other conferences and discovered (rather quickly) the instructor was sharing his/her theory of grant work, grant-writing, grant administration, etc…. I want to learn from the very best the profession has to offer, which is why I attend the GPA conferences every year no matter where it is hosted." - Danny Blitch, GPC
  • "The convention is fabulous: lots of great workshops, great networking.  Worth every penny!" - Patty Ford