Annual Conference

The GPA Conference is SOLD OUT! 
You can add yourself to the waitlist by registering using the online link below. This will not charge your credit card or send you an invoice at that time. Should a spot open, GPA staff will contact you for that information.
Register online

Or since you won't be able to join us in Chicago, register to attend our LIVE STREAMING 1 Day event on Friday, November 10th.  Here is the information:

Virtual One Day for Friday: Join us virtually for four sessions on Friday. Follow this link to register. (You will be taken to a third party site to register).

Early-Bird Registration Rate (ends 07/31/18): $525 GPA Members;
$740 Non-members¹; $399 Students²

Regular Registration Rate (ends 10/15/18): $655 GPA Members;

$870 Non-members¹; $529 Students²

Onsite Registration Rate (begins 10/16/18): $781 GPA Members;
$995 Non-members¹; $655 Students²

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

Virtual One Day for Friday: Join us virtually for four sessions on Friday. Follow this link to register. (You will be taken to a third party site to register).

Cancellations must be postmarked, transmitted electronically, or faxed, no later than September 30th, 2018.  A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be issued after September 30, 2018. Substitutions are allowed when submitted in writing

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. Active Members who pay the discounted conference rate (members only) do not receive a GPA membership renewal included. 
²Must present documentation of current student status (emailed to

By registering for the GPA Annual Conference all attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors agree to abide by GPA's Conference Code of Conduct. Should you have any questions regarding the code of conduct, contact Barb Boggs,



  • 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 Proposal 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
  • "The conference is hands-down the best and most informative professional development I’ve experienced. It’s great for any experience level, and there’s so much potential for networking. Learning from and sharing experiences with other members is my favorite part of the conference. As a young professional with significant experience and education in nonprofit management and fundraising, I needed something that would help me grow within the field without starting with the basics. The conference was a great gateway to finding the networks and opportunities I needed at this point in my career. I’ve heard from others that it’s adaptable for any experience level: there are some who have attended for 10+ years!" - Kat Champigny
  • "The convention is fabulous: lots of great workshops, great networking.  Worth every penny!" - Patty Ford