History & Future

Future Dates of GPA's Annual Conference

2017: November 8-11 in San Diego, CA at Paradise Point Resort and Spa

2018 : November 7-10 in Chicago, IL at Swissotel Chicago

2019: November 6-9 in Washington, DC at Washington Hilton

2020: November 4-7 in Denver, CO at Hyatt Regency Denver


Conference History:


2016: November 9-12 in Atlanta, GA
Hyatt Regency Atlanta - Conference Chair: Amanda Day (676 attendees)

2015: November 11-14 in St. Louis, MO

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch - Conference Chair: Karen Cassidy (609 attendees)

2014: October 15-18 in Portland, OR
Doubletree Hotel Portland - Conference Chair: Rick Horton, Susan Jordan, Suzy Lacer (617 attendees)

2013: November 13-16 in Baltimore, MD
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor - Conference Chair: Debbie DiVirgilio (625 attendees)

2012: October 17-20 in Indianapolis, IN
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis - Conference Chair: Arvetta Jideonwo (551 attendees)

2011: October 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV
Bally's Hotel - Conference Chair: Dana Earhart Litif (545 attendees)

2010: November 3-6 in St. Pete Beach, FL
Tradewinds Resort - Conference Chair: Lisa Jackson (583 attendees)

2009: November 4-7 in Austin, TX
Hyatt Regency Austin - Conference Chair: Yvonne Lane (448 attendees)

2008: October 22-25 in Long Beach, CA
Hyatt Regency Long Hotel - Conference Chair: Harry Jacobs (368 attendees)

2007: November 7-10 in Arlington, VA
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel - Conference Chair: Myra McGinnis (503 attendees)

2006: November 8-11 in Nashville, TN
Loew's Vanderbilt Hotel - Conference Chair: Dr. Bernard Turner (500 attendees)

2005: October 26-28 in Valley Scottsdale, AZ
Doubletree Paradise - Conference Chair: Jerry Dillehay (500 attendees)

2004: November 10-13 in Boston, MA
Westin at Copley Plaza - Conference Chair: Charlotte Harris (400 attendees)

2003: November 6-8 in Kansas City, MO
Westin Crown Center - Conference Chair: Gail Vertz (300 attendees)

2002: November 7-9 in Portland, OR
Governors Hotel - Conference Chair: Michael Wells (300 attendees)

2001: November 8-10 in Orlando, FL
Radisson Downtown Orlando Hotel - Conference Chair: Phyl Renninger (125 attendees)

2000: November 18-19 in Berkeley, CA
Radisson at the Berkeley Marina - Conference Chair: VC League (45 attendees)

1999: November 18 in Chicago, IL
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (22 attendees)