Call for Education Session Proposals

GBTA Convention 2019
August 3-7   |   Chicago, IL

Submission deadline is February 1, 2019

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. Our highest-rated presenters have challenged conventional wisdom and have been willing to share real “lessons learned.” 


GBTA Convention attendees include corporate travel managers, consultants and industry suppliers from the airline, hotel, car, card, agency, and travel technology communities. Please note the audience consists of travel buyers and suppliers new to the travel industry (0-3 years), mid-career managers/directors (4-10 years) and seasoned, strategic industry professionals (11+ years). 

 ** 2018 Convention attendee years of travel experience: 35% at 0-3 years, 52% at 4-10 years, 23% at 11+ years.  

Important Details and Considerations

  • Proposals must be submitted via the online Attendee Interactive platform. 
  • Sessions will be scheduled Sunday, August 4, Monday, August 5, Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7. Please do not submit a proposal unless you will be able to appear on any of the days. 
  • Sales pitches for products or services disguised as proposals will NOT be evaluated. Content perceived as commercial, which includes examples of client tools are NOT acceptable.
  • GBTA requests permission to rebroadcast speaker image, printed materials, and/or voice and video recording(s) in connection with the 2019 Convention. Speakers maintain presentation content copyrights and may opt-out of permission to post audio of the presentation/session materials.  Please complete the mandatory “Participation Agreement” in the submission portal. 
  • Presenters must use the approved GBTA template when submitting their final PPT in July.
  • All accepted presentations must adhere to the established Convention deadlines.
  • Presenting at a session will earn you 3 GTP® Recertification credits. 
  • All presenters must register. Registration instructions and discounted fees will be communicated to accepted presenters.
  • All travel expenses and any additional fees are the responsibility of the presenter(s).


The deadline to submit a proposal for GBTA Convention 2019 is February 1, 2019.

Questions?

Please contact GBTA Professional Development at pd@gbta.org with any questions.