GBTA Convention 2020 – Call for Proposals

Call for Education Session Proposals

GBTA Convention 2020 | November 7-11

The submission deadline is now closed.

The GBTA Convention 2020 Education Session Proposal Portal is now open! We are 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.”


  • Proposals must be submitted via the online Attendee Interactive platform.
  • Sessions will be scheduled Sunday, November 8, Monday, November 9, Tuesday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 11. 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 2020 Convention. Speakers maintain presentation content copyrights.
  • Presenters must use the approved GBTA template when submitting their final PPT in November.
  • 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).
  • Presentations are 45-minute sessions this year.
  • Regardless of presentation type, each session should incorporate no more than three speakers. For panel discussions, the three speakers should be the moderator and two panelists.
  • Submitters will be informed of a decision by the first week of April. 


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