GBTA Convention 2021 – Call for Proposals

Call for Education Session Proposals for GBTA Convention 2021


July 17-21, 2021 | Orlando, FL USA

Submission Portal Opens: November 1, 2020

Submission Portal Closes: February 26, 2021

Planning Starts NOW!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The 2021 Convention Call for Presentations (CFP) submission deadline has been extended to Friday, February 26, 2021. GBTA remains absolutely committed to delivering quality and relevant content in  various delivery formats. We would actively encourage you to submit content topics that will be timely and most useful to travel professionals in these challenging times. 
Please note: GBTA will provide the technology to ensure speaker and attendee engagement, whether this be in-person or virtually.  Please include experts that may need to present virtually in your submissions. If you have questions regarding the CFP process, please email pd@gbta.org.

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. Now more than ever, content focused on the industry’s recovery will be critical. Our highest-rated presenters have challenged conventional wisdom and have been willing to share real “lessons learned.”


GBTA event 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).


We recognize there are still many post-pandemic unknowns that may affect your 2021 budget and travel approvals. However, we hope you will continue to submit outstanding content. Opportunities may arise for you to deliver your session virtually. As a reminder, GBTA is always looking for webinar topics, white papers, toolkits, and other resources to share with our members.




  • Proposals must be submitted via the online Attendee Interactive platform.
  • Sessions will be scheduled July 18-21. 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 our 2021 live events. Speakers maintain presentation content copyrights.
  • Presenters must use the approved GBTA template when submitting their final PPT.
  • All accepted presentations must adhere to the established event deadlines.
  •  Presenting at a session will earn you 3 GTP® Recertification credits.
  • All presenters must register for Convention. 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).
  • GBTA does not pay any speaker fees or honorariums for presenting in the educational program.


You can view the entire list of submission guidelines here.


The deadline to submit a proposal is February 26, 2021




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