GEAC Summer Conference is fast approaching; register today!

The 2014 GEAC Summer Conference is now less than two weeks away. Registration for the event, to be held July 24-25 on the campus of Columbus State University, is $120. This covers workshops, opening reception on Thursday night, and breakfast and lunch on Friday. Click the following links to register for the conference and make your hotel reservation:

The conference kick offs Thursday, July 24, with an optional white-water rafting trip on the Chattahoochee River. Click the link if you would like to take part.

A few of our colleagues are making plans to take advantage of this time to have their regular meetings. More details from each of these groups will be available soon.

  • GEAC Board of Directors
  • PRAC Meeting

Getting Here: 

Visit for directions to Columbus State University, campus maps and parking information.

Hotel Information: 

Check-in begins at 3 p.m. Thursday (click link above to secure your room). 

Opening Reception:

The GEAC opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. in the lobby for the Corn Center for the Visual Arts Columbus State University's RiverPark Campus.

Dinner on your own:

After the reception, you are free to explore Columbus and join your colleagues for dinner


Friday's schedule begins at 8 a.m. with a casual breakfast in the Cunningham Center.

Breakfast will be followed by an exciting lineup of track sessions in Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Communications, Development and, new this year, Athletics. We will close out the conference with an inspiring keynote address during lunch.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 706-507-8955 if you have any questions.

Check back often for updates.


Sun Trust, Mauldin & Jenkins to serve as presenting sponsors for 2014 GEAC Annual Conference

The Georgia Education Advancement Council is pleased to announce that longtime affinity partners SunTrust and Mauldin & Jenkins have agreed to serve as presenting sponsors for the 2014 Annual Conference. Each company will provide $3,000 to help underwrite the event – the largest sponsorships in the history of the organization.

“We are honored to be a presenting sponsor for this year’s GEAC conference with our friends at SunTrust,” said Aleisa Howell, a partner with Mauldin & Jenkins. “Our relationship with GEAC grows closer each year with every new friend we make at the conference.”

Sponsorships are an important source of revenue for GEAC, helping the organization achieve its mission of providing affordable professional development opportunities for higher education personnel working in the areas of advancement, alumni relations, communications and marketing, and related fields at Georgia’s public and private colleges, universities and technical colleges.

The additional support provided by Sun Trust and Mauldin & Jenkins comes at a critical time for GEAC. Years of steady growth led to the decision to move this year’s Annual Conference to a new venue, the Desoto Hilton in Savannah. Increased participation has also led the GEAC Board of Directors to enter into a contract agreement with an outside firm to improve administrative functions and service to members.

2014 Awards Dinner Sponsor

Sun Trust and Mauldin & Jenkins head a group of 12 affinity partners that have already committed to this year’s event. Among them is Liberty Mutual, the $2,500 GEAC Awards Dinner host.

“The Annual Conference is successful each year due to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors and affinity partners,” said Frank Hook, GEAC sponsorship chair. “Without them, we would not be able to provide many of the programs, events, and other services associated with running a successful conference.”

Click here for more information on available sponsorships. Questions should be directed to Frank Hook at

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