Registration Open for GEAC Summer Conference

Georgia Regents University in Augusta is pleased to welcome the state's higher education advancement community Thursday and Friday, July 23-24, for the 2015 GEAC Summer Conference. This event will showcase true Southern hospitality at one of the University System of Georgia's newly consolidated institutions. Programming will include track sessions in Alumni Relations, Development and Communications.

Conference Schedule

The registration fee is $125. It covers the cost of track-session attendance as well as Thursday's opening reception and breakfast and lunch on Friday. 

Register and Pay Online

If you are registering multiple people for the conference, complete the first registration and click on the "Continue Shopping" button and complete the next registration. Do this until you have registered everyone and then check out.

Register and Pay by Check

Institutions may send one check for all participants with a registration form for each participant. Be sure you staple both registration sheets together prior to sending in your form. Payments should accompany registration. Please contact Summer Conference Planning Chair Wes Zamzow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 706-721-2699 if you will be bringing a check to the conference in lieu of mailing payment.

Please Note: No refunds will be available after July 17.

Accommodations: The Partridge Inn is the preferred hotel conveniently located between GRU’s Summerville and Health Sciences campuses. Click here to reserve your room online or call 800-476-6888. Be sure to mention GEAC to receive the conference room rate of $106.


It's time YOU got involved!

Planning is well under way for the 2015 GEAC Annual Conference, once again presented by SunTrust and Mauldin & Jenkins. We hope you have already made plans to join us Nov. 18-20 at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. If not, mark those calendars now!

If you're interested in getting involved, this is the perfect time. Keep reading for details on how to submit a proposal for a track session or speaker. You'll also find information on an exciting new conference scholarship program for advancement professionals who are new to the field (and to GEAC).

Check back soon for updates on our 2015 awards program, as well as registration and program details for the upcoming Summer Conference in Augusta.

Sponsorships for the Annual Conference are going fast. Click here for details on remaining opportunities. If you are interested in joining our growing list of affinity partners, please contact Frank Hook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Call for proposals

Higher Innovation is the theme of the 2015 GEAC Annual Conference, and you have a say in the type of professional development programming we will offer Georgia's higher education advancement community.

Proposals for track sessions and keynote speakers are now being accepted. To share your outside-the-box ideas, simply complete this downloadable PDF and email to Conference Chair Amy Lancaster no later than July 15. Sessions are needed in the following areas:

  • Advancement Services
  • Alumni Relations
  • Development
  • Public Relations/Public Affairs
  • Communications

With your help, we look forward to showcasing best practices in higher education advancement that will help all of our members better serve their institutions and the cause of higher education in Georgia. Send us your ideas today!

Annual Conference Scholarships

The GEAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new Annual Conference Scholarship Program meant to open the doors of our Annual Conference to higher education advancement professionals in Georgia who otherwise might not be able to attend.

Their will be two scholarships awarded for the 2015 Annual Conference at Brasstown Valley Resort. These special grants will cover the cost of registration ($275) as well as a single-occupancy room for the nights of Nov. 18-19.

The scholarship program is open to higher education professionals in the areas of Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Development, Public Relations/Public Affairs and Communications with specific emphasis on individuals who:

  • Have never attended a GEAC Conference
  • Are new to the field (1-3 years)
  • Work on campuses with limited resources for professional development

To apply, complete this downloadable PDF and submit via email to or mail to:

Amy Lancaster
c/o University of North Georgia
Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503

The deadline for consideration is Aug. 31. Recipients will be notified by early October. Questions should be directed to Conference Chair Amy Lancaster at 678-717-3409 or

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