Let's make history!

Register now: 2014 GEAC Annual Conference

Time is running out to register for the Georgia Education Advancement Council's 2014 Annual Conference. We are expecting a record crowd for this year's event, which will be held Nov. 19-21 at Savannah's historic Desoto Hilton. Longtime affinity partners SunTrust and Mauldin & Jenkins are presenting sponsors.

The conference gets under way Wednesday, Nov. 19, with a welcome reception at the Desoto Hilton, followed by dinner on your own at one of Savannah’s famous restaurants. Track sessions in the areas of alumni relations, advancement services, communications and marketing, and development will be held throughout the day Thursday and Friday morning. Befitting the setting for this year's conference, the opening keynote will be delivered by Dr. Stan Heaton, senior historian at the Georgia Historical Society. The closing speaker will be Dr. David Tribble, president of Savannah's Bethesda Academy, which opened in 1740 as a colonial orphanage. The conference will adjourn by noon Friday.

Click here for a complete conference schedule, including details on all track sessions and presenters.

Registration Information

Early-bird registration for the GEAC Annual Conference is now closed. You have until Nov. 7 to register at the increased rate of $300 (including all meals except Wednesday's dinner on your own).

Click here to register online.


We are pleased to have more than 20 different sponsors joining us for this year's conference. We hope you will make time to visit with these loyal friends and partners during the conference and let them know how much their support is appreciated. They make possible our goal of providing affordable professional development opportunities for Georgia's higher education advancement community.

Sponsorship list.

Hotel Information -- UPDATE

All rooms at the conference hotel are now booked. Other options in close proximity include the Courtyard by Marriott ($159 per night), Springhill Suites ($139 per night) and Country Inn and Suites ($134 per night).

Conference updates will be posted to this website as they become available. Questions may be directed to Planning Chair Wendell Tompkins.

 We look forward to seeing you in November! 

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