Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Questions

What is the deadline for Early-Bird registration?

The Early-Bird rate is available through March 1, 2019 11:59 p.m. (ET). The standard rate will begin on March 2, 2019.

What is included in my conference registration?

Full conference registrants enjoy access to breakout sessions, general/keynote sessions, networking activities, evening events, plus various meals and snacks, including:

  • Breakfast on Thursday and Friday
  • Lunch on Wednesday
  • Dinner on Wednesday and Thursday

Must I be a GACE member to get the member registration rate?

Yes, only GACE members are eligible for the member rate.

Not a member? 
Join GACE and get full access to GACE membership rates for this year’s conference.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellations must be in writing and made by noon 14 business days before conference (May 8) in order to receive a refund. All cancellations will be charged a $25 administrative processing fee. Late cancellations forfeit a refund. 

Please email GACE Treasurer Bridgette McDonald for all registration refunds.

Where will I pick up my name badge?

All badges are to be picked up at the conference venue. Attendees and speakers may pick up their badges and registration materials at the registration desk during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2018: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Hotel, Travel, & Conference Schedule Questions

What are the dates and location of the GACE 2018 Annual Conference?

The GACE 2019 Annual Conference is scheduled for May 28 - May 31, 2019, at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, 6321 Highway 76, Young Harris, GA 30582.

Where can I reserve a room? What are the discounted rates and cutoff dates?

Rooms are available at  Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa (6321 Highway 76, Young Harris, GA 30852). The discounted rates for GACE Conference attendees is:

$169 Standard King or Double Queen, per night

The “cut off” date for reserving rooms in the room block is 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2019.


Am I able to get GACE’s discounted room rate for the dates before or after the conference?

The group rate is available three days pre- and post-conference, depending on the hotel’s availability; however, GACE cannot guarantee availability of pre- or post-conference rates. Please contact The Westin Jekyll Island for more information. 

How do I get more information about area attractions?

Learn more about things to do while visiting Jekyll Island. Information about networking activities on Jekyll Island will be included on the website prior to the conference.

General Questions

How can I get a copy of the conference program?

The conference program will be available for download in late May 2019. Copies will also be distributed to registered attendees onsite.

Check www.gace.org/Conference regularly for updates on sessions and special programming.

Can I get NBCC/HRCI credits for attending the conference?

Many of the sessions offered at the GACE 2019 Annual Conference qualify for CE clock hours (NBCC and HRCI). Details will be available at the information desk.

What should I wear to the conference?

The GACE conference is set in a relaxed, professional atmosphere. Attire is business casual. Meeting room temperatures can be cool and the climate may vary, so it is recommended that you wear layered clothing for comfort. Evening dinner attire will be provided in the weeks leading up to the conference. Check back to the conference main page for updates.

Are children allowed at the GACE 2019 Conference?

Although attendees may bring family members to the conference location, only paid registrants wearing appropriate conference badges will be permitted to attend conference events.


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