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Annual Conference

November 4-7, 2020
Hyatt Regency Denver (at the Convention Center) | Denver, CO


As we plan for our annual event to occur on schedule, we are committed to the well-being of our attendees. GPA is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability to travel and attend safely. Accordingly, we have updated our 2020 Annual Conference cancellation and refund policy to a full refund.
Updated June 1, 2020

At this time, GPA is considering two scenarios to allow for a safe experience while delivering the quality content, networking, and industry experts our annual conference is known for. The two scenarios are a mix of virtual and in-person and an all-virtual event. Regardless of the ultimate format, we encourage you to continue to plan for the GPA 2020 Annual Conference with confidence. You can be assured that GPA will offer a complete and full refund of your registration fees if your circumstances change and a refund is necessary. We will continue to share conference updates as they become available.

GPA’s Annual Conference attracts over 900 grant professionals for a two and a half day conference full of learning and networking opportunities. Grant professionals gather to exchange strategies, solutions, resources, and more. The conference begins with an evening welcome reception on Wednesday, November 4th. Then, with almost three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support for their daily responsibilities as grant professionals. We invite you to join us in Denver this November for the highlight of the year for the grant industry!

We encourage you to review this year's fabulous agenda and breakout sessions. Check out the conference tips and faqs to gain a greater understanding of the event. Then download our  letter of justification to help clearly communicate why you should be "where the grant people meet." 

Who Should Attend
  • Grant Proposal Writers
  • Grant Managers
  • Grant Consultants
  • Grants Officers
  • Grant Coordinators
  • Development Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Government Relations Officers
  • Financial Officers
  • Any level of experience, beginner to expert
  • THE Premier Event for Grant Professionals®
  • Choose from over 70 Workshops to aid in your professional development and earn GPC and CFRE CEUs.
  • Attend the Opening Session with our Keynote Speaker.
  • Build your professional network with over 900 other grant professionals from all areas of practice.
  • Exchange ideas & build best practices during our Discussion Dens.
  • Speak with experts during our Human Library.
  • Visit with sponsors and exhibitors that have fabulous products and services to assist you in becoming the best of the best in Grantsmanship!




2020 Rates and Dates

Early-Bird Registration
Register by: 07/31/2020
Regular Registration
Register by: 10/15/2020
On-Site Registration

GPA Member $560.00 $690.00 $799.00
Non-Member¹ $790.00 $920.00 $1045.00
Student² $399.00 $529.00 $655.00
One Day GPA Member $355.00 $355.00 $355.00
One-Day Non-Member $455.00 $455.00 $455.00
Live Stream Option: Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Coming Soon!

**Payment is required in advanced of attending the conference unless arrangments are made with GPA HQ**


¹  Non-member conference registrants will receive a membership to GPA when they purchase a conference registration. Membership will not be active until registration is paid in full. One-day and student rates do not apply. Active members who pay the discounted conference rate (members only) do not receive a GPA membership renewal included.

²  Must present documentation of current student status (emailed to registering for the GPA Annual Conference, all attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors agree to abide by GPA's Conference Code of Conduct. Should you have any questions regarding the code of conduct, contact Barb Boggs,


GPA stands with you during these uncertain times. You can be assured that GPA will offer a complete and full refund for the 2020 GPA Annual Conference if your circumstances change and a refund is necessary. We will waive processing fees for 2020. To request a refund, email


☆  2019 Annual Conference Highlights and Sessions 


What our previous GPA Annual Conference attendees are saying!


"GPA Annual Conferences can feel like a professional development vaccination—something that can protect that enthusiasm and boost your immunity to professional burnout." - Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC


"The conference is hands-down the best and most informative professional development I’ve experienced. It’s great for any experience level, and there’s so much potential for networking. Learning from and sharing experiences with other members is my favorite part of the conference. As a young professional with significant experience and education in nonprofit management and fundraising, I needed something that would help me grow within the field without starting with the basics. The conference was a great gateway to finding the networks and opportunities I needed at this point in my career. I’ve heard from others that it’s adaptable for any experience level: there are some who have attended for 10+ years!"
- Kat Champigny, GPC


"The convention is fabulous: lots of great workshops, great networking. Worth every penny!" - Patty Ford