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Conference Tips & FAQs
Below are a few tips for enjoying the GPA Conference.

Denver, CO Weather
Autumn weather in Denver, CO chilly
November Average Temperatures
Highs - 48-52 degrees
Lows - 25-30 degrees

Conference Attire
Most conference participants wear casual business attire for day and evening events.

Exhibit Hall
GPA's Exhibit Hall features products and services that can help you succeed in the grants profession. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards and stop by and visit all of the exhibit booths. For 2020, be sure to complete our Exhibitor Passport to be put in the drawing for some great prizes!

First Timers
GPA welcomes individuals who are either new to grant writing or attending the Annual Conference for the first time. Special programs such as the First Timers Webinar offered two weeks before the conference (watch for an email) and the Conference Navigators program, introduces newcomers to GPA and to the Annual Conference.

GPA provides several meals as part of your registration fee. You receive Breakfast and Lunch on Thursday; Breakfast and Lunch on Friday; Breakfast on Saturday as well as all coffee and snack breaks.

The Annual Conference is an exceptional venue for peer networking, exchanging best practices and tips, and making life-long friendships. We offer a Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening as well as discussion style workshops and all meals are geared specifically toward networking with other attendees. Bring your business cards and be ready to mingle. 

Optional Activities
Thursday evening, we will be hosting a Chapter Reception where you can come learn more about the chapter in your area or how to start one. It is also the evening we encourage our chapters to host an evening event for their chapter members and potential members. Friday evening our affiliate, the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) hold their annual reception. We have also left Friday evening open for you to explore Denver, CO! Check out the Host City page of our website to learn more!

Session Signup
All sessions held during the conference are open to all attendees. You may attend any session by arriving at the appropriate room before the session begins. We make every effort to ensure that the room size is adequate for the attendance; however, occasionally, a session’s seating will fill up. If there is a session that you wish to see, it is a good idea to arrive at the beginning of the break rather than at the end. We ask that you utilize "My Schedule" on the conference app to help us identify which sessions are going to be well attended so that we can make last minute room adjustments if necessary, however, this does not guarantee you a seat in the room.