We’re about a month out from the GBAC now, and we have a great slate of papers and posters. Check out the preliminary conference schedule:
If you have not registered yet or booked your hotel, the EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. Visit our website here. Registration prices increase by $25 and our discounted room block will be released back to the hotel for market rates (now looking to be about $50/night above our block). The pandemic has obviously had a huge effect on our planning and budget for the GBAC, with our biggest financial challenge being to meet our obligations to the venue.
We would also like to reiterate that Las Vegas is proving to be a much safer place to visit than commonly perceived. The ceilings are high, there is a lot of open air, the rooms are clean, and there are sanitizer stations everywhere. (See the health and safety protocols here.) The meeting space is very open and disconnected from the gaming areas. There is a large outdoor patio for socializing, and the papers will be held in spacious rooms to accommodate socially distant seating. We will also be providing GBAA-logoed face masks. As of today, cases are continuing a month-long decline, and the trend looks favorable for mid-October.
If you cannot make the conference but wish to sponsor or donate, please visit our website, but we would love to see you in person!