64th ANNUAL GGS CONFERENCE

Connect. Explore. Grow.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds

Lake Oconee

July 22-24, 2019

Our theme for the 64th Annual Conference is Connect. Explore. Grow. Over three days of dynamic general sessions, engaging educational workshops, and networking opportunities, GGS will provide attendees with the tools to:

  • CONNECT with colleagues to develop new collaborations and break down silos,
  • EXPLORE innovative and best practices across the aging network, and
  • GROW to become better providers, leaders, and advocates for older adults.

Click HERE for conference rates and information on how to register.

Over 200 attendees from across the state attend the GGS Conference, a multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging. Our attendees are excited to learn about products, services, and resources that can help them do their jobs better. This prospectus outlines the many opportunities available for you to reach this diverse market, including exhibits, sponsorships, and advertising.

  • Share your latest products and services to attendees who engage with older adults.
  • Network with your colleagues and other professionals.
  • Increase your brand awareness and visibility.

2019 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus

Deadline Extended to December 15, 2018

You are invited to share your expertise, research, and promising practices in the field of aging by submitting your proposal for a presentation and/or poster session to the Georgia Gerontology Society. Please read the Call for Presentations for important information before completing the online submission form. Some people have experienced problems submitting the online application. You will receive a message indicating your form was submitted successfully. If you do not receive this message or receive an error message, please complete the fillable PDF form included with the Call for Presentations.

Call for Presentations

Online Submission Form

Conflict of Interest Form

Conference Tracks:

Organizational Excellence – This track will focus on best practices to strengthen business operations and build professional capacity. Possible topics include workforce development, grant writing/fundraising, recruitment and retention, leadership development, strategic planning, marketing, volunteer management, program evaluation, compliance and accountability, etc.

Medical/Mental Health – This track will focus on tools and resources for those who serve older adults in a medical or long-term care setting. Innovations in treating specific diseases, drug management, and community resources for patients and partnership opportunities for medical practices are possible topics. In addition, this track will highlight the challenges, resources, and innovative practices addressing the mental health needs of older adults.

Living with Dementia – This track will focus on empowering people living with dementia and their care partners to live more fully. Possible topics include person-centered care, addressing the stigma of dementia, resources for people living with dementia, best practices for professionals to better serve people living with dementia, etc.

Advocacy and Ageism – This track will focus on approaches, innovations, and opportunities to combat ageism and advance advocacy. Fighting ageism is necessary to truly advance the causes that are important to older adults. Attendees will have the opportunity to expand their skills as advocates, learn new approaches to advocacy, and acknowledge the need to address ageism as part of our advocacy efforts.

Well-Being & Meaningful Engagement – This track will focus on best practices and programs being implemented to improve well-being and quality of life of older adults. All aspects of well-being will be considered with particular emphasis on the importance of meaningful engagement. Possible topics include physical, spiritual, and emotional health, nutrition, and evidence-based prevention, etc.

The 64th Annual GGS Conference will be held at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at Lake Oconee. Along 30 acres of Lake Oconee shoreline, city-dwellers trade traffic for nature’s tranquility. At this luxury resort in Georgia, guests make themselves¬†at home in lakeside¬†rooms and suites, dine beneath a star-filled sky and unplug with Southern-inspired spa therapies or a day of fishing. Here, moments are enjoyed and memories made.

The conference room block rate for attendees is $159 (plus applicable state and local taxes and the state hotel/motel fee) per night. Attendees have access to the conference discounted rates from Sunday, July 21st through Tuesday, July 23rd (check-out on July 24th). If networking with your colleagues while learning about innovative practices in the field of gerontology is not enough to entice you, you will not want to miss this rare opportunity to enjoy the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at this low rate! You work hard to provide quality service to older adults, let the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds staff show you why the Ritz-Carlton is the Gold Standard of service. Overnight Parking with Complementary Valet Services has been reduced to $14.00 per vehicle, per room, per night (exclusive of 7% state tax). Daily parking has been reduced to $10.00 per car, per day (exclusive of 7% state tax). In order to secure the room block guarantee rate, reservations must be made by June 21, 2019. To reserve your room, click here.

Need to relax? The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds offers a luxury spa menu infused with native Georgia ingredients, water-themed therapies and a lodge-like space with windows overlooking the lake. Sprawling across 27,600 square feet, the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds resort spa includes relaxation lounges, a traditional barbershop space, a dedicated nail treatment room, 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool.  Click here to learn more.

Attendees can choose an optional Resort Fee of $45.00 per room per night, plus applicable state and local taxes. Please click here to see what is included as well as a la carte pricing. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds also offers five championship golf courses, Ritz Kids programming, fishing and boating, tennis and more. Please visit their website to learn more about all the wonderful services they offer to enhance your stay.