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GBTA Leadership Summit 2018

Event Start Date: 1/29/2018

Event End Date: 1/30/2018

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GBTA Leadership Summit 2018



GBTA is proud to host the 15th Annual GBTA Leadership Summit. This event brings over 150 Chapter & Affiliate volunteer leaders from across the country for 2 days of learning including professional development, networking and collaboration to improve GBTA’s 39 Chapter and Affiliate organizations. 

To see the event schedule, please download the Leadership Summit agenda.

All Chapter & Affiliate board members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Registration Rates

Registration Type Through January 8, 2018 After January 8, 2018
Chapter member $125.00 $175.00
Affiliate Member $150.00 $200.00


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Registration includes meal and break functions for both days. Monday, January 29 includes a break and welcome reception. On Tuesday, January 30, breakfast, 2 breaks and lunch will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to GBTA at

A full refund less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations received on or before January 1, 2018. 

No refunds will be given after January 15, 2018. There are no refunds for "no shows.” Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

Substitution Policy

A GBTA attendee may transfer his/her registration to another eligible party if he/she is unable to attend. All substitution requests must be made in writing to GBTA at and handled on the backend of the registration system. 

The substitute is responsible for any and all financial arrangements between the original registrant and the substitute. The original registrant's registration may be refunded (less the $75 administrative fee) or transferred to the substitute. If the substitute is in a different member category than the original registrant additional fees may apply.



Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-1611
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A room block has been secured at the Hilton Portland Downtown for the duration of the summit. Room accommodations can be secured through the reservation link. The reservation cut-off date is January 5, 2018. Reservation requests received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and the prevailing rate.

Room Rate

Single/Double: $174 (plus applicable taxes)
Complimentary guestroom internet access is included in the room rate.

Hotel room, tax, incidentals, airfare and other expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.

Room Cancellation Policy

Room cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival in order to not incur any penalties.

Amenities and Services

Hilton Portland Downtown amenities and services.


Self-parking is not available. Valet parking is $45.00 with in and out privileges.


Alaska Airlines Discount Code Available.

Alaska Airlines has provided a special discount code for all Leadership Summit attendees.*

Discount/Meeting Fare Code: ECMZ212
Departure City(s): Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air US city
Meeting City: Portland, Oregon
Not Included: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Canada, Mexico or Costa Rica
Beginning Travel Date: January 26, 2018
Last Travel Date: February 2, 2018
Discount: 7% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares (except companion & other promotional fares)
Blackout Dates: None

*To use the Discount Code, go online to and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules. All Leadership Summitt attendees and guests may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however, a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply. Please verify all current baggage allowances and fees as well as travel policies on prior to travel.



Connect your organization with more than 150 decision makers from each of the 39 Chapters and Affiliates at this year’s GBTA Leadership Summit January 29-30 in Portland, Oregon. Maximize your presence as an industry leader and increase brand awareness to the over 5,000 Chapter and Affiliate member attendees. Learn more about sponsoring this event.


Thank You to Our Sponsors