A highlight of GBTA Convention and our regional conferences each year is the many relevant, informative and valuable education sessions offered as part of the attendee experience. To ensure the selection of educational sessions is fair and timely sessions are selected, a rigorous, member-driven selection process has been implemented. GBTA’s leadership and staff is grateful for this dedicated and passionate group of engaged volunteers, who serve on the PRC. This group represents expertise in a variety of areas, represents both the buyer and supplier voice, and has a range of professional experience in travel management.
2023 Convention Peer Review Council Members
1. Several months before an event, GBTA opens a “Call for Proposals” to GBTA members and non-members and communicates this through multiple channels. Buyers and suppliers are encouraged to submit an educational session proposal(s).
2. A diverse group of GBTA members appointed to the PRC conducts a blind review of each proposal, and scores each on various criteria. Several hours are spent reviewing and commenting on the quality of the submissions.
3. The final selection of educational sessions is made during a full-day meeting of key content champions. Notifications and follow-up meetings are conducted by the Professional Development staff.