GIA Annual Conference

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Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2018 Annual Conference a big success! From our sponsors to our speakers to our first-timers and long-time attendees, we couldn't do it without you and hope you had a great experience.

Conference Agenda Information

Looking for a speaker bio, or information on that great workshop you went to? Refer to the Conference Agenda at  

Conference Contact Information 

If you have any questions about the conference, you may contact Amy Karimipour of AK Consulting Group at 850-523-4200 or or Maria Gonzales Jackson, GIA Director of Membership and Programs, at or 703.413.0413 x102.

Conference Venue 2019

The 2019 GIA Annual Conference will take place in New York City. Dates are October 16–18, 2019; more details to come. The conference hotel will be the New York Marriott Downtown.

2018 Conference Theme

The theme for the 2018 Annual Conference is Wiser about Older: New Insights, New Programs for an Aging America. As many of us live longer, better lives, our nation is challenged to reimagine a country that truly cares for older people and also takes full advantage of our unique contributions. Like everyone else, funders must continue to get smarter about how we respond, and  continue to develop new and innovative programs and policies that enable all of us to live as fully as possible in our communities.

Who Can Attend the Conference?

Any organization eligible for GIA membership is eligible to attend the annual conference. This includes trustees, staff, and consultants of foundations and corporate giving programs. If you have any questions about eligibility to attend the conference, please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson at

John Feather Talks Annual Conference on Memphis Public Libraries TV

Hear more about how the conference, the goals of GIA, and why Memphis, in this interview with John Feather and Sunny Ross on the beloved "Senior Focus" show from Memphis Public Libraries TV.


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