2019 Annual Conference Information

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Time and Place

The GIA Annual Conference will take place October 16–18, 2019 in New York City. 

New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street 
New York, NY 10006

Hotel registration

Hotel registration is now OPEN. Our reservation block in beautiful downtown Manhattan is already filling fast. We recommend you reserve as soon as possible.

To reserve online: visit https://book.passkey.com/event/49736551/owner/16788/home 

To reserve by phone: call 877-303-0104 and be sure to mention the Grantmakers In Aging 2019 Annual Conference 

Conference registration 

Conference registration will open in late June and will be announced on this page.

Conference registration rates:

Full Conference


Early bird rate (ends 9/15/19): $825

Regular rate: $925


Early bird rate (ends 9/15/19): $1,125

Regular rate: $1,225

One Day Rate

Members: $625

Non-members: $925

Who may attend?

Any organization eligible for GIA membership is eligible to attend the annual conference. This includes the organization's donors, trustees, staff, and consultants of foundations, and corporate giving programs.

If you have any questions on eligibility to attend, please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson at mgonzalesjackson@GIAging.org.

Non-Solicitation Policy

All Annual Conference attendees agree to follow a strict policy of non-solicitation at the Annual Conference. GIA policy prohibits any form of solicitation of its members or other grantmakers during or after the Annual Conference.

Since a vital role of Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) is to provide an opportunity for grantmakers to meet in a collegial and respectful atmosphere, it is not appropriate to solicit donations at GIA programs, events and other functions. Collaborative grantmaking is encouraged. Organizations that have a dual grantmaking and grantseeking role agree that their development staff will not utilize GIA activities or resources for fundraising/development purposes.

Conference Contact Information 

If you have questions about the conference, you may contact Amy Karimipour of AK Consulting Group at 850-523-4200 or amyk@akconsultinggroup.org or Maria Gonzales Jackson, GIA Director of Member Services and Knowledge Management at mgonzalesjackson@GIAging.org or 703.413.0413 x102.

2019 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

For our 2019 conference, we are pleased to offer a range of sponsorship opportunities. For details, please review our Sponsorship Brochure or visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page

How much fun did we have last year?

We went to Memphis and we think this video will answer the rest of that question!

Looking for a speaker bio, or information on that great workshop you went to? Refer to the 2018 Conference Agenda at bit.ly/GIAagenda and conference presentations on this page


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