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Summer Conference 2021 Information      

Registration for the GVATA Summer Conference is now open.  The conference will take place at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center July 11 – 14th in Tifton, GA.  Below is important information concerning the upcoming conference. 

Regpack Online Registration System Updates

GVATA will be using the Regpack online system for conference registration and for the collection of dues and fees.  You will need to create a new account for the upcoming year.  You will use the same account for both the Summer and Mid-Winter Conferences. 

You will have the ability to access your Regpack account at anytime during the year by logging into the system using your email address and password that you create.  Please do not create a new account if you forget your login credentials.  You can retrieve your password by clicking the Forgot Password? link.  If you are still having trouble please contact the Executive Secretary at exec.sec@gvata.org for assistance in unlocking your account.

Step by step directions to help guide you through the registration process.

Conference Registration

Summer Conference registration system is now open and ready for you to register.  Please complete your online registration by June 25th using the link below.

Summer Conference 2021 Registration

If you are requesting one school system invoice for all of the teachers in your school system, please have one teacher complete the following link for your system.  The single invoice will be emailed to all of the teachers in your system once the request has been processed.  It may take up to 5-7 days for processing.

GVATA Summer Conference 2021 System Invoice Request

Payments

All payments will need to be made online, by mailing in your check to the address below, or bringing it with you to the conference. We are excited to offer 5 online payment plan options.  The newest option will allow you to make your first payment when you register and then continue making monthly payments until December 1, 2021.  Please note that all accounts not paid in full by December 15, 2021 will be charged an additional $30 late fee.

If you are mailing in a school check or personal check for conference registration, please have it postmarked by July 1st and submit it to the address below.

GVATA

P.O. Box 515

Perry, GA 31069

Also, new this year debit cards will no longer be charged a processing/service fee. However, the use of a credit card will be charged a 3.9% fee and e-checks will be charged a 1.5% fee.

On Site Conference Registration Changes

There will be an express check-in line for all teachers who have paid 100% of their fees leaving a $0 balance on or before July 9th.  You will simply come through the express line to pickup your name badge and conference materials.  Teachers that qualify for the express lane will be sent an email on July 10th notifying you that your conference materials will be in the express check-in line.

State Staff will now register with their assigned Areas. For example, everyone in the South Region office will register with the Area 5 GVATA Director.  It will be based on the address of the office that you work in.

Conference Schedule

Click the link below for the conference schedule.  New this year we will offer a meal function each day of the conference for registered participants.  The awards luncheon will be on Monday, a social event with dinner will take place on Tuesday evening and a breakfast will be available at the closing session on Wednesday morning. 

Conference Schedule

Breakout Session & Off-Site Tour Information

Breakout sessions and tours descriptions are linked below.  The only sessions that you need to sign up for before conference are the ones listed on the google signup form.  All other sessions have an open-door policy and will fill on a first come, first served basis at the conference. 

Breakout Session Times and Room Assignments

Breakout Session Descriptions

Off-Site Tour Descriptions

 Roscoe’s Seafood Buffet – teachers must sign up to attend this dinner.  Tickets will be printed for those who sign up.  Additional tickets may be purchased, and I will add these to your Regpack account. 

Click the link below to access the google form to sign up for the activities listed above. This link will at 5:00PM on Friday, July 9th.

Off-Site Tour, Certain Breakout Sessions, and Seafood Buffet Signup Link

Awards Recognition

Click the link for the award presentations at the 2021 Summer Conference.

Award List

Tifton Hotel Reservations

GVATA has contracted with the Williams Hotel Group for hotel rooms in Tifton during the conference.  Please use one of these 5 hotels when booking your lodging.  You will need to mention you are with the GVATA Summer Conference when booking your room. 

Williams Hotel Group Contact Information

If you have any questions about conference registration, please contact a GVATA board member.  The Board is looking forward to resuming our traditional summer conference and celebrating our accomplishments along with helping you prepare for a successful new year.

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Virtual Mid Winter Conference Information      

The 2021 Mid Winter Conference will take place virtually January 26th 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Conference Registration Video

Conference Registration for GVATA Members and Guests


Overview      

The GVATA Board hopes everyone is doing well and taking care of yourself and your family.  We as teachers know that this school year has been filled with many challenges for all teachers whether you are instructing your students in person or teaching virtually.  The GVATA Board has been in contact with teachers, school administrators, and our State Ag Ed staff over the past month to help decide about the 2021 Mid-Winter Conference.  This has been a tough decision to make, but with the input from many stakeholders, the board has decided to conduct the 2021 Mid-Winter conference virtually.  While we know and understand the need for our members to get together in person and learn from each other, many school systems across the state are not allowing teachers to travel for professional learning activities at this time.  In order to be good stewards of your money and not to lose money with the Macon Marriott contract, we had to make this decision as soon as possible.  If you have made hotel reservations at the Macon Marriott, it will be your responsibility to cancel them.  The board is still committed and planning to hold the 2021 Summer Conference in person at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton.  

Mid-Winter Conference Schedule

The conference will be held on Tuesday, January 26th from 4:30 – 7:30PM via zoom. 

Mid-Winter Conference Registration

A list of registered teachers for the conference is attached.  Since we went to an annual conference registration, there is no need to register if your name is listed.  If your name is not listed, you will need to register using the link below and click the Mid-Winter Conference Registration 2021 option on the registration page. 

Student teachers for the spring 2021 semester do not need to register using this regpack system.  GVATA has a list of those students and will be in contact with them directly and their college professors concerning the conference. 

Professional Learning Opportunities

The GVATA Board is planning to hold a few professional learning sessions in the weeks leading up to the conference.  Please be on the lookout for additional information about these opportunities.  If you have any suggestions for sessions you would like to have conducted please communicate this need with the board.  We are all in this together and want to support each other as much as possible.   

If you have any questions, please reach out to any of your board members. 



   
 
  Mid-Winter Conf. Dates  
   
January 25, 2022
Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217



  Summer Conference Dates  
   
July 10-13, 2022
UGA Tifton Conference Center
15 R D C Rd, Tifton, GA 31794



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