Welcome to the
Georgia Transit Association
Welcome to the
Georgia Transit Association

2017 GTA Conference

 
Mark your calendars for this year’s GTA conference December 6 to 8, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah! We will provide more details soon. Hope to see you there!



Photos from our 2016 Annual Conference

Justin Rison, in-coming GTA President Rhonda Briggins and Butch McDuffie present out-going GTA President Robert Hiett with an engraved plaque to thank him for his service and outstanding contributions to the Association.


Cathy Perry and Donnie Baggett take in some interesting literature from one of our great conference vendors.


Congratulations to Phillippa Moss from Hall Area Transit on receiving the 2016 President’s Award for providing extraordinary leadership and service to the Association as its Secretary. 2016 President Robert Hiett presented the award.


Casino Night is always a big hit - just don't hit and go over 21!


CobbLinc, representing Cobb County, shows off its new logo and paratransit bus.


New buses on display for the GTA Conference!




About the Conference 

The GTA Conference provides a unique opportunity for transit leaders across the state to come together to share best practices, find solutions, and improve services throughout communities in Georgia. This year’s conference will once again have high caliber speakers, innovative exhibitors and high quality networking opportunities such as our ever-popular casino night. 

Annual Conference 

Each year in December, GTA holds its annual conference.  Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2016 Annual Conference to be held in Athens, GA December 7-9, 2016



The 2016 Annual Georgia Transit Association Conference will take place on December 7 - 9 at the Classic Center in Athens!

Classic Center

300 North Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601



TO REGISTER:


Exhibitors and Sponsors, please click on the link below:
https://classiccenter.formstack.com/forms/gta_exhibitorsponsor_registration_forms_2016

Regular registrants, please click on the link below:
https://classiccenter.formstack.com/forms/gta_registration_2016



For questions about registration, please email Elly Zhilyak at elly@gatransit.org

For all other inquiries, please contact Molli Pruitt at molli@gatransit.org


Registration fees are as follows: 

  • Members: Early bird is $250 until November 18th, Regular registration is $300 through December 2nd. On-site registration will also be available for $300 at the conference.
  • Non-members: Early bird is $300 until November 18th, Regular registration is $350 through December 2nd. On-site registration will also be available for $350 at the conference.
  • One Day: Early bird is $125 until November 18th, Regular registration is $150 through December 2nd. On-site registration will also be available for $150 at the conference.
  • Student: Student registration is $75.

Guests can also attend the welcome reception for $30 and the Casino Night for $50.
 
HOTELS
Guest can choose to stay at one of three hotels to get the official GTA discount:
 
Hilton Garden Inn
390 East Washington Street
Athens, GA 30601
706-353-6800
Rooms @ $129/night (Cutoff November 7th)
(The hotel no longer has rooms for December 6th)
http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/A/AHNDTGI-00GTA-20161206/index.jhtml

 
Hotel Indigo
500 College Avenue
Athens, GA 30601
706-546-0430
1-866-808-1483
Rooms @ $129/night (Cutoff November 7th)
Reference "2016 Georgia Transit Association" or the group block code:  "GTA "
(The hotel no longer has rooms)
http://www.hotelindigo.com/hotels/us/en/athens/ahnin/
 
Graduate Athens
295 E. Dougherty St
Athens, Georgia 30601
706-549-7020 (Reference: Georgia Transit Association)
(Cutoff November 7th)
Group Rate STILL available while rooms last. Contact the Front Desk or Taylor Eson at 706-433-1942 or teson@graduateathens.com
https://bookings.ihotelier.com/Graduate-Athens/bookings.jsp?groupID=1570369&hotelID=15201

 
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
All sponsors will receive recognition in the program and have their logo prominently displayed at the conference at registration and during keynote presentations.
 
Platinum Sponsor:
The platinum sponsors will have their logo displayed during either the Welcome Reception and Awards Dinner or the Casino Night Dinner. Sponsors will be welcome to hand out or display additional materials during these events. This category includes three registrations and a six foot exhibit table during the exhibition, which can be combined with a bus and display if desired.
Price: $5,000
 
Gold Sponsor: 
Our gold sponsors will have their logo displayed during either a lunch or a breakfast and will be welcome to hand out or display additional materials during these events. This category includes three registrations and a six foot exhibit table during the exhibition, which can be combined with a bus and display if desired.
Price: $3,000
 
Silver Sponsor: 
Our silver sponsors will have their logo displayed during a break and will be welcome to hand out or display additional materials during that event. It includes two registrations.
Price: $1,500
 
Bronze Sponsor:
Our bronze sponsors will have their logo included in the conference program and displayed at the conference. It includes one registration.
Price: $500
 
General Sponsor:
This category is designed for supporters of GTA who are not able to attend the conference. Our general sponsors will have their logo included in the conference program and displayed at the conference.
Price: $250
 
EXHIBITOR PACKAGES

All exhibitor packages include one registration. As with past conferences we will continue to have a dedicated exhibit time on Thursday, December 8 that will allow plenty of time for networking.
 
Park and display
Park your commercial vehicle in the pavilion so attendees can tour your vehicle.
Price: $1,000 early bird and $1,200 after.
Note: It is an additional $900 for a 6 foot skirted table adjacent to the bus. 
 
10 ft. x 10 ft. Display
This exhibit is set up as a booth, and works well for those exhibitors who have displays.
Price: $1,050 early bird and $1,250 after.
 
Six Foot Table
These skirted tables are best for those that want to display materials on a table top and don’t have a full display.
Price: $900 early bird and $1,100 after.
 
Electricity Add-On
$80 per exhibit 
 
Additional Opportunities
Conference bags and door prizes
 
For questions about registration, please email Elly Zhilyak at elly@gatransit.org
For all other inquiries, please contact Molli Pruitt at molli@gatransit.org