Best Practices Conference 2020

2020 GTAAN Best Practices Conference - CANCELED

GTAAN Best Practices Conference 2020:
Envisioning Collaboration and Community in Advising

Due to the current CDC recommendations of avoiding groups of over 50 people for the next 8 weeks, we have made the decision to cancel this year's Best Practices conference.

This decision was not an easy one at a time when student affairs professionals are navigating a new way of supporting students remotely. Collaboration and Community are necessary now, more than ever.

Please email if you would like to share what you and your institution are doing to support students right now and through the remainder of the semester. We want to be able to share resources and still act as a facilitator of collaboration among advisors across the state of Georgia, so any and all advice, resources, and examples of how academic advising is taking shape during the COVID-19 outbreak are helpful as many advising units are working hard to assist their students at a distance. 

For those who have already registered for the conference, information on the reimbursement process will be sent via email over the next week.

What is a "Best Practices" Conference?

Academic advising colleagues have much to share and teach each other about our advising methods, innovation in advising, philosophies, theories, and overall best practices. Our goal is to share what we are doing right with one another and to hold a safe and inclusive space for discussing our shortcomings in advising. Let's work together to create efficient and effective academic advising systems across our beautiful state. Please join us to learn how Georgia colleges and universities are reaching students through innovative advising strategies. This is also a great opportunity to network with our peers at other institutions and to practice presenting to your local colleagues before heading to a national conference (we're especially lookin' at you, graduate students!).

The Georgia Tech Academic Advisors Network (GTAAN) hosts this annual Best Practices Conference at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business in Midtown Atlanta. You do not have to work at Georgia Tech to attend or present at the Best Practices Conference!

Here is what past participants had to say about their "Best Practices" experience...

"I walked away with a new sense of commitment to uplifting students, my co-workers and myself."
"I found it to be a wonderfully positive learning experience."
"I want to thank you for inviting me to present and a wonderful conference. This was my 2nd year presenting at GTAAN and I definitely plan to continue my involvement. Everyone was incredibly nice, welcoming, and warm. Breakfast and lunch was perfect. Many thanks to you and your colleagues."
"I wanted to thank you for making my registration process run so smoothly. I also wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the day. Every session I attended was interesting and informative, and I especially enjoyed both of the special speakers."

Contact Us

Questions about proposal submission and presentations? 

Questions about registration and fee payment? 
Contact Crystal Fowler