Join us for our 2017 conference!

The Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Conference will be held November 12-14, 2017 in
Washington, D.C.. Register online now!

 

Conference agenda

Below is an overview of the 2017 conference agenda. Outline/agenda is subject to change. More details coming soon!

Sunday, November 12: Attendees Arrive in Washington, D.C.; Registration Open from 3PM - 6PM; Welcome Reception 5-7PM
Monday, November 13:  7AM Registration Opens and Breakfast is Served, 8AM Conference Kick-off, Opening Keynote Speaker, Various Breakout Workshops, Give Back, GHTA Business Meeting, Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Live/Silent Auctions
Tuesday, November 14:  7AM Registration Opens and Breakfast is Served, 8:30AM Day 2 Kick-Off, Technology Presentation, Various Breakout Workshops, Closing Keynote Speaker, Evening Out/Off-Property
Wednesday, November 15: Home sweet home!

keynote speakers

Details coming soon!

Stay tuned for more information about this year's opening and closing keynote speakers.

hotel accommodations &
Transportation Options


Hotel Accommodations

The 2017 Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Conference will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center!

Set your sights on luxurious comfort at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The property is a spectacular waterfront resort, with a stunning 19-story glass atrium and sweeping views of the Potomac River, and is just steps from National Harbor’s premier entertainment and shopping district and only 8 miles south of the nation’s capital. The first-class resort features a rejuvenating spa, indoor pool and whirlpool, state-of-the-art fitness center and a number of unique restaurants and shops. For late-night excitement with picturesque views of the capital, take the express elevator up to the Pose Rooftop Lounge before retreating just steps away to your luxurious accommodations. Join us and discover why Gaylord National offers an unmatched experience in the Capital Region.

GHTA Group Rate: $191.00/night + $18 resort fee*
To book your room via phone: 301.965.4000; Remember to say you're with the Gift & Home Trade Association to get the group rate.

*Daily resort fee includes the following:

  • High-speed internet in your guest room
  • 24 access to the fitness center
  • Access to indoor Junior Olympic-sized pool
  • Local, toll-free and domestic long-distance phone calls
  • 2 bottles of Aquafina water per room, per day
  • Daily newspaper
  • Resort Savings Coupon Booklet
  • Exclusive to Marriott Rewards Gold and Platinum Members:
    • Access to sauna, jacuzzi, and locker rooms at Relache Spa


 

Transportation Options

The location of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center provides you the opportunity to select which Capital Region airport works best for you:

  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 8 miles W
    • Hotel does not provide shuttle service from this airport
    • Alternate transportation options:
      • SuperShuttle (est. fee: $18 one-way); reservation required. Click here to book.
      • Estimated taxi fair: $28 one-way
      • Uber
      • Car rental
         
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): 35 miles W
    • Hotel does not provide shuttle service from this airport
    • Alternate transportation options: 
      • SuperShuttle (est. fee: $44 one-way); reservation required. Click here to book.
      • Estimated taxi fair: $80 one-way
      • Uber
      • Car rental
         
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 42 miles N
    • Hotel does not provide shuttle service from this airport
    • Alternate transportation options: 
      • SuperShuttle (est. fee: $45 one-way); reservation required. Click here to book.
      • Estimated taxi fair: $70 one-way
      • Uber
      • Car rental

2017 Conference Attendee Roster

Registration is officially open! Click here to register. Attendee list will be updated regularly. 

ABC Amega/GAIN
Robert Gagliardi
Paul Grolemund

AmericasMart Atlanta
Cindy Henry
George Kacic

Beatriz Ball
Beatriz Ball
David Rive
Kelly Wenzel

Brandwise
Ron Petroff

Creative Co-Op
Janette Huff
Deb Swisher

DEMDACO
Frank Davis
Lance Hart

Design Imports
Amy Johnson

Dugan Bliss
Don Dugan

Evergreen Enterprises
Frank Lmoehl
Brittany Toler
Christopher Wornom

Fine Lines
Matthew Katzenson
Fernanda Lai
Tamara Long
Kelly Patchett

GANZ
Allison Barrows
Marc Rice

Gib Carson Associates
Gib Carson
Dan O'Brien
Heather Schwall

HomArt
Betty Arokiasamy
Chris Dingman

Incipio
Christine Burke

Ivystone
Andy Bjork
Doug Cofiell

JGROB
John Grob
Dylan Schauben

Joanne and Company
Joanne Rackow

Lori Minden & Associates
Suzette Page

Mary Square
Kelly Shiley

Meyers Sales
Michael Meyes

Next Step Reps
Jackie Moon

Paladone
Michael Nieves

Present Publishing
Kat Krassner

Southeast Marketing
Lisa Bernstein
Deb Donahue
Jamie Doran
Shilpa Hill
Robin Kert
Tammi Rampleberg

TECSYS
John Oliverio

The Butler Group
Greg Butler

Total Biz Fulfillment
Michael Davis
Gary Ruddell

Tripar International
Gretchen Kroll

Vera Bradley
Cheri Lantz

Whereoware
Eric Dean
Joe Harris

 

registration + rates

The 2017 Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Conference will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., November 12-14, 2017. 

Early Bird Member Rate* | $399 per person, two-installment payment plan (Available until April 1, 2017)
Member Rate | $399 per person, one-time payment
Non-Member Rate | $699 per person, one-time payment

*Early Bird Registration Savings Opportunity!
All members registered by April 1, 2017, may opt to pay the registration fee(s) in two installments. The first installment is due upon completion of the registration form; the second due within 60 days. Early Bird installment plan payments must be made via credit card. GHTA will charge the card on file for the second installment 60 days from the date of registration or on June 1, 2017, whichever comes first. Any registrations not paid in full by June 1, 2017 will be subject to a higher conference rate. 

Gift & Home Bridgway Collaborative Partners