2022 GDA Convention & Expo

Amelia Island, Florida

July 21 -24, 2022

Welcome to 2022 GDA Convention & Expo!

The 2022 GDA Convention & Expo provides Georgia dentists the opportunity to learn, grow, and make connections.  Meet us at the beach and enjoy many different activities including:

  • Continuing Education- earn up to 20 hours over three days!
  • Social and Networking Events
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Family Activities
  • Sporting events, tours, and fun on the beach
  • and much more!!! 

Event Details


Location

Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast, this beautiful resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class resort pools, championship golf, and a full-service spa. Whether you prefer to stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach, spend the day kayaking through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands or tee off on one of our award-winning golf courses, you’ll never run out of adventure in this idyllic destination.

Networking

The GDA Convention & Expo offers many networking and social opportunities  including several receptions, CE, sporting events, and time in the exhibit hall!! Everything about the convention is focused on connecting with others!

Continuing Education

Earn up to 20 CE hours over the course of 3 days! We have some great clinical and practice management courses presented by wonderful speakers that everyone in the office will find useful!  For more information on the courses or speakers you can find that on the schedule of events. 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Hall

Not only do we have a great variety of exhibitors and sponsors who make this event possible,  we also have two receptions, multiple giveaways and cash prizes. 

 

Welcome Reception:
Welcome Reception:Our Exhibit Hall opens with an energetic reception on Thursday night from 4 - 8 pm. Have a drink and enjoy a bite while mingling with the exhibitors and sponsors that make our meeting possible. Make sure to stay for door prize drawings and a cash giveaway!
 
Happy Hour:
Happy hour is in the Exhibit Hall on Friday from 4 – 6 pm. We’ll draw for door prizes. Take advantage of this extra time to network and socialize with your colleagues!
 
 

Fun & Activities

The GDA Convention & Expo is more than your average convention. It’s a family-friendly vacation that’s packed with dozens of activities and opportunities to create lasting memories together.
 
Join your family and friends at the Kick-Off and Awards Breakfast, participate in a wide variety of sporting events and tours, social gatherings,  and the ever-popular Saturday Night Celebration featuring a multitude of exciting activities.
 

Organized activities not your cup of tea? 

Spend some time in the sun at one of the three pools onsite, play on the beautiful, sandy beach or spend some me-time getting pampered at the spa or take advantage of some of the many other amenitites the resort has to offer.

 

ADD-ONS


 

GDAPAC Golf Tournament

Come tee off at the Oak Marsh Golf Course to support dentistry under the Gold Dome! Have fun with your colleagues, play for a chance to win cash prizes and raise money for the Georgia Dental Association Political Action Committee (GDAPAC). Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Buy a few mulligans and join the fun! 

 

Tennis

Join us for a round robin tournament Saturday morning at the Omni tennis courts. These courts are set beneath a canopy of majestic live oaks and feature 23 Har-Tru fast-dry clay courts. Players of all skill level are encouraged to join in, but players should be at least 12 years of age. Balls and water will be provided! 
 

GDAFoundation 

Fun Run/Walk

Run, walk, skip or stroll at the GDA Foundation Fun Run/ Walk. The course will start and finish at the Omni Amelia Island Resort Convention Center. Enjoy a scenic run or walk meandering through the beautiful, tree-canopied resort. Proceeds support the GDA Foundation for Oral Health charitable and education programs. 

 

River Cruise

Enjoy a professionally narrated cruise along the salt marshes, wilderness beaches and historic river banks of Amelia Island. Dolphins, sea turtles, egrets, herons, spoonbills and osprey meld with shrimp boats, luxury yachts and even a Civil War era fort!