Conference updates + updated schedule + FAQs: Indianapolis in-person and virtual (28 Sept. 2021)

Sept. 28, 2021

Thank you for your patience as we organize our first hybrid (virtual and in-person sessions) conference, September 30-October 3 2021. You can find the latest conference information on the current conference page.  

GSA Program Schedule, PDF:

  • An archival record of the conference schedule is available under the "conference">>"previous conferences" tabs at the top of our homepage. 
  • Click here to access the *GSA 45th Annual Conference Schedule* as a PDF, updated regularly!
    • Please note: We will continue to make effort to keep this schedule updated within 48 hours. You will see withdrawals, changes in modalities or time, and other edits noted in red next to the session title. Please email Operations Director Dr. Benita Blessing if you need to make a change, or see an error. Thank you for your help and patience!



Schedule notes:

  • AV reminder: As per the submission guidelines, please note the following:
    • All breakout rooms will be equipped with LCD projectors that have VGA cables. Please be sure to bring an appropriate adapter for your laptop.
    • Laptops will not be provided. 
    • The standard projectors do not have sound support. 
    • Presenters requiring separate sound equipment must request it during the submission process. Assignment of panels to rooms specially equipped for sound is at the discretion of the Program Director and the Executive Director.
  • Reminder: Please email requests for disability accommodations to Operations Director Dr. Benita Blessing by Sept. 1. (The deadline has passed, but feel free to email with last-minute requests and we'll do our best!)
  • Publishers and Exhibitors can find information about shipping to the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott here.Chairs of sessions should have received acceptances and notified all session members. Please do feel free to contact Operations Director Dr. Benita Blessing ( if you did not receive notification - emails don't always make it to inboxes, and we want to make sure that everyone has been contacted. Thank you!
  • We are working with our conference platform vendor OpenWater to finalize the schedule. When it is available, we will send it via email and post it on our website and social media pages. The preliminary schedule is available as a Google Sheet in the meantime. Thank you for your patience as we negotiate many moving parts as we organize our first conference with both virtual and in-person modalities, and amid changing national and international guidelines for the health and safety of large public gatherings. Please email Executive Director Dr. Margaret Menninger ( with any questions or concerns. 
  • Modality Reminder Letter from the GSA Board, changes by Aug. 16! (deadline passed) Here is the *Change Form*.
  • Banquet Menus
  • Publisher/Exhibitor letter and Exhibitor Form