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Registration Now Open! 

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Call for Proposals Now Open!

We are now accepting proposals for the 16th Annual GEAR UP West Conference: Reach Your Peak.  Presenters receive discounted registration fee!

Submission Guidelines and Requirements

  • Vendor and professional speaker sessions will not be eligible for consideration unless they are:
    • noncommercial (content-focused, not a sales pitch),
    • partnered with a GEAR UP program for the presentation, and
    • the GU partner is the main presenter.
    • If your company is interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor at the 2022 conference please contact Jacque Deahl, for details.
  • All sessions are one hour and fifteen minutes in duration and will typically be held in theater-style rooms (arranged like a classroom, without tables) to maximize seating capacity.
  • All presenters are required to register and pay the conference registration fee. The primary presenters (2) registration fee will be reduced to $100. Primary presenters will be responsible for travel, lodging, and conference expenses. There is a limit of two reduced registration per presentation.

How to Apply

For more information, please contact Helen Patterson at