Presenter, Payment and Cancellation Policies

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Renewing members must pay membership dues within 30 days of the start of the dues year (by August 1). New or lapsed members must pay within 30 days of invoicing (Net 30). Non-payment on these timelines will result in cancellation of membership.

If you register for conference at the member rate, your membership monies must also be received per the above paragraph or by the advanced registration deadline, whichever comes first, or you will be re-invoiced for conference at the non-member rate.

Purchase orders cannot be provided as a promise to pay in order to gain entry to this conference. If you have not paid upon arriving at conference, regardless of whether a purchase order has been sent, you will be asked to provide a personal credit card.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations made prior to the Early Bird registration deadline are allowed without penalty.

Cancellations between the Early Bird and the Advanced registration deadline will be subject to a 25% processing and administrative fee for general attendees. Presenters cancelling their registration after the Early Bird deadline will not be eligible for refund. Additionally, no cancellations of ancillary registration items are allowed after the Early Bird Deadline.

No cancellation and/or refund requests are granted after the Advanced registration deadline. Appeals for exception to this policy for extreme circumstances such as death in the family, car accident, jury duty, etc. must be received by the close of the event and will be reviewed by the Executive Board after the event with decision notification being sent within 30 days of the last day of the event.

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing via email to or US mail to 2900 Delk Road, Suite 700 PMB 321, Marietta, GA  30067.

Individual refunds will not be given to individuals whose fees have been paid by their school systems; these refunds will be sent directly to the school system.

Presenter Policy

GSCA places a high value on the skill and expertise of its presenters, and views their participation as integral to the success of the conference. GSCA strongly encourages presenters to attend and participate for the entirety of the conference. As such, all presenters are required to register for the conference. The Content Chair may grant waivers in this policy if the request and rationale is received by the Early Bird registration deadline.

Individuals who have not registered and paid for the conference, or submitted an appeal to the Content Chair, by the Early Bird registration deadline are subject to removal from the conference schedule.

Additionally, Presenters who do not show up for their scheduled session and do not provide notification to the Content Chair or President may be subject to barring from future programs.

Presenters cancelling their registration after the Early Bird deadline will not be eligible for refund.

As a reminder to all presenters, GSCA prohibits the use of selling or marketing company and / or products during presentations. The presentations are dedicated to the sharing of innovative ideas and strategies, strengthening learning objectives, and providing opportunities for audience participation.

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If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact the GSCA office. 

You can reach us at (770) 971-6002 or  A staff member will respond within one business day (24 hours).