Conference Information & Registration

Sunday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 21
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York

Conference Eligibility

Conference attendance is open to GIA members as well as staff and trustees of organizations that are eligible for GIA membership. These include private, community, corporate, and family foundations, public sector grantmakers, regranting organizations whose primary purpose is arts grantmaking, and individual donors who give through eligible organizations. Membership is not required for conference attendance.

If you have questions about eligibility, please call GIA (206) 624-2312.

Registration Rates

Respecting the economic climate, conference rates remain the same as 2007 and 2008.

Early Registration Rates (Payment received BY August 28, 2009)

  GIA Members, first individual from organization$500  
  GIA Members, additional individuals from organization$425  

Regular Registration Rates (Payment received AFTER August 28, 2009)

  GIA Members$575  
  Single Day Rate$300  

Preconference Registration Rates

  Payment received by August 28, 2009$100  
  Payment received after August 28, 2009$150  

Guest Fees

There is no guest fee for this conference. Guests are welcome at these no-host events:

Cancellation Policy

Click Here to log into your registration profile if you wish to cancel or make changes to your registration.

Refunds for cancellations will be processed as follows:

A Brief Word on Fundraising Ethics

To preserve the capacity for open discussion, all attendees must refrain from fundraising or solicitation. Organizations that solicit funds are expected to be represented only by individuals whose roles involve programming and/or policy, and not by fundraising or development staff.

Never Been to a GIA Conference?

New participants are invited to meet GIA’s board, staff and other GIA members at a “Newcomers Reception” on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

On Monday evening there will also be a series of informal dine-around dinners that provide opportunities to meet new colleagues and make connections.

First time registrants also watch for emails to come with suggestions for getting the most out of your GIA conference experience.

Organizations and Individuals New to GIA

Special Membership Offer:  GIA is making a special offer to grantmaking organizations joining GIA for the first time. Become a 2009 member of GIA and receive an extra year of membership as a bonus—you won’t receive a renewal notice until 2011—and you can take advantage of member rates for both the 2009 and 2010 GIA conferences. For specific eligibility information and more details, please contact GIA at (206) 624-2312, or Martine Meredith Collier at

Conference Hotel

Online registration at the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is now available. The conference rate is $252. Click here to book your room now.