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Annual Convention

The GMA 2016 Annual Convention took place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center June 24 - 28.

Convention Information and Schedule

Interactive Map of the Exhibit Hall
Small Cities Rapid Fire Presentations
Large Cities Rapid Fire Presentations
Concurrent Sessions
The GMA 2017 Annual Convention will take place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center June 23 - 28.
News & Updates
Georgia Cities Showcase Success During the Annual Convention
June 30, 2016
Nearly every seat was filled in the Rapid Fire sessions presented during GMA’s 2016 Annual Convention. Divided into two separate sessions, one highlighting large cities and the other giving an opportunity to smaller cities, Rapid Fire provided each selected city10-minutes to share a successful city-implemented program.

Tiny Homes are the Topic of 'Big' Convention Conversations
June 30, 2016
The “tiny homes” movement sparked large interest and welcomed a packed room of city officials during GMA’s 83rd Annual Convention in Savannah.

Spread the Power of Optimism
June 30, 2016
Linda Harris
“Choose optimism,” urged Steve Gross in his upbeat keynote address at the 2016 GMA Annual Convention. Gross, Chief Playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, said that selling t-shirts is the vehicle for the organization’s passion, which is really the business of spreading the power of optimism.

GMA Introduces Pickleball at the Annual Convention
June 10, 2016
On Monday, June 27 from 7-8 a.m. city officials attending GMA’s Annual Convention will have options on how they get their morning exercise—either with the health walk at the Westin Golf Club or playing a few matches of the rapidly growing sport of Pickleball. 

GMA Offers New, Entertaining Layout to Convention Closing Event
May 31, 2016
This year GMA’s Annual Convention will provide a night of games and activities that showcase the Annual Convention’s “Cities in Play” the

GMA Convention Promotes ‘Cities in Play’ Through Sessions, Speakers and Events
May 12, 2016
GMA will present a variety of activities and concurrent ses­sions that highlight its “Cities in Play” themed 2016 Annual Convention taking place June 24-28 in Savannah. 

GMA 2016 Convention to Take ‘Play’ to the Next Level
March 9, 2016
​GMA’s 2016 Annual Convention will inspire attendees’ inner child, while offering them innovative and entertaining ways to improve their cities all around the “Cities in Play” convention theme.

GMA 2016 Convention to Find the Fun in Cities
January 11, 2016
This year’s convention, themed “Cities in Play,” will create an unforgettable experience for attendees as they explore an array of recreational activities and sessions on what cities are doing to engage their youth, adults and senior citizens. 
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