GETEA Annual Conference 2019

"Transforming the Future of Engineering"

Our Annual Conference is in less than Three Months!

Dear GETEA Members,

I am Shenica Bridges-Mathieu your current GETEA president. The GETEA Executive Committee and Conference Planning Team would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2019 GETEA Annual Conference January 25th - 26th, 2019 at the Effingham College and Career Academy located in the suburbs of the beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

The Theme this year is "Transforming the Future of Engineering." The conference planning committee chose this theme because Georgia innovators like yourself have been working hard to brand this state as a hub for innovation and engineering initiatives. In order for us to keep a robust economy, we must band together to continue to "lead in a technical world," and that means preparing for the workforce of today for the unknown advancements in engineering and technology that will lead to the new jobs of tomorrow.

At the conference, interest sessions will be organized around the High School Pathway Standards and the Middle School Course Standards along with some general interest sessions applicable to all strands. We plan to offer interest sessions in each strand throughout the conference, allowing you to maximize your conference experience.

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge, we are still looking for a few more dynamic, relevant and thought provoking presentations, so please fill out the form at the bottom of this newsletter relating to our call for presenters.

We look forward to seeing you in January. Please check out the details about the conference below, register, and book your hotel stay. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information below.


Shenica Bridges - Mathieu

2018-2019 GETEA President


GETEA 2019 Conference : "Transforming The Future of Engineering"

Friday, Jan. 25th 2019 at 7am to Saturday, Jan. 26th 2019 at 3pm

2940 Georgia 21

Rincon, GA


Effingham College & Career Academy (ECCA) is a 9-12 grade charter program school located near Savannah and authorized by the Effingham Board of Education.Students from both high schools in the county attend classes and earn professional certifications and credentials in Nursing, Allied Health, Sports Medicine, Engineering, Robotics, Web Design, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Automotive Technology and Maintenance, and Logistics.ECCA students participate in industry internships, visit numerous businesses, and, complete career relevant projects during the school year. Many are ECCA industry partners, including Georgia Power, Georgia-Pacific, Effingham Health System, Edwards Interiors Aerospace, Georgia Transformer, Georgia Ports Authority, Port City Logistics, and B&B Warehousing.

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes began in the new 47,000 square foot ECCA addition in August of 2016.

    Dual Enrollment students earn college and high school credits in Aircraft Assembly, Welding, Law Enforcement, and Cosmetology programs, in addition to academic credits.


1/25/19 - Day 1 (Friday)

7:00 am - 12:00 pm - Initial Registration - Country Inn And Suites 95N (Main Conference Hotel)

8:00 am - 11:00 pm - Vendor Booths

10:00 am - 11:30 adeem - Tour 1 (TBD)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - lunch on your own

1:00 p.m - 2:30 pm - Tour 2 (TBD)

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Registration Re-opens at the Effingham College and Career Academy

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Concurrent Interest Sessions – Effingham College and Career Academy

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm General Session/DOE Update – Effingham College and Career Academy

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm GETEA Evening Session and Dinner (Mighty 8 Fighter Museum)

1/26/19 Day 2 (Saturday)

7:30am - 8:00am Registration – Effingham College and Career Academy

:00 am - 11:00 pm - Vendor Booths Effingham College and Career Academy

8:00am - 8:45am Concurrent Interest Sessions – Effingham College and Career Academy

8:55am - 9:40am Concurrent Interest Sessions – Effingham College and Career Academy

9:50am - 10:35am Concurrent Interest Sessions – Effingham College and Career Academy

10:45am - 11:30am Concurrent Interest SessionsEffingham College and Career Academy

11:45am - 12:45pm Annual Business Meeting - Effingham College and Career Academy

12:45pm - 2:00 pm Awards Luncheon/Area Roundtable – Effingham College and Career Academy

Conference Cost and Registration Form

Member and Vendor Conference Registration

Member Registration before January 5, 2018


Non - Member Registration before January 5, 2018


Member Registration after January 5, 2018


Non - Member Registration after January 5, 2018


Spouse's Registration


Undergraduate Student Registration


Retired Member Registration


Please click on the link . Print out the form, and mail it in.

Vendor/Sustaining Member Conference Fee $150 (includes booth, workshop demonstration, and conference program advertisement)

Please click on the link . Print out the form, and mail it in.

Hotels and Rates

Other Suggested Hotels

Quality Inn and Suites

Rates Start at $57 + tax

7220 GA-21,

Port Wentworth, GA 31407

(623) 207-7354

Comfort Suites

Rates Start at $90 + tax

115 Traveler's Way,

Port Wentworth, GA 31407

(912) 965-1445

Effingham County, Georgia

Effingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,250. The seat is Springfield. Effingham County is included in the Savannah metropolitan area.

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Early Bird and Vendor Incentives

Preregistration Prize Drawings
Names of those registered by 12/15/19 will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Card. Drawings will be held at the general sessions at the business meeting on Saturday.. You must be present to win.

Vendor Prize Drawings

Each member is encouraged to visit each vendor booth. There will be raffle tickets given at each vendor booth.

Limitations and Liability

The Georgia Engineering and Technology Educators Association, its directors, employees, contractors, consultants, committees, and hosting organizations are not responsible for any personal injury, loss, or damages resulting from travel to, from, during, or as a result of attendance at the Annual GETEA Conference, nor for any expenses incurred as result of travel arrangement changes for any reason including strikes, illness, weather, acts of God, national security breaches, or other causes.

Registration and Membership Information

Membership or Renewal (all dues must be paid prior to registering for the conference)

Professional Member Dues


3 Year Profession Dues


1st Year Teacher or New to Georgia Teacher


Retired Teacher or Undergraduate Student Membership


Click the link below, and fill out the form. Then mail the form to the address at the bottom of the form with your dues.
“It is the policy of the Georgia Engineering and Technology Education Association not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, or veteran status in its education programs or activities.”

We still need a few more dynamic presenters. Please share your expertise, and fill out the form below.

Exhibitor Information

Are you interested in exhibiting at GETEA's 55th Annual Conference at the Effingham College and Career Academy on January 25-26, 2019? Request information using this short form below. Scroll down on the form to enter your contact info. You will be contacted asap.
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