GALA 2018 Conference

Great News!

Registration for GALA conference 2018 has been going Strong! We’ve booked all the rooms from our original block. In an effort to be able to accommodate all of our Conferees, the team at The DoubleTree Lancaster Resort has been kind enough add more inventory.

Please note that the hotel registration link has expired on Sept. 30th. It is likely that the hotel will still have rooms available for our members. However, you will need to call the hotel directly. Please use the phone number and information at the link below to contact the hotel.

The Hotel is nearly SOLD OUT…
Click here to make your hotel reservations NOW!

Conference dates October 25th to 28th

Please note that the hotel does offer transportation to and from the Lancaster airport if you are flying in. However, you will need to contact the hotel 48 hours in advance to schedule your pickup and departure. The hotel phone number is 717-464-2711.

Please note that the hotel does offer transportation to and from the Lancaster airport if you are flying in. However, you will need to contact the hotel 48 hours in advance to schedule your pickup and departure. The hotel phone number is 717-464-2711.

If you feel that you need help completing the registration forms please contact our friendly Members Support Hotline at
207-441-1313.

GALA Members:

As chairpersons for the 2018 Educational Conference, we want to make you aware of a change in our speaker lineup.

John Mallon was scheduled to present a number of his highly regarded sessions on Camelid training; John is a longtime GALA supporter and frequent conference speaker.

John has recently undergone a serious surgery on a shoulder and, although he felt sure he would be sufficiently healed to attend, his surgeon is adamant that he should not travel. He has regrettably had to withdraw. But, the good news is that he immediately contacted another well-known GALA member, Marc Page, to be his stand-in. John says Marc was his first choice and we are thrilled that Marc has accepted! Marc has spoken on Camelid training for many years in numerous venues, including GALA conferences. He will cover the same topics and oversee hands-on experience for attendees that John had planned and you can be assured of equally informative and humorous sessions.

Click here to see the session names and descriptions.

Conference Chairs: Barb Baker, Carol Reigh and Kelly Ralph