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2021 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference

May 3-5, 2021
Legacy Lodge & Conference Center at Lake Lanier
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518

The final registration & hotel deadline was April 23.  If you registered, we'll see you there!

Important Details about our event in 2021:

  1. This will be an in-person event with an exhibit hall.  Current Georgia COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at this event.

  2. If you were registered to attend in 2020 and did not request a refund, we can apply those fees to 2021.  Go ahead and register to reserve your spot and select the invoice option.  Then contact Mary Napier at, so she can verify the registration and void the invoice.  Substitutions are allowed for fees paid in 2020 by contacting us.

  3. For 2021, GEMSA will be hosting its annual awards reception on May 3, 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference.  The 2020 top three award finalists in each category will be recognized, and the 2020 award winners will be announced.  Cost is $25 per ticket to attend the reception.  Tickets are not included with a conference registration.  To attend, you must purchase a ticket at: There are a limited number of tickets for this event as well.

  4. New features for the 2021 conference include: interactive sessions, group discussions, case studies, breakouts, and multi-faceted lecturers and subject matter experts who will challenge you and provide tools to exponentially enhance your leadership expertise. Make sure to select your lunch session preference on the registration form.


See our full list of 2021 sponsors here.


Download the 2021 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference brochure to view a schedule of events, sponsors, session descriptions, speaker biographies, and more.  



Due to limited seating and meal preparations, for the Lunch & Learn Sessions, you will need to pre-register for the one you want to attend. See descriptions here.

Please note: members must login in the upper right to view the member prices.   (If you don't have a password, go to the login screen and click on "forgot my password". This will e-mail you instructions on how to create one.) If you have trouble, contact the GEMSA office.

Conference Deadlines

  • April 19, 2021 - Early Registration Deadline
    (price increases by $50 on April 10)
  • April 9, 2021 - Cancellation Deadline

  • April 23, 2021 - Payment Deadline
    (To confirm your attendance, you must pay online or send your payment to the GEMSA office on or before this date.)
  • April 23, 2021 -Online registration deadline
    (after this date, you must register on-site)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in either writing or online by April 9, 2021 will receive a refund less a $40.00 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS after April 9, 2021.

Conference Rates 

$225 - GEMSA Member/Non-Member
(GEMSA is offering 1 free year of membership to all GA EMS Licensed Providers in 2021.)

Standard Conference Registration includes lectures on May 3, 4, and 5; continental breakfast, lunch and dinner - May 4 & continental breakfast - May 5

The earlybird deadline is April 19, and prices will increase $50 after that date.

Day Rates

$75 - Monday, May 3
$150 - Tuesday, May 4
$75 - Wednesday, May 5
All payments must be received in the GEMSA office by April 19 to confirm your attendance at the conference.  Please mail your payment or make sure to pay online on or before April 19.


The host hotel is:
Legacy Lodge & Conference Center at Lake Lanier
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518

Hotel room deadline: April 23, 2021

Learn more and make a reservation here.

The mission of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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