Educational Exchange

This annual event hosted by the Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB) is an opportunity specifically created for Community Service Board (CSB) board members, leadership/staff and select vendors. The event is closed to the general public. The event brings a common perspective to our Public Safety Net of professionals and advocates providing Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases services across Georgia. Applications are submitted for CEU and CME credits from NASW, LPCA, GAMFT, GACA, GPA and GPPA.




The challenges of 2020 have altered the way people work and do business, so the way in which we partner with our sponsors needs to change as well. We are working with an ever-changing landscape and many unknowns of the future of healthcare but we are embracing the changes and are taking thoughtful steps to enhance our opportunities with vendors to help our member organizations increase access to high quality care for individuals and families living with a mental illness, substance use disorder and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Starting now the GACSB is pleased to announce a whole new world for our partners with our new Annual Business Partnership Benefits Packages.

GACSB is moving away from simply a conference sponsorship package and looking to increase sponsorship opportunities in new and creative virtual ways while at the same time offering experiences to support the Educational Exchange now and in the future, whether it is hosted virtually or in person. Having this is mind, new opportunities to partner with GACSB are being offered that are a distinct change from years prior.

GACSB is now offering the following annual partnership levels for purchase by our supporters:

  • PREMIER CHAMPION PARTNER (an exclusive benefit)

For our current supporters you will find our normal conference sponsorship opportunities PLUS a whole lot more! For our new supporters, you will find amazing opportunities for support of Georgia’s Public Safety Net provider network and the Georgia Association of Community Service Boards.

You are cordially invited to the 23rd Annual Educational Exchange Leadership Conference, scheduled for November 7-9, 2021 at beautiful Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia. The Educational Exchange brings a common perspective to professionals and advocates providing Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases services in Georgia.

Please consider how your organization can help equip our members to be even more efficient and successful in an increasingly competitive market.

Robyn Garrett
VP, Government & Public Affairs, Strategic Healthcare Partners (SHP)
Executive Director, Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB)

Sign-up as a Business Partner today!

Need additional details before making a decision?
See the following "prior to" and "on-site" details:

Where: Legacy Lodge on Lanier Islands
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518

Event Opens: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Vendor event check-in and set-up available at 11:00AM, hotel check-in at 4:00PM, first attendee session at 4:00PM

Event Ends: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Vendor break-down by 2:00PM, hotel check-out by 11:00AM, Lunch provided at 12:00PM prior to attendee's departure from venue.

Information you should have prior to completing the time-limited (10 minutes) Business Partner sign-up and attendee registration:

  • Registrant(s) Name
  • Registrant(s) Title
  • Registrant(s) Email
  • Registrant(s) Direct Line
  • Registrant(s) Cellphone
  • Organization
  • Organization Address
  • Organization Website
  • cc: Email address for anyone you would like to receive a copy of your confirmation

There are two parts to registration. You will first select the company’s Business Partner level: Premiere Champion, Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze partner. Then you can register your complimentary attendees or register extra staff to attend.

You will be required to create a username with password to access our registration platform (MemberClicks). Your I.T. may need to help you whitelist the domains:


Things to note before arriving on-site:

  • Among the approx. 250 participants are: CSB Board Members, CEOs, CFOs, CCOs, CIOs, COOs, Medical Directors, HR-Compliance Directors, clinical practitioners, as well as other stakeholders.
  • As a registrant, you are welcome to partake in any sessions, meals, breaks, and are eligible to sign-up for CEUs/CMEs.
  • A single 6'x30' draped table with 2 chairs and 1 wastebasket will be provided for each registered Business Partner.
    • Tent cards will be placed on the tables for your convenience and easy identification.
  • The Exhibit Hall has carpeted floors.
  • Electrical access will be available, but vendors will need to either bring their own connection lines or rent them from the venue.
  • Internet is complimentary for all our guest but despite the venue's efforts, you may experience unstable internet connections...we are on an island with lovely views however so we hope for your understanding!
  • Booth selections (and other on-site benefits) are based on participation level as well as electronic registration completion date. Lyly Trinh will contact vendors to confirm applicable selections late October.
  • Throughout the Exchange, drawings are made for attendees to receive door prizes. We welcome your company to bring any promotional prizes you wish to donate to the raffle.
    • Simply drop off your donations at the GACSB registration/information desk.
  • All logo and advertisement files must be submitted to [email protected] by 5:00PM Friday, October 8, 2021.
    • Files received following this deadline set by the print shop will not be included within printed materials.
  • Please have all items sent to:
Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands
Attn: XXXXX (your company name)/GACSB Vendor
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
  • All boxes will be brought to the vendor room on Sunday by Legacy Lodge staff.
    • If the boxes fail to have Your Company + GACSB listed then your staff will need to speak with the resort's front desk team to claim shipments.
  • If you tend to get cold, please consider bringing a jacket/sweater.
  • If applicable to your level of partnership, an attendee list will be provided two weeks prior to the event start date.

Once on-site:

  • Please be sure to check-in with the GACSB registration/information desk upon arrival to receive your participant badge, reception ticket, and exhibitor bingo stickers.
  • Vendors are asked to have their displays broken-down by 2:00PM on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
  • Simply leave any outbound packages (appropriately sealed and labeled) on/beside your booth for carrier pick-up.
    • Please do not bring your packages to the venue’s front desk as their team will be focusing on guest check-out.
  • For any additional questions or comments once on-site, please contact the following GACSB staff:
  1. Lyly Trinh, Member Services Coordinator (Will be available at the GACSB Registration/Information/Help Desk)
    1. Cell - 912.704.1729
  2. Jesse Hambrick, GACSB Deputy Director
    1. Cell - 770.490.5182
  3. Cameron Vickers, Business Intelligence Data Analyst
    1. Cell – 912.704.6590

The GACSB Cancellation and Refund Policies are as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to the “Educational Exchange”.

  • Staff attendance substitutions may be requested at any time without penalty.
    • All substitutions and cancellations must be coordinated with the GACSB Executive Office and made in writing; email is acceptable and should be made to the attention of Lyly Trinh ([email protected]).
  • All event cancellations must be made in writing; email is acceptable and should be made to the attention of Lyly Trinh ([email protected]).
  • A refund will be granted up to 30-days prior to the start date of the Educational Exchange but a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
  • A refund will not be granted for cancellations received less than 30-days prior to the start date of the Educational Exchange.
  • No-Shows: Organizations who fail to attend the conference will automatically forfeit fees received. For those whose fees have not been received prior to the event, the GACSB will bill the organization.

Download: Save-the-Date 2021 & 2022


A personalized website has been created for our November 7-9,2021 Educational Exchange:

Accommodations may also be made by calling Lanier Islands’ Reservations Department via phone at:
  • (770) 945-8787
  • (678) 318-2018
  • Toll Free - (800) 840-5253

NEW FEATURE: Lanier Islands is now offering the capability to make reservation requests via email. Send your lodging request to [email protected].

Room Type Rate
Legacy Lodge $169
Villa King/Double $199
Villa Suite $249


*Per bedroom, per night: a negotiated $12.50 resort fee will apply in addition to tax and the Georgia Hotel-Motel fee of $5. All reservations booked will require a Credit Card to guarantee each guest room at the contracted group rate. Includes access to Fitness Center, entrance gate fee, valet or daily parking, in-room wireless internet, in-room coffee, daily newspaper in lobby, turndown service, outdoor heated saltwater lounging pool, poolside and courtyard fire pits, business center computers/printers, plus miles of hiking and biking trails.
Please note our group block closes on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

As the event is closed to the general public, registration and other event details will be released directly to member organizations. CSB teams may also log-in to access a Members Only page dedicated to the event.

Vendors interested in applying to attend or individuals with questions or comments regarding this educational event are asked to contact Member Services Coordinator, Lyly Trinh, at [email protected]