Kickoff Event with Herman Cain

Friday, July 24, 9-11AM
1 Ticket Included with Each Paid Registration!

The GDA will recognize exhibitors, hear from ADA President Elect Dr. Carol Summerhays, and welcome Herman Cain for an entertaining presentation on business, politics, and current affairs. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast included. Free Ticket with Every Paid Registration!

Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Morehouse College and a Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University.

Herman has more than 40 years’ experience in the private sector. He served as an analyst for Coca-Cola, an executive at Pillsbury, a regional Vice President with Burger King, and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. During his time at Godfather’s, he brought the company from near bankruptcy to profitability in just 14 months. Herman’s record as a “turnaround artist” led to his rise as President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

Herman also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and as a supervisory mathematician for the Department of the Navy. He is an author, former candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination, and successful radio host who can be heard broadcast nationwide.

Register for the GDA Annual Meeting to receive a free ticket to this special kickoff event. Enjoy a light breakfast and get motivated to succeed in business and life!

The GDA Ultimate Tailgate

Saturday, July 25, 6-10PM
1 Ticket Included with Each Paid Registration!

The GDA is combining Family Fun Night and the President’s Party into one massive party on Saturday night during the GDA Ultimate Tailgate:

• The rides and attractions kids have come to love from Fun Night are back, including Bumper Cars, Stuff-An-Animal, In-Line Extreme Air, Arcade Games, Lazer Tag, Joker’s Wild Ride, Big Buck Hunter Arcade, and much more.

• There are tasty treats and snacks perfect for keeping up your energy all night long, with kegs open on the grown up side for the Beach Party.

• Couples can dance to The Maxx, a high energy band blasting out classics and today’s hits along with get-you-moving choreography. See their exciting videos at

• Who is the REAL fan in the crowd? Wear your favorite team jersey to the Beach Party. Will Tech beat UGA again this year? Come support your team!

Awards & Installation Breakfast

Sunday, July 26, 8-10AM
Specially Priced Tickets Available! Don't Miss Out!

This morning is one for beginnings and honoring dentists who admirably serve their profession. We will recognize current GDA leaders and witness the installation of 2015-16 officers for the GDA, Alliance, and districts. The GDA will also recognize past GDA and Alliance presidents; 25 Year, 50 Year, and Life Members; Honorable Fellows; and Community Service Honorees. The Awards & Installation Breakfast is your last chance to thank Dr. Torbush for his year, and your first chance to welcome Dr. Tom Broderick of Savannah as president. We hope to see fantastic turnouts from Northern District to thank Dr. Torbush and Southeastern District to welcome Dr. Broderick! This is also your chance to applaud our Honorable Fellows and other award winners and welcome new district and Alliance officers.