What makes the Ozarks a unique destination?
College of the Ozarks

A unique Christian college where students earn a bachelor’s degree by working at a campus industry to pay for their tuition. Visit Ralph Foster Museum, Edwards Mill, Williams Chapel, Veterans Grove and The Keeter Center.
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The Grand Plaza Hotel

The Grand Plaza Hotel and Conference Center is the conference host for lodging, breakfast and the keynote speakers. Their staff will also be helping guests with information about accommodations and local attractions.
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Branson Area Attractions

Branson and the Ozarks region offer beauty, history, entertainment and activities for people of all ages and interests. Follow this link to preview many possibilities that will delight you and your family during your visit.
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2016 Conference Program

Perspective is the theme of the 2016 GCEA Conference. The goal of this conference is to help broaden our perspective by investigating ancillary and trending aspects of the Graphic Communications industry.
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Our Team

People working hard so you don't have to.
Michael Williams
Michael Williams
2016 GCEA Conference Host
Michael is Associate Professor of Graphic Arts at College of the Ozarks, GCEA Immediate Past-President, conference host and will field all complaints. He is also open to suggestions and compliments. Call Michael at 417-699-3947 or e-mail by selecting the icon below.
Jeanie Williams
Jeanie Williams
Guest Program Coordinator
Jeanie is Executive Director of Options Pregnancy Clinic in Branson, Missouri, Mike’s wife of 37 years and your guests’ new best friend. She will make sure that registered guests are happy while participating in Guest activities. E-mail Jeanie by selecting the icon below.
Stephanie Petersen
Stephanie Petersen
Grand Plaza Sales Administrator
Stephanie is Sales Administrator at The Grand Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. She is awesome and will take your requests by phone or e-mail, help with planning your stay in Branson, and get you registered. Call Stephanie at 417-336-6646 Ext. 177 for just about anything related to this conference or Branson or e-mail her by clicking on the icon below.
Malcolm Keif
Malcolm Keif
Presentation Committee Chair
Malcolm is Professor of Graphic Communications at Cal Poly and all around great guy. He and his committee will review all requests to present papers and/or workshops. If you want to present at the GCEA conference, download the Call for Papers form on the following Resources page. If you have questions, e-mail Malcolm by clicking on the icon below.


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Request to Present Form

If you would like to present a Paper or facilitate a Workshop at the 2016 GCEA Conference, you must submit a request to the Presentations Committee. Digital and Conventional labs are available.
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GCEA Membership

If you would like information about joining GCEA as a Sustaining member or Educator, a membership brochure is avaialbe on the GCEA website. You may also pay duesonline.
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Map of Ozarks Country

The Grand Plaza Hotel is 10 minutes from C of O, 25 minutes from Branson Regional Airport, and 1 hour from Springfield/Branson National Airport in Springfield, MO. All 4 locations are pinned on the attached map.
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Campus Map

The 1000 acres College of the Ozarks campus is beautiful and easy to walk. You are welcome to visit all the points of interests designated on the map. You may park almost anywhere on campus without a parking permit.
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