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Event Options

The Gathering offers excellent optional activities for your participation during your time with us. Each of these events requires advance reservations (separate from your event registration), and are first come, first served. Please reserve your spot for each as soon as possible.

Briefing: Poverty Simulation with HOPE International

Thursday, September 20, 1:00 - 3:30 PM

The HOPE Poverty Simulation is a 2 ½ -hour, immersive, experiential learning opportunity designed to help participants symbolically experience some of the realities of a lifetime of poverty. Over the course of the simulation, participants are confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the real, complex, everyday challenges that men and women living in poverty are forced to grapple with. This new window into the lives of families living in poverty creates empathy, and helps participants begin to think more strategically about how to effectively engage in global poverty.

Click here to hear from our Gathering friend, Peter Greer, explain why he encourages everyone that is able to attend.

*Please wear machine-washable clothing suitable for sitting on the ground, and closed-toe shoes. The simulation is appropriate for ages 14+.

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Friday Night Dinners

Friday, September 21, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

You are going to love what’s in store for this year’s four Friday Night Dinners at The Gathering. These smaller dinners are hosted by different organizations and are known to be highlights of the entire weekend.
*Friday Dinners require a separate reservation from your overall event registration.
*Reservations are first-come, first-served.
*Adults only. GenNext will have a separate program for the evening.

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Praxis Nonprofit Finale and Luncheon

Saturday, September 22, 12:15 PM - 5:00 PM

This invitation-only event (all Gathering participants are invited) is hosted by Praxis during The Gathering. The goal of Praxis is to provide a compelling opportunity for you to engage as mentors and philanthropists with some of the most creative work being done by Christians globally. You’ll hear well-crafted 5-minute presentations from our Fellows, mentor them through interactive roundtables, engage in interactive conversations with leading investors, and connect with your peers in an informal setting.

This Finale is the culmination of the Praxis Accelerator, a program we run annually for Christian-led nonprofit organizations. Over the course of a year, selected Fellows attend three events: a four-day kickoff retreat outside of New York in April, a three-day gathering near Los Angeles in July, and this Finale. At our events, Fellows are guided by over 30 incredible mentors from top nonprofits, foundations, and businesses. In addition, our Praxis Core Mentor team works with each entrepreneur on presentation design, strategy execution, impact, financial sustainability, and spiritual formation.

The Praxis Nonprofit Accelerator Finale Event is held onsite at The Gathering and requires separate registration. All Gathering participants are encouraged and welcome to attend. Advance reservations are required.

For more information and to register for the Praxis Lunch and Nonprofit Finale, please visit the Praxis Nonprofit Finale event website.

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Individual Coaching Sessions

Dr. John Townsend, a long-time and trusted Gathering resource, has again provided us with a limited number of coaching appointment times for our conference this year. As a psychologist, family coach and an organizational consultant, he has been helping Gathering attendees for years in both their personal, family and professional lives.

There are no longer coaching sessions available for The Gathering 2018.