Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know

We hope this info helps to answer some of the more common questions we hear each year. But please don’t hesitate to ask us for anything you need to know. We are here to help you. (And if you think of a question we need to add to this list, please email us and let us know!)


Is there a waiting list for the event?

At this time there is not a waiting list. However, when we reach 350 adult participants, we will cap the attendance and begin a waiting list.

What is the attire?

The attire is resort casual, no need for men to pack a tie – although you will see a few ties and blue blazers at dinner in the evenings. The ballroom and classroom temperatures tend to be quite cold most places we go, so definitely pack a cardigan or jacket. We cover three generations now (from babies to grandparents) in The Gathering, so whatever you feel comfortable wearing is great with us.

What is the typical weather?

The average temperature for Key Biscayne at this time of year is mid 70s to upper 80s.

How far is it from Miami International Airport?

The Ritz-Carlton is approximately 30 minutes from Miami International Airport.

Is there an app for the event?

Yes there is an app created just for our event! The app will be released closer to time of the event and will be your go-to for the detailed schedule and updates, a participant directory, speaker details and more. Stay tuned!

Are any of The Gathering sessions recorded?

This year the sessions will not be recorded. This decision was made to protect the privacy of our speakers as well as to steward The Gathering resources in the best way possible.

Are there many new people who attend?

Yes! We average about 100 new participants each year, which is exciting for The Gathering. We are spread over 3 generations now, so all ages are welcome.

What are this year’s registration fees?

Our registration rates for 2018 are:
Adult Participants: $2,200
Family (4+ adults registering at the same time): $1,850
GenNext (ages 3-through 12th grade enrolled in the GenNext program): $1,000
These registration fees cover all costs of The Gathering event, including meals. Transportation and lodging are on your own.

Do you have any activities for my children and grandchildren?

Yes we do! This is our 10th year to offer GenNext, our kids’ program at The Gathering for children 3 years old through 12th grade. The GenNext Schedule coordinates with the main Gathering schedule, allowing adults to attend their selected sessions and classes while also giving families free time together.

Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest. Mark Buchanan