SCHEDULE

Here is the tentative outline for our time together in San Diego.
Please note: We will send the GenNext program details to parents later in the summer. The timing of GenNext activities will start and end to match the agenda of the adult conference.


THURSDAY  September 16

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Adult and GenNext Check-in

1:00 – 4:00 PM
Poverty Simulation — Education in Rural Africa
Our friends at Village Schools International and Edify will organize an interactive, immersive experience that puts you in a village in Tanzania. Led by creative staff with deep knowledge of the realities of education in rural Africa, you’ll come away with a unique understanding of the incredible obstacles that stand against parents, students, teachers, and administrators … and a hands-on trial of the innovative solutions that prove effective in sharing the Gospel and helping kids learn. 

5:00 – 5:45 PM
New Participant Welcome hosted by The Gathering’s Board of Directors
All first-year participants are invited to join our Board for an informal social hour before heading together to dinner. This is a great chance to meet new folks before the evening begins.

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Dinner and Main Stage Session 1

8:00 – 9:00 PM
Reception for All Participants, Speakers, and GenNext 

 


FRIDAY, September 17

7:00 – 8:20 AM
Come-and-Go Breakfast
Casual breakfast outside, weather permitting. Kids participating in GenNext will need to eat here before parents drop them off to start their activities.

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Main Stage Session 2 

10:00 – 10:45 AM
Breakout Sessions: Issues 

11:15 – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions: Places

12:15 – 1:15 PM
Lunch and Main Stage Session 3

1:30 – 2:15 PM
Conversation Groups

2:30 – 3:15 PM
Breakout Sessions: Growth

3:30 – 4:45 PM
Optional Peer Groups

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Main Stage Session 4

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday Night Dinners
Choose between dinners with a learning experience, a fun excursion, or an agenda-free conversation. Or head out to explore San Diego on your own. People who register first for the conference will receive first choice for the limited and often oversubscribed spots! More details to come.

8:00 – 9:00 PM
Reception for All Participants, Speakers, and GenNext 

 


SATURDAY, September 18

7:00 – 8:20 AM
Come-and-Go Breakfast
Casual breakfast outside, weather permitting. Kids participating in GenNext will need to eat here before parents drop them off to start their activities.

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Main Stage Session 5

10:00 – 10:45 AM
Breakout Sessions: Ask Me Anything

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Conversation Groups

12:00 – 4:30 PM
 1: Praxis Nonprofit Showcase and Luncheon (12:15 – 4:00 PM)
 2: Free Time (lunch on your own) 

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Author Showcase & Book Signing
Mingle and dialogue with speakers and Gathering participants who have recently published new books. Snag a photo or an autograph. Come early before the free books are all gone. 

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Main Stage Session 6

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Dine around options.

8:00 – 9:00 PM
Activity and reception for all


SUNDAY, September 19

7:00 – 8:20 AM
Come-and-Go Breakfast
Casual breakfast outside, weather permitting. Kids participating in GenNext will need to eat here before parents drop them off to start their activities.

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Conversation Groups

9:30 – 10:30 AM
Main Stage Session 7

“The Gathering is a concentrated group of high capacity, Kingdom-driven individuals. It enables me to connect with those folks over best practices and ideas and to be there as a friend and build real, authentic relationships.” Nick Bonner, participant