SCHEDULE

Here is the tentative outline for our time together in San Diego. Our app will have your detailed schedule.
Please note: The timing of GenNext activities will start and end to match the agenda of the adult conference.


THURSDAY  September 16

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Adult and GenNext Check-in

1:00 – 4:00 PM
Education Simulation: An Interactive African School Experience
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
Newcomer Reception 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 & Conversation Groups

 


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

12:00 – 1:15 PM
Lunch and Main Stage Session 3

1:30 – 2:15 PM
Conversation Groups

2:45 – 3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions: Growth

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Peer Group Open Houses

5:00 – 6:15 PM
Main Stage Session 4

6:30 – 9:00 PM
Dinner Experiences

 


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

11:15 – 12:00 PM
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 – 4:45 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 – 6:15 PM
Main Stage Session 6

6:30 – 9:00 PM
Dinner Experiences

 


SUNDAY, September 19

7:00 – 8:45 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 – 8:55 AM
GenNext Closing Celebration

9:00 – 10:00 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