Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gathering Programs and Events

A workshop at the Gathering (photo: Marta Rusek)

The Virtual Gathering offers a wide variety of programs and events throughout the week. 

View the Virtual Gathering schedule



Adults gather each evening to hear a speaker or performerOn Wednesday night, Friends of all ages gather for an evening together - usually for a concert. High Schoolers are welcome at all evening programs. 

Evening singing (photo: Arthur Fink)

Workshop Time

Adults and high schoolers can choose to sign up for a week-long workshop or a one-day workshop when they register for the Gathering.

Mornings, Afternoons and Late Evenings

During these times, Friends choose among a wide variety of events generally lasting 60 to 90 minutes, including:

Youth (birth through rising 9th grade) are in Junior Gathering Family Activities on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. 

High Schoolers (rising 10th grade - just completed 12th grade) have their own program sessions in the afternoons and evenings. The daily support group anchors the week, and they can also come to identity-based affinity groups and nightly hang-outs for music, games and creative silliness!

Pre-Gathering Events

Friends may choose to attend a one to two day event prior to the Gathering to explore a topic in depth. Browse this year's pre-Gathering offerings.

This year the Adult Young Friends program (for Friends age 18-35) is taking place as a pre-Gathering event. 

Children and Teens

This year, the children will be joined by their parents at Junior Gathering in the afternoons and in the mid-week intergenerational evening program. High schoolers (starting with rising tenth graders) will enjoy the full Gathering and engage with one another in afternoon and late evening activities.