Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends


The 2020 Virtual Gathering has ended. For the 2021 Gathering in Radford, VA, we are planning to offer many of the workshops that would have occured this summer, had we been able to meet in-person. Therefore, there will only be a few additional workshop slots open for the 2021 Gathering. Check back for more information about the proposal process in mid-August.   

Workshops offer Gathering adults and high school participants the opportunity to be immersed in a topic with other interested Friends. Friends stay in the same workshop through multiple sessions, forming a small community within the Gathering. Most workshops include daily worship or worship sharing.

Frequently Asked Questions about workshops

  • If I register early, will I be guaranteed my first workshop choice? (Short answer, No.)
  • How do I submit a workshop proposal for 2021? Check back mid-August, 2020. There are a limited amount of spots available. 
  • Which workshops include half-Gathering and part time participants? (a link to list of workshops available to half-Gathering and part time attenders will be posted in winter 2021)