Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends


For the 2021 Gathering in Radford, VA, we are planning to offer many of the workshops that were scheduled for the in-person Gathering in 2020, had we been able to meet. Therefore, there will be fewer additional workshop slots open for the 2021 Gathering. Learn more about proposing a workshop. The workshop proposal form is live, and the extended deadline for proposals is October 14.   

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? Learn more here
  • 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)