These are dates for the 2017 Gathering. Registration dates for the 2018 Gathering will be determined in late fall, 2017.
To learn more about changes we've made to the FGC Gathering since 2016, click here.
When to Register
Early Registration starts April 3, 10:00 a.m. All full-time registrations completed within this period will have equal access to workshops and housing options, and priority consideration for financial assistance. (Read about financial aid for registrants from meetings not affilated with FGC). Early registration closes April 16, 11:59 p.m.
Standard registration starts April 22. Workshops and financial assistance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning June 1, there is a $60 late fee for all full-time and half-Gathering registrations. Late fees will not be charged for part-time registrations.
May 31. Closing date for registering chidren: Children birth through current grade 8 must register by May 31. Registration is not complete until FGC receives a Parental Release Form for each registered young Friend.
June 10. Closing date for registering High School program participants (youngest age is current grade 9) . Registration is not complete until FGC receives a Parental Release Form for each registered young Friend .
How to Register
Online: The easiest and fastest way to register for the Gathering is online starting April 3, 2017. (Registration will be closed from April 17-21 while we process early registrations.) Follow this link for more information about what you need to decide before registering.
Phone: FGC offers phone registration for attenders who cannot complete the online form. Register by phone on business days, or by advance appointment on evenings and weekends. Registration will be temporarily closed April 17-21. Follow this link for more information about what you need to decide before registering.
On-Site (Adults Only): Please see this website or call in late June to inquire about housing for walk-up registrants. Full-time and half-time participants will be charged the standard person late fee (no late fee for up to four days part-time). Workshop choices will be limited. See below for part-time information.
Part-Time Attenders (Adults Only)
Part-time registration is a great way to get a taste of the Gathering. On-campus housing is not available and meals are on a cash basis. See our fees page for registration and cash meal fees. Need housing? Consider registering for a Half-Gathering.
Free to the Public
The Gathering Store, exhibits, and the arts gallery are open to the public without registration. All-Gathering evening programs are open to the public if space allows. Please check this page in July before you come for an evening plenary. All other events and activities are limited to registered attenders.