Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Registration Details

When to Register

Early Registration is April 1-10, 2016. All full-time registrations completed with this period will have equal access to workshops and housing options,  and priority consideration for financial assistance.  (Note that only minimal assistance is available for Friends from meetings not affiliated with FGC.) 

Registration closes April 10-17 to allow workshops assignments to be made.

Standard registration starts April 18. 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 1, 2016.

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 10–17.

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. Walk-up or advance part-time registration fees will be available January 1. Need housing? Consider registering for a Half-Gathering.

Free to the Public

The QuakerBooks at the Gathering Store; exhibits by Quaker organizations; and the arts gallery are open to the public without registration.

These evening presentations will also be open to the public at no charge if space allows. Before attending, please check the website in July to see if the event will be open.

Meals are available on a cash basis at the cafeteria and retail food establishments on campus.

All other events and activities are limited to registered attenders.