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. You can register to attend the full event, or just the parts that fit with your 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 (or both!) 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:

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.

The Adult Young Friends program (for Friends age 18-35) is taking place both as a pre-Gathering event and throughout the week. 

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 (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! They are also invited to participate in wider Gathering programs like workshops and evening plenaries. 

New to the Gathering?

Check out our tips for First Time Attenders!

Want to Volunteer?

We have lots of ways to help out at the 2021 Gathering