Friends General Conference

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Open Hang Out Time

Open Hang Out Time

Open Hang Out rooms scheduled throughout the day will provide registrants a way to meet up with new and old Friends. When you join the Open Hang Out space, a Zoom Host will be present to give Friends a choice of breakout rooms to join or make new breakout rooms. Some breakout rooms might be focused on a particular topic, while some will be unstructured social time to meet and connect with one another. You can join the Open Hang Out Space zoom meeting at any point while it’s open. Make sure you have the latest version of Zoom downloaded, so you can opt-into breakout rooms. More about Zoom & Gathering Technology

Open Hang Out Times: Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2

12:00-1:30pm Eastern

6:00 – 7:00pm Eastern

9:30 – 11:30pm Eastern


During the 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Open Hang Out Time, there will also be Affinity Groups hosted by the Ministry on Racism program. One will be Fellowship for Friends of Color Only, and one will be a Fellowship for White Friends / Friends of European Descent Addressing Racism.   

Open Hang Out Announcement Board

Gathering registrants will be able to submit a request to have a message posted on a digital Announcement Board in order to plan a meet-up happening during Open Hang Out Time (Ex: “Friends from SAYMA are invited to meet Tuesday at 6pm ET” or “Teachers are invited to meet up Thursday at noon ET”). A link to the request form and the Announcement Board will be in the Daily Email sent out to Gathering registrants.

Gathering Attenders List

Friends can opt into a digital Gathering Attenders List when they register and can access it online. For Friends who have been to an in-person Gathering, this will be similar to the carpool list in years’ past. We will not be compiling a printed version of the Gathering Attenders List.