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Quakers & Business Conference

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Healing Our World Using Spiritual Practices in Business

Please join us at the Quakers & Business conference! Whether you own a for-profit business, or work for a for-profit or nonprofit business, your work can make the world a better place. Please join us to hear the stories of Friends who use their businesses to work for the world we seek. We will hear about John Woolman's inspiring journey, share stories and network. You are welcome here!

Scholarships are available for the Q&B Pre-conference. Open to Gathering registrants and also those not staying for the Gathering.

Where and When

The Quakers & Business Conference takes place immediately before the FGC Gathering at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. The Conference begins Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:00pm and ends Sunday, June 30 at noon. Conference registrants may choose to also register for the FGC Gathering which begins Sunday evening.
Transportation is available from the Des Moines Airport (DSM) and Ottumwa Amtrak Station.  Read more about transportation.


The costs of the conference are:

On-campus housing is available to conference registrants regardless of whether they are staying for the FGC Gathering. A Friend registering for both events will be assigned the same room for both events. 

See conference housing prices in the Early Arrival Room Fee table.

Childcare Is Available

If you are bringing children eighth grade or younger, childcare is available during the conference. You will only need to pay for housing and meals for your child. If you have signed up for Quakers & Business and not the Gathering you will still need to fill out the parental permission form in order to utilize the Children’s Center during the pre-gathering times. Read more about childcare for pre-Gathering events.

How to Register

Registration opens April 1 and closes June 10. Late fees begin June 1. 

To register for both the Gathering and the Q&B Conference, choose the “Quakers & Business Conference” while completing your Gathering registration form.

To register for the Quakers & Business Conference only, please call the Gathering Office at 215-561-1700, option 2 on the menu. Please allow about 30 minutes to register by phone.


Send requests for scholarship assistance to the Quakers & Business Conference organizer