Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Quakers & Business Conference

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Seeking Joy as Quaker Business People

Finding the balance between challenge and opportunity

When we approach business as ministry or witness, where do we encouter spiritual joy among practical challenges? Come join us as we delve into the business of work and joy.

The Conference includes worship and activities to help us get to know each other as we continue to build a community of Quaker business people.   Those who are involved in or interested in business are encouraged to attend.

The Quakers and Business Group is open to all Quakers who have a heart and mind for business, and who are interested or are already applying Quaker principles to their work and life. 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 Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York.  The Conference begins Friday June 30 at 7:00pm and ends Sunday at 12:00noon. Conference registrants may choose to also register for the FGC Gathering which begins Sunday evening.
 
Transportation is available from the Buffalo International Airport (BUF).  Read more about transportation.

Cost

The costs of the conference include

  • Conference fee of $100 (financial aid is available)
  • up to six pre-Gathering cafeteria meals
  • on campus housing

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 3 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.

Scholarships

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