Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Workshop Proposal Online Form Instructions

THANK YOU for choosing to submit your proposal online!  Online submission greatly helps staff.  Your proposal has not been submitted until you receive an email from with the subject : “Thank-you – your FGC Gathering workshop has been submitted.”

Online Submission Process

1. Please read all these instructions first, and then click the box at the bottom to log in.

2. Have a co-leader? Share your User Account/Login information.

If you and a co-leader want to collaborate on a single proposal, you will need to share one account. Unfortunately you cannot edit the proposal at the same time.

3. Begin your proposal

If the login process does not take you directly to a workshop submission page, go to this page to start your proposal.

Save, save, save! Click "Save Draft for upcoming Gathering" at the bottom. Once you save, click the "Edit" tab at the top to continue with the proposal.

As you complete the online proposal form, you are creating a web page.  Only you, FGC staff and workshop committee members will have access to your proposal.  If your proposal is selected for the Gathering, portions of this page will be available to the public after you have had the opportunity to make further changes.

4. Saving, editing, and submitting your proposal

Until you are ready to have the committee review your proposal, select the "Save Draft for upcoming Gathering" button at the bottom of the page. We advise you to click this button often as you work on your proposal and finish each section. You must click on "Save Draft for upcoming Gathering" to save your responses.

After clicking "Save Draft for upcoming Gathering" you will see a brief version of your current draft. Click the overview tab to view the full proposal. You should also receive an automatic e-mail (sent to the e-mail address you used in creating an account) with a link to your proposal page. You can forward this e-mail to any co-leaders so that they can access the proposal as well (using your account e-mail address and password).

Bookmark your proposal's page so that you may return to it, and remember your password.  When you return, click the "Edit" tab at the top to continue to add to or revise the proposal.

Please skip the “Signature Image” portion of the form.  If your proposal is accepted, we will encourage you to submit a photo of yourself or something related to your workshop before your information is published. (This is not required.)

When your proposal is complete, select the "Submit Proposal" button at the bottom of the form. You will see a final version of your proposal. Scroll to the top of the page to make sure it says that your proposal was submitted. If any sections were skipped, it will only save a draft, and will tell you what still needs to be completed. Once you submit the proposal, you will not be able to make further changes until the Workshop Committee has met. If your proposal is accepted, you will have more opportunities to edit sections before they are published for public viewing.

5. Confirmation of receipt of your completed proposal

You will receive a computer-generated e-mail confirming submission of the proposal (sent to the e-mail address on the user account). If you do not receive confirmation email from conference staff, please contact Please do NOT assume that we received your proposal unless you receive an e-mail saying so.

6. Help requests

If you have a technical question about completing your form, please contact Susan Lee Barton 215-561-1700 ext. 3200 or

If you have any trouble with the webform near the deadline, don't panic! E-mail your proposal to Susan Lee before October 15. She will help you get it submitted. Do not expect a reply from Susan Lee before October 18.

Begin a 2017 Gathering workshop proposal.