Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Registration Details

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Already Registered? Learn how to make a payment, change your workshop, modify your regsitration, or cancel. Other Frequently Asked Questions about Gathering.

When to Register

Early Registration starts April 2, 2018 around 10:00am (Eastern Daylight Time.) All full-time registrations completed within this period will have equal access to workshops and housing options,  and priority consideration for financial assistance. (Read about financial aid for registrants from meetings not affilated with FGC). Early registration closes April 11, 11:59pm EDT, and will remain temporarily closed from April 12-19.

Standard registration starts April 20. Workshops and financial assistance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning June 1, there is a $60 late fee for all full-time and half-Gathering registrations. Late fees will not be charged for part-time registrations.

May 31 - Closing date for registering chidren: Children birth through current grade 8 must register by May 31, 11:59pm EDT. Registration is not complete until FGC receives a Parental Release Form for each registered young Friend.

June 10 - Closing date for registering High School program participants: Teens currently in grades 9-12 must register by May 31, 11:59pm EDT. Registration is not complete until FGC receives a Parental Release Form for each registered young Friend.

How to Register

Online: The easiest and fastest way to register for the Gathering is online starting April 2, 2018. (Registration will be closed from April 12-19 while we process early registrations.) Follow this link for more information about what you need to decide before registering. We recommend registering from a laptop or desktop, rather than from a mobile device.

Phone: FGC offers phone registration for attenders who cannot complete the online form. Register by phone on business days, or by advance appointment on evenings and weekends. Registration will be temporarily closed April 12-19. Follow this link for more information about what you need to decide before registering.

On-Site (Adults Only): Please see this website or call in late June to inquire about housing for walk-up registrants. Full-time and half-time participants will be charged the standard person late fee (no late fee for up to four days part-time). Workshop choices will be limited. See below for part-time information.

Part-Time Attenders (Adults Only)

Part-time registration is a great way to get a taste of the Gathering. On-campus housing is not available and meals are on a cash basis. Walk-up or advance part-time registration fees are listed on the Gathering fees page. Need housing? Consider registering for a Half-Gathering.

Free to the Public

The Gathering Store, exhibits, and the arts gallery are open to the public without registration. All-Gathering evening programs are open to the public if  space allows. Please check this page in July before you come for an evening plenary. All other events and activities are limited to registered attenders.

5/23/2018 Update:  FGC is arranging with University of Toledo to livestream Rev. Dr. William Barber Jr.'s plenary address on Thursday, July 5.  Also, a limited number of advance tickets to the plenary will be available for people who are not registered for the Gathering.  Return to the evening programs webpage June 20 to learn more details about the livestream and the advance tickets.

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