Workshop Proposals for the 2024 Gathering are closed.
The 2024 FGC Gathering will be held at Haverford College in Haverford, PA, from June 30 – July 6, 2024.
Workshops offer Gathering adults and high school participants the opportunity to be immersed in a topic with other interested Friends. Friends stay in the same workshop throughout the week, forming a small community within the Gathering. Each workshop meets in person from 9:00 to 11:45AM, Monday-Friday during Gathering. Most workshops include daily worship or worship sharing.
All workshops at the 2024 Gathering will be held in person.
Frequently Asked Questions about workshops
In advance of the Gathering (until June 15): follow the directions for modifying your registration.
After the Gathering has begun: Change your workshop after you arrive – either at the Workshop Changes table at Check-In, or at the Info Desk.
After registration opens, the workshops page is updated weekly to show which workshops have filled. When you register, you may discover that some workshops have filled since the webpage was updated.
Workshop proposals for the 2024 Gathering are open from September 1 – October 14.
Learn how to propose a workshop for the Gathering.
(Short answer, No.)
All Friends registering during Early Registration (April 3-16, 2023) have an equal chance of getting into their first choice workshop. This is why even the person who registers on the morning of April 3 is not guaranteed to get their first choice workshop, and is why we ask for a second choice as well. Friends registering April 16 are as likely to get into a popular workshop as those registering April 3. This practice helps relieve the pressure on the computer system caused by many people trying to be “first in line.” It also accommodates Friends who may not have access to a computer or time to register on the day registration opens.
Gathering staff almost always succeed in getting all early registrants into their first or second choice, when those choices are two different workshops. If your first and second choices are identical, you do not increase your chances of getting into that workshop.
After standard registration re-opens on April 26, workshops will be first-come first-served, and you will not choose a second choice workshop. What you register for then is the workshop you will be in.
If you want to change your workshop, or check back later to see if you can switch into a workshop that was full, here are instructions for how to change your workshop after you are registered. We do not maintain waitlists for workshops.