Gathering Summit

Building a world with more connection, meaning, and belonging—together.

Register for free access to a selection of our talks from the Summit as well as for updates on the new work we'll be producing in the coming months.

A Gathering Lab project

Why Gathering Summit?

Inspired by the How We Gather report, Gathering Summit is an online conference that brings together community builders from all over the world to learn from and support each other.

Come join the community renaissance in our age of increasing loneliness and disconnection!

Get lifetime access to all talks

Purchase a Gold Pass

We interviewed over 40 remarkable people for Gathering Summit, and now you have a chance see all of those talks and more.

SCHEDULE


Each day, we will release a batch of pre-recorded interviews with the speakers listed below. You'll be able to watch the talks in any order you'd like.

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We'll also offer a Reddit-style discussion thread for each speaker, so you can discuss your impressions with others!

Day One

Priya Parker

Author of The Art of Gathering

Author Consultant

Angie Thurston

Director of Formation at On Being Impact Lab

Researcher Podcaster

Casper ter Kuile

Director of Possibility at On Being Impact Lab

Researcher Podcaster

Elan Babchuk

Glean Network

Divinity

Jacki Hillios

Deputy Executive Director at The Phoenix

Fitness

Amy Van Doran

Founder of Modern Love Club

Love & relationships

Kursat Ozenc

Founder of the Ritual Design Lab

Author Researcher

Jill Salzman

Founder of the Founding Moms

Online gatherings Entrepreneurship

Alex Hillman

Fearless leader at IndyHall

Local gatherings Advocate

Saron Yitbarek

Founder of CodeNewbie

Online gatherings Tech education

Day Two

Charles Vogl

Author of Art of Community

Author

Scott Heiferman

Founder of Meetup

Platform builder Advocate

Lennon Flowers

The Dinner Party

Local gatherings Multi-city

Sanderson Jones

Sunday Assembly

Divinity

Katie Gordon

Facilitator at Nuns & Nones

Local gatherings Divinity

Nicole Christensen

Crossfit

Fitness

Kristine Sloan

CEO of StartingBloc

Leadership training

Aaron Blaine

Evryman

Local gatherings

Kyle Somersall

Founder of Innerglow

Local gatherings Wellness

Rabbi Amichai

Founding spiritual leader of Lab/Shul NYC

Divinity

Day Three

Ida Benedetto

SYPartners / Patterns of Transformation

Immersive experiences

Ankit Shah

Facebook

Platform builder

Kevin Huynh

People & Company

Consultant

Mitch Altman

Noisebridge

Hacker spaces

Brad Wolfe

Executive Director of Reimagine End of Life

Local gatherings Grief

Jon Gottfried

Co-founder of Major League Hacking

Multi-city Hackathons

Mike MacCombie

ffVC

Local gatherings

Jeremy Redleaf

Co-founder of Caveday

Local gatherings Productivity

Felecia Hatcher

Co-founder of Black Tech Week & Code Fever

Tech education Local gatherings

Melanie Banayat

Founder of Wing Space

Local gatherings

Day Four

Richard Bartlett

Co-Founder of Loomio, The Hum, and Enspiral

Online gatherings Decentralized organizations

David Spinks

Founder of CMX & VP of Community at Bevy

Advocate Online gatherings

Andrew Hyde

Founder of Startup Weekend & Startup Week

Multi-city Hackathons

Jillian Richardson

Creator of Joy List NYC & author of Unlonely Planet

Local gatherings Author

Kyle Baptista

Chief Community Officer of Creative Mornings

Local gatherings Multi-city

Nick Gray

Founder of MuseumHack

Local gatherings

Salaam Bhatti

Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Divinity

Devin Karbowicz

nXu

Immersive experiences

Douglas Tsoi

PUGS

Local gatherings

Jaudia Quinn

Director of Operations at LaunchHouse

Local gatherings

TOPICS


Sustainable Communities

How can we create communities that sustain beyond their founders? How can community-organizers find ways to get paid for their work? What models are there to scale an intimate gathering to reach more people?

Ritual Design

How do we create rituals that help people bond with each other and make meaning of their lives, while still remaining accessible to the mainstream? How can we use tools like design thinking to intentionally design the culture of our organizations?

The New Divinity

Is Crossfit a religion? Where are the spiritual-but-not-religious finding connection? What can our communities across the secular-spiritual spectrum learn from each other, and what organizations are bridging the gap now between the two?

LOCAL EVENTS


Our Ambassador Program empowers local organizers to gather the gatherers in their cities to discuss the topics covered in this Summit. We'll be sharing more about this program in the coming weeks, as new events are announced.

Want to host a gathering in your city? Fill out our interest form!

ORGANIZERS


Casey Rosengren

Casey is an entrepreneur, writer, and community-builder. He founded Hacker Paradise, a traveling community for digital nomads, as well as a number of other community-related projects, like Recess LabsProject Mischief, and the  Gathering Lab (with Tony!).

He's excited to bring together the global community of gatherers in one, big, happy conversation.

Tony Bacigalupo

Tony's sort of obsessed with bringing people together. He started Manhattan's first coworking space, New Work City, in 2008—using it as a clubhouse for hundreds of Meetups, workshops, classes, hackathons, unconferences, potlucks, and more.

He now helps others build collaborative spaces all around the world through his consultancy, New Work Cities. Find him on Twitter and Instagram.

PURCHASE ACCESS


$99

ALL-ACCESS PASS

PREMIUM PASS

Forever access to talks
Downloadable videos
Notes from each talk

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

If you have trouble paying via our registration form, we also accept payments via Paypal. Email us at info@gatheringlab.com to coordinate.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FREE PASS?

The free pass includes access to all of the sessions during the summit, our online community, and participation in local in-person events.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PREMIUM PASS?

The Gold Pass includes forever access to the videos and detailed notes from each session that you can refer to later as a resource.

THIS IS GREAT! HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Want to help promote the summit or organize a local gathering during the event? If that sounds interesting, or if you have another idea, please email us!