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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Gathering of Games Conference

gathering of the games banner-01Thinking of attendingthe Gathering of Games Conference in September?

Great! It promises to be a great one, as this year’s theme is “Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd.” Let’s see what else you have to look forward to at this year’s conference:


  1. Learn from the All-Stars. Gathering of the Games swarms with top performers in the open-book community that attend to share with you fresh ideas and inspiration as to how you can succeed at high levels, too.
  2. You can finally decide if open-book management is right for you. After seeing for yourself and learning, objectively, how to evaluate the pros and cons of open-book management, as well as talking with practitioners and coaches, you will not leave this conference without a clear answer.
  3. Leave with TONS of takeaways. This is the conference to attend for useful tips and tools to take back to your own organization and IMMEDIATELY implement for very quick results.
  4. Network with hundreds of players. The Gathering of Games Conference is a melting pot of Great Game players. You will be able to find organizations with similar challenges as you, share your best practices amongst peers and learn new ways to improve your company. Save yourself the time in trying what doesn’t work, and learn how to improve or personalize what others have done successfully to your advantage.
  5. Improve your bottom line. This conference shows you exactly how to improve immediately by “sharing your numbers” into measurable, sustainable results through not only networking with peer players, but also listening to the three engaging keynote speakers.The Great Game of Business Community


Introducing our keynote speakers: James Surowiecki, Verne Harnish and Bo Burlingham.

James Surowiecki, Opening Keynote
Author, The Wisdom of Crowds.

James is a universally quoted thought leader on how to harness the collective wisdom of your organization for competitive advantage. In fact, he wrote the book on how to systematically tap your organization’s collective intelligence, The Wisdom of Crowds: Why The Many Are Smarter Than The Few And How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies And Nations.

James also writes a twice-monthly financial column for The New Yorker and has written for dozens of other prominent publications.

Bo Burlingham, Lunch Keynote
Author, Columnist, Editor-at-Large of Inc. Magazine 

Former executive editor and editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine, Bo Burlingham, is a celebrated thought-leader and author, co-writing two books with Jack Stack, pioneer of open-book management: The Great Game of Business, which has sold more than 300,000 copies, and A Stake in the Outcome, which has been called “the first management classic of the new millennium.”

Bo’s other books include Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big; Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies On Top; and The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up with Norm Brodsky.

Verne Harnish, Closing Keynote
Founder, EO and Gazelles

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and chaired for 15 years EO's premiere CEO program, the "Birthing of Giants" and WEO's "Advanced Business" executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up.
Verne is also a syndicated columnist and author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Scaling Up, and The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time.


Everything you need to know about the annual Gathering of Games Conference is below. Registration is now open, so sign up today for guaranteed attendance!

Date: Sept. 9-11, 2015
Location: St. Louis, MO | Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Cost: $949 (1-3 attendees) | $899 (4+ attendees) | Early Bird discounts until July 10, 2015

There are a few fees not included in above cost, which include:


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